Category Archives: The American Conservative

This Election Isn’t Just Binary, It’s Existential

The ideologues who want to watch America burn are very close to the mainstream of the Democratic Party. That’s what this election is about.

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The Reagan Revival We Need

The GOP seems ready to leave Reagan in the past, but today’s leaders could learn something from the Gipper’s unifying gift.

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Vote for the Good Dad this November

A great leader functions as a father to the nation, and it’s clear between Trump and Biden who is better suited for the job.

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Peking Parolin’s Dirty Deal

The Vatican’s top diplomat renders China unto the communists, against the lessons of history and the advice of those who know better.

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Trump v. Biden Stays Trump v. Biden

Trump was demure — and more successful — against Joe Biden, but likely failed to have a breakout night.

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The Parable of the Stone Crabs

Crabbers rip off one claw, then throw the mutilated creatures back into the ocean. Sounds a lot like the Democratic Party.

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Waco Whitewash King Vindicates Presidential Debate Commission

John Danforth, a key player in the cover-up of misconduct at Waco, has some rich ideas about faith in government and the 2020 election.

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China Shows the Weakness of Strong-Arm Diplomacy

Beijing needs to be deterred, but the Chinese threat is also much weaker than some Americans think.

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American Conservatism at a Crossroads

As the gatekeepers of the conservative movement have their fantasies ripped away, the Old Right looks for a new way forward.

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The Foreign Policy Choice this November

Neither Trump nor Biden is a reliable realist on foreign policy, but neither one has the standard record of a hawk, either.

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