Author Archives: W. James Antle III

About W. James Antle III

Jim Antle is editor of the Daily Caller News Foundation and senior editor at The American Spectator, and the author of Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped? He is a former associate editor at TAC and his work has appeared at The Guardian, Politico, and Taki Mag.

Mike Huckabee Is a Poison Pill for Conservatives

The former Arkansas governor subtracts evangelicals from the coalition for an anti-establishment GOP nominee.

‘Isolationism’ Has Lost All Meaning

It’s time to banish the term from our foreign policy debate.

Rand Paul’s Cuba Risk

The Kentucky senator takes on Marco Rubio and the GOP’s dated orthodoxy—will he lose ground with primary voters?

How Far Can Elizabeth Warren Go?

The Democratic Party’s favorite populist now basks in media and netroots favor, but would face real 2016 obstacles.

Torture Is Also Big Government

Conservatives must be as committed to exposing the CIA’s abuses as Obamacare’s.

Iran: We Need to Talk

To deter Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, Senate Republicans face a choice between international law and the law of unintended consequences.

Why Jim Webb Matters

His economic populism and foreign-policy restraint may be a more formidable challenge than the Clinton camp realizes.

The Conservative Case for Pot Legalization in D.C.

Our national drug policy is a failure—Republicans should support gradual experimentation a local level.

Mark Udall’s Lame-Duck Opportunity

Here’s why the outgoing Colorado senator should leak the Senate report on CIA torture.

What to Watch for on Tuesday

Here are four ways this election could reshape Republican politics over the next two years.

Here’s How Rand Paul’s Conservative Realism Could Change the GOP

A real alternative to the hyper-hawkishness that has dominated foreign policy thinking for decades.

Bush Derangement Syndrome

What’s behind the right’s embarrassing reaction to a Times report on chemical weapons in Iraq?

Here’s Why GOP Interventionism Is Back

Republican hawks are getting reinforcements and gaining ground—and not just because of ISIS.

Why Rand Paul Is Different

Can the Kentucky senator go beyond his libertarian father’s achievement—or is he doomed to sell out?

Seven Awful Reasons for Bypassing Congress on ISIS

The Constitution is clear on war powers, and yet Congress may not weigh in until next year.

The War on ISIS Has No Legal Basis

How open-ended authorizations of force undermine congressional war powers.

Ted Cruz’s Islamist Threat

The Texas senator’s crude view of the Mideast unites extremists against America’s interests.

Rand Paul and “Isolationist” Name-Calling

A response to Commentary‘s Seth Mandel

Can Rand Paul Open the GOP’s Foreign-Policy Mind?

Too many hawks want to limit Republicans’ choices to neoconservatism or “isolationism.” Prudent conservatives know better.

Three Endangered Democrats for Civil Liberties

The party of Hillary Clinton still has a few opponents of the surveillance state—but can they win?

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