Author Archives: Jonathan Coppage

About Jonathan Coppage

Jonathan Coppage is TAC's associate editor. He recently obtained a BA in Political Science from North Carolina State University, and previously attended the University of Chicago, where he studied in the Fundamentals: Issues and Texts great books concentration. Jonathan previously interned at The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society, and participated in the 2012 Hertog Political Studies Program. Jon can be followed on Twitter @JonCoppage, or reached by e-mail at jcoppage@theamericanconservative.com.

When Seized Land Lies Fallow

When then Justice John Paul Stevens handed down his now infamous ruling …

The Sharing Economy’s Undead Capital, and Its Discontents

Out in the LED-lit, LEED-certified halls of Silicon Valley, the past few …

Brendan Eich, Game of Thrones, and the Headaches of New Rulers

Winning wars, cultural or military, is much simpler than keeping the subsequent peace.

Here’s the “Missing” Evidence for S.D.’s Sex-Selective Abortion Ban

Culture war ideologies are ill-equipped to mount real defenses of the vulnerable.

We Finally Start to See What Drove Snowden

As the New York Times and Washington Post have recently reported, and Leah Libresco …

At CPAC, Rand Paul Stands Ascendant

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference has had something of a deflated …

CIA May Have Spied on Congress’s Torture Probe

Late last night, McClatchy reported that the CIA inspector general has asked …

Hagel Begins Trimming Army to 1940 Levels

A reduction in the size of the military has been a long …

A Painean Policy Proposal from a Beltway Burkean

Last week, just as the East Coast descended into a terrifying world …

Toast, Trouble, and the Hidden Strength of Weak Bonds

What localists can learn from a schizoaffective coffee shop owner

For One Night, a Family-Friendly GOP

While President Obama famous labored over all the drafts of his  one …

Congress Sends Guns to Syria in Secret Vote

This can only end well. Last night Reuters reported that Congress recently …

Army Considers Slashing Brigades, Boosting Robots

With the post-9/11 financial spigots drying up, and sequestration at least partially …

Are Duck Dynasty Fans Duped, or in on the Joke?

The Robertson family beards may be scripted, but they can still be real.

Mike Lee Talks the Constitution

The senator discusses defending Congress’s turf against presidential encroachment.

Big Banks Score a Win in Switzerland

Over the weekend, a small committee gathered in the small city of …

Why Anti-Poverty Talk Can Work for the GOP

As this week marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, …

What Happens When America’s Roads Run Out?

What does it mean for a country built around the car to …

Rand Paul vs. the National Security Hawks

Sen. Rand Paul joined George Stephanopoulos’s “This Week” yesterday to talk unemployment insurance, …

3 Political Stories to Follow in 2014

With the new year finally upon us, it is time to see …

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