Nathanael Blake
Nathanael Blake

Nathanael Blake is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist. He has a PhD in political theory. He lives in Missouri.

The Left Doesn’t Really Want To Abolish The Police. They Want To Be The Police

Restrictions on police power are, of course, imperfect, but they are much more developed and effective than those left-wing rioters and militants impose on themselves.

President Trump’s Stupid Tweets Are A Heck Of A Lot Better Than Joe Biden’s Evil Policies

Trump kept his word on abortion, religious liberty, and the rule of law. The radicals running the Democratic Party have shown they’ll do anything for power.

Jack Dorsey’s $10M To Ibram Kendi Is An Attempt To Expiate His White Guilt

The new iteration of Marxism is true to its heritage in at least one way: It justifies the concentration of power in the hands of its acolytes.

While Claiming To Champion Justice, Democrats Are Letting American Cities Burn

Regardless of whether Biden or Trump wins in November, we will all be stuck with the Democrats’ choice to let our cities burn.

Kamala Harris: The Senator From Wall Street Who Wants To Be President

Kamala Harris knows that big business and big government can get along quite well—there is money to be made off of big government, and big business is often best positioned to make it.

The Right Needs More Than Resurrected Reaganism To Beat The Left

Our nation faces challenges that cannot be adequately addressed by calcifying Reagan’s old platform of the 1980s into conservative dogma.

Josh Hawley Was Right About Roe: Speak Up Or Stay Off The Supreme Court

It is time to insist on nominees who have made a clear repudiation of Roe v. Wade. The benefits of keeping quiet are not worth the costs.

Supreme Court Supports Democrat Efforts To Make Christians Second-Class Citizens

The Supreme Court has no excuse for allowing Nevada officials to use a public health crisis to fill poker tables while emptying pews.

Why Electing Joe Biden Will Make The Culture War Even Worse

Those who think that electing Joe Biden will reduce cultural conflict are likely to be extremely disappointed. That’s because amping up the culture war is the only way to keep Democrats united.

Americans Shouldn’t Count On The Perilous Path To Herd Immunity

We all want to get back to normal, but that will only happen with the virus under control. Controlling the virus, however, requires personal responsibility.

Renaming The Redskins Won’t Save A Single Black Life

From riots to cancel culture, almost nothing the left has done under the banner of Black Lives Matter will prevent another murder like George Floyd’s.

How ‘Don’t Judge’ Turned Into ‘Cancel The Bigots’

Our culture has gone from the ‘don’t judge’ mantra of a couple decades ago to judging everyone, but we did not reestablish a rational foundation for that judgment along the way.

People Who Have Nothing To Live For Destroy Everything For The Rest Of Us

Despite our civilization’s wealth and technological prowess, many among us have been dispossessed of what matters most.

Christians Have Very Good Reasons To Fear An Increasingly Hostile American Regime

David French seems to prefer chastising his Christian brothers and sisters to discussing the hard decisions that must be made in practical politics.

Why Only Christianity, Not Identity Politics, Can Solve Racism

In contrast to critical theory, Christianity offers an identity as children of God that transcends our differences. It is thus that the sons of slaves and the sons of slaveowners can be brothers.

Rioters Don’t Want Criminal Justice Reform — They Want A Revolution

The white privilege on display here is on the left, where radical whites play at revolution, often to the detriment of poor minorities.

If We Want Western Civ Revitalized, We Can’t Leave It To Universities

We should be less concerned with getting elite universities to rededicate themselves to teaching the Western heritage, and more focused on making Western culture a reality in our lives.

Why Never Trump ‘Doesn’t Command Armies Of Voters’

In their new book ‘Never Trump: The Revolt of the Conservative Elites,’ authors Robert Saldin and Steven Teles provide a sympathetic history of the Never Trump movement—but still fail to conclude it will have ongoing political relevance.

‘Waco’ Horrors Show Exactly What’s Wrong With Big, Faraway Government

It is difficult for a TV show to elicit sympathy for cultists shooting at cops. But the new-to-Netflix series ‘Waco’ manages it, showing the dangers of law enforcement militarization.

What Happens When The Right Starts Acting Like The Left About The Constitution

Many on the left have accused originalism of being nothing but a cover for conservatives’ preferred policy outcomes, but Vermeule’s proposal illustrates how restrained originalists have been.