Author of Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance takes aim at Internet porn

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…

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Tucker Carlson lays out the greatest threats to the American Republic

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…

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Conservatives gather in Washington, D.C. to hammer out a new “conservative nationalism”

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…

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The only threats of violence from the film Unplanned in Canada have come from abortion supporters

By Jonathon Van Maren I must admit that I never suspected an American pro-life film airing in a handful of theatres across Canada would cause such an uproar across the country, but I was wrong. Both Liberal politicians and abortion activists appear to believe that the story of former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson, who…

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Former Canadian PM says late-term abortions don’t happen–and gets corrected by an abortionist

Canada’s abortion activists and pro-choice politicians like to claim that although Canada has no legal restrictions on abortion, late-term abortions virtually never happen. In fact, former Prime Minister Kim Cambell, who led Canada’s government for a blessedly short tenure of a couple of months in the early 1990s, tweeted this recently: “Abortion is regulated by…

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