Robert Bork’s Warning to America Realized

In the twilight of his presidency, Ronald Reagan moved to make one final touch on his legacy by nominating federal appellate court Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. Bork, a legal titan of his day, was the modern father of judicial restraint inspiring the likes of Antonin Scalia, Clearance Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch. Judge Bork was in a class of his own with masterful writing on many controversial rulings. Sadly, his copious amounts of writing proved to be his downfall as Senators Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden led a…

Is Trump the New Reagan?

America has always been a nation of narratives. From Manifest Destiny to the American Dream, the stories we tell about ourselves have come to define not simply our culture but our politics as well. Since the Jacksonian Revolution, this myth-making, this populist penchant for following a cult of personality, has been a consistent factor in American life, but perhaps never more so than in the past election. Donald Trump has created a personal brand like few presidents in history, using his celebrity status for political ends like no one else…

FPR Interviews – Rob Sisson

Rob Sisson is the president of ConservAmerica, a non-profit dedicated to restoring the Republican Party’s legacy of environmental conservation and educating stakeholders on conservative approaches to today’s climate and energy challenges. After speaking to Fordham University’s College Republicans, Mr. Sisson sat down with FPR executive editor John Craig and editor-in-chief, Ben St. Clair. John Craig: What do you see as the most important step the U.S. can take to improve the environment? I think the U.S. needs to take leadership on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the Republican Party is in a sweet…