Jack Kerwick

Posted February 05, 2016

What the 19th century can teach 21st century conservatives.

Posted February 04, 2016

Now that the Iowa caucuses are completed, I offer some thoughts.

Posted January 24, 2016

That Donald Trump is no conservative is a proposition of which this conservative needs no convincing.

Posted January 23, 2016

As for the specifics of their remarks, more will be said at a future time. The virtue of this symposium is that it has the potential to generate a conversation over the nature of conservatism.

Posted January 21, 2016

One can only hope that the Trump phenomenon will bring into the sunlight several fictions, most, but not all, of which GOP boosters have been promoting for years.

Posted January 15, 2016

Some thoughts: First, Donald Trump was the decisive victor. Only those who either despise Trump or who have some other dog in this race can think otherwise.

Posted January 04, 2016

While appearing on Alan Colmes radio show some months ago, former presidential candidate Ron Paul expressed his belief that Trump is almost the opposite of a libertarian candidate.

Posted November 19, 2015

The so-called Islamic State may somehow be responsible for the latest attacks in France. But it is grossly misleading, if not outright dishonest, to depict this massacre as the work of some lone organization.

Posted October 27, 2015

Reagan eliminated not a single government program, much less an agency. Instead, he strengthened those agencieslike the Departments of Energy and Educationthat he originally pledged to abolish, and he even strengthened the profoundly intrusive Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Reagan created the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. As Murray Rothbard writes, The Gipper deregulated nothing, abolished nothing.

Posted October 26, 2015

Those of Donald Trumps conservative critics who accuse him of promoting a faux conservatism would be well served to look in the mirror.

Posted October 09, 2015

A few weeks back, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson found himself deluged with mass hysteria when he dared to claim that Islam and the American political tradition were incompatible.

Posted September 23, 2015

By a substantial margin, Donald Trump remains the GOPs presidential frontrunner. Still, because Carly Fiorina improved her standing in two recent polls, the usual suspects among the self-appointed guardians of GOP orthodoxy are busy building her up in their quest to topple Trump at all costs.

Posted September 22, 2015

Catholic Churches in the greater Philadelphia area where I live are eagerly preparing for Pope Francis visit to Philly.

Posted September 22, 2015

Whos really the bigot?

Posted September 05, 2015

During every presidential election cycle, both Democratic and Republican talking heads trot out the same tired conventionalities that they predictably use to promote their preferred candidates and undermine those whom they dislike.

Posted September 04, 2015

Since Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, Republican politicians and their apologists on Fox News and in some quarters of conservative talk radio have been laboring tirelessly to discredit him. No effort, no tactic has been spared.

Posted August 28, 2015

On the morning of August 26, Vester Lee Flanagan, a former employee of WBDJ, shot and murdered WBDJ TVs Alison Parker and Adam Ward on live television. He shot a third person, Vicki Gardner, who Parker was interviewing. Fortunately, the latter will survive.

Posted August 25, 2015

Donald Trump hasnt the most conservative of track records. His opponents in the GOP presidential field and in segments of the so-called conservative media have sought to discredit Trump on this score.

Posted August 24, 2015

Suffice it to say, that while Trump may not be a conservative, John Kasich most definitely is not.

Posted August 21, 2015

As I argued a few weeks ago, there are reasons for doubting Donald Trumps conservative bona fides. But those of his critics at Fox News and in some quarters of conservative talk radio who level this charge against him are disingenuous, for neither are their candidates of choice conservative.