State of the Culture: Reviewing Trump

By Jonathon Van Maren Finally, finally someone is addressing the perpetual nonsense about Donald Trump channelling “legitimate anger” and how we should “respect” the dumpster fire that is the Trump campaign. From the always-brilliant David French over at the National Review: For generations, conservatives have rightly railed against deterministic progressive notions that put human choices…

A day in the desert

By Jonathon Van Maren Yuval was probably around sixty, but moved like someone much older. His facial expressions were either entirely impassive or wildly unimpressed. At the moment, he was also irritated. His white van had been idling at the curb of our Eilat hostel for a full thirty-seven seconds, and one of my three…

The paradox of Franky Schaeffer

By Jonathon Van Maren Times seem dark for American conservatism. With the Republican Party engaging in a bloody, full-fledged civil war, the House of Clinton slowly rising once again, and the potential of Barack Obama stacking the Supreme Court with progressive justices for a generation, politicians constantly conjure up the smiling, sunny face of Ronald…

Conservatism isn’t cool

By Jonathon Van Maren If there’s one thing that many conservatives have traditionally hated doing, it’s recognizing that the left has conquered virtually every aspect of mainstream culture: Hollywood, the mainstream media, the music industry. Left-wing politicians have a horde of attractive movie stars and musicians to headline their rallies—conservatives have had virtually none. When…