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CHRIS BUSKIRK is the editor and publisher of American Greatness. Chris is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and has written for the Washington Post, The Hill, and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, the PBS Newshour, and Hardball with Chris Matthews and regularly appears on CNN. Along with Seth Leibsohn he is the author of the book American Greatness: How Conservatism, Inc. Missed the 2016 Election & What the Establishment Needs to Learn.
The success of the Trump presidency will be judged in large part on the president’s ability to reduce the size and scope of the deep state. The unelected, unaccountable permanent bureaucratic leviathan that winds itself around the body politic and squeezes its life out must be dismantled if Trump’s legacy is to be a permanent restoration of republican government.