Author Archives: Paul Gottfried

Free Trade Shouldn’t Be a Litmus Test for Conservatism

That position has often been linked to the left, while protectionism has just as often been associated with the right.

Billy Graham: American Pastor With A Global Flock

The late evangelist’s mission to ‘save’ everyone allowed him to transcend partisan politics and draw widespread support.

Why the ‘Case Against Education’ Won’t Fly

Students may not be interested in their college studies, but they can’t survive without them.

An Old Paleocon Sets the Record Straight

Our moment has come and gone, despite Bill Kristol’s attempt to resurrect us as convenient bugaboos.

The Hypocrisy and Tyranny of ‘Who We Are’

Media elites decide what “we as a people” should or shouldn’t be. Who asked you?

Is the United Nations Anti-Semitic?

Evangelicals and neoconservatives certainly want us to think it is.

Right-wing Celebrities Play Fast and Loose With History

Forget Trump—Goldberg, Prager, and D’Souza muddle facts to sell books all the time.

Stop Trying to Make Small Government Happen

A proud Ron Paul voter explains why the battle against the state is all but lost.

Heritage Foundation + the War Industry: What a Pair

Conservative think tank considers Lockheed fixture for its next president.

Overstating the Importance of the Balfour Declaration

However Israel came to be it wasn’t because of a 67-word letter during WWI.

Why the Hush on Neoconservative Links to Trump Dossier?

The Washington Free Beacon: No ordinary ‘Republican ally.’

McCain’s Anti-Trump Broadside a Half-Baked Brief For Empire

What does “spurious nationalism” really mean?

Jonah Goldberg’s Flawed Litmus Test

Never-Trumper pokes at Roy Moore’s conservatism. Here’s what he gets wrong.

Who Are ‘The People’ Anyway?

Beware of those who claim to speak for today’s populist audience.

If Milo is New Face of American Right We’re in Trouble

All red meat and no substance makes for a vapid messenger.

No, It’s Not ‘Moral Relativism’ to Oppose Nuking North Korea

Warhawks wheel out an old, meaningless canard.

Why Today’s Conservatives Are Useless Debaters

They don’t have the grit nor guts to make coherent arguments.

Memories of Living in the ‘Deep State’

D.C. in the 80’s was a dull company town full of smug, striving liberals.

If Loving Putin Is ‘Right,’ I Want to Be Wrong

Not all conservatives are enamored with Russia.

Why Democrats Are More Unified Than the GOP

It’s about ideological cohesion, and long-term strength.

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