Articles from American Conservative

Why the U.S. Will Never End Iranian Influence in Iraq

There is a power struggle in Baghdad. The country is torn between Arab influences from the west and a militant theocracy to the east. The religious leader of the neighbors in ancient Persia dispatches his top lieutenant to the city to engage in clandestine military action to bring the government under their thumb. This lieutenant is a hero in his country, known for his ruthlessness and efficiency but also his quiet and humble demeanor, harboring no ambition for riches or a higher position.

Cops Kill Because We Gave Them The Legal Framework to Do It

The brutal Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd has sparked violent protests, looting, and arson attacks in Minneapolis and St. Paul. A police precinct building was torched and destroyed and the Minnesota National Guard has been called out to restore order. But the killing in Minnesota is the latest reminder that politicians and judges—through federal law and judicial interpretation—have turned police into a privileged class that is most often unaccountable, if not entitled to oppress other Americans.

Hope and Humor on G.K. Chesterton’s 146th Birthday

One of my best friends, Paco Olea, died six years ago now. During his last days, while suffering from a painful lung cancer, and years after giving up smoking, when the doctors were no longer betting anything on his lasting a day longer, he started smoking again, enjoying the simple things in life, as if the morphine injections were just part of the landscape.

Is Delaware’s Governor Limiting COVID Tests to Help Political Allies ?

COVID-19 antibody testing is considered crucial to reopening the economy and resuming normal activities. Controversial decisions by one governor, however, have limited the number of antibody tests available in the state in order to favor major campaign donors and close political allies, critics claim.

Nevertheless, Pro-Life Democrat Ellen McCormack Persisted

The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable,” said Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, explaining to a radio audience how a Democratic-proposed bill in the state legislature would handle an unsuccessful late-term abortion. “The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” The discussion would be whether or not the unwanted newborn would be allowed to live.

Trump’s China Trade War Could Lead to Xi’s Destruction

Many observers dismiss the China policies of President Donald Trump as mere protectionism or worse, but in fact the White House has put Chinese dictator Xi Jinping into an increasingly difficult bind. By pursuing America’s long neglected interests in global trade and supporting democracy in Hong Kong, Washington may be pushing China towards political change and even an eventual democratic opening.