RINOs Plan a Third Party

Stung by a surging Tea Party movement, liberal Republicans and Democrats associated with Hillary Clinton are privately planning to form a “centrist” third party in time for the 2012 election. Political insiders believe if Barack Obama remains unpopular next year and the Republican nominee believes in small government conservatism, an independent run may be their best bet to keep the presidency, … [Read more...]

Where Pat Buchanan Went Wrong

I wrote several book reviews at FrontPage Magazine, including virtually every book Pat Buchanan wrote during my tenure there. In hindsight, these were hypercritical and, more damning for me, did not engage with the substance of his arguments. As I place this on my website nine years to the day I first wrote it, I can say this is perhaps the most defensible of my reviews of his work, which is … [Read more...]

Farewell, Chairman Bill

I am proud to say this article was read by William F. Buckley Jr. personally. Upon reading it, he sent a very kind personal letter to me, which remains one of my most cherished possessions. This article was excerpted in the August 9, 2004, hard copy issue of National Review. An edited online version may be seen here, although in the print copy, mine was the first article excerpted. We reprinted … [Read more...]