“It Was All a Lie”: Stuart Stevens and Trump Derangement Syndrome

By |2020-11-02T16:24:41-06:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Books, Donald Trump, Politics, Presidency, Republicans|

At the heart of Stuart Stevens’ “It Was All A Lie” are, ironically, lies about Donald Trump.  Though he relentlessly attacks the president’s character, the author actually exposes his own heart by way of offering a mea culpa for his long-time association with and advocacy for a political party that he now deems to [...]

Why Evangelicals Should Vote for Donald Trump

By |2020-11-02T15:55:41-06:00November 1st, 2020|Categories: Culture War, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion|

Why should evangelicals vote for President Trump? Here are ten ways in which his presidency sustains Western Civilization and follows basic Christian convictions concerning society. If you’ve kept up with the political discussions amongst evangelicals, then you might think that one-issue voting is the new norm. For many, that one issue is the pro-life issue, [...]

Pilate’s Landslide

By |2020-10-31T09:57:50-05:00October 31st, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Glenn Arbery, Journalism, Politics, Presidency, Senior Contributors, Truth, Wyoming Catholic College|

Editorializing in news stories, once verboten, has now become de rigueur. Journalism, never perfect at any moment of its history, but full of aspiration to be objective and balanced, has now conceded entirely to Nietzsche’s critique of empiricism: “There are no facts, only interpretations.” Many years ago, in an earlier contentious era of American [...]

Trumpism vs. Reaganism: A Dialogue

By |2020-10-06T16:54:47-05:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Bradley J. Birzer, Conservatism, Donald Trump, Modernity, Politics, Presidency, Ronald Reagan, Senior Contributors|

There are some conservatives who believe that Donald Trump is taking conservatism in the wrong direction. They would like to get back to the model of conservatism for which Ronald Reagan stood. Is conservatism shaped differently by the realities of 2020, or should we as conservatives be embracing something similar to Reagan’s 1980 platform? [...]

Will Justice Barrett Seal a Conservative Majority on the High Court?

By |2020-09-29T16:15:42-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency, Supreme Court|

President Trump's remaking of the Supreme Court for constitutionalism may well be the crown jewel of his presidency. If Judge Barrett becomes Justice Barrett, she will join Justices Clarence Thomas, Sam Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh to create a constitutionalist core of five justices, a controlling majority. By nominating Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett [...]

The SCOTUS Pick: All the Chips Are on the Table Now

By |2020-09-25T11:35:32-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Supreme Court|

On the court issue, Democrats are exhibiting something akin to panic. They are warning that if a conservative jurist like Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed, Democrats may retaliate by "packing" the Supreme Court — increasing the number of justices from nine to 11 and installing two new liberals — if they win the presidency and [...]

Last Best Chance to Capture Supreme Court

By |2020-09-25T09:31:03-05:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency, Supreme Court|

Today, the hour of President Trump's triumph may be at hand, and the stark panic on the left testifies to it. Are there Republicans who would really walk away from this last, best chance to secure the court, simply because the process offends their sense of proper procedure? President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader [...]

A Most Consequential Presidency

By |2020-08-24T23:57:03-05:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Presidency|

Donald Trump has made the GOP more of a working- and middle-class party and has done as much as Reagan to deregulate the U.S. economy and reduce taxes on workers, producers, and investors. Abroad, he has rejected Bush transnationalism in favor of an America-first foreign policy. If he loses in November, however, much of what [...]

Remarks at South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration

By |2020-07-07T10:32:47-05:00July 5th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Presidency|

In our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate boardrooms, there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. Make no mistake: this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity [...]

Remarks at the West Point Graduation Ceremony

By |2020-06-16T13:45:02-05:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Military, Presidency|

The Army exists to preserve the republic and the strong foundations upon which it stands: family, God, country, liberty, and justice. What has historically made America unique is the durability of its institutions against the passions and prejudices of the moment. When times are turbulent, what matters most is that which is permanent, timeless, enduring, [...]

The Benedict Option and the Case for Spiritual Secession

By |2020-06-15T09:45:53-05:00June 13th, 2020|Categories: Christianity, Conservatism, Donald Trump, Liberalism, Politics, South|

We are called to be contemplatives in the world, not of it or above it. Since our true life is not here where political parties constantly vie for our affection, we can let go of all this nonsense and focus on neighbor love. That doesn’t mean not voting or not dealing with the massive [...]

After the Virus: The Deluge?

By |2020-05-03T17:28:35-05:00May 3rd, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Freedom, Government, Joseph Pearce, Politics, Senior Contributors|

We need to see beyond the myopia of the current crisis to its long-term consequences. What awaits us when the pestilence passes? What sort of world will we be living in? Will the lessons learned lead to the restoration of lost liberties, or will we find that the freedoms we relinquished in this time [...]

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