Back in 2016 when Michael Anton was Publius Decius Mus on the Journal of American Greatness, John Marini’s pseudonym was Cato the Elder. Anton admits that Marini’s posts were the most unpopular possibly because they were the most intellectually challenging. Marini’s field of expertise is the metastatic cancer that is the Administrative State, also known as the “Swamp.” Anton here tells us that Marini has a book called, “Unmasking the Administrative State.” Marini is a big brain so without a doubt this will be a heavy slog for the man on the street. Rather than recommending reading this book, which I’m not even sure I’ll read, read Anton’s article about it. He is always a worthwhile read and is a good way to see the bigger picture that’s behind the latest outrage that the Swamp is perpetrating on us on any particular day.
The knives are out among the leftist Twitter Mob for Tucker. They have some old clips of Carlson talking with one of the weird shock jocks and saying some edgy things. It will be interesting to see what Fox News will do. They aren’t exactly the bravest of men. Personally I think Carlson is a valuable asset for our side. I’d hate see him run out of town. Michael Anton agrees.
Michael Anton wrote the Flight 93 election back in 2016 and he is one of the people who recognized how important it was to beat Hillary Clinton. He has served in the Trump White House and he is a Claremont guy. I think he is one of the smarter guys out there and he’s on our side. I found this podcast very interesting.
Publius Decius Mus (aka Michael Anton) seems to always be a go-to guy for every important argument. And birthright citizenship is no exception. Listen to Tucker Carlson question him on the history of the 14th Amendment and why it has been used to justify giving the children of illegal immigrants automatic citizenship.
Very useful information to have when you want to answer some idiot like Paul Ryan.
Michael Anton (aka Publius Decius Mus) performs a fisking of Bret Stephens’ paean to untrammeled immigration. It goes without saying Bret doesn’t come off very well. Can you imagine Stephens used to be considered conservative? It’s a long article and I doubt Bret even deserves the honor of this much attention but Mr. Anton does cover the bases very thoroughly. I would say this article is preaching to the choir but if you are interested in just how crazy the house conservatives at the New York Times have become check out Anton’s dissection of exhibit A.
Chris Buskirk interviewed Michael Anton ( link ) about his tenure in the Trump Administration. There are a number of interesting things in the interview. But toward the end they talk a bit about Anton’s opinion of Donald Trump. As opposed to the usual disillusionment we typically hear from former administration members Anton is extremely positive about his former boss. Here are the more important ones I gleaned from the audio interview.
“He was just right about the issues that mattered right now and that’s why I supported him.”
“I knew him reasonably well … wasn’t having dinner with him … was a staff guy … but was around him a lot over the course of fifteen, sixteen months.”
“Liked him enormously, respected him enormously … there is a patriotic core to him that burns very hot.”
“He’s in it for the right reason, is doing it for the right reason … he didn’t have to do any of this.”
“He’s governing as President almost purely out of love for this country.”
Both Buskirk and Anton were educated at Claremont-McKenna College and were pupils of Harry Jaffa who was associated with the Claremont Institute. I have found the people associated with the Claremont Institute to be extremely aware of what is currently at stake in our political situation and perceptive about the actual value of the various players on the political landscape.