McCotter on Democrats, Identity Politics, Socialism, and Kid Rock

American Greatness contributor and former Congressman Thaddeus McCotter joined AG publisher, Chris Buskirk, last week on The Seth and Chris Show to discuss—among many other things—"Why Socialism Blows." Have a listen: https://soundcloud.com/thesethandchrisshow/september-15-2017-thaddeus-mccotter Chris Buskirk:   Hi, I'm Chris Buskirk, he is Seth Liebsohn, welcome back to the Seth and Chris Show, final hour of

By | 2017-09-19T14:44:14+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

Why Trump’s U.N. Speech Was a Triumph

Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed yet again why he is the most robust president since Ronald Reagan. Following up on his brilliant speeches before a joint session of Congress in February, his speech about combating Islamic terrorism before Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, and his splendid defense of Western civilizational values in Warsaw

By | 2017-09-20T10:35:51+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Tags: |

A Way Out for Democrats: The President Offers a Deal

President Trump is offering Democrats a lifeline with his recent efforts to work with their leadership on budget negotiations and the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for illegal aliens. With Republicans showing themselves unwilling to bring their party more in line with the priorities of Trump voters, the president now appears

By | 2017-09-19T13:19:58+00:00 September 17th, 2017|

The Game for the 2018 Elections

In a recent  stunt on the Senate floor, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) forced a vote on the use of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), the law that at least two presidents have  leaned on repeatedly to justify a state of endless war. Paul’s amendment failed in the end, but

By | 2017-09-19T09:22:53+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Foreign Policy Elites Don’t Have Superpowers

Like so many members of what Michael Walsh aptly calls the “Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party,” leading neoconservative Eliot A. Cohen still doesn’t get what happened on election night last year. Writing in The Atlantic , Cohen served up a scathing (if meandering) critique of President Trump’s foreign policy. Cohen believes Trump’s administration has

By | 2017-09-18T12:07:41+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

“Dude, You’re in My Garage”: Why Socialism Blows

“It looks good on paper” is an timeless phrase used to describe an appealing abstract concept unworkable in practical application—or worse. To avoid wastes of time, money, and energy, in the real world the phrase is often heard and heeded. In the political world, however, it is seldom heard and almost never heeded.

By | 2017-09-18T11:18:39+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Hillary Clinton Agonistes

God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” – James 4:6 The least surprising political decision of this century is Hillary Clinton’s refusal to take responsibility for her loss to Donald Trump. With the release of her campaign memoir, What Happened, the former Democratic presidential candidate has reemerged in public life,

By | 2017-09-16T07:53:48+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Establishment GOP Puts Cronies over Country on Missile Defense

As North Korea demonstrates America’s vulnerability to ballistic missiles, and as President Trump pledges “many billions of dollars” for “the anti-missile,” establishment Republicans are poised to use missile defense talk today in the same way they did in the wake of Ronald Reagan’s commitment to it: profit politically from rhetoric, funnel money to

By | 2017-09-15T07:45:21+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

Debasing the Memory of 9/11

This time one year ago, I was touring America to see the country in the grip of the agonistic election campaign and to prepare, like other foreigners before me, to write a book. I had only one afternoon in New York. I also had a remarkable guide, a friend who had spent his

By | 2017-09-14T12:21:29+00:00 September 11th, 2017|