What’s Next With Iran?

I’ve spent a long time arguing against the executive agreement that the Obama Administration inked with Iran in 2015. One of the earliest points of agreement that I had with President Donald Trump was over his consistent, forceful, criticism of that deal as “the worst deal” in history. Recently, however, I’ve become dismayed

By | 2017-07-24T20:42:05+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

Donald Trump vs. the Post-West

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, our civilization and to set free suffering humanity....and we know that by thy grace, and the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph." Who wrote those words? Someone

By | 2017-07-22T10:33:17+00:00 July 18th, 2017|

Sebastian Gorka on Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Foreign Policy

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, joined American Greatness publisher Chris Buskirk on the radio Monday afternoon to discuss Donald Trump’s  new “America First” foreign policy and how it’s working. “America First is reinstating America’s place in the world,” Gorka told Buskirk. President Trump, Gorka said, has helped the Right break

By | 2017-07-21T14:25:19+00:00 July 17th, 2017|

American Greatness: Year One

Today marks the first anniversary of American Greatness. Birthdays, naturally, should be celebratory occasions. As an upstart publication that arrived in the midst of a contentious presidential election fight with no money, few personnel, and little more than a strong conviction that readers would appreciate what we had to say—well, we have plenty

By | 2017-07-18T14:15:29+00:00 July 14th, 2017|

Raise Tariffs, Secure the Nation

The Financial Times accuses President Trump of suffering from an odious, if tongue-in-cheek malady called trade deficit disorder (TDD). The symptoms? A bizarre and unjustified desire to impose tariffs, thereby ensuring America sells as much as it buys on the international markets. Of course, Trump is not suffering alone with this malady: many

By | 2017-07-14T14:25:32+00:00 July 11th, 2017|

On Trump’s Defense of the West: “Every Foot of Ground, Every Last Inch”

President Trump’s remarkable speech in Poland on Thursday reminded me in some respects of Churchill’s Zurich Speech, Solzhenitsyn’s Warnings to the West, Coolidge’s Speech on the Declaration, and, at the end, of Churchill’s speech of June 4, 1940, to the House of Commons (“We shall fight on the beaches...”). Yet the president’s speech

By | 2017-07-10T11:37:10+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

Trump Becomes a Diplomat

During his first official speech on foreign soil, President Trump presented himself as someone whose foreign policy expertise reaches far beyond a collection of Twitter jabs. Of course, the Polish government may not feel completely satisfied. For instance, there was no clear mention of specific security guarantees or a permanent U.S. military presence.

By | 2017-07-10T09:42:56+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

Servitude-Free Zones

What percentage of lifetime earnings will you get to spend on yourself or your family? Combining federal, state and local income taxes, Social Security and Medicare, the average American pays around 30 percent right off the top of annual income, but that’s hardly the whole story: combined local and state sales taxes can

By | 2017-06-28T22:54:36+00:00 June 26th, 2017|