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David Thornton

David Thornton is a professional pilot and freelance writer. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Emmanuel College. He currently lives in Georgia with his family. Find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DavidWThorntonwriter and Twitter @captainkudzu.

Can A Fusion Party Save America?

At various times in American history, voters have come together in bipartisan Fusion Parties when both major parties failed to represent their interests. As the Republican Party continues in a graveya …

What Do Tucker Carlson, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandra Ocasio Cortez Have In Common?

Elizabeth Warren and Alexandra Ocasio Cortez have made the news recently with their attacks on billionaires and capitalism. As proof that politics makes strange bedfellows, however, Tucker Carlson, th …

How The Labor Shortage Shriveled The Border Security Surge

The Department of Homeland Security was directed by President Trump to hire 15,000 new officers two years ago, but the hiring surge has still not begun. Despite the push for more border security, most …

No, There Were Not 58,000 Noncitizen Voters In Texas

Over the weekend a story from Texas hit the internet that there 58,000 noncitizens had voted in Texas elections. The story originated with the Texas Secretary of State and said that a total of 95,000 …

RNC Discourages Primary Challenge, Affirms Allegiance To Trump

In a move designed to promote a vision of party loyalty but that actually telegraphs President Trump’s weakness, the Republican National Committee voted on Friday to affirm its “undivided support …

Can We Agree That Shutdowns Don’t Work?

Yesterday President Trump unceremoniously capitulated to Nancy Pelosi in the shutdown negotiations. Continuing in a long line of Republican shutdown failures, the president agreed to reopen the govern …

Here’s What Mueller Said In Roger Stone’s Indictment

Former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone was arrested by the FBI last night on charges stemming from Stone’s contact with WikiLeaks about the release of stolen DNC data during the 2016 election. St …

BREAKING: CNN Reports White House Preparing Emergency Order To Fund Border Wall

In what is billed as an exclusive report, CNN is reporting that the Trump White House is drafting an emergency order that would declare an emergency on the southern border and appropriate $7 billion f …

Can Christians Be Democrats?

From time to time, the Resurgent writers have some spirited discussions in the back room. That was the case this week after Steve Berman posted his compelling idea for a Christian political party. Eve …

Third GOP Senator Breaks With Trump On The Shutdown

The Denver Post is reporting that Senator Cory Gardner (R-Col.) will vote for a clean funding bill that will reopen the federal government “with no border-security funding attached.” Sen. Gardner …

Republicans Need To Stop Driving Off Voters

President Ronald Reagan, arguably the most successful president of our time, said the Republican Party should be a big tent party that is welcoming of many views. In more recent years, the GOP has shi …

The Shutdown Isn’t Painless Anymore – Effects Ripple Through Economy

After 32 days of the longest partial government shutdown in US history, effects are starting to cascade throughout the US economy. Many parts of the government are operating on a limited basis or clos …

Martin Luther King’s Ultimate Victory

As we remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. today, we can celebrate the vast changes that our country has undergone in the years since his murder in Memphis in 1968. Despite racial incidents in …

Why Trump’s DACA Offer Failed And What He Should Do Next

President Donald Trump has proposed a compromise offer to end the shutdown impasse and Democrats seem to have rejected it out of hand. While Trump’s deal has been lauded by many Republicans, in real …

This Popular Republican Governor May Be The First To Challenge Trump In 2020

President Trump might not be in imminent danger of impeachment after the implosion of the BuzzFeed report but there are still plenty of reasons that he might not be the best candidate to carry the Rep …

Master Troll Trump Leaves Pelosi’s Luggage In Capitol Hallway

Whatever else you can say about Donald Trump, the man is a master troll and an expert at getting under people’s skin. Mr. Trump may not know much about the intricacies of policy, but he does know ho …

BuzzFeed: Mueller Has Evidence That Trump Directed Cohen To Commit Perjury

Last night, BuzzFeed dropped a bombshell that two law enforcement sources report that the federal government has evidence that President Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congre …

Giuliani Open To Possibility That Members Of Trump Campaign Colluded With Russia

In what may be one of the largest reversals of the Trump Administration, President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, admitted that it is possible that there was collusion between some members of the …

The Trade War Just Boosted Our Trade Deficit With China To A Record High

One of the frequent problems with government action is that it often falls victim to the Law of Unintended Consequences. This maxim holds that for many actions taken in a complex system there are ofte …

Should Republicans Challenge Donald Trump In The 2020 Primary?

The assumption among most people is that the 2020 primaries will look a lot like a mirror image of 2012. That year, Barack Obama, an unpopular president cruised to the Democratic nomination while a ha …

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