Author Archives: W. James Antle III

About W. James Antle III

W. James Antle III, editor, comes to TAC after managing a stable of reporters as Politics Editor at the Washington Examiner. A former senior writer at TAC, Antle also previously served as managing editor of the Daily Caller, editor of the Daily Caller News Foundation, and associate editor of the American Spectator. He is the author of Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped? Antle has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and NPR, among other outlets, and has written for a wide variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Politico, the Week, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Daily Beast, the Guardian, Reason, the Spectator of London, The National Interest and National Review Online. He also serves as a senior adviser to Defense Priorities.

How Paul Ryan Turned Trump into Jeb Bush

The president failed on the wall because he did not pursue a populist agenda while Republicans controlled Congress.

Walter Jones and the Road Not Taken

The late antiwar conservative congressman showed what might have been for the post-Bush GOP.

Making America Great Again Means Ending the Wars

The highlight of Trump’s State of the Union was declaring victory and going home.

Trump Should Call Congress’s Bluff on Our Endless Wars

The Senate has toothlessly disapproved of his troop withdrawals. At the State of the Union, he should respond.

Why the Democrats Hate Howard Schultz

He doesn’t stand a chance, yet they’re flushed with rage against him. Why?

Are Republicans Picking the Right Immigration Fight?

Trump is demanding the wall, but other reforms matter more.

Micah Mattix is New Literary Editor of The American Conservative

He will work with the TAC team to ensure our cultural coverage remains strong…and ‘Prufrock’ is back!

Trump Bites the Beltway Back

The president is starting to take risks to keep his anti-establishment campaign promises. But is it too late?

Donald Trump’s Nationalist Moment

Voters are primed for country, border, and sovereignty—and this president is listening.

Paul Ryan Comes To The End of The Roadmap

What the departing House speaker left undone raises real questions for future fiscal conservatives.

Trump Seeks His First Win on Immigration

And he may prevail in the shutdown fight. Still, the wall isn’t getting built and there’s hardly a consensus for reform.

The Many Transitions of George H.W. Bush

He was the right leader for the end stages of the Cold War, but wrong for the challenges that came after.

A Chance for Pelosi To Make Good On Peace

Democrats run as the antiwar party and govern as anything but. Yemen is an opportunity to make it right.

Building the Wall and Making the Democrats Pay for It

The crisis at the border sets up a pitched battle between President Trump and the new Democratic House.

Trump Defends the Indefensible in Yemen

In a rush to stand with the Saudis after the Khashoggi killing, the president whitewashes a war.

When The ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Is A Black Man

An African American stopped a shooting only to be killed by police. This is the next big test for gun rights activists.

Who Is More ‘Pro-Trump’—Jeff Sessions or Lindsey Graham?

When loyalty to a man trumps support for a platform.

A Good Night for Senate Republicans, A Bad Night for Trumpism

The president’s instincts prevailed, but what has he done for the rest of his party?

Trading #MeToo for Partisan Hit Jobs

What began with Ronan Farrow’s careful reporting has devolved into a deranged circus over Brett Kavanaugh.

When John McCain Was Right

He was more skeptical about military force early in his career. Then came Iraq.

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