Cory Booker Meets Ted Kennedy’s ‘Racist’ Ghost

According to the those on the political Left, America has always been a nation of, by, and for immigrants, in terms undefined, unregulated, and unlimited. But inclusive rhetoric is a recent development in U.S. immigration policy, one that stands in stark contrast with our nation's former longstanding practice of prudent, selective immigration. Progressives

By | 2018-01-21T22:39:10+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

This is CNN . . . in 1945

What if something like CNN and modern communications were around in early 1945? What if the rules of presidential news coverage were then as they are now? And what if such a mythical CNN hated Franklin Delano Roosevelt as much as it despises Donald Trump, then as right-wing as it is now hard

By | 2018-01-16T11:14:29+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

The Movie That Made Moral Idiocy Chic

Fifty years ago, the movie that changed the movies premiered. Anybody old enough to remember films before “Bonnie and Clyde” can testify to the jolting power of Arthur Penn’s kinetic blend of bluegrass slapstick, Depression-era nostalgia, and gruesome, stylized violence. But something else was revealed then, something that I, just 14 at the

By | 2018-01-11T19:34:45+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

History, Cinema, and the Power of ‘Darkest Hour’

Some reviewers of “Darkest Hour” (for example, Kyle Smith and former U.S. Senator Jim Talent) have expressed disapproval at the film’s depiction of Winston Churchill, which they find historically inaccurate in details that seem to diminish the great man’s memory: in Gary Oldman’s vivid, Golden Globe-winning portrayal, Churchill enters 10 Downing Street as

By | 2018-01-08T06:49:04+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

Taking America Down

About a century ago, the Progressives got busy in America just as the Communists got busy in Russia. For a moment, the Progressives were in the lead. By 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution, President Woodrow Wilson had already put in place the fundamental changes that had to be made if the

By | 2018-01-08T14:23:25+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

The Rescue of Flight 93

Henry Olsen is in the front rank of American political analysts. His involvement in practical politics plus the depth of his scholarship allow him to see and grapple with questions other conservatives overlook. His spiritedness and defiance of conventional thinking earned him a regular column at American Greatness, where his insights should be

By | 2018-01-01T12:38:56+00:00 December 31st, 2017|

A Tale of Two Presidents and One Newspaper

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The stench of failure hangs over Mr. X’s White House. The people know it, judging by the opinion polls. Corporate titans know it and whisper disenchantment with a fellow conservative. Washington knows it when an Administration official calls the budgeting process ''an unmitigated outrage'' and

By | 2017-12-29T12:14:24+00:00 December 28th, 2017|