AuthorJosh Kimbrell

Host of Common Cents weekday evenings @5pm on 660AM / 92.9FM in South Carolina. Follower of Jesus Christ. Proud daddy of Tristan Kimbrell. Proud South Carolinian.

Vice President Pence is Not an Email Hypocrite


There is one person in the Trump / Pence Administration whose character has never been in question, and whose integrity has remained intact: the Vice President of the United States. Many conservatives who had qualms about Trump still voted for the ticket because of Mike Pence, who has impeccable conservative credentials on social, fiscal, and national security issues. During his twelve year...

The Leader of the Conservative Movement


The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) wrapped-up this weekend outside Washington, and there are certainly many take-aways from this year’s conservative gathering in National Harbor, Maryland. Of all the newsworthy events and speeches delivered at the Gaylord National Resort, the greatest take-away may be that the Vice-President of the United States is, effectively, the leader...

Conservatism is Patriotic, Not Nationalistic


Is there a difference between nationalism and patriotism? This is a question many of our fellow Americans have been asking over the past several years, and too many political and media leaders blur the line between the two. While nationalism and patriotism are often times portrayed as two sides of the same coin, they are completely different approaches to how an individual relates to his or her...

Donald Trump Needs a Few More Quarts of Reagan


During the 1988 vice-presidential debate Senator Lloyd Bentsen, the Democratic nominee, famously told then-Senator Dan Quayle “I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.” This snarky response was Bentsen’s reply to Quayle’s comparison of himself with JFK. Quayle was attempting to deflect...

The Liberal “Tea Party” Won’t Last Long


I clearly remember the first Tea Party rally in South Carolina back in April, 2009. President Obama had been in office three months, deficits were stacking-up, and the country was deeply divided. The Obama Administration was rapidly pushing its agenda of bigger government, less freedom, and policies that undermined life, liberty, and individual choice. The American people responded overwhelmingly...

Trump-ing the Nuclear Deal


Donald Trump vowed on the campaign trail to scrap President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran, calling it “one the worst deals ever made by any country in history.” The so-called P5+1 agreement, which refers to the UN Security Council’s five permanent members, including China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany, is the bad deal...

Congressional Republicans Should Remember that Addictions Can Kill


It is common knowledge that addictions can kill you, and this is true in life and in politics. Former Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) once famously stated that earmarks are “the gateway drug to Washington Spending Disease” and they are the addiction that may kill the Republicans’ congressional majority. For the second time since the November elections, some congressional republicans are seeking to...

The Resurgence of Sovereignty


What we are witnessing in American politics today is a debate over national identity and sovereignty that has building for over twenty years. In 2004, during President George W. Bush’s campaign for reelection, Samuel Huntington wrote a book on American immigration and assimilation policy titled Who Are We? In this seminal work on American identity and culture, Huntington wrote about an agenda of...

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