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A Time to Punch Back

Conservatives can claim very few national-level policy victories over the past generation. The partial exception may be K-12 education—though even successes there really represent a retreat from spaces which no…

The second impeachment of Donald Trump is underway, and this time, several Republicans are on board

The House convened at 9 AM ET for the second impeachment of Donald Trump. And this time around, several Republicans are voting to impeach, after Trump incited an attack on the…

Music and Metaphor

I am dead to the world’s tumult, And I rest in a quiet realm! I live alone in my heaven, In my love and in my song! These are the…

Trump waited hours to tell his supporters to stop attacking the Capitol. There's a reason for that

On January 6, one prominent Republican after another called Donald Trump or the people near him, begging him to take decisive action to protect the U.S. Capitol from his mob…

History as Partisan Cudgel

Richard Hofstadter was a prominent historian during America’s post-World War II rise. He reflected and established important tendencies in the progressive narrative of American history, so his career reveals much…

Check out the order in which Melania Trump listed the victims of terrorism at the Capitol

Not too many people were wondering “Where does Melania Trump stand on her husband’s incitement of a coup attempt?” But if you were one of them, here you go. Melania is…

How Catholic Americanists Made America Safe for Integralism

Americans under the age of sixty will find it hard to imagine a Roman Catholic running for president (from any party) and having to explain his or her loyalty to…

Get ready for the battle of the 'bones!

One of the many reasons I can thank soon-to-be Vice President Kamala Harris for is raising the profile of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). From her exciting entry into the primaries accompanied…

Melville’s Rejection of Utopia

That Herman Melville became a writer in the first place—and later the author of the Great American Novel, as some people think of Moby-Dick—would have surprised his father, Allan, who…

Social media is taking out the trash—four years too late

On Friday evening, Twitter finally did what it should have done four years ago—if not sooner—by banning Donald Trump’s account permanently. Later in the evening, even the official White House…