by | Jan 2, 2017

As we begin a new year, those of us who astutely backed Trump from the get-go might want to ask ourselves how we might show magnanimity to our opponents. That’s what Churchill recommended, after a victory, and he was right…

by | Oct 13, 2016

Last Friday, the world listened to Donald Trump’s offensive comments from a 2005 conversation. This horrible tape drove many Republicans to denounce him and many of them refused to support his campaign any longer. Liberal columnist Frank Bruni correctly points…

by | Oct 4, 2016

I’m beginning to think that Jonah Goldberg is a bit of a nasty. First he slimed Trump supporters by suggesting that we’re all racists. Today he has a hit piece up in the L.A. Times that mocks me for saying…

by | Sep 15, 2016

When the British Expeditionary Force arrived in France at the beginning of the First World War, the Kaiser called it a contemptible little army. The BEF held the line, however, and taking a perverse pride in the label its members…

by | Aug 26, 2016

Over here at Hot Air, Larry O’Connor has thrown the spotlight on the always estimable William J. Bennett. The former Reagan Secretary of Education and Class A-Plus conservative had appeared on Fox News to say this of Donald Trump and…

by | Aug 24, 2016

In our popular culture, in our novels, in our sociological studies, the reality begins to sink in that we’ve become an immobile class society. Goodbye Leave It to Beaver, hello Sons of Anarchy. Sayonara the melting pot, bonjour the new…

by | Aug 23, 2016

I’ve heard a lot from the Never Trumpers inside the GOP who say that Trump violates their “conservative values.” Most of them were Bush and Kasich supporters. So I have a question: Isn’t keeping your word a “conservative value”? Jeb…

by | Aug 12, 2016

There’s a fine Howard Pyle painting called The Nation Builders, which shows a bedraggled line of Patriot soldiers in the Revolutionary War, preparing to meet the enemy’s volley. You have the sense that many won’t survive, but for Pyle they…

by | Aug 9, 2016

Like nearly everyone else outside his family & co-workers, I had no idea that Evan McMullin existed. But now that I know he does exist, I will consider voting for him as President of the United States in November. Granted,…

by | Aug 1, 2016

When I was younger there was an amazing movie called My Bodyguard, which starred the talented and (yes) conservative actor, Adam Baldwin. Spoiler Alert. But the movie is 35 years old, so I think the statute of limitations is up….

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