James P. Pinkerton

 James P. Pinkerton is an author and contributing editor at The American Conservative. He served as a White House policy aide to both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Recent blog posts by this author

Are We In Fact Melding With Machines?

Here’s a headline worth pondering: “Chinese parents want students to wear dystopian brainwave-detecting headbands.” The story, on the website SupChina, details the latest innovation at the Jiangnan Experimental School in Hangzhou....

The Unbundling of America’s Political Parties

Should movies be seen in theaters, at least in their first runs, or are they just as good when they premiere on the home screen? To put that question in business jargon terms, should movies continue to be bundled to theaters, or should...

When We Protected Women from the Wolves

Okay, so with the holiday season coming to a close, we’ve now been through the entire dialectical sequence for the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Featured in the film Neptune’s Daughter, the song won an Oscar in 1950 and...

The Yellow Jackets Versus The European Empire

So the “yellow jacket” protests are continuing in France, even though President Emmanuel Macron postponed the new fuel tax that ostensibly set them off. This tells us that the protests have motivations beyond just the fuel tax. Indeed,...

Hillary Clinton: Conservatives Were Right on Mass Migration

Amidst the hurly-burly of politics these days, it can be hard to notice when your side has won a victory. Yet that’s what’s just happened for conservatives on immigration: they’ve won. Okay, it’s not a final victory, nor even a crushing victory, but...