Building a Coalition

FAIROOZ ADAMS, THE HAMILTONIAN REPUBLICAN Hamiltonian Republicanism is a small and insular movement. It exists mainly with writers like Michael Lind, some authors with American Affairs, and of course the staff of this publication who are trying to re-synthesize the ideological framework for Hamiltonianism. While The Hamiltonian Republican will serve as a continual conversation on …

The Anti-Trump Movement is Gaining Momentum

BRANDON COLLIGAN, PUSHING FORWARD While Donald Trump remains deeply unpopular, Democrats should be cautious to assume it will lead to their victory. Donald Trump assumed power with an extremely small coalition of loyal supporters, who with the help of the Electoral College, won the presidency by a slim margin. This is certainly not good news for …

Our Collective Insanity

HEBERTO LIMAS-VILLERS, THE HAMILTONIAN REPUBLICAN American society is suffering an emotional breakdown. What happened three days ago was the extreme consequence of what political partisans have being doing  for many years. Some politicians, like Senator Sanders, have taken the road less currently traveled expressing sympathy for the shot while condemning the action. Others seek to …

“America First” puts America Last

CHRIS DESETT, PUSHING FORWARD President Trump, from the very beginning, presented a foreign policy that was destined for failure. Despite the allure of “America First” or other nationalist, populist slogans and like minded policies, these have no chance of success or effectiveness in the world we live in today. For starters, we live in a …

Hillary Clinton Should Have Championed Trade

In early October of 2015, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat for an interview with Judy Woodruff of PBS to discuss a variety of issues that would set the stage for the 2016 presidential election. Chief among them was the newly announced trade agreement between twelve nations across the Asia-Pacific region. The Obama administration …

Welcome to Wonk

As the third initial component of The American Moderate resting alongside the left-leaning Pushing Forward, and the right-leaning Hamiltonian Republican, there may be a tendency of some to view our contribution as centrist – an endeavor to straddle the line between parties. Though centrism is a valuable ideology in and of itself, that is not …

The Siren Song of New Media

The internet is truly a marvel of communication technology. Not since the invention of the movable type printing press over five centuries ago has humankind seen such a tremendous leap forward. With the Internet, you can immediately communicate with anyone, anywhere. In the two or so decades since the Internet became broadly accessible, the Internet …

There Is No Justice in the Death Penalty

This is justice? As it was recently announced that Dylann Roof, the mass murderer of the Charleston Church Shooting would be facing the death penalty, there remains an uncomfortable question mark at the end of that sentence. In 2015, the United States along with Iraq, Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia executed more people than all …

Past Meets Future

Donald Trump’s victory last month was a generational triumph: the largest and most resounding victory for the right since the election of Ronald Reagan. Not since the 1980 election has the Republican party enjoyed such a symbolically potent electoral victory. Reagan’s victory marked the dawn of a new political era; it was the final death …