Christopher Caldwell’s “The Age of Entitlement”

By |2020-04-01T12:00:04-05:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Books, History, Modernity, Politics, Presidency|

Are we a less free people, maybe even a far less free people, than we were in 1963? Partial punch-puller that he is content to be, Christopher Caldwell is not about to offer either a tentative or final answer to such questions. But the evidence that he presents strongly suggests that we are certainly [...]

The COVID-19 Crisis: The Need to Balance Public Health & Economic Stability

By |2020-03-28T19:24:05-05:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Gleaves Whitney, Presidency|

Who’s right, the public health officials or the economists? That’s the question we are tempted to ask. But in this pandemic, it’s the wrong question. Both sides are right. Franklin D. Roosevelt had his Great Depression. George W. Bush had his Great Recession. And Donald J. Trump has his Great Pandemic. Over the past weeks, [...]

Proclamation on the National Day of Prayer

By |2020-03-15T13:38:01-05:00March 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Presidency|

Proclamation on the National Day of Prayer for all Americans Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic and for our National Response Efforts In our times of greatest need, Americans have always turned to prayer to help guide us through trials and periods of uncertainty. As we continue to face the unique challenges posed by the coronavirus [...]

The Importance of President Trump’s Ash Wednesday Message

By |2020-03-14T16:53:09-05:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Presidency, Truth, Uncategorized|

Christians should admire and respect all that President Trump has done for the cause of life, and prepare to support him against the hate he will face from his opponent. His Ash Wednesday message of humility and living the Gospel is a comfort because it shows that he is willing to speak the truth. [...]

American Leadership in Crisis

By |2020-03-08T20:49:59-05:00March 8th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Democracy, Donald Trump, Government, Leadership, Politics, Presidency|

History teaches that chosen leaders can unite and divide nations. Unfortunately, discussions on what true leadership must mean for America have been lacking. There is no dearth of leaders in America. Countless platoons representing special interests that range from wealth preservation to sexual orientation favor their own version of a leader. Much of the [...]

Super Tuesday Is Here… Say It Ain’t Joe!

By |2020-03-03T10:16:53-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

After Joe Biden's landslide in South Carolina, the Democratic establishment is not disguising its interests or demands: Bernie Sanders must be denied the nomination, and Mr. Biden is the only one who can accomplish that. After Joe Biden's blowout victory in South Carolina Saturday and the swift withdrawal of Tom Steyer, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg and [...]

Coronavirus: The Chickens of Globalization Coming Home to Roost?

By |2020-03-02T08:44:09-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Presidency|

If a pandemic threatens, transnationalism's "open borders" ideology is not a policy that will bring universal acclamation. Like Trump's America, all nations, in this crisis, are going to put their own people first. As they should. Not until well into the Democratic debate Tuesday night did the COVID-19 coronavirus come up, and it was Mike [...]

Brief Thoughts on Last Night’s Democratic Debate

By |2020-02-26T12:27:24-06:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Politics, Presidency, Stephen M. Klugewicz|

—Mike Bloomberg is not funny. —The only thing Joe Biden seems to remember from his "Catholic school upbringing" is that he should be polite and keep to the time prescribed during debates. —Bernie Sanders can make Pete Buttigieg sound like Ronald Reagan when it comes to Cold War issues. —For a party that should be [...]

Is It Bernie’s Party Now?

By |2020-02-25T10:18:06-06:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

The Democratic Party establishment is right to worry. While Bernie Sanders' chances of becoming president are slim, the odds he wins the nomination and reshapes the party are good and have been improving weekly. Sen. Bernie Sanders may be on the cusp of both capturing the Democratic nomination and transforming his party as dramatically as [...]

Mike Bloomberg Is Stopped and Frisked in Las Vegas

By |2020-02-21T07:46:31-06:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Mayor Mike Bloomberg learned what it is like to be thrown up against a wall and frisked. At the opening of the Democratic debate, his first, Mayor Mike was greeted by his nearest neighbor on stage, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, with this warm welcome: "We're running against ... a billionaire who [...]

Hail to the Chief! Music for American Presidents

By |2020-02-21T14:12:13-06:00February 16th, 2020|Categories: Audio/Video, Music, Presidency, Stephen M. Klugewicz|

We Americans like to think of ourselves as anti-monarchical; most of us on the Right are self-styled small-r republicans, while Leftists think of themselves as small-d democrats. In addition, we all, Right and Left, fancy that what unites Americans is devotion to a set of ideas to which we all adhere, and which are best [...]

Reflections on the American Presidency

By |2020-02-15T22:30:13-06:00February 16th, 2020|Categories: Audio/Video, Forrest McDonald, History, Presidency|

“Though the caliber of people who have served as chief executive has declined erratically but persistently from the day George Washington left office, the presidency has been responsible for less harm and more good, in the nation and in the world, than perhaps any other secular institution in history." —Forrest McDonald, The American Presidency: An [...]