Posts by John Henry Thompson

A Day at the Georgia GOP Convention

Party conventions are an American institution. Good ol’ boy glad-handing and strategy huddles abound, convention center coffee flows freely, and on this occasion, presidential candidates from…

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Spring 2015: Cuba Betrayed

This article first appeared in the Spring 2015 edition of THE ARCH CONSERVATIVE. During the Cold War, many American liberals advocated indefinite coexistence with the Soviet Union. Indeed, nearly…

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A Man with the Right Enemies

Your early (read: EARLY) Republican presidential frontrunner is Wisconsin Governor Scott Kevin Walker. Governor Walker has been a personal favorite of mine for quite a while,…

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Know Thine Enemy

By now, everyone has had a chance to analyze, and in some cases drastically over-analyze, the series of gruesome terror attacks that struck Paris last week.…

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Matt Wuerker’s Moral Equivalence

Before you read anything I have to say, reflect on the cartoon above. Really let it sink in: the Aztec-style sacrificial pyramid, the troop of orange-clad…

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a time for remembrance and reverence. The men and women who have served this nation in uniform, from Bunker Hill to Fallujah, deserve…

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WANTED: Conservative Confidence

“At Monday night’s ‘Great Debate’ between the Young Democrats and the College Republicans , the GOP squad displayed a disturbing predilection for surrender.” What, exactly, do…

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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 11th, 2001. The date conjures up feelings within each of us that are difficult to examine or disentangle from one another. There’s fear, anger, sorrow…and…

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A Thousand Points of Lame: Michelle Nunn and the Southern Democrats

Michelle Nunn is widely viewed as the Democrats’ best hope to take a U.S. Senate seat from Republican hands. Polls show a tight race with GOP…

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Re: The Question of ‘Terror Selfies’

The very name “Islamic State” sounds like a map label from a textbook on eighth century warfare. In reality that’s not far off, as crucifixions and…

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