Author Archives: James P. Pinkerton

About James P. Pinkerton

James P. Pinkerton is a contributor to the Fox News Channel and a regular panelist on the Fox “News Watch” show, the highest-rated media-critique show on television. He is a former columnist for Newsday, and is the editor of SeriousMedicineStrategy.org. He has written for publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Review, The New Republic, Foreign Affairs, Fortune, The Huffington Post, and The Jerusalem Post. He is the author of What Comes Next: The End of Big Government--and the New Paradigm Ahead (Hyperion: 1995). He worked in the White House domestic policy offices of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and in the 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns. In 2008 he served as a senior adviser to the Mike Huckabee for President Campaign. Married to the former Elizabeth Dial, he is a graduate of Stanford University.

The Unhinged Elizabeth Warren

Driving his opponents to do dumb things is one of Donald Trump’s greatest talents.

Brett Kavanaugh and the Right-Brained Rebellion

His was a victory for righteous passion over cold authoritarian PC.

Resisting Today’s Imperialist Temptation

A new book says nationalism isn’t the problem; it’s the antidote. But can that be true?

Kavanaugh’s Media Slaughter Inspires the Right to Slug Back

The embattled judge called out the Democratic ‘search and destroy’ mission, and gave colleagues a cause.

The Coming Sino-American Internet Schism

Get ready for a bifurcated web, divided according to the policies of the 21st-century superpowers.

Journalism Will Get Its Mojo Back

Its problems—from shuttered newspapers to Big Tech—are many, but the demand for information is still great.

Sweden: The Latest Nationalist Domino

Many populist uprisings begin just this way—when the people figure out that their government has been lying to them.

Francis Marion, the Real Patriot

Today’s complicated racial politics obscure the commitment of the ‘Swamp Fox’ portrayed in Gibson’s 2000 film.

The Arc of History Bends Toward Nuclear-Armed Countries

Who is more secure today, North Korea and Iran or Libya and Ukraine?

Are We in the Midst of Another Counter-Enlightenment?

As socialists and nationalists gain strength, the question of whether the center can hold is once again being asked.

The Hamilton D.C. Would Rather Not See

The musical portrays him as a hip Master of the Universe. But there was much more to him than that.

Social Justice Warriors Are the Democrats’ Electoral Poison

Those who don’t denounce the politics of Sarah Jeong will crash and burn just as George McGovern did.

Is California Doing Enough To Prevent Wildfire Deaths?

California, and the nation as a whole, seem lackadaisical about tackling the problem.

America’s Space Program Fails to Launch

Nearly 50 years after Apollo 11, our race to the stars has stumbled. Could a cosmic gold rush get it back?

The Media Signals Open Season on the Families of Trump Officials

They’re vilifying an innocent housewife because she’s married to a comms staffer. How much further will this go?

Brexit Pits the British Against Charlemagne 2.0

While the UK has grown chaotic, the Gallic-shaped EU remains clever, certain, and inspired by tradition.

Is Ocasio-Cortez a Progressive Paladin or Partisan Poison?

Her platform might appeal to lunch-bucket voters, but her more radical positions could prove a liability for the Democratic Party.

Monty Python in the Politically Correct Crosshairs

Across the realm of popular culture, humor is being stripped of its, well, humor.

On Climate and China, Liberals Blinded by Anti-Trump Smog

Many think Beijing will pick up where the president left off on green energy. Not so much.

How Donald Trump Just Ended the Cold War for Good

He’s the man astride the world stage now, shaking hands, signing deals—and unmistakably remaking the old order.

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