Fake Truth

­The most effective way for the media to have refuted Donald Trump’s 24/7 accusations of “fake news” would have been to publish disinterested, factually based accounts of his presidency. The Trump record should have been set straight through logic and evidence. So one would think after a year of disseminating fake news aimed

By | 2017-12-12T09:57:59+00:00 December 11th, 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|

Trump’s Jerusalem Gambit Recalls Harry Truman

When the United States recognized the Jewish state of Israel, it sent shockwaves throughout the international system. Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is as historic as Harry Truman’s move in 1948. In fact, the announcement last week is probably the most consequential foreign policy decision of the young

By | 2017-12-10T14:12:32+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

Good Taste Returns to the White House this Christmas

Though the hate-filled press would like you to think otherwise, this Christmas we have witnessed a return to a classic sense of style at the White House. The much-discussed Trump Christmas decor has contributed to this proper and appropriate appreciation of style which—as opposed to fashion—is timeless. Adam Flusser, the master

By | 2017-12-10T11:31:02+00:00 December 9th, 2017|

Washington Post: Where Conservatism Dies in Bitterness

The Washington Post might want to roll out a new motto in 2018. Instead of “Democracy Dies in Darkness” perhaps the paper should try, “Conservatism Dies in Bitterness.” Since Donald Trump’s election, the Post has become an asylum—er, home—for conservative sore-losers who cannot get over the fact that Trump won the presidency over

By | 2017-12-09T12:09:12+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

An America First National Security Strategy

The Trump Administration continues to run circles around its detractors. In an historically unusual move, President Donald Trump will be unveiling his administration’s first National Security Strategy (NSS) memo soon. Required by the Goldwater-Nichols Act, the National Security Strategy memo is a document that is released by the executive branch of the United

By | 2017-12-07T13:56:01+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Comey Exemplifies the Effort to Get Stupid

Former FBI Director James Comey is tweeting about justice and liberty. He accompanies his tweets with creepy selfies, and the context suggests he is colluding with his conflicted friend, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in spirit if not in practice. Opinion columns heralding the intensification of Mueller’s investigation now flow like mighty rivers carrying

By | 2017-12-06T15:04:09+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

Maybe Jeff Sessions Has Already Wrapped My Christmas Present

As we close out this unprecedented year of remarkable happenings, it’s a good time to reflect on what would be the best Christmas present for Americans on the Right. One choice would be a constitutionalist replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy. That would definitely fit the bill though, realistically, it would have to wait

By | 2017-12-05T18:04:04+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

Is a President’s Character His Presidency’s Destiny?

In the age of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, “character is destiny” sermons are now frequent. Clearly, a president who is “not a crook” or a philanderer is preferable to the alternative. But is that simple moral calculation sufficient when this one person can make the lives of 330 million at least somewhat

By | 2017-12-11T23:25:34+00:00 December 4th, 2017|