John C. Seiler, Jr.

John C. Seiler, Jr., writes from California.

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  • Think of the Children
    November 2019

    Think of the Children

    It seems things don’t change much after all. Consider these recent hysterical comments. “There’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, age 30. “And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question: Is it OK to still have children?” Gyrating chanteuse Miley Cyrus agreed, saying “Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I’m not bringing in another person to deal with that… We [millennials] don’t want to reproduce because we know the earth can’t handle it.”

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  • California Apocalypse Now
    September 2019

    California Apocalypse Now

    Just about everybody I know, especially Republicans, is planning an exit strategy from California. A Los Angeles County firefighter I met at a party said all those guys, too, are planning to leave, despite their high salaries and pensions. Many grousers no doubt will stay, in particular those whose children remain. But the calamities hitting this state just keep reminding the inmates it’s time to head for the prison gates while they are still open.

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  • Republic of War
    July 2019

    Republic of War

    For a pacific, commercial republic protected by two giant oceans and two peaceful neighbors with small militaries, America sure has fought a lot of wars. Michael Beschloss’s Presidents of War details eight American leaders beginning in 1807 who took us to war and just one, Jefferson, who didn’t.

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  • The Faults of Woodward and Trump
    January 2019

    The Faults of Woodward and Trump

    There’s a lot of buncombe in Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House. Doubtless Chronicles readers heard some of it when the book was released on September 13, as the mainstream media played and replayed on the hour reports of Chief of Staff John Kelly allegedly grousing in the author’s presence that Trump’s “an idiot.”

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  • What Really Happened
    October 2018

    What Really Happened

    I call 2016 the Chronicles Election. The issues discussed in this magazine, often a lonely voice in the wilderness, for more than 30 years finally caught up with the national political discourse and got a president elected.

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  • A View From Across the Pond
    September 2018

    A View From Across the Pond

    If ever there was a democratic election in a giant modern nation-state, it was Donald J. Trump’s victory in 2016. And I’ve closely watched every presidential election since I was nine in 1964, when Lyndon Johnson lied his way to a landslide against Barry Goldwater.

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  • All About Trump
    June 2018

    All About Trump

    Today, all books by liberals really are about President Trump. Such is Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics, by MSNBC far-left fake-news host Lawrence O’Donnell.

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  • Politics Is Policy
    March 2018

    Politics Is Policy

    “Drain the swamp!” Donald Trump declared in every campaign speech of 2016. He meant, of course, the Swamp of Washington, D.C., home of the labyrinthine network of centralized bureaucracies that control our lives. It’s also called the Deep State and the Permanent Bureaucracy.

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  • Big Tech as Big Brother
    February 2018

    Big Tech as Big Brother

    Conservatives more than anyone else view with a gimlet eye the rise of the Internet and the gigantic tech companies that are taking over ever larger parts of our lives.

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  • The Tragedy of Richard Nixon
    September 2017

    The Tragedy of Richard Nixon

    Pat Buchanan’s new biography of Richard Nixon’s presidency is the first volume anyone looking at that tumultuous time should turn to. Having served as Nixon’s researcher and speechwriter starting in 1966, Buchanan, not yet 30, followed the victorious President into the White House in 1969.

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  • The Tragedy of Richard Nixon
    September 2017

    The Tragedy of Richard Nixon

    Pat Buchanan’s new biography of Richard Nixon’s presidency is the first volume anyone looking at that tumultuous time should turn to. Having served as Nixon’s researcher and speechwriter starting in 1966, Buchanan, not yet 30, followed the victorious President into the White House in 1969.

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  • States’ Rights and the Left’s Agenda
    August 2017

    States’ Rights and the Left’s Agenda

    These days, it’s the left that’s pushing states’ rights. And for that we can thank President Trump. As is often the case with America, California is leading the way.

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  • How He Did It
    July 2017

    How He Did It

    Roger Stone is a longtime political operative who has worked for every Republican president since Richard Nixon, and numerous presidential and other candidates as well.

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  • Abortion Politics in the Age of Trump
    March 2017

    Abortion Politics in the Age of Trump

    The [pro-life] movement is finally organized and prepared to seize any opportunity to save unborn children. A prime chance offers itself with Donald Trump’s presidency, and pro-life activists and voters effectively contributed to his election.

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  • What the Hell Is Going On?
    February 2017

    What the Hell Is Going On?

    On December 7, 2015—Pearl Harbor Day—candidate Donald Trump called “for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

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  • December 21, 2016

    Trump Triumph Means Chronicles Wins, National Review Loses

    Already, we’ve seen [Trump] save Carrier jobs and start negotiations for normalizing relations with Russia, avoiding the nuclear war Hillary really was risking. The stock market is zooming and the jobs creation is booming.

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  • The Cataclysm That Was Roe
    January 2017

    The Cataclysm That Was Roe

    The pro-life movement today almost completely identifies with the Republican Party, despite its support by a few Democrats such as Pennsylvania Sen. Robert Casey (sometimes). It wasn’t always so.

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  • November 14, 2016

    Trump Victory Uncovers National Review’s Dysfunction

    On Nov. 8, these “dysfunctional, downscale communities” refused “to die” and instead rose up and voted for Trump. They want to Make America Great Again, a slogan that, for once, actually resonated in the Heartland and brought them out by the millions to support their champion.

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  • August 18, 2016

    The Media’s Assault on Trump

    The [media] attacks on Trump are much more vicious than anything ever faced by the Bushes—who, after all, are part of the same Establishment as the media, and even Reagan.

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  • July 20, 2016

    The Convention Behind the Scenes

    While what’s said before the TV cameras at a political convention is important, just as important is what goes on behind the scenes in the meeting rooms. That’s where policymakers of all stripes meet and hammer out a political party’s future.

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