Author Archives: Robert W. Merry

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.

Trump’s Health Care Debacle

The president invested a large chunk of political capital in health care. He didn’t know the market.

Does Sesame Street Deserve Government Funding?

Big Bird doesn’t need the money, and neither do so many other organizations grabbing special privileges and advantages through access to the federal largess pool.

The Meaning of Trump

He alone perceived America’s status quo crisis.

The Greatest Presidents

Historians agree on the top three. Below that, there are fascinating trends in opinion.

Why ‘America First’ Resonates

A new poll shows that the public wants a foreign policy grounded in the national interest.

A Profound Question Behind the Immigration Debate

What kind of country do we want our country to be?

The Audacity of Trump

The inaugural address drew on powerful nationalist themes from the campaign. Now it’s all about performance.

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