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 and Reclaiming Common Sense: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World, due out in September. Both are from Encounter Books.

Is Trump an “Anti-Enlightenment Man”?

David Brooks, one of the New York Times’ in-house “conservatives,” recently attempted to mount an intellectual attack on President Trump. Brooks, you may remember, is the deep thinker who was awestruck by the crease in Barack Obama’s trousers. The article is a tangle of intellectual confusion. To address them all would probably require an entire

By | 2017-03-08T11:15:55-07:00 March 8th, 2017|

Common Sense Conservatism is Really Just Pro-Americanism

Friends who voted for Hillary Clinton and friends who viewed her possible election with dread and foreboding have asked me to explain Donald Trump to them. Some have asked me if he is even a conservative. Many Trump supporters have tried to get me to agree that whatever Trump’s political persuasion may be the people

By | 2017-02-27T13:21:34-07:00 February 27th, 2017|

Rejecting the Humpty Dumpty Constitution of Judge Tigar

A federal judge ruled recently that an inmate serving a life sentence for murder in California must receive sex-reassignment surgery at taxpayer expense. The inmate was Rodney James Quine, 57, twice married and the father of two daughters. I write “was” because while in prison he changed his name to Shiloh Heavenly Quine. Quine began

By | 2017-01-16T21:42:34-07:00 January 17th, 2017|

Replacing Scalia and Replacing “Constitutional” Rights

Mitch McConnell’s bold and sagacious gamble last year in refusing to allow a vote on the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during the remainder of Obama’s term surely helped Donald Trump get elected. The specter of Hillary Clinton nominating a replacement for Scalia genuinely frightened many voters, and brought them around to voting

By | 2017-03-07T11:44:50-07:00 January 6th, 2017|

Protecting the Electoral College from the Progressive Assault

Progressives want to eliminate the Electoral College. They argue that the American constitutional system of electing the president unfairly advantages the votes of people in smaller states. This argument, deceptive to its core, only seems plausible because of radical changes to the Constitution imposed by the Progressives themselves. A little history should make this more

By | 2016-11-23T08:18:50-07:00 November 21st, 2016|

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