Do Republicans Have a Mandate? Yes, According to the Framers

“Does [a republic] consist in the greater security afforded by a greater variety of parties, against the event of any one party being able to outnumber and oppress the rest? In an equal degree does the increased variety of parties comprised within the Union, increase this security.” – James Madison, “Federalist No.10” Since the November presidential election,…

Echoes of Jim Crow in the School Choice Debate

What do today’s Democrats who oppose school choice have in common with George Wallace, Strom Thurmond, Orval Faubus, and Bull Connor? Both those who oppose school choice and the biggest proponents of Jim Crow society in the 1950s and 1960s South advocate policies that deny children, the vast majority of who are minorities, the right to choose and attend the…

Tweeter-in-Chief? It Could Be a Good Thing.

Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump’s Twitter feed dominated much of the political discussion. Pundits spent hours debating the meaning of those 140 characters, and the Establishment from both parties used some of Trump’s more outrageous tweets to argue that he was unfit for the presidency. Trump’s supporters had a different view, though. They saw tweets…

The Silence is Deafening

Chicago is a war zone. This Christmas weekend saw 43 more shootings, 11 of which were fatal. Chicago Police Department spokesman Jose Estrada told the New York Times that there have been 745 homicides this year, up from 476 at this point in 2015, and marking the first time since 1997 that there have been…

Terror in Berlin: The Beginning of the End for European Integration

The foremost job of a functioning government is to protect its citizens. In that regard, the European Union has failed due to decisions made by governing elites that further the liberal, globalist ideology of European elites at the expense of the people they govern. Anis Amri, the 24-year old Tunisian refugee in Germany without a…

Time to Move on: Responding to Democratic Distractions Since the Election

Since Donald Trump was elected president on November 8th, the Democratic reaction to his election has been a classic case of the five stages of grief—well, at least four of the five, because they have not quite reached acceptance. On Sunday, John Podesta, the architect of a presidential campaign that managed to lose despite spending…

America, Back in Business

“That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln, 1863 Donald Trump’s election to the presidency last month allows those famous words uttered by Lincoln in his 1863 Gettysburg Address…

Trump, Tillerson, and Optimism for Russo-American Relations

For a party, president, and Secretary of State (and failed presidential candidate) who presented a giant red Reset button to the Russian foreign minister in 2011 and mocked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for referring to Russia as the “number one geopolitical foe of the United States”, the Democratic Party, led by the Obama administration…

Trumping the Dragon: An American End Game with China

President-Elect Donald Trump made waves last week by accepting a phone call from the newly (democratically) elected president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen. The Washington establishment and mainstream media let out a collective shriek as they wailed Trump was undoing decades of American foreign policy tradition since the Carter administration, which held that the United States would refuse…

Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures: How to Fix College

Since Donald Trump’s election as president, protests have erupted in major American cities and on college campuses (I was actually caught in the middle of a protest in Charleston, SC last weekend). These protests have highlighted the divisions in this country which formed after eight years of an Obama administration, which despite being touted as…