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The Case for Ron DeSantis

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' much-anticipated 2024 presidential campaign is finally here. DeSantis is, by any empirical metric or otherwise reasonable estimation, the only person with a viable chance of defeating former President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. What follows is a straightforward affirmative case for ...Read more

Release the Manifesto

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

On March 27, a transgender lunatic named Audrey Hale shot up a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. The shooter, who tragically killed three adults and three children before being neutralized by well-trained Metropolitan Nashville Police Department officers, was a 28-year-old biological female who had "transitioned" to ...Read more

The Great Left-Wing Disinformation Operation Against the Supreme Court

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The past five weeks has seen a flurry of media activity, clearly coordinated, against the right-of-center U.S. Supreme Court.

First, the outlet ProPublica began publishing a series of pieces "exposing" the well-known fact of Justice Clarence Thomas' long-running friendship with billionaire real estate tycoon Harlan Crow, and alleging ethical ...Read more

Tucker Carlson and the Struggle for Civilizational Sanity

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

Last Friday, I attended The Heritage Foundation's 50th Anniversary Gala, a sprawling and swanky affair featuring many fine presentations, a surprise Dierks Bentley mini-concert for the country music enthusiasts (yours truly among them) and an extravagant post-dinner fireworks show over the Potomac River. But the highlight of the evening, bar ...Read more

Disney Is Going To Lose (Again) To Florida and Ron DeSantis

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The first round of the "Florida and Gov. Ron DeSantis v. The Walt Disney Company" fight, held last spring, ended in a clear DeSantis victory and Disney defeat. Following Disney's vocal opposition to Florida's commonsense Parental Rights in Education Act, misleadingly dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill, Florida passed a law to abolish the Reedy ...Read more

The Only Way Out Is Through

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

In 2017, my friend Rod Dreher published his popular book, "The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation." Dreher's basic prescription, already intimately familiar to Orthodox Jews, is a localist focus on the cohesive formation of tight-knit, virtuous, religious communities as the best way of enduring the cultural ...Read more

The Point of No Return

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The Roman historian Suetonius described Julius Caesar as timid and noncommittal as he initially approached the Rubicon River -- a shallow and narrow waterway that, at the time, demarcated the boundary between Cisalpine Gaul and Italy proper -- in January 49 B.C.E. In fact, the historian ultimately attributed Caesar's decision to cross the ...Read more

From Stanford to Israel, Mobocracy Triumphs Over Deliberation

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The very notion of republican self-governance, which has been a core tenet of Western civilization since the demise of the great monarchs of Europe, depends upon the willingness of citizens to debate and deliberate the most pressing issues of society. Sadly, high-profile recent examples, from the tony terrain of Stanford University all the way...Read more

Recent Lowlights in the Woke Capture of Our Once-Venerable Institutions

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

Lamenting the astonishing success of the activist Left's century-long Gramscian march through America's major institutions is, at this juncture, old hat. Still, there have been a few recent powerful examples, coming in quick succession, illustrating the extent to which leading liberal institutions of civil society have been captured by far-...Read more

Ron DeSantis Joins the Fight for Sanity Against the Foreign Policy Blob!

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' written statement to Tucker Carlson heard around the world earlier this week on the Russia-Ukraine war has caused nothing short of a full-scale meltdown from the arrogant, consistently wrong-thinking, military-industrial complex-addled band of bipartisan dunderheads who collectively comprise the American ruling class's...Read more

Destroy the Mexican Drug Cartels

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The tragic killing of two U.S. citizens this week in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico, should, in a just world, refocus American attention on the glaring problem of transnational drug cartels' de facto control of large swaths of our perilously porous southern border. That the two Americans killed may have been mistaken by warring cartel ...Read more

Parents and Children Are the GOP Future

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The Republican Party's slow transformation from the Bordeaux-sipping party of Acela Corridor suburbanites into the beer-drinking party of working-class Rust Belt-ers and Sun Belt-ers has been picking up some steam lately. And as the GOP's divorce from the Chamber of Commerce over irreconcilable cultural differences accelerates, a golden ...Read more



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