The Left’s Hostile Takeover of Corporate America

One of the things that made “Disruptive Politics in the Trump Era,” John Fonte’s recent column for American Greatness, so provocative was his insight that the depredations of the Administrative State are indissolubly allied with what he calls “the cultural leviathan,”  the progressive-left-dominated institutions that define the uplands of American social and political

By | 2018-01-03T05:08:45+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

A Special Prosecutor Should Probe Democrats’ Malfeasance

When the 2016 presidential election ended, the media somehow found the time to expose one of the greatest scandals of that or any other election cycle: active efforts of the Democratic National Committee favoring Hillary Clinton’s nomination and undermining the campaign of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Now it appears that former interim

By | 2017-12-29T14:02:36+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

Back to the Future: From Scooter Libby to Donald Trump

Do we remember today the media hysteria between 2003 and 2007 that surrounded the special counsel’s investigation, prosecution, and trial of Scooter Libby? During the progressive furor over the Iraq War, media-driven charges arose that Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, had deliberately leaked the covert status of Valerie

By | 2017-12-27T10:37:12+00:00 December 26th, 2017|

Raping the Voters: The Left’s Power Play with Sexual Politics

As if on cue and without so much as an altar call, an entire generation of sexual libertines announced their overnight conversion to sexual propriety. And, just like that, murder, taking one for the team, rape, unwanted displays of genitalia, semen-stained blue dresses, cigars, knee pads, one free grope, enabling the same, and

By | 2017-12-26T09:40:03+00:00 December 20th, 2017|

Does Trump Threaten Science? Part 1

The American Association of University Professors has issued a short thunderclap of a report accusing President Trump of undermining the natural sciences. By itself, this would be pretty bad, but according to the AAUP, Trump’s hatred for science extends by means of foreign policy to damaging intellectual inquiry, economic prosperity, and human health

By | 2017-12-19T10:23:37+00:00 December 16th, 2017|

Disruptive Politics in the Trump Era: Yuval Levin or Victor Davis Hanson?

The crucial question for the American Right today, as it has been for at least 60 years, is: What is the nature of its confrontation with modern liberalism? Is it a policy argument over how to achieve the common goals of liberal democracy? Are we working to expand liberty, equality, and prosperity for

By | 2017-12-16T09:27:57+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Stuck in the Middle with the Circumlocution Office

Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit is not among his finest novels—those would be Dombey and Son and Bleak House—but it deserves its place in the literary pantheon not only for its depiction of life in the Marshalsea debtor’s prison (something with which Dickens had personal experience) but for its invention of the Circumlocution Office.

By | 2017-12-15T10:15:56+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

Breaking the Republican Stockholm Syndrome

The Democrats are rolling out their 2018 campaign strategy: Resurrect the “war on women” rhetoric that served them well in 2012 against Mitt Romney and his hapless presidential campaign. Senator Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) atrocious and ugly “resignation” speech on the Senate floor last week can only be understood in light of this larger

By | 2017-12-11T10:49:51+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

Let’s Thank Mueller for His Service—And Show Him the Door

Show me the man, and I’ll find you the crime.” So said Lavrentiy Beria, the head of the Soviet secret police, to his boss Josef Stalin. The remark underscores the disposition of totalitarian states to their unfortunate subjects. There, an investigation often starts with the undesirable persons the state wishes to find guilty

By | 2017-12-07T20:22:32+00:00 December 7th, 2017|