These are only the opening days of what is supposedly the post-Trump era, and whether the country has really seen the last politically of Donald Trump is a matter that depends upon Donald Trump. The principal Trump-hate outlets are still pleased to refer to him as “the disgraced former president” but, of course, he has not been disgraced and there is no indication that he will be.
All of the Democrats and about a third of Republican officeholders are engaged in an elaborate and strictly observed pretense that Trump was a freakish and horrifying interruption of the normal, serene, bipartisan devolution of events in Washington. Like a dreadful meteor, he came and he went, pushed into the instantly forgotten past by a united effort of civilized Americans. Read More
Seventy-nine years ago today, the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the United States at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The devastation was immense, but the action did not knock the United States out of the war as the Japanese hoped. Read More
Still fighting off the tail-end of the Great Depression, Americans gave President Franklin Delano Roosevelt a landslide victory over Republican challenger Alf Landon in 1936. Roosevelt, keen to see his New Deal legislation brought to fruition, was frustrated again and again by the Supreme Court. Read More
Monday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss parallels between FDR’s depression and the current COVID recession and whether or not Roosevelt would have been considered a great president had it not been for Hitler. Read More
On Presidents Day, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of our first president, George Washington, the father of our country, and Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president and one of our most renowned statesmen.
On that day, Feb. 17 this year, we should remember that the Framers of the Constitution wanted to ensure that an American president – such as Washington and Lincoln – would have the power to defend the country when the safety, security, and independence of its people are threatened. Read More
78 years ago today, the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the United States at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The devastation was immense, but the action did not knock the United States out of the war as the Japanese hoped. Read More
Almost imperceptibly, as political discourse continues to be a discordant contest between haters and admirers of President Trump with no journalistic distinction between comment and reporting, there has been substantial progress toward an improved strategic environment for the United States and the West generally. Read More
Seventy-five years ago today, the United States joined with Great Britain, the free French forces, and Canada to mount a bold invasion of the beachhead in Normandy, France as a last-ditch effort to gain a foothold in Europe against the conquering forces of Hitler’s Germany. To commemorate this significant… Read More
by Edward Ring When government fails, public-sector unions win. When society fragments, public-sector unions consolidate their power. When citizenship itself becomes less meaningful, and the benefits of American citizenship wither, government unions offer an exclusive solidarity. Government unions insulate their members from the challenges facing ordinary private citizens. On… Read More
by Robin Burk In ancient Greek tragedy, the hero rises to fame only to be undone by hubris, the fatal flaw of overweening arrogance. But to understand the events that continue to unfold around the 2016 presidential election, it’s helpful to look farther east. A generation before Sophocles chronicled… Read More