Steven J. Allen

About Steven J. Allen

Dr. Steven J. Allen (J.D., Ph.D.) is vice president and chief investigative officer of the Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C., and author of the forthcoming book Revolt of the Deplorables. He served as press secretary to U.S. Senator Jeremiah Denton (R-Ala.) and as the senior researcher in Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign.

Where’s the Evidence for Putin Backing Trump?

It’s been almost 21 months since the Obama Administration issued an “Intelligence Community Assessment” containing the explosive claim that the Russian government deliberately helped elect Donald Trump president. It’s a claim for which, so far, no serious evidence has been made public. Russians are said to have “meddled” in the 2016 election for

By | 2018-10-10T21:42:45+00:00 October 11th, 2018|

Kavanaugh and the Revenge of the Clinton Gang

Hillary Clinton watchers agree: If she’s cackling, she’s lying. Hillary cackled this week in response to a comment by Brett Kavanaugh. Accused of being an attempted rapist or perhaps a serial gang-rapist, Kavanaugh called the charges “a calculated and orchestrated political hit,” fueled in part by “revenge on behalf of the Clintons and

By | 2018-10-05T21:08:25+00:00 October 4th, 2018|

Colin Kaepernick, Football’s Richest Martyr

It started with football players protesting the National Anthem, and ended, as protests often do, with money changing hands: The vile Colin Kaepernick becomes a highly compensated spokesman for Nike, and the NFL tries to pay off activist players with tens of millions of dollars for leftist causes. In August 2016, Kaepernick, then

By | 2018-09-06T21:53:31+00:00 September 7th, 2018|

Manafort’s Web Ensnares NeverTrumpers, Democrats—Everyone

Paul Manafort was exactly what Donald Trump’s presidential campaign needed—and what it didn’t. At the end of March 2016, Trump was in trouble. He had won the most delegates, but not a majority, and many of the Trump delegates, chosen under arcane rules, actually supported other candidates. Trump might still be denied the

By | 2018-08-20T00:16:05+00:00 August 20th, 2018|

When LBJ Warned Us About Southern Republicans (Not Really)

“We have lost the South for a generation,” President Lyndon B. Johnson told an aide after he signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Actually, Johnson didn’t say that. Yet a version of that Johnson quote is taught at almost every college in America. It’s in the minds of Justice Department lawyers as they

By | 2018-08-14T21:54:03+00:00 August 15th, 2018|

Populism: The ‘Extremist’ Vision of Jefferson, Lincoln, and Reagan

At the heart of the current conflict in American politics is the belief among privileged elites that grassroots members of the pro-Trump movement—the “populists”—are ignorant low-lifes, “deplorables” who should stay in their trailer parks and be barred from the halls of power. That perception justifies in their minds actions ranging from boycotts and

By | 2018-08-07T21:23:21+00:00 August 8th, 2018|