The fusion of populism and conservatism as a workable and ideological political movement is emerging in the actions of two newly elected senators: Rick Scott and Josh Hawley.
Trumpism is now the unregretted tattoo that altered the Republican coalition, making it edgier, more rugged, and more relentless in pursuing its policy objectives.
Jonah Goldberg’s defense of the legacy of the Enlightenment ends up being mostly a rehearsal of boilerplate 20th-century American conservatism.
Ben Domenech hosted a live taping of Federalist Radio at the Aspen Ideas Festival. They discuss Trumpism and its impact on the future of conservatism.
How populist and anti-establishment do Republican candidates have to be to win a contested primary in the Trump era? We’re about to find out.
Rich Lowry just wrote off the NeverTrump movement as ‘deluded.’ Yes, the same Rich Lowry who compiled the ‘Against Trump’ issue of National Review.
Jonah Goldberg join the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the anger toward NeverTrumpers and the rise of identity politics in every political party.
The real motives of Rauch, Wittes, and NeverTrumpers have nothing to do with pragmatic politics in response to a ‘dangerous’ president or concern about the rule of law.
Donald Trump’s spectacular disavowal of Steve Bannon isn’t just the end for Bannon. It’s the end for Bannon’s attempt to turn ‘Trumpism’ into a movement.
Trump’s first year in office has turned out much better than expected, but don’t let that blind us to some of the long-term costs of Trumpism.
By making immigration an issue, Republican Ed Gillespie is challenging Democrat Ralph Northam to answer for his party: do Democrats believe in borders?
Since the inauguration congressional Republicans have acted like they have an equal seat at the table. They don’t have that, and they don’t deserve it. And Trump should stop pretending they do.
Approaching the end of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, David Azerrad from the Heritage Foundation joins Federalist Radio.
President Trump’s ‘Buy American. Hire American’ is much like ‘fighting climate change’: a comforting government-prescribed solution that people embrace in theory but rarely practice.
Sen. Mike Lee asked that his fellow conservatives not dismiss the challenge of populism, but instead embrace it to advance their policies.
By offering a zero-sum choice, Democrats have made defending Donald Trump a lot easier.
Rather than tell people what they can discuss politically, we should be listening and learning from our political opponents.
We can still hope for America’s success, and consider the silver linings a Trump presidency might offer. But Trump is a terrible model for the right.
Trumpism is not the same as populism or the New Right. . . It is what happens when no one trusts anyone any more.
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