Criminal Lobby is Rolling in Cash—Thank Soros

President Trump last week met with California public officials who oppose the state’s sanctuary law which, as the president said, “provides safe harbor to some of the most vicious and violent offenders on Earth, like MS-13 gang members putting innocent men, women and children at the mercy of sadistic criminals.” California Governor Jerry

By | 2018-05-23T00:11:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|

The Wise Guy Wisdom of the Trump Revolution

During the 1980s—the heyday of the flamboyant, headline-grabbing New York mafioso, including Carmine “The Snake” Persico, Tony “Ducks” Corallo, and Vinny “The Chin” Gigante—an ambitious federal prosecutor named Rudy Giuliani made his bones sending wise guys to lock-up on Rikers Island, and sometimes (when the witnesses survived and didn’t lose their memories) federal

By | 2018-05-22T00:42:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

Did the Obama Administration Spy on Michael Flynn?

In his controversial tweet on Sunday, President Trump indicated that he would direct the Justice Department to investigate “whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes—and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” Is the president hinting that he thinks

By | 2018-05-23T00:00:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

Why the ‘Racist America’ Meme is Collapsing

Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants [sic] during a White House meeting, calling those trying to breach the country’s borders ‘animals,’” tweeted the New York Times. The echo chamber picked up the line and VICE News reported that the president did indeed compare “undocumented immigrants”—the media's euphemism of choice for illegal aliens—to animals.

By | 2018-05-21T20:52:24+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

For European Action on Iran, Look Beyond Berlin

Mainstream views of European politics very rarely look past the Franco-German motor. President Trump’s verdict on the European Union as “basically a vehicle for Germany” accepts this common view among Western policymakers. But a resurgent European periphery offers Trump’s administration a chance to reshape the power dynamic in Brussels to Washington’s advantage. Major

By | 2018-05-16T18:19:42+00:00 May 17th, 2018|

Thinking About Trump

Editor’s note: This essay appears in the Spring 2018 issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Reprinted by kind permission of the Claremont Institute.  Two months before the 2016 presidential election, the Claremont Review of Books published (in its digital pages) an essay that began: “2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die.”

By | 2018-05-16T23:48:13+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

What Happened to Carter Page?

I miss Carter Page. It seems like years since I have heard anything about the American businessman who briefly volunteered at Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. You remember Carter Page. He was, along with the micturating prostitutes, one of the stars of The Dossier™, the as-told-to novella by Christopher Steele, the leakin’-lyin’ former British spook

By | 2018-05-10T09:18:04+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

#NoMoreApologies

Does anyone say “department store” anymore? If you’re a Millennial or maybe even a tad older, you may not even be aware of what a department store is. If you're thinking, Walmart or Target, or even Kohl’s, think again. Until the 1970s or so, department stores were grand affairs; multi-story edifices, arranged in

By | 2018-05-09T15:13:10+00:00 May 9th, 2018|