Thaddeus G. McCotter

About Thaddeus G. McCotter

The Hon. Thaddeus McCotter is the former chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, current itinerant guitarist, American Greatness contributor, and Monday co-host of the "John Batchelor Show."

Spygate: The Villains
Aren’t the Victims

This political maxim remains and is made manifest in recent events: The Left ascribes its sins unto its victims. The recent resignations of four Department of Justice prosecutors, because their wholly disproportionate, excessive, and—yes—political sentencing recommendation of seven to nine years in prison for nonviolent offender Roger Stone was countermanded by their superiors in the

By | 2020-02-14T20:23:47-07:00 February 14th, 2020|Tags: |

The Left’s War on Free Speech: Battlefront Facebook

One would think an editor of an online magazine would be a staunch defender of free speech. One would be wrong. Keith A. Spencer, Salon’s senior editor responsible for its science, technology, health, and the economy coverage, once more reveals the elitist Left’s abject contempt for your ability to think for yourself and make your

By | 2020-02-08T20:34:43-07:00 February 7th, 2020|Tags: |

As U.S. Pressures Beijing, the U.K. Kowtows to Huawei

It seemed so logical: once the “Brexit” from the European Union finally concluded, the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States would strengthen. This appeared even more likely in the wake of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party’s electoral landslide. But never underestimate the power of European “nuanced” diplomacy to

By | 2020-01-31T19:45:45-07:00 January 31st, 2020|Tags: |

Subsidiarity Saves the Day—Again!

Spurred by the communications revolution empowering people to control their own lives, today’s American populist movement seeks to expand individual liberty and strengthen the bonds of community. Yet the danger now, as ever, is that populism could succumb to the temptation of collectivism—a degeneration enabled by the conflation and prioritization of virtual community over traditional

By | 2020-01-24T21:03:04-07:00 January 24th, 2020|Tags: |

The Rising Generation’s Intuitive Populism

A modern populist movement with the twin goals of expanding individual liberty and strengthening the bonds of community exists as a result of a communications revolution that has empowered people to control their own lives. That’s good news. The danger, however, is that the new populism will succumb to the old temptations of collectivism—a devolution

By | 2020-01-18T21:09:22-07:00 January 17th, 2020|Tags: |

Populism: Traditional Community vs. Virtual Community

If, as I noted last week, populism is a logical result of our communications revolution that, to an extent never dreamed before, has empowered individuals to control their own destinies, more needs to be said about its other effects. Specifically, populists seem to have the incongruent goals of both expanding individual liberty and strengthening the

By | 2020-01-10T21:04:56-07:00 January 10th, 2020|Tags: |

Let’s Not Overthink Populism

It’s all the rage today on both the Right and the Left to attempt to define “populism” during the Trump presidency and beyond. Some frame the question as one pitting populism against globalism; others try to reconcile the two. To those musing upon the matter, I offer the following: you’re overthinking it. As I’ve stated

By | 2020-01-10T20:28:54-07:00 January 3rd, 2020|Tags: |

Trapped by the Ghosts of Corrupt Administrations Past

It’s little wonder sane people have taken the Left’s messaging strategy regarding impeachment and the Justice Department inspector general’s new report as mere political inanity and mendacity. Government officials, past and present, who fear potential indictment for abuse of power for personal and partisan gain, their legal “experts” at Lawfare, their collusion media cohorts, and

By | 2019-12-13T19:29:50-07:00 December 13th, 2019|Tags: |

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