Tom Pauken

Tom Pauken is the author of Bringing Home America. He is a board member of Charlemagne Institute. 

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  • Remembering George Carey
    January 2021

    Remembering George Carey

    6 ¼ min

    George Carey's Basic Symbols stirred up a hornet’s nest within the academic community. He argued Americans ought to cherish the principles of “good order” and “just and equal laws,” which are not necessarily synonymous with equal rights.

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  • December 7, 2016

    Preparing for a Turbulent Four Years

    3 ¾ min

    The more appointments that Trump makes of men and women determined to follow through on his campaign policies, the more his opponents will attack him.

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  • Signs of Hope in the East
    December 2016

    Signs of Hope in the East

    10 min

    In the United States, the forces of the cultural left have been particularly aggressive in seeking to diminish the influence of our Christian heritage on American society.

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  • May 4, 2016

    Telling the Truth About Vietnam

    0 ¼ min

    Geoffrey Shaw, author of The Lost Mandate of Heaven, has done us a great service in telling the truth about the American betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem and the tragic consequences it had for the Vietnamese people and for those Allied soldiers who gave their lives in that war.

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  • April 27, 2016

    The Vietnam War: Still Opposing the New Left at Home

    0 ½ min

    It is sad to see a prestigious institution like the LBJ Library miss an opportunity to have a real exchange of views about what went wrong in Vietnam and what lessons of history are to be learned from that war.

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  • January 2016

    The End of American Exceptionalism?

    6 min

    Neoconservatives repeatedly try to take Reagan’s words and conform them to their own definition of American exceptionalism.

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  • September 8, 2015

    Why Trump is making a connection

    3 ¾ min

    What was expected to be a race between establishment favorite Jeb Bush and a conservative challenger emerging from a large field has instead turned into a campaign between the outsider Trump and everyone else.

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  • Men: Are You Ready to Lead?
    October 2012

    Men: Are You Ready to Lead?

    7 ½ min

    Life was much simpler for those of us who grew up in 1950’s America than it is for children today. We took for granted an intact family with a breadwinner father and a stay-at-home mom. America was the number-one manufacturing country in the world, and our society was anchored by a strong middle class.

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  • Stop Lying About VATs

    3 ¾ min

    Writing recently in Forbes, Brian Wesbury continued a theme that is popular among Beltway Republicans, warning about the dangers of a consumption tax system known as a Value-Added Tax (VAT).

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  • Just Say No to the Kool-Aid
    December 2011

    Just Say No to the Kool-Aid

    5 ¼ min

    Much of Rand Paul’s book focuses on how he overcame enormous odds in 2010 to win—first, the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate against an establishment favorite, and then in defeating a popular Democratic candidate in the general election.

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  • Putting America Back to Work
    April 2010

    Putting America Back to Work

    9 min

    Most Americans are not even aware that, from 1999 through 2009, we had zero growth in private-sector employment. In fact, we lost more than a million private-sector jobs in those years. The only growth in employment was in government jobs.

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  • A Winning Stragey

    4 ½ min

    Michael Steele appears to be a pleasant enough fellow. But he is off to a rocky start as chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Within weeks of his election, Steele gave an interview to GQ in which he was quoted as saying that abortion is an “individual choice,” the refrain generally used by “abortion-rights” supporters.

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  • The End of the Rove Era in Republican Politics
    February 2007

    The End of the Rove Era in Republican Politics

    5 min

    A few weeks after the Republicans were routed in the November 2006 elections, a longtime Bush Republican from Texas told me that it was time for Karl Rove to go.

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  • December 2005

    Dick Cheney's Uncertain Future

    5 min

    Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald called a press conference on October 28 to announce a five-count indictment against I. Lewis Libby, chief of staff and principal national security advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney.

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  • November 2005

    A New Brand of "Conservatism"

    3 ½ min

    George W. Bush was lauded in the pages of the Wall Street Journal in the summer of 2003 by Fred Barnes, editor of the Weekly Standard, for promoting a new brand of “conservatism.”

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  • September 2005

    Karl Rove and the Plame Affair

    5 ¼ min

    Karl Rove’s favorite president is Richard Nixon. What a twist of fate it would be if Rove were driven from power as Nixon was over what both men would consider trivial matters—the leaking of a CIA employee’s name to reporters by Rove in 2004 and the Watergate break-in of the Democratic headquarters at the instigation of Nixon campaign officials in 1972.

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  • November 2004

    The Rise and Fall of the Texas Republican Party

    15 ¾ min

    How did the Texas Republican Party, which was in the forefront of the battles to win the Republican presidential nomination for Barry Goldwater in 1964 and Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980, become a wholly owned subsidiary of Karl Rove and George W. Bush?

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