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Drew Holden

Drew Holden

Drew Holden is a public affairs and strategic communications professional based in Washington, D.C. He is a former Republican staffer handling economics, social and morality issues, health care, patent and intellectual privacy policy, and other domestic issues in the House of Representatives and previously worked in business strategy for a hedge fund in Connecticut. He can be reached via email at [email protected], and is active on Twitter @DrewHolden360.

Nick Fuentes, Groypers, and the Limits of Acceptability

Any political movement must necessarily determine the bounds of what it finds acceptable. This is difficult and, as I’ve written here before, should be forgiving. Generally, political factions …

The Perils of Performative Environmentalism

A recent piece in The New York Times seemed planted by conservatives. In it, an environmentalist derided the wearing of clothes as an environmental threat – admittedly somewhat tongue …

The Cult of Political Belonging Comes to Washington (Sports)

Last week’s fresh outrage – at least the Monday segment – swirled around a ceremony honoring the World Series-winning Washington Nationals at the White House. Despite widespread calls fo …

The Parable of Shooting the Migrants in the Legs

How to address immigration and our southern border is an issue Americans should be able to debate and disagree on in good faith. Christians have a responsibility – like any other policy issue &# …

DC’s Farcical Climate Protests

For those of you who haven’t had your sleep schedule or commute to work disrupted today, there are ongoing protests across Washington, D.C. seeking to “shut down” the city to demand action on cl …

I’m not inclined to paint conservatives as thoughtless bigots. But…

Today, the Washington Post ran a lengthy opinion piece by Eve Fairbanks titled “The ‘reasonable’ rebels” that pilloried so-called “reasonable” conservatives as kinsman of the ant …

In Defense of Chris Cuomo

If you are particularly online, you’ve surely been caught up in the faux-outrage surrounding CNN media personality and son and brother, respectively, of former and current New York Governors Chris C …

No One Should Applaud Prison Violence

With recent reports that Jeffrey Epstein was either been attacked or attempted suicide in prison, a familiar chorus has broken out. Good! The bastard got what was coming to him! This can be …

Trump’s Comments are Racist. Republicans Should Say So.

Just as the July 2019 Democratic intraparty civil war was getting into high gear, President Trump decided to weigh in with controversy of his own, saying that certain “‘Progressive’ …

The Biggest Threat to American Christianity comes from Within

Policing what is and isn’t Christian is not a new undertaking. While present battles lack the murderous inclinations of prior epochs, debating something as significant as what opens the door to eter …

Trump’s Tanks are Pedantic, Not Autocratic

Washington, D.C. is abuzz at the presence of U.S. military tanks at this year’s annual Fourth of July parade, at the express request of President Trump. This bizarre showcase of military strength …

In Defense of American Exceptionalism

Much has been made of late about America’s past sins, and people across the political spectrum – from the intersectional left to President Trump himself – have pushed a narrative that Am …

We Need Room for Grace, Growth and Forgiveness in the Digital Age

Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting and a pro-gun, school safety advocate, recently had his offer to attend Harvard University in the fall rescinded, in response to hateful, racist …

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