Articles from American Conservative

Trading #MeToo for Partisan Hit Jobs

Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party in the 1980s when they were both in high school. Kavanaugh says it didn’t happen. How much evidence must be arrayed against him before he’s denied a seat on the Supreme Court?

That depends on who you ask. “I believe her,” said Senator Mazie Hirono, Democrat of Hawaii, seemingly obviating the need for the FBI investigation and much longer look by the Senate Judiciary Committee that she’s advocated.

The Hollywood Child Abuse Epidemic No One Wants to Talk About

In the late 1990s, during the swollen stages of the dot-com bubble, Marc Collins-Rector founded Digital Entertainment Network. A sort of proto-Netflix, it would broadcast original serials on the Internet. One of them, called Chad’s World, was written and produced by Collins-Rector, and followed a young man as he moved in with his brother and brother’s boyfriend.

America Prime No Longer: In Syria, Regional Powers Step Up

An attack in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib was imminent. Bashar al-Assad’s forces were positioning helicopters close to the frontline, and the U.S. intelligence community had acquired information that the regime was preparing to use chemical weapons if the tens of thousands of rebel fighters there (at least 10,000 of whom were members of U.N.-designated terrorist groups) put up fierce resistance.

The Joe McCarthys of Our Time

Back in 1953, in the early months of the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, the new president found himself in a political minefield related to his nomination of Charles E. (“Chip”) Bohlen to be U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union. The unfolding political drama tells us something about how we used to do things in America as opposed to how we do them today. One example is President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become a Supreme Court justice.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Last Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that while its amnesty program for tax cheats is coming to a close, the IRS will continue its decade-long investigation of income tax evasion by tens of thousands of American billionaires and millionaires holding secret offshore accounts in Switzerland or otherwise.  The program’s success, WSJ noted, was partly owned to one