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Trump in Context

Sioux Center, Iowa. In what he represents, Donald Trump is not as unique as either his admirers or his despisers think. How do we explain the Trump phenomenon? When he announced his candidacy for president, no one believed that he had a rea...

Beauty is the Answer

In ISI’s on-going series titled “Conservatism: What’s Wrong with it and How Can we Make it Right?” Gerald Russello argues that conservatives have pursued power but neglected beauty. He writes: To love our country, we...

Do Protestants Belong?

Hillsdale, Mich. Ever since I have lived, moved, and had my being in conservative circles, I have encountered an unspoken ambivalence about Protestantism. (Truth in advertising: I am a Reformed Protestant, Calvinist for the church-history c...

Unsolicited Advice for the Republican Party

Hidden Springs Lane. It is clear that the GOP is in disarray. The recent CPAC conference only served to highlight that the Republicans are bereft of ideas. Railing against “big government” and championing a bellicose foreign policy have pro...

Do You Have to be Old to be Conservative?

Most readers know the line (attributed to Winston Churchill, I believe), if you’re not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. And if you are still a liberal at forty, you have no brain. The recent conference at the William F. Buckley...