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Trump Should Nominate Tim Huelskamp for Secretary of Agriculture

I thought I’d briefly elaborate on this tweet of mine. https://twitter.com/josh_hammer/status/807264378345160704 To be forthright, I am hardly the first to have this idea.  As but one example, …

The Witch Hunt Against Bill Pryor Is Silly

The day after Election Day, I opined that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should immediately nuke the SCOTUS filibuster and nominate Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge William (&#8220 …

Grading Donald Trump

In the weeks since Donald Trump’s stunning Election Day upset, I have given a lot of thought to the conundrum of how exactly it is that principled conservatives—and, in particular, those of u …

Constant Vigilance

On Friday, I wrote that I was actually feeling a bit better about Donald Trump’s Tuesday night victory. The schadenfreude is still great but, overall, that sentiment now seems to have been some …

This Jon Lovett Tweet Is Why I Actually Feel Pretty Good About Trump’s Win

McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed had a terrific piece, back in July, on the long, winding road that led to Donald J. Trump’s decision to earnestly seek the presidency in 2016.  I blogged about it for …

Nuke the SCOTUS Filibuster and Nominate Bill Pryor for Scalia’s Seat

With a big caveat for the institutional dignity of the polling profession, it was a pretty remarkable evening.  The GOP’s retaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives was called early …

Mid-Election Day Update

Americans are out and voting.  If you still haven’t, then you should, too.  The top-line presidential race has gotten most of the attention—and, yes, both major party candidates are just pla …

The Restoration

At long last, after years of ceaseless chatter and months of obstreperous mudslinging between two general election nominee jokesters whose would-be presidencies despotisms are less pleasant to conte …

#NeverTrump Must Never Forget How Utterly Terrible Hillary Clinton Also Is

Hillary Clinton, now once again under FBI investigation for having flagrantly vitiated U.S. national security due to what septuagenarian loonbag socialist communist Bernie Sanders might call her &# …

Amidst Utter Chaos, One Gun Poll Shows Actual Sanity

As I have previously noted in painstaking scientific detail, 2016 is literally the worst.  Jonah Goldberg recently described his trying to walk a fine line between simultaneous endorsements of Evan M …

Stop Letting Racists and Jew-Haters Masquerade Under the Term, “Alt-Right”

In September, when I wrote about what I perceive to be the three broad categories of Trump supporters, I opened up a bit about an unfortunate recent incident I had experienced when the white supremaci …

Originalists Against Trump

With particular thanks to my friend and former constitutional law professor, Will Baude, I am honored and grateful to be a signatory to today’s “Originalists Against Trump” statement …

Mitt Romney Should Immediately Endorse Evan McMullin

On Thursday, I wrote to explain why I believe that independent conservative presidential candidate Evan McMullin—whom I have openly endorsed—and Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnso …

New Trump Surrogate Line: The Truth Doesn’t Matter

I awoke this morning to a series of text messages from a friend, asking me if I was watching erstwhile-earnest-moralist-turned-rabid-Branch-Trumpidian Trump campaign surrogate Ben Carson absolutely i …

Evan McMullin and Gary Johnson Must Form an Immediate Cartel

The latest polling information to come out of Utah—probably the single most culturally conservative and reliably Republican state in the country, with the possible exception of Oklahoma—yesterday …

Why Ken Bone Matters

Last night, as expected, was an utter embarrassment for the republic.  Alexis de Tocqueville and Abraham Lincoln both received shout-outs, but there was approximately zero substance throughout the co …

I’m Voting for Evan McMullin for President

I honestly am not sure that I have lived through a year as terrible as 2016.  From Antonin Scalia back in February to Arnold Palmer and Shimon Peres now in September, some truly great people have dep …

6 Reasons Why Ted Cruz Should Not Endorse Donald Trump

For the first time since I was standing in the crowd inside Indianapolis’s historic Union Station on the Cruz campaign’s fateful night of May 3rd, I had the chance to see Ted Cruz last we …

We Must Never, Ever Forget September 11, 2001

Fifteen years ago today, Islamic jihadists executed the single deadliest attack on U.S. soil by a geopolitical foe since the War of 1812.  The jihadists were largely trained and funded by nefarious W …

The Three Types of Trump Supporters and the Future of the GOP Tent

Two of the National Review stalwarts have recently opined on how to reconcile the GOP and move forward in a post-Trump world.  I’d like to explain the analytical framework that I see jointly e …

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