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Postmortem on a ‘Political Corpse’ #GoodbyeObama

Bruce Thornton, What the Obama years represent about our political order and its future. The last days of the Obama presidency are being filled with “legacy” talk. Critics have catalogued all the domestic and foreign policy disasters Obama will leave in his wake, from Obamacare to the rise of ISIS. The president himself has held

The United States Of Crybabies

Bruce Thornton, The change from a tragic view of human life to a therapeutic one. The hyper-emotional reactions to Donald Trump’s election occasioned much commentary about the state of America’s millennials. On college campuses across the country there were “cry-ins,” group “primal screams,” and designated “healing spaces.” The general mood was captured in a tweet

‘Healing Divisions’ and ‘Unity’ Are Unconstitutional

Bruce Thornton, Does it matter what America’s Founders wanted? Thanksgiving Day elicited several calls for “unity” and “healing,” following a divisive and bitterly fought presidential election. Several pundits referenced Abraham Lincoln’s wish “to heal the wounds of the nation,” which he articulated in the speech instituting Thanksgiving Day in 1863. Donald Trump said in his

The self-destruction of so many failed progressive gods

Bruce Thornton,  A month ago, progressives were having a conniption fit over Trump’s refusal to accept the outcome of the election. So of course, now that Trump has won, they are rioting, vandalizing, staging “cry-ins,” ditching class, group-hugging, tweeting threats, calling names, seeking counseling, and doing everything in their power to make sure that their

If America does not vote for Donald Trump, she is lost

David Solway, I recently met with an academic colleague for drinks, and the conversation quickly turned, as seems inevitable these days, to American politics. She was appalled when I expressed my admiration for Donald Trump. How could I break ranks so egregiously? After all, she expatiated, Trump wants to end all immigration to the U.S.,

What about Obama’s executive tyranny and Hillary’s promises to swell the Federal Leviathan?

Bruce Thornton, Trump Threatens Democracy! As expected, Trump’s refusal to make a pledge accepting the outcome of the election stirred up the usual hysteria on the left and the right. According to the New York Times, Trump’s response was “a remarkable statement that seemed to cast doubt on American democracy.” The other P.R. firm for

Now It’s Up to the Voters

Bruce Thornton, Will they gauge the one very obvious take-away from this campaign? The third debate was a rerun of the other two. Even moderator Chris Wallace scolded both candidates for repeating stale talking points and talking over each other like squabbling fishwives. Neither Trump nor Clinton said anything that will change this race one

Trump defends his support for renegotiating the ” NATO Alliance”

Frontpagemag.com, Editor’s note: On July 27, 2017, the Donald Trump presidential campaign held a rally in Scranton, PA, during which the Republican presidential candidate defended his support for renegotiating NATO. In his explanation, Trump cited key facts from FrontPage’s recent article, “Trump and NATO,” by Shillman Journalism Fellow Bruce Thornton. Full video of the rally can be seen below. Reference to the FrontPage article begins at the

Bad Ideas Created Benghazi

Bruce Thornton, The deadly cost of trying to sever Islamic terrorism from its roots. The House Select Committee on Benghazi report confirms what we pretty much already knew. The Obama administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton completely politicized this country’s foreign policy in order to ensure the reelection of Obama and to serve the

The EU-Progressive Paradigm Is Falling Apart

Bruce Thornton, The rise of populist and patriotic passions. Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Long-developing cracks in the Western political establishment’s century-old paradigm suddenly widened this year. In the US Donald Trump, a reality television star and real estate developer, improbably became the Republican Party’s nominee for

The Party of Scientism, Not Science

Bruce Thornton, The gruesome history of left-wing scientific fakery. In a commencement speech at Rutgers, President Obama took an indirect shot at Donald Trump and the Republicans: Facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science: These are good things. These are qualities you want in people making policy . . . We traditionally have valued