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 [...]

Calvin Coolidge and the Rise of Modern Conservatism

By |2020-09-17T00:13:14-05:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Economics, Government, Mark Malvasi, Politics, Presidency, Senior Contributors|

Whatever respite or solace Calvin Coolidge may temporarily have conferred upon the nation, Americans during the 1920s could not keep the world from turning. The system of limited government and economic deregulation that he had cultivated was elegantly false and perilously flawed, carrying within it the seeds of its own dissolution. I. For an [...]

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 [...]

A Culture War Battle President Trump Can Win

By |2020-07-07T10:29:13-05:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Pat Buchanan, Presidency|

Where was Joe Biden when President Trump was standing up for America on Independence Day? As his Party tweeted that Mr. Trump's trip to Mount Rushmore was aimed at "glorifying white supremacy," Mr. Biden was wailing about the need "to rip the roots of systemic racism" out of America. Speaking at Mount Rushmore on Friday, [...]

“The Hour of Fate”: Theodore Roosevelt & American Capitalism

By |2020-07-05T13:18:12-05:00July 5th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Books, Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Presidency, Teddy Roosevelt|

Theodore Roosevelt was the obvious victor in both of the “battles to transform American capitalism.” He refused to do the bidding of the coal operators and instead helped engineer a compromise. American capitalism was not so much transformed as tamed in the process. The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and the Battle [...]

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 [...]

Biden’s Basement Strategy: Just Say Nothing

By |2020-07-02T23:09:21-05:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

If Joe Biden emerges, then he will have to answer why all these institutions where his party and people are predominant—the media, Hollywood, the academic community, public schools, big-city governments, the big foundations, the federal bureaucracy—are apparently shot through with systemic racism after decades of Democratic dominance. Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead [...]

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 Odd History of the Whig Party

By |2020-06-09T14:03:41-05:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Bradley J. Birzer, History, Politics, Presidency, Senior Contributors|

Unlike the Democrats, the Whigs never fully coalesced as a party, at least in terms of their ideas. But if the members of the party agreed on anything other than their hatred of Andrew Jackson and the abuse of executive power, it was their relentless opposition to imperial expansion and Manifest Destiny. When Andrew [...]

The Case for President Harding

By |2020-06-08T00:39:22-05:00June 7th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, History, Politics, Presidency|

President Warren G. Harding “died twice, for there was his physical death, and then the death of his reputation.” But in reality, he was a man of achievement, and his two-and-a-half years in office boasted more accomplishments than other presidents have achieved in four. The revisionist scholarship of the past several decades has slowly [...]

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, [...]

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