It’s Morning in America

Donald Trump’s shocking win last Tuesday was a seismic blow to the American political establishment of the past eight years. His victory completely gutted the mainstream polling industry, shattered the expectations of nearly every political pundit, and signified the largest juxtaposition between any two administrations in the modern era. For conservatives, Trump’s electoral landslide victory represents a chance to begin anew after enduring eight stormy years of the most liberal administration in contemporary times. A conservative administration, supplemented by Republican majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate…

Why True Conservatives Should Never Be “Never Trump”

The late, great William F. Buckley, founder of the National Review, once advised his fellow conservatives that when deciding on the next president, they should choose the “most right, viable candidate who could win.” Those words – originally spoken in 1967 – are especially fitting for 2016, given how much is at stake this election cycle, and moreover, the relative unorthodox nature of the populist-conservatism Donald Trump has brought to the ticket. Though I understand many conservatives have been turned off by his rhetoric, Trump has sworn to rollback the…

The Tea Party: Enemies of Conservatism

It takes places in a grassy field. Sitting in the back of a white pick-up truck is Dwayne Stovall, a businessman clad in denim from head to toe with a rifle leaning against his side. Resting comfortably next to him is his dog, panting as his owner rips into Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn. Mr. Stovall, who recently challenged Cornyn in Texas’s Republican primary, rips into the senator’s alliance with Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, who Stovall pans for looking and fighting like a turtle. After repeating this absurd motif in…