We Must Not Ignore Christian Persecution

Editor's note: The following are remarks delivered on November 26 to the 2nd International Conference on Christian Persecution in Budapest, Hungary. The mission of the event is "to find answers and solutions to the most neglected humanitarian and civilizational crisis of our time." Dear Mister President, I am here to say thank you for what

By | 2019-12-05T21:57:36-07:00 December 5th, 2019|Tags: |

Leninism: The Highest Stage of Progressivism

Everyone knows the universities are on the political Left. Political science is part of that problem, though it isn’t nearly as corrupt as some other disciplines. While many professors hold their partisan biases close, those inclinations all too often appear in curricula and scholarship and inevitably reach the classroom. A contrary example both of the

By | 2019-12-04T22:28:01-07:00 December 4th, 2019|Tags: |

The Foundations of the ‘Administrative/Deep State’

We hear a great deal these days about the “deep state,” especially as it applies to the Trump Administration. The president’s supporters use the term to describe the entrenched federal bureaucracy and what they believe to be its efforts to derail the president’s policies. Until recently, the president’s critics have dismissed the idea of a

By | 2019-11-22T20:52:00-07:00 November 22nd, 2019|Tags: |

President Trump Did the Right Thing with the Dreamers.
Will the Supreme Court?

If one president decides that he has the power to suspend the application of a law, when he clearly has no such right, may his successor, by an executive decree, reverse his predecessor’s decision? This question, ridiculous as it sounds, is now actually before the United States Supreme Court, and will be resolved by a

By | 2019-11-18T02:51:49-07:00 November 17th, 2019|Tags: |

Praetorianism and
the ‘Deep State’

Defenders of President Trump have long railed against the “deep state,” a name given to the entrenched bureaucracy working from within to bring down the Trump Administration. They point to the anonymous New York Times op-ed from September 2018, “I am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” said to be written by a

By | 2019-11-10T19:53:51-07:00 November 9th, 2019|Tags: |

Hate Speech Laws Do Not Protect Democracy—They Threaten It

The First Amendment protects “hate speech.” So why do so many powerful figures want to criminalize this protected speech? Because this supposed menace threatens their political agenda. Last week, the Washington Post published an op-ed by MSNBC analyst Richard Stengel arguing for a ban on hate speech. Stengel, a former Obama Administration staffer and Time magazine

By | 2019-11-09T02:20:57-07:00 November 9th, 2019|Tags: |

From Bullets to Ballots, and Back to Bullets?

At the beginning of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln summed up the case against partisan impeachment when he reminded his countrymen that, “It is now for [Americans] to demonstrate to the world that those who can fairly carry an election can also suppress a rebellion; that ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets,

By | 2019-11-08T10:09:14-07:00 November 6th, 2019|Tags: |

The Left-Right Divide Is About Reality Itself

The Left-Right divide in America is, unfortunately, unbridgeable. There are three reasons. First, we are divided by our vision of what we want America to be. The Right believes the Founders' vision was brilliant and moral, that bourgeois middle-class values are superior to alternative value systems; that rights come from God, not man; and that the state

By | 2019-11-04T21:20:26-07:00 November 4th, 2019|Tags: |

The Right Wing Is
Anti-Government Again

I recently watched the “Waco” miniseries, which premiered last year on the 25th anniversary of the siege, and is now available on Amazon Prime. The production was well done, made a fair attempt to show multiple perspectives, and reminded me of how powerful the image of a church being assaulted and then burning to the

By | 2019-10-28T18:52:27-07:00 October 28th, 2019|Tags: |

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