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.

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.

When We Protected Women From the Wolves

Songs like “Baby It’s Cold Outside” can make us forget that society erected its sexual guardrails for a reason.

Why America Honors Her Heroes

We need them and the social solidarity that comes with standing behind them.

The Yellow Jackets Versus the European Empire

A Europe that doesn’t listen to its people’s outrage won’t remain intact.

Make the Rich Pay for Their Own Green Ideas

The elites are so sure they know what’s best for the ‘peons’–recent events say differently.

Hillary Clinton: Conservatives Were Right on Mass Migration

Progressives melt down after the Democratic doyenne denounces open borders here and in Europe.

California’s Green Ideology Has Left It Burning

The state didn’t invest in infrastructure and so the fires rage.

How Silicon Valley Can Reduce Social Pain For Once

Too many Americans, military and civilian, are killed by friendly fire. Big Tech might be able to help with that.

The Real Casualty of the Midterms: Big Politics

Voters don’t like it and so once again they’ve opted to divide power.

Why Does the Media Think Brazil’s Populism is Authentic But Not America’s?

Family values, tough on crime—this is what got Jair Bolsonaro elected. What about Trump?

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