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Daniel McCarthy is the editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review, the VP for ISI’s Collegiate Network and a Spectator contributing editor and columnist.

Alex Jones may be despicable, but he doesn’t deserve to be censored

The Infowars star has no right to say anything through Facebook or YouTube — which is seriously illiberal and more threatening than anything he says.

By Daniel McCarthy

Conservatism isn’t dead

It is reborn.

By Daniel McCarthy

Russia

Donald Trump’s fight is against globalisation and the left – not Vladimir Putin

History somehow isn’t moving toward its predetermined end, and this has driven Western liberals completely mad. The theatrical overreaction to Donald Trump’s joint press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki is just the latest proof. Before the Trump-Putin summit, pundits warned that Trump might recognise Crimea as Russian territory. He did nothing of the sort. […]

By Daniel McCarthy

The American left is using children as political weapons

What does the American left do when a year of hyperbole about Russian subversion and full-blown fascism in the White House fails to make the nation repent for electing Donald Trump? After eighteen unrelenting months of Red Scare and Brown Scare, President Trump’s approval numbers were higher than ever. What do the people who hate […]

By Daniel McCarthy

How Donald Trump eclipsed the ‘libertarian moment’

Yesterday was another bad day for the “libertarian moment” and for Sen. Rand Paul in particular. The candidate Paul endorsed and campaigned for in Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial primary, state delegate Nick Freitas, lost to Corey Stewart, a pro-Trump candidate controversial for his defense of Confederate monuments, among other things. Further south, a Republican congressman of […]

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Dinesh D’Souza’s pardon may be political, but that isn’t Donald Trump’s fault

The president is showing loyalty to conservatives who believe he was wrongfully prosecuted and punished.

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

If this is a trade war, the United States will win 

Donald Trump is following through on his threat—or promise, as his voters see it—to impose steep tariffs on foreign goods in the name of supporting American industry, starting with levies of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium imports. Allies and neighbors that had been granted temporary exemptions are now set […]

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Why America First beats the party of Bernie Sanders

As the mid-terms approach, the Democrats are divided and dwindling. The GOP’s hand is getting stronger.

By Daniel McCarthy

Jeff Sessions is a party of one

How the Attorney General has used his isolation to his advantage.

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

John McCain is right about Gina Haspel

John McCain is a victim of hypocrisy. His allies in Washington and admirers in the national media praise him as the conscience of the nation, even as they betray him in his last desperate battle against the normalisation of torture. After a White House communications staffer, Kelly Sadler, joked that McCain’s views don’t matter because […]

By Daniel McCarthy

Does the end of the Iran deal mean war?

America has a long history of almost getting dragged into other people’s wars. Soon after the founding of the country, partisans of revolutionary France and counter-revolutionary Britain urged the US to intervene in Europe. A generation later, British liberals tried to enlist America in a partnership against the reactionary powers that rose in the wake […]

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

How John McCain lost the Republican Party

The Arizona Senator could have been a Donald Trump-type figure. But he never was.

By Daniel McCarthy

How Kanye West could become the next Republican president

On his new song, Yeezus claims he could be the next occupant of the White House – here’s how he would do it

By Daniel McCarthy

Politics

Anarchy in the White House — it’s a good thing

Would Trump without John Kelly be any different from Trump with John Kelly?

By Daniel McCarthy

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