The Human Factor
Jay Cost praises The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds That Shaped America’s Supreme Law by Joseph Tartakovsky, Claremont Review of Books contributing editor: “he has offered a fascinating and lively way to recast the nation’s founding document.”
Eliana Johnson, Publius Fellow 2006, writes on Michael Anton, Publius Fellow 1994, and his decision to leave the White House:
"Before joining the Trump administration, Anton had become a controversial figure during the 2016 campaign for his attempt to make the case for Trump’s candidacy. In a pseudonymous essay, “The Flight 93 Election,” he made a highbrow version of Trump’s attack on the GOP establishment, calling conservative intellectuals wilted and outmoded, and praised Trump for connecting the issues of trade, immigration and foreign policy.
"Writers affiliated with the Claremont Institute, the California think tank that published Anton’s essay, are among the small coterie of right-leaning intellectuals who have continued to defend the president."
Total Political War
Matthew Peterson, Claremont's Vice President of Education, boldly declares: “The election of President Trump made it clear that America is not engaged in politics as usual. We are in the midst of a political war.”
Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn
Charles Kesler on Trump’s First Year, “Never Trump,” and More
Charles Kesler, editor of the Claremont Review of Books and Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute, joins Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn. The two discuss Trump's first year in office, the present status of the "Never Trump" movement (a topic Kesler wrote about in his latest CRB Editor's Note, "Among the Never Trumpers"), and hypotheticals on the future of conservatism.
Claremont's John Eastman serves as co-counsel on behalf of NIFLA and the two pregnancy centers in NIFLA v. Becerra, a case concerning whether or not the government can compel prolife crisis pregnancy centers to advertise abortion. SCOTUS heard oral arguments on the case on March 20.
#MeToo and the Clinton Carve-Out
An abridged version of William Voegeli’s essay from the Winter CRB, “After the Pervalance,” appears on American Greatness.
Claremont President Ryan Williams writes on the State of the Union address, in which "President Trump spoke to Congress about individual Americans and the meaning of American citizenship – often using criminals, adversaries and hostile foreign powers as foils. The president’s speech was about that most fundamental of political and human distinctions – friends versus enemies – but it built to a vision of American justice rooted in the sovereignty of the people."
The Ed Martin Movement
Radio: Robert Curry on Robert Mueller and the Missing Texts
Robert Curry, Claremont board member and contributor to the Claremont Review of Books, discusses what the shifting landscape of the Mueller investigation and media coverage as well as the current DOJ investigation of missing texts might portend for the future of the American justice system and our confidence in it. The interview begins at the 10:38 mark.
Minding the Campus
A New Book Takes On 500 Years Of Modern Liberalism
William Voegeli, senior editor of the Claremont Review of Books, reviews Patrick Deneen’sWhy Liberalism Failed. "Like most authors of books on politics and social conditions, Deneen is a loquacious pathologist but tongue-tied clinician."
The Seth and Chris Show
Radio: Ryan Williams on James Burnham and Conservatism
Ryan Williams, Claremont President, discusses modern conservative political philosopher James Burnham, and his role in shaping today's conservative movement.
Military Dollars, and Sense
Claremont Senior Fellow Angelo Codevilla criticizes the bipartisan agreement to increase the Pentagon’s budget by $81 billion. "It behooves all Americans, but especially those on the right, no longer to pretend that the military and intelligence services are anything other than the bureaucracies they are—to stop reflexively giving them money, and to demand that they actually serve their intended purpose."