Think locally, act locally has been my podcast theme since its inception. It seems the idea is catching on. Even the normally neoconservative American Spectator published an article in June championing its merits. This would have been unthinkable just twenty years ago, maybe even ten years ago, but more Americans are coming around to the idea that not only is the central government too big, …more
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York Democratic primary has made her the recent media darling of the Left. It has also brought the term “democratic-socialist” to the fore. She can’t define it. The media can’t define it. Stupidity runs in packs. So I define it for you and explain why it is nothing more than communism dressed up to be “reasonable.” You won’t want …more
Time Magazine produced a special issue on the Founding Fathers just in time for Independence Day. Great right? Wrong. This is the politically correct foil to my Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers (and for the same price!). I go over what they got wrong and very wrong–and why you should buy my three books that cover the Founding generation–in this Episode of The …more
Some people would have you believe that being anti-immigration is not only un-American, it’s a product of Nazi Germany. These same people insist that every effort to restrict American immigration has been based on race. Is this true? No. The role of the general government in immigration is, however, debatable. I discuss all of this in Episode 164 of The Brion McClanahan Show.
Dinesh D’Souza will release another political documentary this summer. The topic? Lincoln, Trump and the “Death of a Nation.” Lincoln worshipers firmly believe that he “saved America” during the War and if only we could have another Lincoln, America would be alright. This is problematic. I explain why in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
Why does the “War” still matter in 2018? This is a good question and one I seek to answer in my newest course for McClanahan Academy, “The War for Southern Independence.” I give you the scoop on why the War was a transformational episode in American history and why everything that followed is current events.
Every politician seems to like Harry Truman these days. Conservative Inc. admires his stand on communism and the Left understands that without Truman FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” dream would never have gotten off the ground. When everyone likes someone, it’s time to reconsider how “great” they are. Truman is by far one of the worst presidents in American history, and I explain why on …more
I find the Cold War to be one of the most fascinating periods in American history. There are three distinctive epochs in the 250 years the United States has existed: The American War for Independence and the original federal republic (1776-1861), Lincolnian America and the quest for national greatness (1861-1945), and the Cold War (1945-present). Everything we do today and how we conceptualize the general …more
What did Jefferson mean when he wrote about the “fire bell in the night?” Most interpretations focus on slavery and the threats it posed to the stability of the Union, but this is reading history in reverse and it misses Jefferson’s main point. The Union was in trouble because of the potential violation of the Constitution by those interested in political power. The Missouri Compromise …more
The city of Birmingham thinks it should be a State and is suing in FEDERAL court to determine if it can ignore State law. This would be a disaster for federalism and would produce all kinds of problems. I explain why in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.