Robert Curry

About Robert Curry

Robert Curry serves on the board of directors of the Claremont Institute and is the author of Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea (Encounter Books). He also serves on the board of distinguished advisors for the Ronald Reagan Center for Freedom and Understanding.

America 2.0

The government so carefully and brilliantly designed by the Framers and embodied in the Constitution is no more.Don’t believe me? Here is James Madison’s description of that government in Federalist 45:The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments

By | 2018-05-25T07:36:33+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

Trump’s Common Sense Realism

Have you read Richard Fernandez’s interesting article on President Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the Obama nuclear deal? It is worthy of close reading. Fernandez considers it likely that Trump’s repudiation of the Obama deal will, in fact, dial down tensions in the world’s most unstable region. The simple reason: Obama’s policies were

By | 2018-05-15T11:59:33+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

American Greatness at the Movies

Reviewing the movie “Little Pink House” for the New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis wrote the film “succeeds neither narratively nor visually.” So, there you have it. The Times has spoken: you don’t want to see it. Then again, maybe you do. After all, the Times is ground zero for political correctness. A positive

By | 2018-05-07T10:30:59+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The American Left has made it a full-time job to cover for the Obama administration’s mishandling of our national security. This is only possible with the creation of an alternative reality that defies not only the facts but any semblance of common sense. Do you remember the July 2008 New Yorker cover that

By | 2018-04-09T14:43:41+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

Celebrating American Greatness in the Shadow of 9/11

Something really interesting has been going on over at Malpaso Productions, Clint Eastwood’s movie production company. The three most recent films Eastwood produced and directed comprise a trilogy with a theme worthy of our attention. The theme emerges most clearly if we begin with “Sully,” the second film in the series. “Sully” tells

By | 2018-03-25T12:52:43+00:00 March 25th, 2018|

Another Way to Pay for the Wall

President Trump has called for $1.8 billion over 10 years to build the wall securing our southern border. That amounts to a total of $18 billion. The open-borders folks, showing a sudden and—for many of them—highly unusual concern about increasing federal spending, claim it will cost three times as much, pushing the final

By | 2018-03-18T11:34:36+00:00 March 18th, 2018|

The Train to Common Sense

Common observation and a plain understanding is the source of all art. —Joshua Reynolds I hope you haven’t let anyone talk you out of seeing Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “The 15:17 to Paris.” It tells the true story of the Americans who subdued a jihadist on a speeding train in Europe, saving hundreds

By | 2018-02-24T15:59:33+00:00 February 24th, 2018|

Taking America Down

About a century ago, the Progressives got busy in America just as the Communists got busy in Russia. For a moment, the Progressives were in the lead. By 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution, President Woodrow Wilson had already put in place the fundamental changes that had to be made if the

By | 2018-01-08T14:23:25+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

Goodbye, America?

On Sunday, my wife and I went for a walk in a park located in an affluent area near where we live. We were struck by the fact that no one else there was speaking English. We heard only Chinese and Russian. It felt eerie, as if the park had somehow been taken

By | 2018-01-01T16:49:09+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

Encouraging a Migration Explosion

Are they doing it on purpose? Of course they are. America’s progressive elite has disdain for Americans who refuse to embrace their globalist, “borderless world,” and anti-American agenda. Consequently, the progressives have decided to replace the American people with people better suited to help enact their ambitions. For a glimpse into the future they

By | 2017-12-04T12:44:23+00:00 December 4th, 2017|