Author Archives: James P. Pinkerton

About James P. Pinkerton

James P. Pinkerton is a contributor to the Fox News Channel and a regular panelist on the Fox “News Watch” show, the highest-rated media-critique show on television. He is a former columnist for Newsday, and is the editor of He has written for publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Review, The New Republic, Foreign Affairs, Fortune, The Huffington Post, and The Jerusalem Post. He is the author of What Comes Next: The End of Big Government--and the New Paradigm Ahead (Hyperion: 1995). He worked in the White House domestic policy offices of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and in the 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns. In 2008 he served as a senior adviser to the Mike Huckabee for President Campaign. Married to the former Elizabeth Dial, he is a graduate of Stanford University.

How Donald Trump Just Ended the Cold War for Good

He’s the man astride the world stage now, shaking hands, signing deals—and unmistakably remaking the old order.

Macron Defines Good Citizenship by Defying the PC Left

The French president’s gesture to a migrant-hero has triggered the open-borders crowd. Turns out his politics are more complicated than they thought.

Remexit: The European Union’s Plan to Muddle Through

Do Euro-skeptics just want their cake and leave it, too?

Meet the New Conquistadors: Silicon Valley Moguls

As we’re vanquished by the profiteers of data gold, we can only marvel at their audacity.

America’s Fossil Fuel Boom

Elites say we’re supposed to be adopting renewables to fight climate change. Instead the opposite is happening.

Vehicle Terrorism and Humanity’s Crooked Timber

Low-tech, behind-the-wheel attacks are becoming more common. But can they ever be stopped?

The Tragic Crack in Artificial Intelligence

Just as we’re flawed, so, too, will be our AI. Do we really want machines watching over nuclear weapons?

How the Greenwashed Liberal Gentry Keep Out the Rabble

One San Francisco lawmaker wants more affordable housing. Cue the fury from NIMBY leftists.

Barbara Bush: The Hand That Rocked the Cradle That Ruled the World

It’s impossible to isolate her influence from that of her family—and she herself wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

Is Poland In the Grip of a Burkean Battle?

The conservative Law and Justice party struggles against the scourge of EU utopianism.

The State of the Union—According to the Beltway Media

Washington’s interference makes it a miracle that Trump’s message gets out to the American public. But it does.

Only Smears and Snark for Poland on Its Birthday

This is how Western elites treat conservative countries that don’t play by their rules.

How to Stop a Terrorist Who’s Wielding a Car

Perhaps we can agree with George Washington University’s Christopher Leinberger and many …

A Deus ex Machina for the Climate Change Problem

Carbon capture could be the win-win we need for the economy and the environment.

Making France Great Again

The nationalism of Cardinal Richelieu still inspires the French.

Peace Through Trump?

National interest builds a new foreign-policy coalition.

Theresa May and the Return of One Nation Conservatism

The new UK prime minister has a powerful center-right message.

Bring Back Vannevar Bush

Business and government should once again work together to advance science and medicine.

Firefighters Deserve Better Tools

We owe them an X-Prize for fighting fire.

Do We Spend Too Much on Sarah Murnaghan?

Saving this little girl’s life was a miracle of science—and an act of defiance against an austerity-obsessed healthcare policy.

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