Democrats Agree: Obama Trashed National Security

The Democrats’ disturbing decision to go into berserker mode against Russia warrants a re-evaluation of their foreign policy. Nowadays they talk tough on Russia. But what was their actual policy? What becomes clear, even on a cursory examination, is that Obama was extremely pro-Russia. Second in American history only to his ideological brother

By | 2018-03-12T15:18:03+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Banned in Britain

This past weekend, the United Kingdom showed every American why we should be proud to have thrown off their rule. First, the British Home Office took the incredible step of banning American conservative activist Brittany Pettibone, who was detained along with her partner Martin Sellner at Heathrow Airport. What had Pettibone and Sellner

By | 2018-03-12T14:47:02+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Why China Will Fail

This is not a happy time to be an entrepreneur seeking to list your firm on one of China’s stock exchanges. Nor is your situation better if you’re one of the Securities Commission members charged with approving listing applications. Chinese companies aren’t doing very well, and Beijing thinks it’s because the standards on

By | 2018-03-10T14:42:13+00:00 March 10th, 2018|

Don’t Be Fooled: Russia is Weak and Dying

The Russian presidential elections are two weeks away and the outcome is hardly in doubt. Vladimir Putin on Wednesday gave his annual state of the nation address to the Russian Duma. During his speech, the strongman-president raved about Russian strength. Then, with bizarre computer-generated images of weapons projected behind him, Putin detailed five new

By | 2018-03-01T19:02:17+00:00 March 1st, 2018|

Trump’s Generals Are Too Valuable to be Dismissed

Near-daily gossip surrounds Donald Trump's three marquee generals. The media sometimes blare out rumors that General John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, is proving to be a loose cannon and might soon be fired. Lt. General H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, is occasionally rumored to be a robotic PowerPoint wonk

By | 2018-02-28T22:52:10+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

The Benedict Predicament

At least half of Americans sense that their country has been taken from them. In 2016, they voted for Donald Trump despite obvious reasons not to: churchgoers, despite his lack of religiosity; women, despite his womanizing, small business people, despite his big business identity; advocates of civility, despite his plain incivilities, and so

By | 2018-02-28T23:35:36+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

What ‘Black Panther’ Says About American Identity

With the release of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” featuring the fictional African nation of Wakanda, it’s vital to reiterate: it’s OK for America to have an Anglo-Protestant identity. To say that this nation was cultivated and defined by Anglo-Protestant Westerners is no less true than to say it is exceptional, and neither is it

By | 2018-02-25T15:03:52+00:00 February 25th, 2018|

The Train to Common Sense

Common observation and a plain understanding is the source of all art. —Joshua Reynolds I hope you haven’t let anyone talk you out of seeing Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “The 15:17 to Paris.” It tells the true story of the Americans who subdued a jihadist on a speeding train in Europe, saving hundreds

By | 2018-02-24T15:59:33+00:00 February 24th, 2018|