Seth Leibsohn

About Seth Leibsohn

Seth Leibsohn is a Contributing Editor to American Greatness and is the host of The Seth & Chris Show, heard nightly on 960am/KKNT in Phoenix. You can connect with Seth on Twitter: @SethLeibsohn

Politicizing and Misunderstanding the Opioid Crisis

The nation’s opioid crisis is real and it is serious. As Christopher Caldwell recently pointed out, “those who call the word ‘carnage’ an irresponsible exaggeration are wrong.” And so, too, are those playing politics with the crisis. Even beyond the politicization—or, perhaps, because of it—there is still a great deal of misunderstanding as to what

By | 2017-05-14T15:10:28+00:00 April 5th, 2017|

In RE: Lewis v. Trump—A Thought Experiment

It should be stipulated without reservation that U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was one of the most important civil rights heroes of the 1960s. He sacrificed not only his personal safety but helped to lead a movement that brought America into line with its own founding, ideals, and aspirations. As we commemorate the broad life and scope of Reverend

By | 2017-01-16T18:57:49+00:00 January 16th, 2017|

To Understand 2016, Go To Nashville, Not Hollywood

PowerLine's John Hinderaker is surely right that "These people don’t seem to understand that the rest of America doesn’t give a rat’s a** what Hollywood celebrities think about politics." And the Democrats, long ago, gave up understanding this. (Recall the recoil from John Kerry saying the expletive-filled political rantings of Whoopi Goldberg "conveyed the heart

By | 2017-01-12T11:17:12+00:00 January 9th, 2017|

The Bookends of Failure: President Obama Teaches What Not To Do

If a monument is to be created commemorating President Barack Obama's anti-terrorism and foreign policy legacy, etched in marble above it should be the phrase: "What Not To Do—A Legacy of Failure." Indeed, we now see in blinding light the eight year experiment in appeasement and abdication of leadership: more terrorism, more death.  The bookends

By | 2017-01-02T12:58:15+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|

The Israeli Settlements: Five Questions Obama Never Thought Of

If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is correct that the Obama administration initiated, stood behind, and coordinated the wording of the anti-Israel U.N. Security Council vote admonishing Israel on its settlement policy, that would be the final nail in the coffin of eight years of failed U.S. foreign policy. Indeed, with just a cursory glance

By | 2016-12-26T14:52:56+00:00 December 26th, 2016|

The Common Sense Trump-Has-Been-Elected Survival Guide

With Donald Trump's election, a growing number of websites, organizations, survival guides—and even elected officials—have issued statements of fear, stoked notions of dystopia, and promoted and threatened nullification and secession. Perhaps a different kind of survival guide is needed just now, and it could start with some adult talk and a small dose of common

By | 2016-12-12T11:25:40+00:00 December 12th, 2016|

Gordon Chang on Why The Taiwan Call Is a Good Thing

Chris and I were joined on our radio program Tuesday by Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown:  North Korea Takes on the World to discuss the probable signals president-elect Donald Trump is sending in taking that now famous call from Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen. Chang makes the case with us,

By | 2016-12-09T13:59:32+00:00 December 9th, 2016|

This is How Coaches Should Talk

As they engage in their daily duties, most heroes to our youth operate quietly, without recognition—parents and teachers, first among them. This, because almost everyone has absorbed the lesson from the ancient Greeks that the best way to teach character and virtue is to put our youth in the presence of adults of great character

By | 2016-12-05T13:21:14+00:00 December 5th, 2016|

The Conservative Victory in the Trump Administration is Already Here

The exact shape of President-Elect Donald Trump's administration and cabinet is not yet fully formed or defined but of this there can be no doubt: Whatever its ultimate cast, it will be one of sharp right edges. It is not looking like the most rightward or conservative administration since Ronald Reagan; compared to his first term

By | 2016-12-01T16:16:32+00:00 November 30th, 2016|