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Making Sense of the New American Right

(Pixabay) Keeping track of the Jacksonians, Reformicons, Paleos, and Post-liberals. I like to start my classes on conservative intellectual history by distinguishing between three groups. There is the Republican party, with its millions of adherents and spectrum of opinion from very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, and yes, liberal. There is the conservative movement, the constellation…

John Bolton Was Right to Meet with Taiwan

National Security Advisor John Bolton during a graduation ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., May 22, 2019. (Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters) Its existence as a nation independent from China is a fact. National Security Adviser John Bolton has caused a furor in Beijing by meeting with his counterpart from Taiwan, leading an…

Wade: Should have talked to LSU right away

2:19 PM ETAlex ScarboroughESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the SEC.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of Auburn University.LSU coach Will Wade expressed regret Tuesday for the actions that led to his suspension during the SEC and NCAA tournaments while categorically denying allegations levied by Emanuel "Book" Richardson during the college basketball corruption trial in federal court in New…

Griffin: Pels ‘right environment’ for Zion, AD

2:26 PM ETMike TriplettESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduateMETAIRIE, La. -- David Griffin said he is "certain that's a false narrative" that Zion Williamson or any other potential No. 1 pick in the NBA draft…

Buttigieg backs far-left idea of erasing Thomas Jefferson’s name: ‘It’s the...

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Friday that things named after President Thomas Jefferson should be renamed because that’s the “right thing to do.”Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who became the rising star of the 2020 Democratic primary, echoed the far-left calls to rename buildings or events that carry the names of prominent…

When Did the Left Stop Believing in the Right to Counsel?

Attorneys Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. (left) and Jose Baez attend a hearing for film producer Harvey Weinstein in New York City, N.Y., January 25, 2019. (Steven Hirsch/Reuters) Harvard follows in the ACLU’s footsteps by ditching deans who are defending Harvey Weinstein. Next year, Boston will have the opportunity to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston…

2020 contender Kamala Harris calls for ban of ‘right to work’...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., indicated on Saturday that she would use the "bully pulpit" to fight "right-to-work" laws, describing them as an attack on workers' rights."The barriers to organized labor being able to organize and strike are something that have grown over a period of time," the 2020 presidential hopeful said while speaking at the…

We’ve found 4000 exoplanets but almost zero are right for life

Space 22 March 2019 Kepler-452b is the only known exoplanet with the right stuff for life – and even that’s a maybeNASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle By Leah CraneWe have found more than 4000 planets orbiting distant stars, but it turns out that probably none of them have the right conditions for life to evolve, making Earth…

The Bachelor season finale recap part 1: ‘I don’t know if...

You never really think about how strange the name “Colton” sounds until you hear people yell it, at full volume, over and over. But enough about the fence jump, right rose lovers? In part one of The Bachelor finale, we find out where Colton went after the hop heard ‘round the world — and how…

Health Care Is the Opposite of a Right

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Capitol Hill (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Bernie Sanders, like many American progressives, is almost completely parochial. Senator Bernie Sanders, gamely making the case for socialism on CNN, offers a familiar argument: that access to health care and other goods like it should be understood as a “right.” Properly understood, that claim is literally…

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