American Federalist Journal
Wednesday - September 28, 2016


Hillary, Interrupted
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

Whatever happened to "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar"? Whither "Girl Power"? When did Rosie the Riveter's "We Can Do It!" give way to Hillary the Haranguer's "We Can't Handle ...



Transgenderism Can Be Helpful
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

North Carolina's legislative body passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which mandates a statewide policy banning individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex, as opposed to their opinion of ...



Last Night, Donald Trump Showed Why He's Dangerous
David French  Tweet

Last night, it became crystal clear. The GOP nominated a dangerous, unfit man to be president of the United States. When it came to foreign affairs, where the president's power is at its peak, Trump is showing himself to be ignorant, ...



Narrative-Building Has Become a Political Obsession
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

The most exhausting thing about our politics these days -- other than the never-ending presidential election itself -- is the obsession with "shaping the narrative." By that I mean the effort to connect the dots between a selective ...



Where Does the Money Go?
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Fresno, Calif. -- The water war in California touches everything: fish and farmers, the Endangered Species Act, political fights between the parties and within both the Democratic party and the state's rump of a Republican party. But there is ...



'Favors' to Blacks
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor -- off the record -- what his response to them was. He said, "I give them all A's and B's. To ...



Riot First, Ask Questions Later
Rich Lowry  Tweet

The Charlotte rioters didn't know whether the controversial police shooting of Keith Scott was justified or not, and didn't care. They worked their mayhem - trashing businesses and injuring cops, with one protester killed in the ...



Cretin Hop
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

I have invented a new drinking game for the upcoming Clinton-Trump presidential debate. It works like this: You stand in the stairwell of a very tall building. Every time somebody says something stupid or dishonest, you walk up a flight of ...



In 2016, What Would Bill Buckley Do?
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Last night, the editors and friends of this magazine gathered in San Francisco for the annual William F. Buckley Jr. Prize dinner, this year honoring former secretary of state George Schultz for -- as the understated invitation put it -- "his ...



Our Dangerous Drift from Reason
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

In a time when "narrative" has supplanted factual reporting, Fox's Bret Baier's evening news program is usually an oasis in the desert. So I winced when he asserted, amid Thursday's report on the deadly Charlotte ...



What Are the Checks and Balances?
Mona Charen  Tweet

This election year makes a mockery of past complaints about the "lesser of two evils." That cliche has been trotted out in every election of my lifetime. In every previous contest, though, the choice was not between evils. It was often between ...



How Trump Could Win the Debate
Rich Lowry  Tweet

Hillary Clinton will almost certainly win Monday night's epic presidential debate on points - and still could lose. It's hard to see how Clinton, who has marinated in public policy for 30 years and is preparing for the debate like ...



Clinton's Personality, Trump's Policy Expertise Open to Debate
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

This Monday we will see Hillary Clinton battle Donald Trump in their first presidential debate. It's difficult to capture the otherworldliness of it all. Most of the commentary centers around Trump -- and for good reason. He's the X ...



Anti-Cop Rioters Are the Vanguard of the 'No Lives Matter' Movement
David French  Tweet

The anti-cop movement is completely out of control. It's moved from attacking the police, to attacking the rule of law itself, and now it is attacking the fundamental human right of self-defense. Twice in a month, rioters have struck back ...



A Hard Rain Is Going to Fall
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

This summer, President Obama was often golfing. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were promising to let the world be. The end of summer seemed sleepy, the world relatively calm. The summer of 1914 in Europe also seemed quiet. But on July 28, Archduke ...



Cruelty to Black Students
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

Last year's college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year's college news is about black student demands for segregated campus housing and other racially segregated campus spaces and ...



Hey, UN Corruptocrats: Spare Us Refugee Sanctimony
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

Another United Nations summit in New York. Another finger-wagging ...



Our Political Predicament
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living ...