Brion McClanahan

Articles by Brion McClanahan

Donald the Good

Donald Trump is campaigning like it’s 1884. That’s a good thing.

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Trump Foreign Policy Speech Makes All the Right Enemies

The results are in. Trump’s foreign policy speech made the right enemies… again. National Review hated it; Slate hated it; The New York Times hated it; MSNBC hated it; CNN hated it; The New Yorker hated it; The Daily Beast hated

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Is Donald Trump the Andrew Jackson or Aaron Burr of Our Time?

It seems establishment Republicans can’t make up their mind. Those who believe that the 2016 Republican primary season has been the dirtiest campaign in American history need to think again. The pro-Ted Cruz people recently took a shot at Donald Trump that mirrored the 1828 campaign between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams.


Donald Trump: Elevating Public Discourse

If you have been listening to the establishment talking heads in the past few days, you would believe that Donald Trump has been responsible for the destruction of American political discourse.

CORAL GABLES, FL - MARCH 10: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the CNN, Salem Media Group, The Washington Times Republican Presidential Primary Debate on the campus of the University of Miami on March 10, 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida. The candidates …

Donald Trump’s Conservative Foreign Policy

The latest dustup at the Republican “debates” in South Carolina has “conservatives” pointing fingers at Trump supporters and shouting, “See, I told you Trump is no conservative. He is a Democrat in disguise. Why, he just insulted George W. Bush and the entire ‘conservative’ basis of American foreign policy over the last thirty years.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to voters during a campaign event February 15, 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Which Candidate Will Screw Up America the Least?

In the months leading up to the 2016 election cycle, I have often been asked by students, colleagues, and interviewers/journalists which of the potential candidates in either major party would be best suited to be president.

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