Calhoun was “Evil”?

People might think it’s counterproductive to keep debating the importance of John C. Calhoun to the American political tradition. It’s not. The Straussians are troubled by Calhoun. This has led to people like Hugh Hewitt calling Calhoun an “evil” person and the reason America went off the rails. Larry Arn, President of Hillsdale College, agrees. Just listen to this interview from July. This is nothing …more

SCOTUS Gets it Right, Again!

I wrote last week that we should celebrate every small victory from the Supreme Court. That still applies, but when the Court gets something right twice in less than a month, something good might be happening. I wouldn’t get your hopes up. SCOTUS will always let you down in the end, but two correct majority opinions will get your blood pumping. The Court refused to …more

SCOTUS Gets One Right

Even a blind squirrel can find a nut every now and then. Just like the Supreme Court can get one right, but it’s so infrequent we should celebrate small victories. Last week, the Supreme Court struck down the CDC moratorium on evictions. I told you a couple of weeks ago that Biden knowingly supported this move by the CDC even though he admitted it was …more

Preserving the American Idea?

The Claremont Institute has raised a lot of money with the slogan “Recovering the American Idea.” What that means precisely is open to debate. What idea? Of course, if you’ve followed my work for any amount of time you know that their “idea” is Lincoln’s “proposition nation” myth. They proudly point to his interpretation of the Declaration as the key to understanding America. The left …more

The Founders Never Intended

I published my Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers in 2009 knowing that it would only be a matter of time before the left fully embraced tearing down what I consider to be America’s greatest generation. They are as relevant today as they were in 1789 or 1776. But to the left, the founding generation always presents problems. Some leftist historians admire the generation, …more

Imperialism for Girls

Leftists don’t know what to do. They correctly were against American occupation of Afghanistan, but now that the Biden administration has followed through on plans to withdraw American troops, they worry about the impact on “human rights.” This puts them in a difficult position with their base. On the one hand, modern wokes think men and women are the same and therefore women and girls …more

Supremacy Nonsense

The feds don’t like Missouri and Florida standing up for real federalism. They never will. And they’ll tell you that the “supremacy clause” gives them arbitrary power they don’t possess. This is the precisely why opponents of the Constitution warned that the “supremacy clause” would be dangerous. They were told not to worry. It would only be applied to laws that were made in “pursuance …more

Field of Dreams

Sometimes we need a break from politics, war, and economics. We all agree that the world has gone insane. What do you do to unplug, to escape? Baseball has long been one of my distractions. We all know MLB is a woke corporation. Their decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta this summer was embarrassing. So is their constant hat tip to wokism in …more

Neocons and Afghanistan

I recorded episode 496 of The Brion McClanahan Show on Afghanistan over the weekend, before the events of Monday and Tuesday. Before we had people getting run over by airplanes and falling off the sides of the aircraft at 5000 feet. Before we had several laughable moments from the Biden administration asking the Taliban to have an “inclusive” government. Before Joe Biden made a decent …more

All Totalitarian Governments are Right Wing?

This is a given, but stupid leftists say stupid things. And it seems to be getting worse as more “college educated” people are sent into the American workforce. There’s a reason “Joe the Plumber” had some common sense. He never went to college. Now, what does that say about yours truly who spent years in universities? My wife has all the common sense. I just …more