The Rise of Anti-Fusionism

In the early days of National Review, William F. Buckley and Frank Meyer coined the term “fusionism” to describe their political philosophy. The goal was to wed classical liberalism (democracy and capitalism) with a kind of generic Judeo-Christian traditionalism. Some of today’s


Rudy Giuliani Calls for Two-Legged Stool

Former New York mayor and failed presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani thinks he knows why Republicans keep losing elections.  The problem, he claims, stems from the “soft underbelly” of the GOP that he thinks everyone else has somehow missed: social issues.  Ironically, Giuliani

Why Does the Republican Party Exist?

The rebellion growing in the GOP ranks that Donald Trump is tapping into has found its voice.  Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, watches what Republican leaders in Congress do and not what they say. And this is what he sees: Perhaps

CPAC Drinking Game

American Principles Project, which has taken on a leadership role in advocating for full-spectrum conservatism, has staff members participating in four panels at CPAC this week. At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25th, Emmett McGroarty (who is one of the principal architects of the Common Core


Perry’s Two Legged Stool?

It was amusing to see Politico try to portray Gov. Perry’s APP gala speech as indicating “A new more, moderate Perry.” It was even more amusing when Drudge called Politico on it, linking to the article under the far more accurate headline: “Perry