Mariners of antiquity avoided venturing too far asea for fear of falling off the face of the world. They thought the world was flat, and so too do those who think politics can be mapped on a single dimension from left to right. Both our planet and our politics are circuitous. Setting sail
President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum in response to what he (and most Americans) view as the routinely unfair trade practices of China and other foreign powers has upset more than a few Beltway apple carts. It has also triggered a lot of heated criticism from the Right—much
The Democratic Party was once considered the home of working people. That changed as mainstream liberals of the 1960s such as Hubert Humphrey, John and Bobby Kennedy, and AFL-CIO leader George Meany were replaced by radicals and their ideological offspring. A key moment in that transition came during Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign.
Two recent articles, “How Progressives Win the Culture War” by David Brooks and “A Hillary Staffer Goes to CPAC” by Annafi Wahed have generated discussion about the renewed need for political civility. Brooks describes how progressives are on track to persuading “the mainstream that conservatism is vulgar and socially illegitimate, somewhere between smoking
In a shocking development, it has been revealed that North Korean strongman, Kim Jong-un, has extended an offer to meet with President Donald J. Trump as soon as possible. For their part, the South Koreans are resolutely supportive of the North Korean olive branch. On Twitter, President Trump announced: “Meeting being planned!” Amid
American Greatness senior contributor, Julie Kelly, joined publisher Chris Buskirk and guest-host of the Seth and Chris Show, Robert Graham, for a discussion of her recent piece, "Russian Scapegoats at the Ready for 2018" as chances of a Democrat sweep in November appear to be diminishing. You can listen to their discussion at
Are the left-leaning engineers at California based social media giants plotting to censor right-leaning people? Perhaps. Are right-leaning people on Facebook being targeted or silenced? Possibly. But maybe the energy put into our complaints about it could be put to better use . . . on Facebook and in other social media platforms.
Colonel Stanislav Lunev defected from Russia to America in 1992. He came with a warning: Never mind the end of the Cold War. Russia was increasing its subversive activities against America. Unfortunately, the authorities ignored his warnings. Lunev’s articles have been wiped from the Internet. His book is out of print. Lunev has only
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was a great leap forward in terms of U.S. tax policy. Congress lowered tax rates across the board, with particular emphasis on cutting corporate taxes to make America more competitive with other industrialized countries. The ensuing growth has gone a long way to changing perceptions
In 1988, Donald Trump told Oprah Winfrey that America was being “ripped off” by its trading partners. Nearly 2 million Americans lost their manufacturing jobs between 1979 and 1988 to cheap, government-backed Japanese competitors. Oprah’s audience applauded. Three decades later nothing has changed: America lost 5 million more manufacturing jobs, and Trump is