Forgettable, Regrettable Republican Turncoats

Traitors: The Never Trump Republican Establishment

Traitors: The Never Trump Republican Establishment

Traitors: The Never Trump Republican Establishment

“I want my chance to fail as miserably as the Mitt Romney campaign failed. Romney lost […]

The Tin Ear of Free Trade Advocates

As an unabashed supporter of Donald Trump and a conservative who has long been of the paleo-populist persuasion, I frequently find myself engaged in online debates with “regular” conservatives, and one of our most common and contentious topics is the virtues of free trade. One of my frequent foils on the matter recently directed me […]

The Trump Family Connection to Moscow: Ivanka and Putin's Squeeze, Wendi Deng Murdoch; Paul Manafort

Donald Trump on Vladimir Putin

The chickens are home to roost for Donald Trump’s scorched earth candidacy. His myriad skeletons which fall daily from his closet link him inextricably to Russia — and have since the waning years of the Soviet Union during […]

If It’s Really About Conservative Purity Then Endorse Darrell Castle or Shut Up

Anti-Trump “conservatives” act as if they are the only group of people who have ever faced having a nominee of their party that they don’t like and don’t believe represents their party well, but I’ve got news for them. They aren’t. A lot of conservatives weren’t satisfied with Romney, McCain, Bush II, Dole, Bush I, […]

Evan McMullin? NeverTrump Still Doesn’t Get It

We have long been promised that if the convention coup plot failed, as everyone who knows anything about the process knew it would, and Donald Trump emerged as the Republican nominee, that the NeverTrump bitter-enders planned to put forth an independent challenger to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to represent self-proclaimed “real conservatism” and/or “real […]

Pick a Side Peggy

“I end with a new word, at least new to me. A friend called it to my attention. It speaks of the moment we’re in. It is “kakistocracy,” from the Greek. It means government by the worst persons, by the least qualified or most unprincipled. We’re on our way there, aren’t we?” ~ Peggy Noonan

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The Reform Party’s Branding Problem and Election 2016

Recently I wrote an article regarding Darcy Richardson’s candidacy for the Reform Party nomination. Well a funny thing happened at the Reform Party Convention last weekend. Instead of picking a nominee, they postpone the decision until 8 Aug. It is probably not wise to criticize the decision makers in the party who you wish to […]

Do Not Trust Trump to Leverage the Second Amendment Against the Fifth and Fourteenth

Donald Trump Tweet on Newtown

I continually read Republican voters attack Sen. Ted Cruz for his failure to demonstrate total fealty to my former party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump. Most cannot bring themselves to describe one policy on which Hillary Clinton is not […]

To Trump or Not to Trump?

trmp-wfb The GOP civil war taking place over Donald Trump becoming the party’s presidential nominee has been painful and damaging to the Republican Party. Conservative leaders who were once cordial now publicly slam each other. Friends who worked […]

“Character” Cruz: Political Pariah

Ted Cruz hatchets Donald Trump, but cuts his own throat

Ted Cruz hatchets Donald Trump, but cuts his own throat

Ted Cruz hatchets Donald Trump, but cuts his own throat

“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one […]

A Court Party No More

In early 2015, well before Donald Trump was a blip on the radar screen, a friend asked me to contribute an article to a Constitution Party newsletter, so I happily obliged. The article was entitled “Needed: a Real Country Party,” but because of the nature of the venue it was never made available for wide […]

Swaggin' With Trump

I have read a few articles recently that attempt to psychologically analyze Donald Trump and explain what motivated his decision to run for President after several past flirtations. I’m not going to link to them because they’re hit pieces, but that doesn’t mean they don’t contain some insight. Just […]

NeverTrump's False Narrative

This video by Steve Deace, who I believe to be one of the sincere but misguided leaders of the NeverTrump effort, is a perfect illustration of the insular nature of much of official conservatism. Deace concedes that the Establishment does not like Trump, but sees the Establishment’s unwillingness to join the NeverTrump crusade as an […]

Anti-Trumpers, Please Watch The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

As a good traditional conservative, I like Westerns. If you watch a lot of Westerns you will eventually discern that many of them have a very similar theme. This theme is that the breed of men it took to tame the Wild West is different from the breed of men it took to civilize the […]

The Circular Logic of NeverTrump

During the Republican primary, I generally refrained from using the electability argument. Electability is important, but the arguments often seemed to me counterproductive and almost always conveniently supported the candidate of choice of the person making it. John Kasich is the “only one” who can beat Hillary because he is a moderate and will appeal […]

George Will and the Failure of WASP Conservatism

Much is being made of the fact that George Will recently announced that he has left the Republican Party because of the nomination of Donald Trump. My initial reaction, and the reaction of many others judging by the responses I have seen, is “Good riddance.” I have made my feeling about Mr. Will known in […]

The Convention Coup Delusion

Since the NeverTrump forces have so far failed to attract a credible movement conservative approved independent challenger to run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the general election, their focus seems to have shifted toward an effort to nominate someone other than Trump at the Republican National Convention in July. This has been the […]

In Obama’s America, Lies and Damn Lies Matter More Than Statistics

President Obama Martial Law

With the tragic shootings at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida last week arrive perhaps the most fundamental truth behind the Left’s war on social stability, true variety and intellectual independence in its quest for the final solution to America’s […]

Conservatives, Behold California – This is Your Electoral Destiny Unless You Wake Up

Yesterday California had what is referred to as a jungle primary for the US Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. In a jungle primary all the candidates are on the same ballot regardless of party, and the top two vote getters compete in the general election in November. The top two vote getters were […]

On the Duty to Abstain From a “Lose/Lose” Election

To those who anguish over remaining true to their principles versus tacitly supporting a socialist demagogue, I suggest that the dichotomy is false.

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David French Proves His Critics Right

You’re David French.

Since the possibility of your Presidential candidacy was first floated, you have been getting hammered relentlessly on Twitter.

Some of that criticism has been directed at your, shall we say, not particularly masculine demeanor and your tendency to enforce PC rightthink.

You have maintained an odd and unwise Twitter silence since your […]

McCain Senate Campaign Resorts to Misleading Attacks to Fend Off Conservative Challenger

Kelli WardKelli Ward, a conservative state legislator and physician challenging five-term senator John McCain in the Republican primary, has little statewide name recognition — but McCain is so unpopular she is nevertheless […]

The Renegade Party’s Underwhelming #FrenchRevolution

Over the Memorial Day weekend, prominent #NeverTrump leader Bill Kristol tweeted that they had an “impressive” candidate with a “real chance” poised to launch a movement conservative approved independent challenge to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the general election. The NeverTrumpers have taken to calling their efforts the Renegade Party, although they are less […]

Actually, 2 on Trump’s SCOTUS Short List Probably Aren’t Conservative

Last week, Donald Trump issued his short list of potential SCOTUS picks, claiming they were conservatives who would follow conservative hero Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Trump said he worked with The Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization, and The Heritage Foundation to compile his list. About half […]

What’s Really Behind #NeverTrump

I predicted that Donald Trump was going to win the GOP nomination before the Iowa caucus. I even predicted that he might run the table. While he didn’t run the table as I overly enthusiastically suggested at one point, he came closer to running the table than he did to imploding as all the smarts […]









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