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  • In The Claremont Review of Books winter 2023/24 issue, the magazine's editor Charles Kesler published "National Conservatism vs. American Conservatism." Siding with American conservatism, Kesler offered a respectful critique of National Conservatism, a transnational movement that embraces citizens of several Western nations, many of whom Kesler counts as friends and colleagues. CRB's spring 2024 issue […]
  • As the White House presses Israel to agree to a ceasefire that will allow the terrorist group Hamas to regroup and attack Israel again in the future, it's worth taking stock of the mess Joe Biden has made of the Middle East, especially compared to Donald Trump's record. President Trump's approach of peace through strength, […]
  • One of the defining features of former President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign was his – at least at the time – unorthodox opinions on trade. With the notable exception of Bernie Sanders, the other candidates parroted the longstanding bipartisan consensus on free trade. Trump promoted protectionist policies and tariffs. "We can't continue to allow China […]
  • Good morning. It's Friday, June 14, 2024. Donald Trump turns 78 years old today, a milestone that until recent American history would have reminded voters that by any previous historic standard Trump is simply too old to be seeking the presidency. Except, of course, that the incumbent president Trump is running against in a rematch […]
  • "The far right made big gains in European elections," reads the Associated Press headline on last week's European Parliament elections. Lest you wonder why you should dread gains by the "far right," the lead sentence of the article notes that the EU has "roots in the defeat of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy." For many […]
  • The reaction to the rescue of four Israeli hostages from Gaza is a microcosm of the past 70 years of this conflict. Every time Palestinians pay the price for acting out in some horrific, irrational, self-destructive, violent way, their defenders want to rewind history to a more convenient moment — this time to Oct. 6, […]
  • What are the mobs in Washington defiling iconic federal statues with impunity and pelting policemen really protesting? What are the throngs in London brazenly swarming parks and rampaging in the streets really angry about? Occupations? They could care less that the Islamist Turkish government still stations 40,000 troops in occupied Cyprus. No one is protesting […]
  • The 2023 Nashville Covenant School murders understandably received massive news coverage when they occurred. The fight over obtaining the murderer's diary also received news attention. But when "nearly four dozen pages" of the murderer's diary were finally released last week, the mainstream media completely ignored it. It turns out that behind the scenes, the FBI […]
  • William Carney heard a familiar voice roar, "Forward 54th!" Dashing up a steep slope with sand chafing his arms, legs, and neck, he saw a bullet-ridden flag flutter, beginning an agonizing plummet to the ground. He must save the colors; he must save the colors. Throwing his rifle aside, he grabbed the Stars and Stripes […]
  • Former President George H.W. Bush, whose 100th birthday was observed on June 12, was the nicest politician I ever met. I do not say that lightly. I met hundreds of politicians at the local, state, and national levels over a 45-year newspaper reporting career. Bush stood out from all of them – a real gentleman […]
  • WASHINGTON — Over the years, I've written a lot about drug offenders sentenced to decades in federal prison, even life without parole, for first-time nonviolent offenses. Many were Black men with few resources and limited prospects. None of them had the clout or sophistication of Hunter Biden, a Yale Law School graduate who was found […]
  • Russia's aims and tactics in its war against Ukraine and Hamas' in its war against Israel are remarkably similar. Russia's troops poured across its border with Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. It was the largest invasion of an independent country in Europe since World War II. Hamas terrorists crossed into the United Nations-recognized state of […]
  • Vladimir Putin doesn't have enough Russians to maintain the full fury of his barbaric assault on Ukraine, so he is sending African workers and students to the frontlines, threatening the visas of those who won't go. One must ask why the anti-Israel left, so sensitive to racist practices less obvious than this one, aren't setting […]
  • South Africa's recent elections witnessed a plunge in votes for the legendary African National Congress from 58% to 40% — its lowest voting percentage in 30 years. An unstable coalition government is inevitable. Are things likely to change for the South African people? Not really. Take a survey of Africa. The ANC is not the […]
  • The unrelenting flow of money into our elections is threatening the conservative values we hold dear, among which are local control and representative self-government. There is too much political power in the hands of a few people, who are often out-of-state billionaires funneling their money through dark money special interest groups and shell corporations. This […]
  • Democracy may be on the ballot this fall, but meanwhile, both Democrats and Republicans are working hard to game the electoral system and weaponize choice against voters. In the past week, Republicans got caught trying to boost lefty professor Cornel West in battleground North Carolina, while Democrats tried to knock Robert F. Kennedy Jr. off […]
  • A group of Dutch medical researchers are igniting a firestorm by calling for an investigation of the deaths caused by vaccine mandates and lockdowns imposed on the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. What's wrong with that? Everything, if you're part of the global public health mafia and want to avoid questions about the mistakes you […]
  • Several weeks ago, Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan wrote a column with the headline "We Are Starting to Enjoy Hatred." Her point was that, in our divided and polarized country, each side is no longer trying to "win over" those with whom they disagree. Sides are now just entrenched in […]
  • The nation's most self-impressed journalists, the ones who strangely self-identify as "mainstream," could not bring themselves to treat the Hunter Biden trial as comparable in any way to Donald Trump's trial in Manhattan. Treating Hunter as a significant "news" subject gives them the creeps, like they've been drafted into Rupert Murdoch's army. So it's a […]
  • President Biden stepped off Marine One, walked across the tarmac of the Delaware Air National Guard base, and embraced his son Hunter, a convicted felon. Tuesday marks the first time in American history that a child of a sitting president was convicted of a crime. The news complicates life for Biden ahead of an election […]