“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
That was the “composite character” David Garrow described in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, on the campaign back in 2008. By “we,” the composite character meant himself and running mate, Senator Joe Biden. In 2021, with the Delaware Democrat in the White House, an update on the transformation process is in order.
In 2008 the United States was already a democratic republic, in which the people had selected presidents as different as Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. After FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society, the United States was already a top-heavy welfare state. Any fundamental transformation, therefore, would have to come through different channels. Read More
In the face of the Far Left’s attempts to rewrite American history through the now-discredited 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory, Republicans and conservatives must reclaim the key dates and events in American history and there is no better place to start than Memorial Day 2021.
Memorial Day was created not as a “holiday” or an excuse for corporate merchants to advertise sales, but as a solemn commemoration of the dead of both sides in the American Civil War.
In that context Memorial Day commemorates a number of constitutional conservative values, not the least of which is the inviolability of the Constitution itself. Read More
Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Civil Rights Icon and Head of the Woodson Center Bob Woodson to the newsmakers line to discuss the prospering reception of his 1776 Unites curriculum from parents around the country. Read More
Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the Director of Outreach for Prager University to the newsmakers line to talk about their new PREP program which aids parents and teachers with videos that inspire and teach America’s values. Read More
There are 10 new ideas that are changing America, maybe permanently.
1) Money is a construct. It can be created from thin air. Annual deficits and aggregate national debt no longer matter much.
Prior presidents ran up huge annual deficits. But at least there were some concessions that the money was real and had to be paid back.
Not now. As we near $30 trillion in national debt and 110 percent of annual GDP, our elites either believe permanent zero interest rates make the cascading obligation irrelevant, or the larger the debt, the more likely we will be forced to address needed income redistribution. Read More
Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Executive Director of 2ndvote.com Amy Wilhite to the studio to discuss her website’s mission and how consumers can make an educated choice and vote a second time with their wallets. Read More
Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed conservative Candace Owens host of the new Daily Wire show ‘Candace’ to the newsmakers line to talk about becoming a Nashvillian and the context of her new evening talk show. Read More
A recent guest column in the Dallas Morning News offers new evidence that Conservatism, Inc. is bent on destroying conservative populism. The piece also underscores the primary streams of money in American politics: Trillions of dollars flow to progressives, billions flow to libertarians, and millions—on a good day—flow into the conservative populist movement.
The column is headlined “By supporting Trumpism, the GOP is in danger of losing libertarian support,” with the subtitle adding that “Many libertarians split from the party to vote for Biden.” The authors are Daniel Smith, an associate professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University and director of the Political Economy Research Institute, and Alexander Salter, an associate professor of economics at Texas Tech University and a research fellow at Texas Tech’s Free Market Institute. But these two professors are not some random intellectuals. They are part of a billion-dollar machine, built to produce paid-for ideas. Read More
Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Co-Founder and Director of the Prague Strategic Studies Institute Roger Robinson to the newsmakers line to explain the effect of unchecked Chinese companies within the U.S. capital markets. Read More
Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Dr. Carol Swain to discuss her new show Conversations With Dr. Carol Swain and the importance of Americans uniting around a set of values and principles. Read More
The Wall Street Journal this week published the results of a survey that found Americans’ values are shifting drastically, and not in a good way. Read More