American Federalist Journal
Thursday - June 30, 2016


Outsourcing Security Is Dumb and Deadly
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

It is not a theory that delegating the protection of our embassy and military personnel to other countries risks lives. It is a reality bathed in American ...



A Disastrous Court Decision on Abortion
Star Parker  Tweet

The Supreme Court's decision, striking down the Texas abortion law signed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, is but the latest example of the lost, confused, sick nation we have ...



Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has "utterly failed," adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could "live happily side by ...



The Benghazi Debacle Should Have Ended Hillary Clinton's Career
David French  Tweet

Do failures and lies matter any longer? If you are a prominent Democratic politician, what exactly is the level of wrongdoing that will end your career? Reading the long-awaited report from the House Select Committee on Benghazi and the associated ...



The Wisdom of Mencken and Nock Seems Fresh Today
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Believing in my bones, as I do, that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are unworthy and unqualified to be president of the United States has inspired me to do a lot of soul searching, and that has drawn me more and more to the writings of the ...



A Better National To-Do List
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

In 2014, Islamic terrorists had a banner year, nearly doubling their annual body count to 32,658, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace. Last year probably wasn't any less bloody, and this year probably will be just as ...



Can We Harness the Worldwide Populist Movement?
David Limbaugh  Tweet

It is hard to deny that there is a worldwide impulse against elitism, globalism, unaccountable regulatory bureaucracies and illegal immigration that is powerfully present in the United States and transcends the Donald Trump ...



Why the Left Hates Referendums
Dennis Prager  Tweet

One of the common laments of leftist commentators in Europe and America concerning Brexit is that holding referendums is a bad ...



The Fraud Goes On
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by ...



The Imaginarium of Harry Blackmun
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

The Supreme Court has added another chapter to the body of law rooted in very little more than the imagination of Justice Harry Blackmun, who, with the assistance of a few of his fellow legal fantasists, delivered the constitutional right to ...



A Vote for Self-Government
Rich Lowry  Tweet

Democracy is too important to be left to the people. That is the global elite's collective reaction to Britain's vote to exit the European Union, which is being portrayed as the work of ill-informed xenophobes who never should have been ...



A Long Trump Summer
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Before summer is over, we may see things now scarcely imagined that will make Brexit seem anticlimactic. Trump's Attack Mode I think the following is an accurate statement: No major public figure has ever before attacked the Clintons in the ...



More Firepower Than the Marines
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

AMERICA'S GUN CULTURE has been a subject of intense interest and controversy for years, with concerns frequently raised about shadowy militias, paramilitary extremists, and unstable zealots in possession of alarming quantities of explosives and ...



Hayek in the Hill Country
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

The easiest route to political control isn't brute force: Sure, you can stick a gun in somebody's face, but that's always a risky business. The easiest route to political control is economic control. It's cleaner, it's ...



An Unspoken Rule
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Race politics in America aren't that hard to understand, if you understand the class politics that go along with them. Yesterday on NPR, a young woman lamenting the verdict in the Freddie Gray case -- another Baltimore police officer was ...



Brexit and the End of International Progressive Inevitability
David French  Tweet

I'm old enough to remember when history had a side. History, you see, had chosen to progress toward an international order that de-emphasized international sovereignty, elevated a bureaucratic and technocratic elite, and sought to solve ...



Defenseless in the Face of Our Enemies
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

Editor's note: The following is adapted from a speech the author delivered this week at the Westminster Institute in McLean, Va. The topic: "Defenseless in the Face of Our Enemies: What Keeps America from Protecting Itself from Radical ...



Men at Work... or Not
Mona Charen  Tweet

We've heard a great deal this campaign year about the plight of the working class. The left tells a story about the middle class being destroyed by predatory millionaires and billionaires who are soaking up 99 percent of the "income gains" (as if ...



Free Condoms -- What Could Go Wrong?
David Limbaugh  Tweet

Remember when the left passionately insisted that public schools distribute free condoms to students on the bizarre theory that they were going to have sex anyway and we might as well make it safe? Well, the results are in, and the left isn't ...



A Blow Against Unilateral Government
Rich Lowry  Tweet

Critics of Donald Trump worry what would happen if a man with little regard for the Constitution and a willingness to impose his personal will on a hot-button issue like immigration became president. This isn't a far-fetched scenario ...