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Facing Reality in Afghanistan

Facing Reality in Afghanistan

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Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard transfer Capt. David A. Wisniewski’s casket to a caisson while HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters fly overhead during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Aug. 23, 2010. Wisniewski died July 2, 2010, from injuries suffered during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. (Credit: SSgt Gina Chiaverotti-Paige/Public…
‘1984’ in China, the World’s Best-Known Writer, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in Exile

‘1984’ in China, the World’s Best-Known Writer, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in Exile

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Who is the best-known writer in the world? And how long can most famous people expect to be remembered after they die? Between five and 30 years, according to a recent article in Nature: “Hidalgo is among the premier data miners of the world’s collective history. With his MIT colleagues, he developed Pantheon, a dataset that…
Micah Mattix is New Literary Editor of The American Conservative

Micah Mattix is New Literary Editor of The American Conservative

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Introducing, Micah Mattix! It is my pleasure to announce that Micah Mattix has returned to The American Conservative to serve as our literary editor. We will once again host his excellent and highly respected Prufrock newsletter on books, ideas and the arts. Micah will also work with the TAC team to ensure our cultural coverage…
What I Saw at a Yellow Vest Protest in France

What I Saw at a Yellow Vest Protest in France

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ROUEN, FRANCE – A large plastic garbage can ignites with a whoosh in front of the Church of Saint Joan of Arc in Rouen, Normandy. The smell of acrid plastic and waste fills the air, mixed with the odor of tear gas and pepper spray. "Aux Armes" garbage can exploded earlier. smell of burning plastic…
How the Israeli Effort to Keep Trump in Syria Failed

How the Israeli Effort to Keep Trump in Syria Failed

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The Pentagon was not the only party pressing Donald Trump to keep troops in Syria last year. It turns out the Israeli government and its supporters in Washington were working very hard to get the Trump administration to use America’s military presence there to support an Israeli campaign of airstrikes aimed at threatening war with Iran.…
Donald Trump Buys Fast Food Spread for Clemson Football Champions

Donald Trump Buys Fast Food Spread for Clemson Football Champions

President Donald Trump welcomed the Clemson college football team to the White House on Monday, serving them a spread of fast food for the evening. The president invited the players to the White House to celebrate their championship victory against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Trump paid to have the event catered at the White House…
House GOP Leaders Remove Steve King from Committee Assignments

House GOP Leaders Remove Steve King from Committee Assignments

House Republican leaders voted Monday to remove Rep. Steve King (R-IA) from all of his assigned committees after the Iowa Republican came under fire for his comments about white nationalism in a New York Times interview. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced Monday that the Republican Steering Committee voted not to give King any…
PHOTOS: From Vatican Walls to Obama’s Fence, 20 Barriers Around the World

PHOTOS: From Vatican Walls to Obama's Fence, 20 Barriers Around the World

As President Trump requests full funding for a border wall along the United States-Mexico border, elected Democrats continue to claim that walls are “immoral” and “racist.” From the walls surrounding Vatican City to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) iron fence, below,  Breitbart News breaks down 20 walls, fences, and barriers from around the world. 1. The…
Pompeo Talks Yemen, Syria, Iran, and Khashoggi with Saudi King and Crown Prince

Pompeo Talks Yemen, Syria, Iran, and Khashoggi with Saudi King and Crown Prince

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in Riyadh on Monday to discuss the civil wars in Yemen and Syria, threats posed by Iran, the dispute with Qatar, and the murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. According to NBC News, Pompeo met with the…
Engel: We Are Considering Subpoenaing Trump’s Translator, ‘All Things Are on the Table’

Engel: We Are Considering Subpoenaing Trump's Translator, 'All Things Are on the Table'

Monday on CNN’s “At This Hour,” chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) said “all things are on the table” when asked if his committee would subpoena President Donald Trump’s interpreter to testify about the president’s meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. When asked if he has the authority to get…