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Questions & Answers: Politics and Fake News

This question comes from someone in the UK. It is in response to my article “Leftist Anarchy, not Trumpian Fascism, is the Real Threat to Democracy” recently published in The American Spectator. I’m guessing this reader forwarded the article to a friend and received an unhappy reply. He then sent that reply to me.  Dear Mr. Taunton, … Read more

Berkeley Protest

“Leftist Anarchy, not Fascism, is the Real Threat to Democracy” (The American Spectator)

At this moment, I am on assignment in Europe, a continent that, like America, seems more screwed-up with every visit. To escape the insanity that threatens to engulf us all, this morning I decided to work remotely from a small French town. Hammering away on my laptop, I sat down to enjoy a nice breakfast … Read more

No Ban No Wall sign

“Trump’s Promise to Keep Americans Safe” (The American Spectator)

While Charles Schumer weeps and lawyers are deployed; as protesters protest and accusations fly — amidst all of the general hysteria about President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, let’s pause, take a deep breath, and for a moment consider the apparent purpose of the order itself: To keep Americans safe. That’s another way of … Read more

Women's March

‘Trump rage’ and the Alt-Left’s march of folly (Fox News)

It’s been one week since I was in a taxi in Central London when the driver made an ill-advised turn onto Piccadilly. Then again, it wasn’t his fault that thousands of demonstrators clogged this main artery in one of the world’s great capital cities.  At first the protestors kept to the opposite side of the … Read more

Paul Reid

Trump & Churchill: Similarities? (Video)

Paul Reid, author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, has fun with the idea of comparing/contrasting Winston Churchill with President Donald Trump. He bases his thought experiment on not only his extensive knowledge of Churchill, but also his personal interactions with Trump. This talk is full of wonderful … Read more

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The Uprising of the Scorned

I am currently in Southern California for a speaking engagement.  Sitting in my hotel room watching Alabama steamroll Mississippi State at 9:30 this morning (Pacific Time makes for early kickoffs), I got a little bored and read this superb article by Melanie Phillips.  Melanie is, in my opinion, a rock star columnist.  She gets it.  She … Read more

I Voted

Man Cannot Live by Voting Alone (The American Spectator)

On election day The American Spectator published this column.  It is a follow-up to a piece I published with them last week.  In both I essentially argue this: The American church is a sleeping giant, and its strategy for cultural transformation must include more than voting. This is not an anti-voting message.  I am in favor … Read more