• Retired FBI Agents to FBI Director: Handle Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal Fairly!


    In what seems like a pretty extraordinary series of event, the Long Island Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI have drafted a letter to the current FBI Director, James Comey. In their letter these former FBI agents encouraged Comey to continue the good work of the agency by handling the Hillary Clinton case as fairly as possible. While not explicitly calling for Clinton’s arrest and trial, the letter entreated Comey to put aside all political considerations as he proceeded with the case against Clinton. READ MORE...

  • Retired FBI Agents to FBI Director: Handle Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal Fairly!


    In what seems like a pretty extraordinary series of event, the Long Island Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI have drafted a letter to the current FBI Director, James Comey. In their letter these former FBI agents encouraged Comey to continue the good work of the agency by handling the Hillary Clinton case as fairly as possible. While not explicitly calling for Clinton’s arrest and trial, the letter entreated Comey to put aside all political considerations as he proceeded with the case against Clinton. READ MORE...

  • Michael Barone: New York’s home state winners have November problems


    Home state candidates notched up impressive victories in New York’s presidential primaries Tuesday. Donald Trump topped 50 percent for the first time, and handsomely, with 60 percent of Republican votes. And Hillary Clinton won 58 percent of Democratic votes in her adopted home state.

    Trump’s capture of 89 of New York’s 95 delegates gets him closer to, but does not guarantee him, the 1,237-delegate majority needed for the nomination. Clinton’s delegate edge in New York was smaller, 139-108, but Democrats’ rules allocating delegates proportionately give Bernie Sanders no chance to overcome the lead she’s won in primaries, much less her near-unanimous support from the 712 superdelegates. READ MORE...

  • Director of Development Wanted


    The American Conservative (TAC) seeks a director of development to lead and manage its fundraising infrastructure in support of TAC’s mission of recovering and extending the insights of prudential conservatism in light of contemporary circumstances. TAC addresses such fundamental themes as:

    1. In foreign affairs, America must be guided by realism and restraint.
    2. Domestic policy should serve the well being of the American middle class and the mediating institutions of civil society.
    3. The Constitution’s protections of citizens against the power of the state must be reclaimed and jealously guarded.
    4. The ideal of self-government is best served by the promotion of localism and decentralization.
    5. In America today what passes for “conservatism” too often fails to conserve our best traditions—and therefore must be challenged.

    TAC pursues its mission by publishing hundreds of essays, articles, reviews, and blog posts each year in The American Conservative print magazine and at theamericanconservative.com; by training and providing an outlet for young journalists; and by hosting special conferences and events. READ MORE...

  • Multiculturalism: The Tool of the Left to Destroy the West


    Recently, I had occasion to peruse the transcript of a speech I’d seen before, and with which a lot of political Internet prowlers are familiar. It was made in 2004 by Richard D. “Dick” Lamm, who was the governor of the state of Colorado from 1975 to 1987. I find this bit of oratory interesting not only because I relocated to that state in 1986, but because Lamm is a Democrat and was fairly popular even among Republicans and conservatives (there being a marked distinction between the two). READ MORE...

  • The Bankrupt U.S.-Saudi Relationship


    Fareed Zakaria tries some rhetorical sleight of hand in his defense of the U.S.-Saudi relationship:

    The central dilemma remains: Were the Saudi monarchy to fall, it might be replaced not by a group of liberals and democrats but rather by Islamists and reactionaries. Having watched this movie in Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Syria, I am cautious about destabilizing a regime that is in many areas — defense, oil, finance — a stable ally.

    No one is suggesting that the U.S. try to destabilize the Saudi government. What critics of the relationship are saying is that the U.S. doesn’t need to provide the Saudis with the arms and support that it now provides. That is all the more important when the U.S. gets practically nothing but headaches in return. The U.S. can have a normal relationship with the Saudis, but it no longer needs to have the privileged relationship with them that it has had in the past. This isn’t a choice between the Saudi regime staying in place or toppling it. No sane person would advocate the latter. The choice is between indulging the Saudis in their worst behavior or changing the relationship so that it is much more balanced and consistent with the very few benefits it affords us. READ MORE...

  • Trumpism makes Social Security and Medicare less safe


    Donald Trump says Paul Ryan is wrong about Social Security and Medicare. The Republican speaker of the House wants to “knock Medicare way down,” according to Trump, and do the same to Social Security. Trump says this approach would cost Republicans the election, and also be unfair to people who have paid into these programs.

    Commentator Michael Lind concludes that “Trumpism” is the future for the Republican Party, which will have to “move left on entitlements.” But it’s the future only if the future doesn’t know math. READ MORE...