Author Archives: Jack Hunter

The Proxy War Over Trump’s Foreign Policy

Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham are battling for the president’s ear—and Paul seems to be winning.

Calling Donald Trump ‘Alt-Right’ Only Empowers Real Racists

The idea that the president and Tucker Carlson are bigots because they referenced South Africa’s new land seizure policy is nonsense.

What if Russiagate is the New WMDs?

Democrats, certain in their accusations of guilt, sound a lot like Republicans in 2002.

Rand Paul Against the World

A new report suggests the Kentucky senator is singlehandedly preventing war with Iran.

Ron and Rand Paul Call Out Foreign Policy Hysteria

And like his father, the senator found himself on the wrong end of the media mob this week.

Selective Moral Outrage Cheapens Authentic Protest

Pointing out partisan hypocrisy on both sides is more than just whataboutism.

The Hypocrisy of Never Trump Neoconservatives

They whine about political tribalism under Trump but it never bothered them under Bush.

What Kevin Williamson Gets Wrong About the Libertarian Moment

The Atlantic’s (now former) writer says the GOP has become “Sean Hannity’s party,” but he misses something fundamental.

Jonathan Chait’s Cockeyed Trump-Libertarian Fantasy

What the liberal writer doesn’t understand about the philosophy he’s analyzing.

National Review Finally Gets It Right on Stop-and-Frisk

The conservative magazine deserves credit for admitting they were wrong about this authoritarian tactic.

There is No ‘New Normal’ After the Alabama Election

But there are dueling narratives about what Roy Moore’s loss means.

Tom Petty’s Permanent Things

Politically progressive, but he kept a traditionalist streak.

Our Newfound Sympathy for Addicts

Why was the crack epidemic treated differently?

Why Conservatives Ignored the Ferguson Report

Far too many right-wingers believe whole categories of human beings are “bad people” who deserve violence and injustice.

Don’t Hate Chris Kyle—or the Iraqis

American soldiers and Arab civilians alike are victims of politicians’ hubris and terrorists’ atrocities.

The Right’s Race Deafness

Too many conservatives give the impression that refusing to listen to black perspectives is a point of pride.

What’s Conservatism Without Liberty?

Dick Cheney and Jennifer Rubin aim to purge the freedom movement from the right—leaving nothing but authoritarianism.

“Fortunate Son” Is Antiwar, and Pro-Military

Conservative hawks keep confusing supporting the troops with endorsing the wars.

How Rand Paul Threatens Left and Right

Libertarian-inflected conservatism challenges entrenched political coalitions with a transpartisan appeal.

How to Win a Culture War

Young Americans are more pro-drug, pro-gay—and pro-life.

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