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About Daniel McCarthy
Daniel McCarthy is editor at large of The American Conservative. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, The Spectator, The National Interest, Reason, Modern Age, and many other publications. Outside of journalism he has worked as internet communications coordinator for the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign and as senior editor of ISI Books. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied classics. Follow him on Twitter.
The president-elect represents a new chapter in American politics—and the end of dismal old one.
The real battle—to redefine politics and foreign policy—only begins with the election.
What America’s ruling elite fears about the 2016 election
Andrew Bacevich explains our decades-long war for the Greater Middle East.
This election is a referendum on political dynasties and the status quo—even with Gary Johnson and a Kristol candidate in the race.
But I was right about one of the big reasons he’s winning: his enemies.
The Texas senator is the establishment’s last, unlikeliest hope to influence the Republican Party’s future.
Republican realism needs a leader—not just a president.
South Carolina saved Bob Dole and George W. Bush. It couldn’t save Jeb—and his departure doesn’t make things much easier for Marco.
The figure who unified the right after Reagan is gone—and there won’t be another.
Libertarians have tried fusionism and insurgency—but maybe neither is enough.
Neoconservatives and business-class Republicans hope a third-place finish in Iowa is only the beginning.
How the horrors of war led to the birth of American conservatism.
Christian conservatives know their own hearts and minds—which is good news for Ted Cruz and Ben Carson.
How blue states and Christian factionalism keep conservatives at bay.
Why Iran is the key to Kentucky senator’s future—as well as the liberty movement’s.
He tops polls because his libertarian, Christian, and Tea Party opponents can’t make a sale.
Can the Alex P. Keaton generation revive the GOP—without starting another war?
James Burnham reveals how our oligarchy rules.
No—and it wasn’t necessarily anti-imperialist, either.← Older posts
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