American Federalist Journal
Saturday - June 25, 2016


An Unspoken Rule
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Race politics in America aren't that hard to understand, if you understand the class politics that go along with them. Yesterday on NPR, a young woman lamenting the verdict in the Freddie Gray case -- another Baltimore police officer was ...



Brexit and the End of International Progressive Inevitability
David French  Tweet

I'm old enough to remember when history had a side. History, you see, had chosen to progress toward an international order that de-emphasized international sovereignty, elevated a bureaucratic and technocratic elite, and sought to solve ...



Defenseless in the Face of Our Enemies
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

Editor's note: The following is adapted from a speech the author delivered this week at the Westminster Institute in McLean, Va. The topic: "Defenseless in the Face of Our Enemies: What Keeps America from Protecting Itself from Radical ...



Men at Work... or Not
Mona Charen  Tweet

We've heard a great deal this campaign year about the plight of the working class. The left tells a story about the middle class being destroyed by predatory millionaires and billionaires who are soaking up 99 percent of the "income gains" (as if ...



Free Condoms -- What Could Go Wrong?
David Limbaugh  Tweet

Remember when the left passionately insisted that public schools distribute free condoms to students on the bizarre theory that they were going to have sex anyway and we might as well make it safe? Well, the results are in, and the left isn't ...



A Blow Against Unilateral Government
Rich Lowry  Tweet

Critics of Donald Trump worry what would happen if a man with little regard for the Constitution and a willingness to impose his personal will on a hot-button issue like immigration became president. This isn't a far-fetched scenario ...



Time for Trump to Put Up or Shut Up
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Donald Trump should put his money where his mouth is. The real-estate mogul says he's worth "in excess" of $10 billion. I think he's lying, as does pretty much every expert and financial journalist who has looked into the ...



Trump's 3 Challenges: Himself, Media and Republicans
Larry Elder  Tweet

After finally getting the endorsement of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Donald Trump frittered the goodwill away. Trump called a judge born in Indiana a "Mexican." Rather than apologize, Trump, at ...



The Sins of the Elite Don't Excuse the Sins of the People
David French  Tweet

One of the most seductive temptations in life is to assume that the sins of another person can justify one's own failings. You see this in marriages where one spouse cheats and the other feels "free" to act out in response. You see it in the ...



Ideologues Make for Dangerous Politicians
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Hillary Clinton is a seasoned liberal politician, but one with few core beliefs. Her positions on subjects such as gay marriage, free-trade agreements, the Keystone XL pipeline, the Iraq War, the Assad regime in Syria, and the use of the term ...



Purification of America
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of ...



Horror and Hush-Up in Twin Falls, Idaho
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

Something wicked happened in Idaho's rural Magic Valley. The evil has been compounded by politicians, media and special interest groups doing their damnedest to suppress the story and quell a righteous citizen ...



USA Needs More Entrepreneurs, Not More Bureaucrats
Star Parker  Tweet

Uber, the ride-hailing company, founded in 2009, began operations in San Francisco in 2011, and now has a presence in 449 cities ...



England's Brexit Issues Mirror Our Own
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

It's anyone's guess how things will go in Thursday's referendum on British membership in the European Union, also known as "Brexit." Right now the polls are essentially tied at around 47 percent for and 47 percent ...



Buc-eenomics
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Among the peculiar features of 21st-century American life is the loyalty some people feel for particular chains of filling stations. The textbook case is the Cult of Wawa, whose worship is centered on a Philadelphia-area convenience-store chain and ...



The Immaturity of Supporting Hillary Clinton as a Woman
Dennis Prager  Tweet

It is hard to imagine a more immature or morally primitive stance than that of progressive women (and men) who argue how important it is to support Hillary Clinton because, as your local college would put it, she identifies as a ...



Big Brother Obama Suppresses Information to Promote Propaganda
David Limbaugh  Tweet

If some maniac blurted out his allegiance to Jesus Christ while mowing down 49 innocent people, do you think there's any chance President Obama would not showcase those ...



The Gun Control Farce
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock arguments on both sides that have remained the same for decades. And ...



Don't Bend Your Knee to Trump, Evangelicals
David French  Tweet

Tomorrow, hundreds of Evangelical leaders will gather in New York City to meet with Donald Trump. I must confess that I don't understand their purpose.I suspect that it will be exactly the kind of meeting that Trump wants: One where he can mouth a ...



The Irrelevant Crusade
Rich Lowry  Tweet

Almost as soon as the massacre at the Orlando nightclub Pulse ended, Democrats took up their push to forbid people on the terrorism watch list from purchasing guns. The timing, in the wake of the awful shock of the Orlando attack, was right, and the ...