American Federalist Journal
Sunday - August 30, 2015


Caesarism Comes to the Republican Party
Mona Charen  Tweet

Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was ...



Denver Corruptocrats' Chick-fil-A Smokescreen
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

Holier-than-thou liberals on the Denver city council are waging war on Chick-fil-A in the name of tolerance and diversity. Now, let me tell you what the squawking is really all about: It's a distraction, a feint, a mile-high ...



It Depends on What the Meaning of 'Crazies' Is
David Limbaugh  Tweet

Yeah, I get President Obama's point. He wants to disarm law-abiding Americans but entrust the Iranian Islamist theocracy to police itself on nuclear arms and subsidize its funding of global terrorism. But we're the ...



Yes, Gay Black Men Can Be Killers, Too
David French  Tweet

In the aftermath of Dylann Roof's racist murders in Charleston, the Internet was deluged with think pieces about whiteness, white privilege, white racism, and the legacy of American racial injustice. While Roof's individual agency in the ...



What Six Years of 'Reset' with Russia Have Wrought
Charles Krauthammer  Tweet

On September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO ...



The GOP Field that Failed
Rich Lowry  Tweet

The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented, and, so far, underwhelming. To paraphrase Bruce Springsteen, there's 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald ...



Some 'Terrorists': For Mrs. Clinton, the Beheaders Are the Victims
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

So infectious is the boobery of the moment that the vector of contagion has penetrated even the high tower walls behind which dwells Hillary Rodham Clinton, into whose weedy enchanted kingdom few are admitted except discreet deliverymen with the ...



Donald Trump, Eminent-domain Abuser
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

SUPPORTERS OF Donald Trump relish the prospect of a president who knows how to "get things done," and won't bore them with details or ...



Small But Honest Columnist Again Forced to Correct Highest-Rated Show on Cable TV
Ann Coulter  Tweet

To support his insane interpretation of the post-Civil War amendments as granting citizenship to the kids of illegal aliens, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly is now taking job applications for the nonexistent -- but dearly hoped-for -- Jeb! administration, ...



Letter to a Friend: 'Harsh Immigration' Is Not Why Latinos Hate Republicans
Larry Elder  Tweet

Dear Larry: Geez, I cannot fathom the polls that have Donald Trump leading. Either a lot of Republicans are just frustrated or stupid, or both -- and they want a bomb-thrower. Or it is pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats voting in those polls. Trump is ...



What Does the Modern Malleability of Gender and Race Mean for the Future of Affirmative Action?
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

In the present postmodern world, we are told that there is no such thing as a biologically distinct gender. Instead, gender is now socially constructed. It can be defined by the individual in almost any way he or she sees fit. In the old days, many ...



Needing to Be President
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Walter Annenberg, son of a very successful gangster and newspaper distributor who made his bones back in the day when those two occupations were synonymous, inherited the Daily Racing Form and the Philadelphia Inquirer when his father went away on ...



Manliness: An Unsung Trait of The Train Heroes
Mona Charen  Tweet

When a heavily armed man emerged from the bathroom of a European train and began what was clearly intended as a massacre of innocent, unsuspecting civilians, six men ranging in age from 22 to 62 sprang into action. A banker and a middle-aged ...



The Struggle for Economic Liberty
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

Here's my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver's license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection, and has adequate liability insurance, is there any consumer-oriented reason he should not be able to become a taxicab ...



What Is Obama's Top Population-Control Freak Hiding?
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

The most transparent administration in American history is at it again -- dodging sunlight and evading public ...



Black Lives Don't Matter: No Lives Matter When Life Is Not Sacred
Star Parker  Tweet

Video number eight from the Center for Medical Progress has been released, containing segments of material from its previous seven videos, depicting Planned Parenthood's gruesome commerce in infant body ...



The Real Sex Problem at Saint Paul's
David French  Tweet

The most prominent ongoing rape trial in America -- heavily covered in the Northeast and in national media -- centers on Saint Paul's, an "elite" boarding school in New Hampshire (and Secretary of State John Kerry's alma ...



To Liberals, Changing the Constitution Is Only Outrageous When a Republican Does It
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

When is it outrageous to amend the Constitution? Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, wants to overturn the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Whether out of panic or sincerity, a number of other ...