Author Archives: Jack Hunter

Rand Paul: Trump’s Antiwar Counterweight

The president called off airstrikes against Iran, and we have the Kentucky senator and Tucker Carlson to thank.

When Pat Buchanan Brought Johnny Cash to the Nixon White House

It didn’t go exactly as planned. But for TAC’s founder, this is where his populist antiwar movement may have begun.

Conservatives Continue to Clash Over Trump Emergency Edict

Authoritarians versus libertarians at a level not seen since the Patriot Act and warrantless surveillance.

Will Democrats Go Full Hawk?

A lot will depend on the primary and how much they let Trump derangement affect their principles.

Hawkish Democrats, Anti-War Republicans? Thank Trump

I used to worry that a president Hillary Clinton would make Dems more militaristic. It turns out Donald did the trick.

Status Quo Seekers Fear This Senator is Advising Trump

While the Blob freaks out, reports suggest Rand Paul is helping the president keep his campaign promises on war.

How Bill Kristol Closed the Conservative Mind

He established himself as the GOP’s hawkish gatekeeper and waged war on the antiwar right.

Don’t Use the Farm Bill to Starve People

By attaching a provision that enables Saudi atrocities in Yemen, House Republicans have done just that.

Trump Starts to Fix Clinton’s Catastrophic Crime Bill Mess

In 1994 the triangulation president tried to be more law-and-order than the GOP, and ended up damaging untold lives.

No One Is Safe From the Mob Chasing Tucker Carlson

The logic behind the surge in American political violence is scary—and could strike anywhere.

Mark Sanford Shows That Trumpism Isn’t Enough

He was beaten by a Trump acolyte in his primary and his seat promptly went blue. There’s a lesson there.

Why the WWE Should Go To Saudi Arabia

Forget the hawks who coddled the Saudis and now rattle sabers. The best medicine is cultural change.

Ted Cruz’s Long Sellout on Criminal Justice Reform

Once an innovator on this issue, he’s descended into authoritarian fearmongering.

The War in Afghanistan is Enabling Pedophilia

A State Department report makes the grim reality clear. Yet interventionists don’t want to change a thing.

Forgiveness for Kavanaugh But Not Young Drug Offenders?

Dennis Prager’s double standard is everything that’s wrong with how we think about justice.

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.

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