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 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.

Josh Hawley, the Senator From Main Street

A new kind of Republican, he talks more about despair and the elites than taxes and Reagan.

We Need a Biden, Not an AOC Solution to Climate Change

His Green approach indicates a level of seriousness, whereas she seems resigned to marginalization.

Struggling To Find That ‘Greatest Generation’ Sequel

The Army brings back its ‘pinks and greens’ uniform, but it will take more than nostalgia to revive this era.

Once Again, Liberal Judges Energize the Right Over Abortion

If the Left keeps pushing too hard, they could damage themselves politically.

When Tech Elites Lose Their Religion

If they no longer have faith in the digital empire they’ve created, who will?

The Democrats’ Coming Sister Souljah Moment

Sooner or later, they’ll need to distance themselves from the radicalism of Ilhan Omar.

Are We In Fact Melding With Machines?

It might be that today’s young “snowflakes” are the obvious products of a lifetime immersion in digitalism.

Facebook Hands the Keys to Uncle Sam

Mark Zuckerberg now says Big Government needs to regulate social media speech and norms. Why now?

The Left Will Never Let Go of Russiagate

Why? Because humans have a natural need to believe in conspiracy theories that are convenient for them.

Democrats Set the Wayback Machine to the 1930s

From court-packing to Weimar Monetary Theory, their new ideas feel distinctly retro.

Saving the Animals Versus the Human Need for ‘More’

An ethical and humane case for artificially producing body parts.

The Unbundling of America’s Political Parties

Their coalitions are co-existing uneasily—which could mean a shift and even a third-party challenger.

Gay Rights Becomes Part of the Trump Agenda

The president takes a stand against anti-LGBT foreign governments and progressives balk.

The Man Who Warned of America Against the World

What if the U.S. and UK were opposed by much of Eurasia? Halford MacKinder foresaw it and we may be heading toward it.

Seeing the Green New Deal For the Trees

Our leafy friends suck carbon out of the atmosphere–and can win bipartisan support.

Trump Pivots From Health Insurance to Health Itself

After years of fighting over Obamacare, both parties are taking a closer look at actually curing diseases.

The 2020 Race Loses Its William Jennings Bryan

Richard Ojeda fused progressive ideas with heartland values. Can that combination stay alive in politics?

Pope Francis’s Battle Against the Nation-State

Hence his rhetoric on immigration. He surely remembers that his Church has been strongest when nationalism is weakest.

Tulsi Gabbard and the Great Foreign Policy Realignment

Her anti-war candidacy, and Democrats’ growing hawkishness, show that the winds are blowing in a new direction.

The Revolt Against Our Eloi Elite

Neoliberal globalists are looking like the well-fed, soft and sheeplike characters in H.G. Wells’ ‘Time Machine.’ This can’t last.

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