The 2016 election planted a nationalistic, populist battle standard reminiscent of the one that the pitchfork-wielding legions of the Old Right had once marched beneath. Now it appears at risk of being diluted…Consider the fate of Michelle Malkin.
The featured theme of this month’s magazine is focused on a particular task, namely retrieving conservativism and conservative thinkers from the past and explaining their continued relevance to the present.
In a recent Townhall commentary, the young author Michael Malarkey marvels over “the resurgence of refined paleoconservatism.” Supposedly Donald Trump has absorbed quintessential paleoconservative positions and is now putting them into practice.
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This week brought the unsurprising news that our war in Afghanistan has long been supported by optimistic claims that were false and known to be false. It is, of course, too late to save the thousands of Americans who have died in Afghanistan or to recover the hundreds of billions—some say trillions—of dollars wasted there. But, perhaps, this latest news will embolden President Trump to follow his instincts and to bring the American troops who are still fighting and dying in Afghanistan home.
"Jaw-jaw is better than war-war," is attributed, wrongly, say some historians, to Winston Churchill. Still, the words lately came to mind.
While last week ended with a hopeful U.S.-Iranian prisoner exchange that was hailed by President Donald Trump—"Thank you to Iran for a very fair negotiation. See, we can make a deal together"—a few days earlier, the week produced more ominous news.
Let “Dover Beach,” Matthew Arnold’s finest poem, be the epigraph for today. Many migrants come on shore there in tiny and dangerous boats, often escorted in by border patrols. They will mostly be allowed to stay in England. Many are not intercepted and fade without trace into the mainland. Many die: a refrigerated truck container was found in Essex to have 39 dead.
The "Our diversity is our strength!" Party is starting to look rather monochromatic in its upper echelons these days.
The four leading candidates for its presidential nomination—Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg—are all white.
The six candidates who have qualified for the Dec. 19 debate—the front four, plus Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer—are all white.