Author Archives: Donald Devine

The Nationalist Delusion

They’re wrong: government is still the biggest threat to our freedom and way of life.

Bye, Bye Federal Reserve Pie

The politics of rate hikes are increasingly irrelevant to the economy.

Conservatives’ Flight 93 Election

Trump will need philosophically moored conservatives willing to rush the cockpit.

Why Millennials Have Less Faith in Democracy

Young people see through empty campaign promises on the economy and entitlements.

An American Brexit?

Maybe it is time for a decentralization revolution stateside, too.

A Donald Trump Survival Strategy

Whether voters choose a comic or a crook, a great reckoning is coming.

The Right Message After Trump

Voters want more than slogans and insults. Conservatives must win with better ideas.

Pluralism vs. Bureaucracy

Liberty can be maintained in a diverse society without a heavy-handed administrator.

How Republicans Can Still Say No to Trump

At the convention, delegates make the rules.

The Secret of Trump’s Success

He capitalizes on a movement that has lost its sense of purpose.

Will the GOP Allow a Convention Fight?

Current party rules may result in a primary season that ends in chaos.

Would Reagan Be Nominated Today?

The Gipper was more conservative than media claims would suggest.

Naming Our Middle East Enemy

Recent terrorist attacks demand sober analysis and a response rooted in realpolitik.

The Myth of Enduring Millennial Liberalism

As the Obama generation matures, its overhyped Democratic tilt could vanish entirely.

A Way Forward for Traditional Marriage

Social conservatives such as Ryan Anderson argue for bolstering religious liberty and putting children first.

Mourning the Army I Knew

Whether or not women serve in elite military units, declining standards have hurt a great institution.

Donald Trump’s Napoleon Moment

How America’s “fatalists” drive the billionaire’s seemingly unstoppable momentum.

Hope for American Schools?

Lamar Alexander brings Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul together on decentralized education reforms, while grassroots charters spread nationally.

Gay Marriage After SCOTUS

The Supreme Court’s expected decision will not settle the issue, but force resistance to the fore.

How to Fight the Bureaucratic State

If Congress can’t defend its legislative prerogatives, citizens may need to engage in regulatory disobedience.

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