Author Archives: Robert W. Merry

Lack of Reagan Gumption Ensures Top Tax Rate Stays

Apparently what happened in 1986 stays in 1986.

Trump is Pulling a Libya on Iran

Muammar Qaddafi learned the hard way how the U.S. reneges on deals.

What David Brooks (Still) Doesn’t Understand About America

His “universal nation” idea has gotten us into trouble before.

Eric Foner’s Artful Finesse on Lee Statues

Rubbing out history—even ‘metaphorically’—won’t help us understand it.

Trump Had Big Advantage on Immigration and He’s Blowing It

He could be saving ‘Dreamers,’ and building his wall, too.

David Stockman Takes Aim at the ‘Washington War Party’

Longtime contrarian continues to be a fly in the establishment’s ointment.

Bannon Firing Proves Trump is Winging It

He risks having no base from which to build, no prospect for governance.

The Statue of Liberty Has Nothing to Do With the Immigration Debate

We are seeing an historical pattern of fluctuation.

Like Rome, America Could be Ripe for Tyranny

The dangers that confront late-stage democracy.

The Consequences of Donald Trump Jr.’s Stupidity

Pursue unsavory business, pay the price.

Trump’s Warsaw Speech Threw Down the Gauntlet on Western Civilization

Is America just ‘an idea’?

What If Trump Fails?

Get ready for an American version of socialism.

The New York Times’ Curious Effort to Undermine Rex Tillerson

Is it part of an internecine struggle?

Removing Trump Won’t Solve America’s Crisis

The elites are the problem.

Thank You, Stephen Colbert

He revealed how a vulgarian such as Trump could triumph.

Andy Jackson’s Populism

It started with a hatred of crony capitalism.

‘Middle-Class Tax Relief’ Is a Hoax

The top 20 percent already pony up 84 percent of income taxes.

The Five Most Powerful Populist Uprisings in U.S. History

Populism stretches through the American experience.

This Isn’t the Foreign Policy Trump Campaigned On

He is proving more aggressive and adventuresome than Obama was.

Alternative Facts at the NYT

The paper of record goes of its way to downplay the Susan Rice revelations.

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