How Trump Can Win the GOP’s Great War of Ideas

American conservatives are engaged in a generational struggle for the future. In the political press, with its preference for trivialization over ideas, this fight is portrayed as a mere clash of personalities jockeying for power, with Breitbart News chairman and former White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon in one corner and Senate Majority

By | 2017-12-15T09:50:13+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

What’s At Stake in Alabama

Are we “really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice” or are we “forever destined to depend for [our] political constitutions on accident and force.” That’s the question Alexander Hamilton asked during the fight to ratify the Constitution. And the special election in Alabama should cause us to ask

By | 2017-12-11T16:12:49+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

Smashing the Oligarchy

Need more proof that a corrupt oligarchy rules America? Look no further than the forced retirement of John Conyers, who sat in Congress for more than half a century. Due to the increasing volume of sexual assault allegations against him—the newest one involves Conyers’ fondling of a woman during a church service 10

By | 2017-12-07T14:30:58+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Illegal U: An Immigration Scam in Plain Sight

The often desperate measures foreigners take to enter our borders—crossing deserts being packed into trucks, and surviving unspeakable brutalities—rightly provoke our anger and evoke our pity. Because of the pathos involved in this kind of illegal entry, we often overlook the fact that there is a far safer and common  way for would-be

By | 2017-12-06T14:01:26+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

Why Carbon Taxes Actually Increase Global Emissions

As the hysteria over global warming heats up, carbon taxes have become the “cool” option. Environmentalists love them. So do politicians, who are more than happy to raise taxes while scoring political points. Carbon taxes, or other analogous pricing schemes, are now prevalent in Western Europe, and are making headway in North America.

By | 2017-12-06T11:54:46+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

What Will It Take to Get Serious About Missile Defense?

North Korea’s possession of mobile-launched missiles that can deliver nukes anywhere in the United States shows that, nowadays, anybody can make lots of pinpoint-accurate missiles of any range. Since America’s ICBMs, submarines, and bombers are fewer, concentrated in fewer places than ever, even North Korea can carry out the kind of disarming attack

By | 2017-12-02T11:49:22+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

America Needs Space Weapons—Now

The United States today exists in an increasingly unstable, multipolar world of competing states. Since the start of the Global War on Terror in 2001, the United States abandoned larger strategic concerns to mollify the scourge of Islamic extremism effectively. However important this fight may have been and may continue to be, the

By | 2017-11-30T15:23:06+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Is Tolerance a Virtue?

We know what the Left hates about conservatives. In her losing campaign for president, Hillary Clinton articulated her litany of the deplorables: “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it.” You’ll note that each one of these indictments is part of a taxonomy, a pseudo-scientific cultural-Marxist system of “isms” designed to categorize and thus dehumanize

By | 2017-12-01T09:26:49+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Chris Buskirk Talks Trump Voters and the Tax Plan NPR

American Greatness publisher, Chris Buskirk, joined host, Steve Inskeep today on National Public Radio to discuss the proposed tax plan and its likely reception by Trump voters. Steve Inskeep:   Senate Republican leaders plan to vote on a tax plan as soon as this week. Some senators are on the fence about this plan,

By | 2017-11-29T16:49:00+00:00 November 29th, 2017|