Ryan Girdusky, AmericanConservative

Ryan Girdusky


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Recent articles by Ryan:

The Missing White Vote in Wisconsin Lost Trump the State

The president's operation left millions of potential votes on the table → Read More

What Took Trump So Long?

His decision to deploy troops to the streets is welcome but late. Turns out his advisors urged him to stand down. → Read More

If Trump Responded to the Coronavirus Like FDR

It's not cynical to seize the moment. → Read More

The Coronavirus Could Create a New Populist Backlash

The public has a new appetite for challenging China and freezing immigration. Now Washington must respond. → Read More

Joe Biden has a big problem with the youth vote

The youth vote is a pillar of the modern Democratic Party coalition. It was essential for former President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 victories, and to Hillary Clinton earning a plurality of the popular vote. While voters under the age of 35 seem to be a lock for Democrats, they are less than enthusiastic about supporting Joe Biden, and it could become a serious problem in the fall. → Read More

Stephen Miller's White House Fiefdom

He's an immigration hardliner who also serves as a roadblock against like-minded people working with Trump. What gives? → Read More

The Not-So-New Populism

From Denmark to South America, the Right's nationalist turn began long before Brexit and Trump. → Read More

How Trump is changing the Democrats

Much has been written on how the Republican Party has changed its views in the Trump era. But the Democratic Party has also gone through an evolution. → Read More

Congress failed to build the wall, now Trump needs to do it without them

President Trump has tried to work with Democrats in Congress to solve the partial government shutdown and build a border wall, but they are not willing to budge. Now that Trump made a more-than-generous compromise proposal and Democrats still didn't work with him, it's time to use executive action to get the wall built himself. → Read More

Democrats didn't need a response to Trump's immigration address because the media did it for them

Even before President Trump uttered the first syllable of his Oval Office address, the media was in full attack mode berating the public that whatever Trump said would be an utter lie. Not confident that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would adequately rebuff Trump, left-wing members of the media created a narrative that Trump was lying and… → Read More

2020 Democrats are making the same immigration mistake as Hillary Clinton

Leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination (including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris) are making the same mistake on immigration that Hillary Clinton made in 2016. By ignoring the death of police officer Ronil Singh… → Read More

Trump's base would love to have Jim Webb as Defense secretary

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' resignation has many in the establishment wing of the GOP worried, but Trump’s base is celebrating the possibility that he could pick a successor more aligned to his non-interventionist foreign policy. There’s no man more qualified or better suited for that job than former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. → Read More

Rep. Thomas Massie fights back against sneaky attempt to suspend Congress' war powers

Only a few House members remained in the chamber late Wednesday night, preparing to vote on dozens of bills that would pass by voice vote. After six hours on the floor, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., stood up and demanded that a quorum is in effect. → Read More

Jimmy Duncan, the hero America ignored

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. → Read More

Here's how Trump can finally make progress on immigration (and it's not a government shutdown)

President Trump needs to do a prime time Oval Office address about immigration, the current crisis on the border, and why the country needs bold action from Congress and the executive branch. → Read More

Why did Mike Pompeo hire 'Never Trumper' Mary Kissel as a top adviser?

News broke on Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had hired long-time "Never Trumper" and former Wall Street Journal editorial writer Mary Kissel as senior adviser for policy and strategic messaging. That’s right, a "Never Trumper" who vehemently opposed the policies Trump campaigned on is now advising Trump's secretary of state on policy. → Read More

Democratic fundraiser says America is racist and sexist, 'F--k the bible voters'

Democrats are hoping to make gains in Republican-leaning congressional districts by running moderates with biographies that appeal to center-right voters including veterans, gun owners, and football players, and in doing so have distanced themselves from the far-left of the Democratic Party. Yet despite packaging themselves as reasonable centrists, Democrats running in Texas and Kentucky are… → Read More

Why I Stopped Reading Playboy for the Articles

Men's magazines used to publish thought-provoking authors. Now they've gone over to the SJW left. → Read More

Democrats' hypocrisy means they have no moral high ground on Brett Kavanaugh accusations

California professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward on Sunday to reveal that she was the Jane Doe accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both minors. Democrats are using the allegations to try to delay and ultimately stop Kavanaugh's judicial appointment, but it’s exposing Democrats for having double standards. → Read More

Hope Hicks should replace John Kelly as White House chief of staff

Sources from the White House have been buzzing that John Kelly’s time as chief of staff may be coming to an end soon, and the race to replace him has already begun. Rather than looking to other members of the White House or various politicians and advisers, President Trump should bring back one of his most trusted and loyal advisers, Hope Hicks. → Read More