Chris Buskirk

About Chris Buskirk

Chris is the Publisher and Editor of American Greatness and the host of The Seth & Chris Show. He was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute. and received a Fellowship from the Earhart Foundation. Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses in financial services and digital marketing. He is a frequent guest on NPR's Morning Edition. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Hill, and elsewhere. Connect with Chris on Twitter at @TheChrisBuskirk

No Wall, No Peace

Our government’s failure to secure the border has precipitated a political, economic and moral crisis. The fact that we not only permit, but by our dereliction, actively encourage gangsters to traffic in human beings across our border is a disgrace. It must end. If President Trump is planning to use executive authority to

By | 2019-02-06T11:39:15-07:00 February 6th, 2019|

Is It Time to Ban Kids from Smartphones and Social Media?

What would you say about a widely available consumer product that is highly addictive, facilitates and perhaps causes deeply anti-social behavior, leads to loneliness and aggression, delays and impairs cognitive development and according to some research may kill you in the long run? Sounds like a public health crisis. And maybe it is.

By | 2019-02-01T10:59:23-07:00 February 1st, 2019|

America’s Southern Border Isn’t Just a Crisis, It’s a Disgrace

Why have Democrats shut down—or at least partially shut down—the federal government rather than approve partial funding for a wall along the southern border? President Trump’s  $5.7 billion request is a trivial sum, amounting to a bit more than one-tenth of 1 percent of the federal budget. It’s far less than the amount

By | 2019-01-10T08:46:18-07:00 January 9th, 2019|

The Era of Conservative Torpor Is Over

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign is remembered for several things—none of them good. The highlights include failing to campaign in the “Blue Wall” states of the upper Midwest, commissioning fictional opposition research from FusionGPS that failed to move the needle with voters but forms the basis of Robert Mueller’s anti-Trump crusade, and describing Trump

By | 2019-04-20T11:09:17-07:00 January 8th, 2019|

Death of The Weekly Standard Signals Rebirth of the Right

Neoconservatism is dead, long live American conservatism. That’s what I thought when I learned The Weekly Standard would be shuttered by longtime owner Clarity Media. The Standard was a creature of a particular time and place—the 1990s, the Bush-Clinton ascendancy, and Washington, D.C.’s insular, self-referential political class. As such, it never really fit

By | 2019-04-20T11:27:55-07:00 December 17th, 2018|

How a New Chief of Staff Can Energize the Trump Presidency

Less than two years into his administration, President Trump is in search of his third chief of staff. This is emblematic of the single largest problem plaguing his White House and hamstringing the implementation of his agenda: personnel. The president ran on a platform of orthodox American republicanism, but that offended the recent

By | 2018-12-11T09:32:18-07:00 December 10th, 2018|

Don’t Be So Sure About What Will Happen Tuesday

Two of the most telling data points of the entire election cycle are that support for Justice Kavanaugh increased among Republican women after the hearing and a poll by Morning Consult that showed that 58 percent of Republican women believed that Justice Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was “being opportunistic.” By alienating Republican

By | 2018-11-04T16:12:15-07:00 November 4th, 2018|

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