Author Archives: W. James Antle III

About W. James Antle III

Jim Antle is the Washington Examiner's politics editor. He was previously managing editor of the Daily Caller and associate editor of the American Spectator. He is the author of Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped?

Mark Sanford: What Might Have Been

If only liberty Republicans rather than neocons were the face of ‘Never Trump.’

Paul Ryan: The Pupil Who Outshone the Teacher

He became far more powerful than Jack Kemp ever was—just not enough to stop Trump’s populist revolution.

Democrats: Doomed to Repeat the 2016 Election

A progressive upset in Texas recalls Hillary and Bernie all over again.

Roy Moore: Candidate for a Fraught Religious Right

If he wins tonight, it could bolster conservative judges. It could also undermine the argument for religious liberty. (UPDATED)

Bloody Virginia Governor’s Race On Razor Thin Margin (UPDATED)

It almost looks like a replay of Trump vs. Clinton—will results be different?

Both Sides Are Losing the NFL Culture War

Twisting patriotism to score political points will lead to disaster.

Yes, Republicans and Trump Do ‘Own This’

Trump doesn’t want to signal he’s rooting for a worse healthcare crisis.

Sanctuary Cities of Defiance

Another front in the post-election ‘resistance.’

What Ossoff’s Loss Means for Democrats in 2018

Anti-Trumpism isn’t enough.

Gianforte Body Slammed A Reporter. He Won Anyways.

Trump has amped up right-wing media-bashing, but conservative hostility towards media bias is nothing new.

A Candidate for Those Who Thought Everything Was Fine

Evan McMullin’s supporters were generally happy with George W. Bush.

Will Ben Sasse Challenge Trump?

Establishment figures pin their hopes on a first-term senator.

Can Rand Paul Still Win the Future?

The once promising candidate can’t seem to attract both libertarian money and tea party votes.

Davos Woman

Hillary Clinton is a gift to the global elite.

Can Congress Blow Up the Iran Deal?

Why Bill Kristol and AIPAC are split on the latest iteration of Corker-Cardin and congressional review.

Lincoln Chafee’s Clinton Critique Is Actually Compelling

He was the only Republican senator to vote against the Iraq War—and Hillary voted for it. Now he’s thinking of challenging her for the Democratic nomination.

Rand Paul, Hawk or Dove?

His father’s Cold War rhetoric shows how to present peace to Republicans.

Jeb Bush, Realist?

The former Florida governor hasn’t yet signed on to regime change in Iran, which suggests his foreign policy just might be more like Ronald Reagan’s than Tom Cotton’s.

Marco Rubio’s Ideas Aren’t New

The GOP consultant’s dream candidate is a youthful expounder of limited creative thinking on domestic policy—and the Bush Doctrine.

Here’s What Matters Next for the Iran Deal

Having achieved a breakthrough in the diplomatic process, the Obama administration now has to convince Congress that Iran will comply.

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