Curtis Ellis

About Curtis Ellis

Curtis Ellis is policy director with America First Policies. He was also a senior policy advisor with the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign in 2016.

Progressivism and Globalism: A Double Dose of Bad

Progressivism is bad enough. Add globalism to progressivism and it’s 100 times worse. Thanks to that toxic cocktail, we are now saddled with a bureaucratic administrative state that can’t even do the job it was advertised to do. Consider the historical record and our current predicament. The reformers of the Progressive era championed safety standards

By | 2019-12-12T21:43:54-07:00 December 10th, 2019|

Are Cheap Imports Making Cheap Americans?

Another tranche of tariffs on Chinese imports is set to go into effect on December 15. That has the usual suspects gnashing their teeth. The nattering nabobs of negativism continue to repeat the falsehood that American consumers are bearing the cost of the tariffs. They aren’t, as the Consumer Price Index shows and as numerous

By | 2019-12-03T22:42:58-07:00 December 3rd, 2019|Tags: |

The NBA and China’s ‘Thousand Talents Plan’

Forget about the NBA. If you want to find a bought-and-paid-for willing accomplice to the Chinese Communist Party, just look at our universities. Take Columbia University, for example (please). The university canceled a panel discussion with pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong, China, Tibet, and Xinjiang after a Beijing-backed student group announced it would protest. Following

By | 2019-11-26T20:36:13-07:00 November 26th, 2019|Tags: |

Beware of Washington’s Foreign Policy Establishment Blob

Beware of the blob. That’s either a kitschy Burt Bachrach tune from the 1950s, a warning about Washington’s permanent foreign policy establishment, or the takeaway from watching witnesses in the impeachment hearings. At one time, the State Department was accused of harboring secret Soviet spies, à la Alger Hiss. Today, the harbor is filled with

By | 2019-11-19T19:30:42-07:00 November 19th, 2019|Tags: |

Anatomy of China’s Influence Operation

Washington’s obsession with foreign interference in U.S. elections drove the three-year fixation on Russia and morphed into a compulsive fascination with the darker corners of the Ukraine (are there any bright corners in that benighted land?). Once again the Pharisees strain at gnats but swallow a camel. If they are concerned about a foreign power

By | 2019-11-12T22:08:41-07:00 November 12th, 2019|Tags: |

Munchausen-by-Proxy Nation

What if someone you trusted said you were sick? What if someone you trusted made you sick so you relied on them for support? That’s known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy. It’s considered a form of abuse. Now, what if someone did all of the above to an entire nation? That would be known as what

By | 2019-11-07T09:35:00-07:00 November 5th, 2019|Tags: |

The Long Game on Impeachment

Niccolo Machiavelli advised there was no end to conflict for the prince. Wisdom consists of choosing the option that places one in the most advantageous position for the next inevitable contest. “A ruler must never imagine that any decision he takes is safe,” the West’s first political consultant advised the prince. “He should reckon that

By | 2019-10-29T17:38:38-07:00 October 29th, 2019|Tags: |

A Declaration of Independence from China

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has forgotten nothing and learned nothing. The threats leveled at the NBA repulsed all Americans. Perhaps the Chinese Communist bosses expected all of us to respond like Lebron James, who criticized Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. But the American people don’t respond

By | 2019-10-22T21:14:53-07:00 October 22nd, 2019|Tags: |

Republicans Have the Prescription for America’s Healthcare Problem

The 2020 Democrats have a health care problem. We have a cure. Their recent debates featured a Medicare for All plan that is unpopular and unworkable. It’s unworkable because Medicare for All would cripple the existing Medicare program that millions of senior citizens depend upon remaining as it is. It’s unpopular because it would ban

By | 2019-10-15T22:41:48-07:00 October 15th, 2019|Tags: |

Try, Try Again! The #Resistance and Impeachment

We are now into the second collusion story and (at least) the second attempt at impeachment, now featuring a second “whistleblower” and counting. If the #Resistance had a motto it would have to be “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” The Washington establishment and their cheering section wearing pajamas in mom’s basements

By | 2019-10-08T18:51:44-07:00 October 8th, 2019|Tags: |

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