Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed gubernatorial candidate for Arizona Kari Lake to the newsmaker line to talk about her common-sense approach to fixing the southern border and local media’s corrupt and biased coverage of her character.Read More
Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Metro Nashville School Board Member for District Six, Fran Bush to discuss her agenda and common sense candidates.Read More
Teachers, friends, and colleagues of mine from the Claremont-Hillsdale school (or “CHS,” after where most of us were trained, and many now teach) have spent years making a concerted effort to find common ground with fellow travelers on the Right who may be broadly understood as paleoconservatives.
I’m happy to say that, to a large extent, the effort has borne fruit. Many paleoconservatives have been published in the Claremont Review of Books and American Greatness, while many Claremont and Hillsdale scholars (myself included) have written for Modern Age and The American Conservative. There is more cross-pollination and friendly dealing today between the two groups than ever, with each side attending and speaking at the others’ conferences and so on. I think we’ve even learned from each other. I know I have. Exposure to paleo ideas has influenced my thinking on trade, immigration, and foreign policy, among other subjects.
My commitment, however, to the core tenets of the Claremont-Hillsdale school—which I consider to be nothing more (or less) than an attempt to understand Americanism, without any alterations or admixtures—has never shaken. That’s not to deny that I’ve become increasingly dismayed at the way this understanding of Americanism is often deployed, especially by what Charles Haywood of the excellent book review blog The Worthy House calls “the catamite right.” My own preferred term is “Cracker Jack Claremontism,” after the tiny comics that used to come inside the boxes of caramel corn. Too small for anything but a few pictures and words, and meant for little children, they had to convey a simplistic story very briefly.Read More
Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Tennessee House Majority Whip Johnny Garrett to the newsmakers line to talk about his legislation focus and a little baseball.Read More
Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Onwuka to the newsmakers line to discuss the Biden administration’s policies.Read More
Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist to the studio who discussed aspects of the Declaration of Independence and Common Sense in relation to human nature.Read More
Monday morning on The John Fredericks Show, host John Fredricks welcomed candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia Tim Hugo to the program to discuss his run for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and instilling common sense values to government.Read More
Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to distinguish the difference between define ‘mail-out’ and absentee voting.Read More
Live from Memphis on the newsmakers line Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.– Leahy was joined by the New American Populist founder, Jeff Webb to speak about the refugee resettlement issue facing Tennessee and his common-sense solution.Read More
by Robert Curry Have you heard this one? A federal judge has ruled that the all-male military draft is unconstitutional. How did you feel about this bit of news when you first learned of it? Did you think the ruling was ridiculous? An outrage? Did you feel hopeless about…Read More