Pete Spiliakos is a columnist for First Things.
We didn’t normalize Trump's immorality when he won the election; we normalized Trump when we overlooked Bill Clinton's vices. Continue Reading »
Does Senator Tom Cotton have the discipline to face the elite left’s raging tantrums, and the wisdom to help craft a populist agenda worthy of our country? Continue Reading »
Our public figures—like Mitt Romney—often turn out to be enslaved to the ideas of bloggers and social media mavens. Continue Reading »
The solution to the problems of populist nationalism is to become more authentically nationalist, by becoming more inclusively populist. Continue Reading »
When they think they can get away with it, our elite Republicans disparage the idea of tax cuts for the middle class. Continue Reading »
White, affluent liberals should prioritize the interests of poorer, less secular Democrats, instead of maintaining their privileged position. Continue Reading »
Each of our two great political coalitions has been captured by self-righteous factions that are empowering themselves at the expense of the country. Continue Reading »
If our political parties want to be worthy of America, they should seek to represent more of America. Continue Reading »
Our Republican elites offer Baskin-Robbins Bushism—any skin tone, ethnicity, or gender, as long as it is all Bushism. But voters don’t want Bushism in any vessel. Continue Reading »
The best politicians on the right have wasted the years since Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat.
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