American Federalist Journal
Tuesday - July 26, 2016


A Hater's Guide To Hillary
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

If it was said once during the Republican National Convention, it was said a thousand times: The only thing that unites the GOP is its hatred for Hillary ...



Gold-Plated Chávism
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

On Friday, I listened to a brief lecture on the unhappy history of Detroit, told from the familiar anti-capitalist point of view: Because international trade is a merciless race to the bottom, the Detroit-based automobile industry could not compete ...



Trump's Speech Makes It Official: It's Democrat v. Democrat in 2016
David French  Tweet

In the battle over the role of government in American life, it's clear that the Left is winning decisively. The era of small government is over. As Donald Trump's convention speech made clear, the election of 2016 is a race between an ...



The Magical Thinking of the Trump Movement
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Dear Reader (and everyone who knows the secret handshake), So last night after driving for five or so hours to flee the Cleve, I was pretty tired. I penned a down payment on a downright downbeat G-File. I hadn't slept much the previous week ...



It's Not My Party
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

You reap what you sow. For a generation since Ronald Reagan left Washington -- that would be the Ronald Reagan who knew that "I'm from the government and I'm here to help" was a punch line -- the "conservative" ...



Why I Am Not a Cruzite
Mona Charen  Tweet

Ted Cruz's electrifying performance at the 2016 Republican National Convention will be long remembered, and deservedly so. At a critical moment, when the party of Lincoln had uncomfortably but nonetheless thoroughly embraced a lifelong ...



Hillary Lies, Cops Die
Larry Elder  Tweet

The fascinating thing about Hillary Clinton's lie that "African-Americans" are disproportionately killed by police is that she continues peddling it after the murders of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, which followed the ambush ...



The Dream of Muslim Outreach Has Become a Nightmare
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

When President Obama entered office, he dreamed that his hope-and-change messaging and his references to his familial Islamic roots would win over the Muslim world. The soon-to-be Nobel Peace Prize laureate would make the U.S. liked in the Middle ...



Followers, Yes. Leaders?
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

There are some pretty good Donald Trump parody accounts on Twitter, and there must be a German word somewhere for the strange, queasy feeling you get when you realize that you aren't looking at one of them."Beyond parody" used to ...



The New Christian Black Leadership
Star Parker  Tweet

All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black ...



Who Gets Absolute Moral Authority?
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

My 12-year-old son couldn't remember the phrase "take a walk down memory lane" last week, instead describing a stroll through "nostalgia road." I knew it would come in ...



Challenges For Black People: Part II
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20 percent of black people -- those who reside in big-city crime-infested and dysfunctional neighborhoods. Let's examine some of the aspects of the problem and the dismal prognosis, ...



GOP Convention Has Become a Stomach-Churning Affair
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Cleveland - It was reported late in the second day of the GOP convention that a large number of Republican National Committee staffers were stricken with the norovirus. Most commonly associated with the sorts of gastrointestinal crises aboard ...



Never Trump, Now More than Ever
David French  Tweet

The demise of the Never Trump movement is greatly exaggerated. There is no doubt that its members failed in one of their aims - denying Donald Trump the GOP nomination - but Never Trump was only partially about this election. At its ...



Encouraged by the Pence Pick
David Limbaugh  Tweet

I believe that Donald Trump was smart to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running ...



The Dumbest Idea
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody ...



Few in the West Are Serious About Islamic Terror
Dennis Prager  Tweet

It appears that no matter how many men, women and children Islamists slaughter or maim, few in the West take Islamic terror seriously. This may sound odd, given how much talk there is about terror, but a compelling case can be made for this ...



The Fire This Time
Rich Lowry  Tweet

In the past two weeks, the "war on police" has gone from a metaphor to a reality, with eight officers killed in targeted attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The country hasn't seen anything like it since the early 1970s, when a ...



When Terrorists Kill, Is Rhetoric to Blame?
David French  Tweet

What, exactly, is the relationship between rhetoric and violence? Whenever there is a politically motivated murder, there is an immediate race to find and fix the "real" blame for the attack - to find that rhetoric that allegedly ...



Ten Reasons Why Trump Could Win
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Hillary Clinton has outspent Donald Trump in unprecedented fashion. Her endorsements bury Trump's. The Obama administration is doing its best to restore her viability. The media are outdoing their 2008 liberal prejudices. And yet in John ...