Mytheos Holt

About Mytheos Holt

Mytheos Holt is a senior contributor to American Greatness and a senior fellow at the Institute for Liberty. He has held positions at the R Street Institute, Mair Strategies, TheBlaze, and National Review. He also worked as a speechwriter for U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, and reviews video games at Gamesided. He hails originally from Big Sur, California, but currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. Yes, Mytheos is his real name.

Conservatism’s Flirtation with Feminism is Suicidal

As any longtime listener to President Trump’s political rhetoric knows, the president is fond of reciting Al Wilson’s classic song “The Snake.” The president usually uses the song as a metaphor for the incursion of Islamic terrorists, but its message applies just as strongly to the attempts by unwelcome infiltrators of all types

By | 2018-05-12T07:58:32+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

The Slaughterhouse Escape Election

There is a metaphor to be excavated from this highly amusing story depicting the Great Escape-esque travails of a Polish bovine and her subsequent liberation. Here's the headline, for those who are curious: Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island

By | 2018-04-30T20:07:20+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

Evan McMullin: A Colonoscopy

Here is a trivia question that no one will get right in the coming years: Name a Republican candidate for president in 2016 who attracted the support of once-principled conservatives who betrayed their long-held beliefs out of tribal hate, who abused his staff after the campaign was over, grandstanded on Twitter to no

By | 2018-05-01T11:26:12+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

Primary Trump is Making a Comeback

When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy during the infamous escalator ride of June 16, 2015, his speech was unconventional, to say the least. In fact, as the primary went on, “unconventional” practically became Trump’s calling card when it came to campaigning. The ways that Trump managed this at the level of communication

By | 2018-04-22T14:23:48+00:00 April 21st, 2018|

From ‘Looks the Part’ to ‘Sounds the Part’

After weeks of snarky headlines about President Trump failing to find an attorney to lead his legal team, the Washington Post has officially confirmed that Rudy Giuliani is being brought on board to manage the president's legal strategy. Thank God. Trump, who has been looking for a Roy Cohn-alike for a long time, most likely found it in Rudy,

By | 2018-04-19T22:12:33+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

Trump Is Right to Fear Amazon

President Trump’s feud with the shopping giant Amazon is both welcome and overdue. Welcome, because Amazon’s ambitions extend well beyond the monopoly power that Trump has presciently warned about in recent months. Overdue, because while Trump has been complaining about the company since August, his complaints only lately reached the level of alarm

By | 2018-04-07T07:20:50+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Just Log Off

Facebook’s latest public-relations nightmare increasingly looks likely (and finally) to be the proximate cause of regulation or, at least, interrogation of the company for its business practices. Already, the Federal Trade Commission has signaled that it plans to investigate the company over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Congress appears to be growing restive.

By | 2018-03-27T22:28:00+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

Why November May Spell Doom

Since the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, Democrats have been giddy, while Republicans have tried to conjure some reason—any reason—why the PA-18 result is a fluke. Such people point out—not incorrectly—that Conor Lamb is a highly implausible hero for Democrats and arguably belongs more in President Trump’s Republican Party. This is

By | 2018-03-18T22:09:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

Banned in Britain

This past weekend, the United Kingdom showed every American why we should be proud to have thrown off their rule. First, the British Home Office took the incredible step of banning American conservative activist Brittany Pettibone, who was detained along with her partner Martin Sellner at Heathrow Airport. What had Pettibone and Sellner

By | 2018-03-12T14:47:02+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Sympathy for #TheResistance

Recently, a Trump skeptical friend of mine shared a certain embarrassingly shrill series of tweets with me, remarking gloomily that it was “The Trump-re-elect in two tweets.” In this he was quite correct—and was actually understating his case. The rest of the person’s Twitter feed showed an even more embarrassing rhetorical style, one

By | 2018-03-04T11:02:31+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|