By Jonathon Van Maren Over the past week, nearly every major media organization has taken time to celebrate and commemorate the Apollo 11 Moon landing fifty years ago on July 20, 1969. For all those listening back on Earth, hearing Neil Armstrong’s crackly voice would be a historic experience they would remember for the rest…Details
Last week, the National Conservatism conference in Washington, DC brought together speakers, academics, and media figures from across the right-wing spectrum to hammer out a new conservatism for the post-Trump era. Here are my reports from the conference, in chronological order. First update: Conservatives meet in Washington, DC to hammer out a new “conservative nationalism”…Details
Why is Planned Parenthood being trusted to do sex-ed when their business model depends on bad sexual decisions?
By Jonathon Van Maren With the firing of Planned Parenthood CEO Leanna Wen, the abortion giant confirmed what those of us with eyes and common sense already knew: Planned Parenthood is an abortion business masquerading as a healthcare organization to stiff taxpayers for millions of dollars while aborting millions of American babies in the womb.…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren A short update from Washington, DC. Read the rest of my coverage of the National Conservatism conference here. The conference closed with a speech by freshman Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, who the conference organizers referred to as “our man in the senate.” Hawley has already earned a reputation as a different…Details
Check out the full podcast here.
By Jonathon Van Maren Read the rest of my coverage from the National Conservatism conference here. After J.D. Vance’s speech (which I thought was fantastic), Michael Anton took the stage to speak on imperialism, followed by Paulina Neuding on nationalism as an antidote to racism and David Webb on identity politics and national cohesion. The…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren J.D. Vance opened the second day of the National Conservatism conference. Author of the New York Times bestseller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Netflix recently bought the film rights for $45 million), which details his childhood with his Appalachian family and growing up in Ohio, Vance has gained the…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren My first breakdown of the National Conservatism conference can be found here. My summary of Tucker Carlson’s keynote speech can be found here. The second half of day one of the National Conservatism conference was a bit of a blur. At 2 PM, I attended the Breakout on “International Institutions versus…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren The first thing to note about Tucker Carlson is that when he’s on stage and riffing on his irritations, he is hilarious. He began his keynote speech at the National Conservatism conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday by rejecting Rusty Reno’s laudatory introduction of him and noting that as someone—he couldn’t remember who—once…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Many of you have probably been following the internecine war conservatives have been engaging in over the past several months, with those who believe classical liberalism may have outlived its usefulness in an era where the Left seeks the utter destruction of its opponents (represented by conservative writer Sohrab Ahmari), and…Details