American Federalist Journal
Sunday - May 1, 2016


Obama's Lame Duck Economy
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

On the matter of Barack Obama and the performance of the U.S. economy, the aptest metaphor is anatine: We aren't swimming in gold like Scrooge McDuck, and we haven't blasted the beak off our face with a shotgun like Daffy Duck, but ...



America Needs #NeverTrump Now More than Ever
David French  Tweet

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.- Matthew 5:13The GOP establishment is on the verge ...



If the Donald Loses in November, It Won't Be #NeverTrump That's to Blame
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Dear Reader (particularly those of you John Boehner considers stygian disciples of Lucifer), Let's start with some really good news. Sergeant First Class Charles Martland will not be discharged for beating the stuffing out of an Afghan ...



Trump Would Press the Agenda That Drove His Voters from the GOP
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

I wonder when the Trump backers will realize they've been had. The 2016 GOP campaign has been overwhelmed by Donald Trump's celebrity persona, by the can't-take-your-eyes-off-it appearances where he might say or do anything - ...



Reaganism Is Dead
Mona Charen  Tweet

A longtime Republican conservative emailed me after Donald Trump's Tuesday night romp through the "Acela corridor." "Is the GOP now the anti-trade, anti-immigrant party?" I don't think so, but take no comfort in the reason: Republicans haven't ...



Cruising to Indiana
David Limbaugh  Tweet

Though I won't go so far as to say the Indiana primary is do-or-die for the Ted Cruz campaign, it couldn't be much more important. As events have unfolded, Indiana has a critical choice to make next ...



Religious Liberty: The Necessary Fight
David French  Tweet

In more than two decades spent litigating to preserve religious liberty in this country, one thing has become abundantly clear to me - millions of Christians don't want this fight. It's not that they're reluctant warriors; ...



The World According to Trump
Charles Krauthammer  Tweet

Foreign policy does not determine American elections. Indeed, of all Western countries, we are the least interested in the subject. The reason is simple: We haven't had to be. Our instinctive isolationism derives from our geographic exceptionalism. ...



The End of Pieties
Rich Lowry  Tweet

When the Americans defeated the British at Yorktown, the surrendering British forces supposedly played "The World Turned Upside Down."The song should be on the soundtrack at Donald Trump rallies. The mogul is marching toward the ...



Why the Left Hates Jews
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Why does the Left hate the Jews? The Labour party in the United Kingdom is being convulsed at the moment with a public reckoning of the anti-Semitism of some of its most prominent members, including the former mayor of London, "Red" Ken ...



ESPN Fires Curt Schilling -- What About Liberal Offenders?
Larry Elder  Tweet

ESPN fired baseball analyst and former All-Star Curt Schilling for mocking the debate about the North Carolina public facilities ...



In Tennessee, a Federal Judge Disenfranchises Pro-Life Voters
David French  Tweet

No one should ever doubt the Left's commitment to abortion. For the sake of preserving the right to kill an unborn child, the Left will sacrifice democracy and even reason itself. Pro-life lawyers have a term for liberal judges' tendency ...



Setting the Record Straight on Britain, America, and World War II
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

While in London last week, President Obama waded into the upcoming British referendum about whether the United Kingdom should stay in the European Union. Controversy followed his lecture about the future of the Anglo-American relationship should ...



At Home, in the World
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Why do the Japanese live in such little houses? Why do Americans live in such big ones? In a recent conversation, a man remarking upon the neatness and ingenious space management of Japanese homes -- what we, for lack of a better English word, ...



Trump Declares Iran Deal a Disaster - but Doesn't Offer an Alternative
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

In Wednesday's foreign-policy speech, Donald Trump accurately described President Obama's Iran deal, the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as "disastrous." But his understanding of why this is the case is ...



Beyonce's Beehive of Bombastic Buffoons
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

Question: Why aren't liberal celebrities ever held accountable for stoking their unhinged fans' violent threats and stupidity -- the same way Republican candidates are called on to disavow every last remote and random act of bad behavior of their ...



A Superior Vision
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ...



Prince Was an Idol, Not a Hero
David French  Tweet

Prince died last week, and America overreacted. No, I'm not diminishing Prince's talent. He was one of pop music's most gifted songwriters and musicians. As millions shared his more memorable performances, I realized I'd forgotten what a great ...



The Facts about Venezuela
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Some of you will be familiar with the Twitter feed of the DPRK News Service, an often hilarious online parody of the output of socialist North Korea's official pronouncements on world affairs: "Kim Il-Sung University professors announce ...



Conservatives for Trump?
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting ...