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Thiessen Is Right: So Is Trump

October 5, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

  After many mornings trying to make sense of what I read in the newspapers and many evenings   flattening my eyeballs against a television screen I discovered this article by Marc Thiessen, which seems to me to explain the present Ukrainian situation with perfect clarity and fairness. As I recall, Thiessen was originally cool… Read More

“Bring Us Together”

Author: Chilton Williamson

President Trump is blamed daily,  chiefly by liberals and quislings within the Republican Party, for “dividing” the country by his “rhetoric” instead of “bringing us together.”  What could they possibly have in mind by that? If the United States were a genuine nation rather than a legal and political abstraction, we should  already  “be together,” the… Read More


October 3, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

When all wealth is abolished, only politicians will have wealth.   3 October 2019

An Old Friend Heard From

Author: Chilton Williamson

A couple of decades ago when I was living in Las Cruces, New Mexico I met a Mexican-American gentleman named Sócrates Villa, a former illegal alien who had got himself and his family legalized,  become a great patriot, run for State Representative as a conservative Republican, but been defeated by the Nueva méxicana candidate from… Read More

Politicians CAN Change

October 1, 2019
Author: Chilton Williamson

Journalists, notably H.L. Mencken, used to complain that ninety-nine percent of American politicians, ninety-nine percent of the time, had the habit–deplorable in a democracy–of giving speeches in which they said precisely nothing. Today, at the end of the second decade of the 21stcentury, politicians—like children–will say absolutely anything, as we’ve learned over the past summer as… Read More