Yes, Trump is Winning

Last week, I went to a dinner event at social club of which I am a member but rarely patronize. You will guess why when I tell you I ran into a friend of longstanding—someone I know well, but hadn’t seen in a couple of years—and she greeted me with the exclamation, “Here’s

By | 2017-10-16T10:48:20+00:00 October 15th, 2017|

Henry Olsen Discusses Working Class Republicans

Author and elections analyst, Henry Olsen, joined American Greatness Publisher Chris Buskirk to discuss his new book, The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue Collar Conservatism and the true lessons Republicans and conservatives ought to be learning both from Reagan and from the 2016 election. The abstract and rigid checklist conservatism

By | 2017-10-15T12:22:27+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

Message v. Messenger: The Trump Enigma

About 90 percent of Republican voters eventually supported the political novice Donald Trump by November 2016. Most conservatives saw him as the preferable alternative to the vision and agendas of Hillary Clinton. Perhaps most still do after nine months of his presidency. Yet almost half of the elite conservative establishment remains opposed to

By | 2017-10-10T12:41:13+00:00 October 9th, 2017|

Tears of a Clown

Jimmy Kimmel, you dissimul- -late so poorly, that it’s crim’nal - Cloaking activism in A disguise supremely thin. “A sounding brass, a tinkling cymbal” Singing from the lib’ral hymnal - Weeping your tears crocodilian - Can that truly be fulfillin’? Are your viewers’ lives so grim, they’ll Applaud those tears, Mr. Kimmel? Is that what

By | 2017-10-03T14:08:09+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|

Message to the Republicans: Free the People!

The political adage holds that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” This adage’s not-irrational assumption is that “the enemy of my enemy is also me.” Unless, it seems, you’re the Republican Congress. Having once served with many of you, I understand and empathize as you contend with obstructionist Democrats, a hostile

By | 2017-10-02T15:24:20+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

Why Graham-Cassidy Failed—And the Hard Slog Ahead

With the announcement by U.S. Senators Ron Paul (R-Ky.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) declaring their refusal to support the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill, the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has met with failure yet again. Lest we repeat the procedure in an endless loop,

By | 2017-09-29T16:04:45+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

Ben Boychuk with Chris Buskirk on Conservative Culpability

American Greatness Managing Editor, Ben Boychuk, AG publisher, Chris Buskirk, last week on The Seth and Chris Show to discuss the ways in which conservatives and Republicans are culpable for their own defeats because of their poor ground game and their tendency to engage in self-defeating intramural warfare. Have a listen: https://soundcloud.com/thesethandchrisshow/september-22-2017-hour-3-ben-boychuk Chris Buskirk:  Hi, I'm

By | 2017-09-28T12:40:50+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

Womansplaining the Women’s Vote

I have always liked Michelle Obama. I admire her personal story and respect how she conducted herself as our First Lady. I find her smarter, more authentic, and more good-humored than her husband. Although I strongly disagreed with her school lunch program and wrote about it extensively, I always prefaced my criticism by

By | 2017-09-28T09:26:55+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

Primary Things

A Southern summer fades to Fall, And ‘Bama’s voters made a call Which wasn’t Strange. We might say Moore: It’s no longer safe to ignore The voice of ordinary folks (The butt of all those late-night jokes.) Yes, we like our Bibles, and guns; Ladylike daughters, manly sons; “Faith, hope and love” (which

By | 2017-09-28T08:48:03+00:00 September 28th, 2017|