American Federalist Journal
Friday - February 24, 2017


What's Up With Rape in Sweden?
Mona Charen  Tweet

President Donald Trump was more right than wrong about Sweden. Fox News was slightly misleading. As you've heard, Trump referred to "(what happened) last night in Sweden." On Twitter, smug critics circulated lists of anodyne events like concerts and ...



A Federal Court of Appeals Goes to War against the Second Amendment
David French  Tweet

What happens when you mix contempt for individual rights with a healthy dose of willful ignorance and fear? You get the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the court that's teaching the legal Left the recipe for attacking the Second ...



The Labyrinth of Illegal Immigration
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Activists portray illegal immigration solely as a human story of the desperately poor from south of the border fleeing misery to start new, productive lives in the U.S. -- despite exploitation and America's nativist immigration laws. But the ...



CPAC's Odd Tango with Milo Yiannopoulos
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

On Saturday, Matt Schlapp, the head of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors the premier conservative confab the Conservative Political Action Conference, wrote on Twitter: "We think free speech includes hearing Milo's ...



There's Nothing Free
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

It was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, "There's no such thing as a free ...



Trump's New Guidance Calls for Vigorous Immigration Enforcement
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

The immigration-enforcement guidance issued by President Trump Tuesday morning patently aims to shift the presumption against deportation created by President Obama's guidance. In 2014, under the guise of setting out "immigration ...



The Rage against the Machine - Understanding the Milo Phenomenon
David French  Tweet

Last week Bryan Curtis, the editor-at-large of the The Ringer, Bill Simmons's interesting new sports and pop-culture website, wrote a much-discussed piece called "Sportswriting Has Become a Liberal Profession -- Here's How It ...



What's Happening In Sweden
Rich Lowry  Tweet

As if on cue, riots broke out in a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm as soon as the media mocked President Donald Trump for a vague warning about immigration-related problems in Sweden. At a campaign rally over the weekend, Trump issued forth ...



Planet Nebraska
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Answer: California, Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Question: Whatever happened to world hunger? World hunger is in dramatic decline. As our friends at HumanProgress. org reported over the ...



Why Professors Object to Being Recorded
Dennis Prager  Tweet

After the election of Donald Trump as president, a professor at Orange Coast College in California, Olga Perez Stable Cox, went into an extended hate rant against the ...



An Echo Of Trump In The Last Of The Whigs
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

Millard Fillmore is largely forgotten, but his politics have a familiar ...



Patriot Games
Rich Lowry  Tweet

John O'Sullivan had a piece on the NRO homepage Thursday commenting on the debate about patriotism and nationalism, and I can't improve upon what he wrote. But I wanted to add a few points about Jonah's G-File last weekend. First, I ...



Omar Abdel Rahman, the 'Blind Sheikh,' Is Dead
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

Omar Abdel Rahman, the notorious "Blind Sheikh" who died on Friday night while serving his life sentence in federal prison, was never shy about being a terrorist. As he put it:What kind of name is this? Why are we afraid of it? Why do we ...



The Press vs. the President
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

The problem with the man currently leading the Republican party is that he is, as the Washington Post puts it, a hostage to the "fanatical policies of the extreme right." His administration "insults women" and his unwelcome ...



The Rise of the Tough-Guy Right
David French  Tweet

It's not worth spending much time talking about Donald Trump's press conference yesterday. He was the same guy we've watched since he came down that escalator on June 16, 2015. Heck, he was the same guy we watched at WrestleMania ...



Why Was the FBI Investigating General Flynn?
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was dismissed amid a torrent of mainstream-media reporting and disgraceful government leaks (but I repeat myself). Among the most intriguing was a New York Times report the morning after Flynn's ...



Patriotism, Not Nationalism
Mona Charen  Tweet

National Review has sparked an important debate about nationalism. As someone who has been accused throughout her life of excessive love of country (can't count the number of times I've been reproached for arguing that despite slavery, Jim Crow and ...