Author Archives: J. Arthur Bloom

About J. Arthur Bloom

Jordan was TAC's associate editor. He also reviews music for Tiny Mix Tapes, is a contributor at The Umlaut. His work has appeared elsewhere at the Washington Post, Washington Times, The Daily Caller, and Doublethink magazine, among others. He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and lives in Washington DC. Follow him on Twitter

Does a Close Race in Kansas Bode Poorly for the GOP?

Ron Estes was a weak candidate tied to an unpopular governor.

William Lind’s Way of War

Meet the field marshal of military reform and cultural conservatism.

The Controversial Chris Kyle

“American Sniper” could never have dodged the contentious politics of the war or the troubled hero it portrays.

Civil War Comes Home

“Copperhead” dramatizes the ’60s antiwar movement—1860s, that is.

National Service Programs Have Nothing To Do With Patriotism

Nothing like a “boot camp” or forced labor to bring back that …

‘Starbursts’ from Harry Jaffa: On Rich Lowry’s Embarrassing Lincoln Screed

National Review editor Rich Lowry’s two most notably unwise statements are defending the idea of …

Michael Lind Takes on the Cartoon Libertarians

For the last week or so Michael Lind has been sticking his …

E.W. Jackson Hits Aneesh Chopra for Alleged PRISM Connection

Here’s a press release from Virginia Republican Lieutenant Governor nominee E.W. Jackson …

Snowden and Outsourcing

Now that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has outed himself as an employee of …

President Obama Embraces the False Choice

For those of you just joining us, there have been two big …

Does Bob Goodlatte’s Cell Phone-Unlocking Bill Go Far Enough?

This morning the House Judiciary subcommittee covering intellectual property is holding a …

Millennials in the Mist

After all the reporting trumpeting the College Republicans’ stock-taking of Millennial voters …

In Praise of (Legalistically) Splitting the Baby

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being criticized from all sides for …

John McCain’s Islamist Photo Op and the Problem with ‘Material Support’

Senator John McCain undermined the point of his trip to Syria—to prove …

Rand Paul Talks Expanding the GOP in Simi Valley

On Friday Senator Rand Paul wrapped up a week-long visit to California, …

Libertarians, Abortion, and Natural Rights

Reason held a panel last week on libertarian perspectives on abortion featuring their …

We Only Like Pacifists When We Agree With Them

Alyssa Rosenberg finds the “Copperhead” trailer problematic because it doesn’t mention slavery: …

What’s Wrong With Humanitarian Aid?

Chris Coyne, George Mason economics professor and author of one of the …

Mumford and Retroculture

Watching the above parody, I thought about about an NPR story from …

Rand Paul’s Puzzling Stand with Apple

What everyone agreed on during Apple CEO Tim Cook’s appearance before the Senate …

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