Tom Rogan

Tom Rogan writes for National Review Online and Opportunity Lives. He is a panelist on The McLaughlin Group and a senior fellow at the Steamboat Institute. He tweets @TomRtweets. His homepage is http://www.tomroganthinks.com.

Articles From Tom

Dear Inauguration boycotters: Running away is not resistance

Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez is one of many Dem lawmakers protesting Donald Trump's inauguration. What are they really trying to accomplish? (Photo via AP)

The list is growing. 56 Democratic members of Congress will boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Their rationales vary. Some Democrats are staying away because they believe Trump is an “illegitimate” president spawned from Russian hacking. Others are protesting Trump’s comments on women and minorities. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) says she will be “organizing.” Rep. […]

Students at my alma mater want to purge “the white curriculum”

SOAS in London is looking to ban white philosophers from being taught. I'm sorry, it doesn't work that way. (Photo via SOAS)

I was lucky enough to attend graduate school at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). A university in London, England, SOAS focuses on global studies. My time at SOAS was illuminating. Studying Middle East politics, I benefited from the exceptional Professor Charles Tripp. He was tough, he was liberal, but he was a […]

Millennials need police to stop millennials

We need police officers to stop millennials now more than ever. Our generation has become a lawless bunch in which officers are afraid to do their jobs. (Photo via AP)

Today, buried amidst the usual Trump shenanigans, Pew Research released a new study. It posits concerning statistics. As a result of high-profile incidents involving police officers and black citizens, 93 percent of police officers are increasingly concerned about their safety. 75 percent of officers say that interactions between police and blacks have become tenser. And 72 […]

How about some sympathy? 3 reasons it’s tough to be a Millennial

Millennials get trashed from all sides. However, we're doing more than you think. It's time for a little sympathy. (Photo via AP)

Ira Wolfe has a new piece on why society should stop bashing millennials. It’s worth a read. However, Wolfe got me thinking, and it led me to a conclusion: Millennials don’t simply deserve greater respect from our elders, we deserve some sympathy. There are at least three reasons why. 1. We’re Paying More for Less […]

Fort Lauderdale and the vulnerabilities of an open society

It's becoming impossible to prevent attacks at airports, but there are some measures we can take to keep innocent travelers safe. (Photo via AP)

Earlier on Friday, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago attacked Florida’s Fort Lauderdale airport, killing five civilians, and wounding eight others. The gunman apparently traveled to Florida from Alaska, checked his bag with a loaded firearm, and then unleashed havoc in the baggage claim area. That premeditation suggests ideological intent reaching beyond emotional turmoil. Regardless of whether the […]

The faux-intellectualism of the Left’s gender agenda

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With the support of Britain’s Department of Education, UK primary schools are about to receive a new book written by CJ Atkinson, and titled Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? The book commences with the following gem: “My name is Kit and I’m 12 years old. I live in a house with my mum […]

Dear millennials: Democrats are selling snake oil with “Day of Action”

Democrats are luring millennials into a trap, and they're jeopardizing their future because of it. (Photo via AP)

On January 15th, prominent Democrats and other liberals will gather around the nation. Their mission: oppose looming Republican reforms to Obamacare and government entitlement programs. It’s clear that liberals want to mobilize young Americans to join the protest. Two factors prove that intent. First, the Day of Action’s catchy title and its millennial-friendly social media […]

Dear millennials and media: Relax on Trump nuclear comments

Another day, another Twitter firestorm. This time it's about nukes. (Photo via AP)

Earlier on Thursday morning, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted: The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016 Twitter went nuts. Andrea Mitchell of NBC News said nuclear experts were “stunned.” The New York Times’s […]

Silly liberals at Vox wants to censor free speech

Lefty websites like Vox.com want to censor free speech because it often hurts people's feelings. That's the point of free speech though. (Photo via AP)

On Wednesday, liberal news website, Vox.com published an opinion article entitled: “A woman who called Michelle Obama an ape has her job back. This is part of a pattern.’’ Written by Jenée Desmond-Harris, the article concerns Pamela Taylor. Last month, Ms. Taylor was suspended by her employer for a Facebook post which described the First […]

Bernie Bros beware: Unions and socialism screwed England

And you thought Brits were just depressed because of the weather. (Photo via AP)

The United Kingdom is renowned for its reliably overcast weather. While the U.K. (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) rarely experiences Chicago-style freezes, its weather is far from Floridian. Whether in Belfast, Cardiff, London, or Edinburgh, most days bring a mix of rain and wind. Sad. Still, Britain’s climate informs the central part of the […]

Trump is right to criticize F-35 costs (but he shouldn’t cancel it)

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted how expensive the F-35 program is, but it may be too late to cancel now. (Photo via AP)

President-Elect Donald Trump started another Twitter wildfire on Monday morning, tweeting: The F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2016 As the man who will be America’s next President, Trump’s tweets matter […]

Biden: We need Canada and Trudeau ‘badly’ (but do we really?)

VP Joe Biden said we need Canada "very, very badly" to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. Do we really though? (Photo via AP)

I quite like Joe Biden. Sure, he often makes odd comments and does strange things, but he’s a decent guy. That said, the Vice President is not a terribly good judge of leadership. Consider what occurred last night in Ottawa, Canada. Speaking at a dinner with members of the Canadian government, Biden suggested that the […]

On new Air Force One, Trump is right. Let’s fix all defense procurements

President-elect Donald Trump was criticized for ripping Boeing over Twitter, but he brings up a good point about government waste. (Photo via AP)

According to Boeing, the average cost of a 747-8 aircraft is around $380 million. On Tuesday, however, President-Elect Trump tweeted (corroborated by NBC News) that two Boeing 747-8-varaints being built to replace Air Force One will cost $4 billion. Now, even taking into account the intrinsic higher costs of a Presidential aircraft, the difference between $760 […]

Inflated college administrator salaries are hurting students

VCU President Michael Rao needs all the income he can get if he's going to censor all that free speech on his college campus. (Photo via Richmond Times Dispatch)

Attending an American college is invariably expensive. Tuition fees might be high, but after buying course books, accommodation, and food, etc. other costs quickly rack up. And we know about the structural problems at many colleges. Notably, anti-free speech morons and political biases. Yet, as the Richmond Times reported yesterday, those charged with making things […]