The Supreme Court Could Cost Trump the Election

Recent decisions have demoralized his conservative base. For Trump, it couldn’t have come at a worse time. At 2017 Gorsuch swearing-in, Trump looked like the cat who ate the canary. Today we see that Trump swallowed something else instead (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) “John Roberts is David Souter,” Newsweek’s conservative opinion editor, Josh Hammer, said Thursday.  …

American Nationalists | The American Conservative

Portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the Ten dollars bill. Black and white. Close up. (Getty Images) It is sometimes said that there is no authentic tradition of American nationalism. Indeed, as nationalism has gained strength in the United States in recent years, some writers have gone so far as to say that nationalism is “un-American”—a …

Kim Jong Un's Well-Timed 'Surprise' Portends Another Nuke Crisis

Could Trump get rattled enough ahead of elections to blow this up? If there is one thing I have learned about making a career out of studying North Korea it is this: the Kim regime loves to tell those who pay attention to its unique propaganda many times what it is going to do before …

The Killing of George Floyd is America's Dreyfus Affair

The media frenzy that raged through France in the 1890s contains some unsettling culture-war parallels to our own time. Henry de Groux, “Zola faces the mob,” oil on canvas, 1898. (public domain) Culture war is often derided as an American innovation, but as with so many things, the French got there first. From 1897 to …

These Conservative Pastors Are Men of Action, and Soul

Meet Pastors Corey Brooks and Jasper Williams. In the Middle Ages, they might have been called “fools for Christ.” The Sermon on the Mount assured that such men were storing up “treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Equal part pastors, diplomats, and …

Justice Gorsuch Just Opened Pandora's Box

This is not a narrow ruling. Extending civil rights law to protect a whole new category carries with it a host of ancillary protections. WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 10: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Judge Neil Gorsuch points as his wife Marie Louise Gorshuch looks on during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White …

I Warned About the COVID and Now I Feel Like a Fool

We do still need to worry about the coronavirus’s spread. But how can we when the experts have completely forsaken our trust? Dr. Anthony Fauci (L), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speaks next to Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx, during a meeting with US President …

Why Kamala Harris Has the Inside Lane

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris during Thursday night’s debate. (MSNBC/YouTube screenshot) WASHINGTON—It’s summer in a presidential election year, which means it’s time for a proper veepstakes. Whatever else may be lights out this season—Camden Yards, Coachella or much of the Carnival Cruise Line—we know at least one show will go on. As Barack Obama said …

Duncan Lemp's Parents Threatened With Jail For Protesting His Killing

They boast outrage over George Floyd, but refuse to tell us why Duncan Lemp was shot sleeping in his own bed. Perhaps the most outrageous police killing of the year continues to be almost completely ignored by the American media.  Montgomery County, Maryland politicians and government officials have loudly lamented police killings in Minneapolis and …

Modern Progressivism: Aging and Strange

circa 1916: Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924) the 28th President of the United States of America. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) “This not who we are,” President Obama used to say when something unbecoming to his progressivism occurred. Few caught the statement’s colossal presumptuousness, casually arrogating progressivism’s pieties to America’s larger sense of self. …