Author Archives: Jack Hunter

Why Conservatives Ignored the Ferguson Report

Far too many right-wingers believe whole categories of human beings are “bad people” who deserve violence and injustice.

Don’t Hate Chris Kyle—or the Iraqis

American soldiers and Arab civilians alike are victims of politicians’ hubris and terrorists’ atrocities.

The Right’s Race Deafness

Too many conservatives give the impression that refusing to listen to black perspectives is a point of pride.

What’s Conservatism Without Liberty?

Dick Cheney and Jennifer Rubin aim to purge the freedom movement from the right—leaving nothing but authoritarianism.

“Fortunate Son” Is Antiwar, and Pro-Military

Conservative hawks keep confusing supporting the troops with endorsing the wars.

How Rand Paul Threatens Left and Right

Libertarian-inflected conservatism challenges entrenched political coalitions with a transpartisan appeal.

How to Win a Culture War

Young Americans are more pro-drug, pro-gay—and pro-life.

Why Gay Marriage Isn’t the ’60s Civil Rights Fight

What black Americans suffered is without parallel in our history—a fact all sides of the SSM debate should recognize.

Libertarianism for Social Conservatives

From abortion to the drug war and gay marriage, decentralization is the only answer.

How Gun Control Kills

And why death-penalty opponents should think twice about firearms bans.

D’Souza’s “Kenyan Anti-Colonial” Distraction

An unproductive GOP indulges in conspiracy paranoia.

In Defense of Grover Norquist

The anti-tax activist represents a challenge to authoritarian GOP orthodoxy.

The Petraeus Saga

Neoconservatives have lost their best advocate for war in Afghanistan.

Back to Constitutional Conservatism

The GOP needs new ideas rooted in old ones.

Pro-Life Means Anti-Drone

If life is sacred, how can we justify the random killing of innocent children?

Mitt’s Bad Math

Romney’s plan to reduce the deficit while increasing the defense budget is unserious.

Whatever Happened to Civil Liberties?

Under Obama, Democrats have embraced the national security state.

The Conservative View on Foreign Aid

It’s also the libertarian view, despite what Lindsey Graham wants you to think.


Unlike political partisans, wrestling fans know it’s all staged.

Murray Rothbard’s Practical Politics

Libertarianism may be a minority philosophical movement, but it must seek mainstream electoral success.

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