James P. Pinkerton

Pinkerton: The Message of Labor Day Is Workers Need to Stick Together Now More Than Ever

Like any holiday, Labor Day has always been a political football.  Politicians and parties have fought over its meaning—past, present, and future. And these days, as technology and globalism are transforming work, it’s all the more important to grasp the importance of labor and the continuing need to protect its place in society. 

Handsome man with tools, holding an American Flag, standing against a background of green trees and the rays of the setting sun. View from the back, close-up. Concept of work and employment

Pinkerton: Why Buying Greenland Is One of Donald Trump’s Best Ideas

Last week, the Wall Street Journal had a scoop of sorts; the headline read, “President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland: In conversations with aides, the president has — with varying degrees of seriousness — floated the idea of the U.S. buying the autonomous Danish territory.”

EQIP SERMIA, GREENLAND - JULY 31: A Greenlandic flag flies near the Eqip Sermia glacier, also called the Eqi Glacier, on July 31, 2019 at Eqip Sermia, Greenland. As the Earth's climate warms summers have become longer in the region, allowing fishermen a wider period to fish from boats on …

Pinkerton: Is There Life on the Moon? There Is Now

In April, we learned that an Israeli spacecraft, an unmanned 1290-lb lunar lander, had hard-crashed, not soft-landed, on the moon. These things happen; it’s not easy, after all, to make a soft landing on the lunar surface. In fact, only three countries—the U.S., Russia, and China—have managed that feat.

Earth's shadow moves across the Super Blood Wolf Moon during a total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pinkerton: ‘One Giant Leap’ — the Apollo Project and the American Way

The space program was not just about the guts and grit of astronauts with “the right stuff,” nor about the brilliance of the engineers who designed the spacecraft.  It was also about the financial and organizational ability of government leaders, corporate executives, and white- and blue-collar workers—all teaming up to get the job done. 

DC, UNITED STATES: This 20 July 1969 file photo released by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. saluting the US flag on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 lunar mission. The 20th July 1999 marks the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and man's …

Pinkerton: Why the Democrats Would Rather Fight Each Other Than Trump

The national politician is blasted for “enabling racism,” for “singling out of newly elected women of color,” and for causing “harm to immigrant families.”  At a progressive convention in Philadelphia, the mere mention of the name provokes a chorus of boos, as critics decry attempts to “shame and silence the progressive women of color.” 

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 11: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks about border security with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump on field during the national …

Pinkerton: The American System for a More Perfect Union

The aspirational nature of the entire American Experiment is made plain in the words in the Constitution’s Preamble: “a more perfect union.”  We’re always striving to make a more perfect union, which is why it is important to understand the the economic theory that did the most to expand prosperity and greatness. It was called the American System.

Pedro Solorzaro, of Mexico, Nola Davis, of Nigeria, and Hanna Simic, of Bosnia, from left, wave their flags during the 19th annual Fiesta of Independence after they were sworn in as new American citizens at South Mountain Community College, Wednesday, July 4, 2007, in Phoenix. The event had 350 residents …

Pinkerton: Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren, Tucker Carlson, and the Promise of Economic Patriotism

For all their differences, Rubio and Warren have done something important: They have jointly raised the flag of Economic Patriotism. So now we’ll have to see where they end up, and also, which other leaders step forward to claim this valuable centrist turf. After all, it’s hard to think of a better platform than American jobs, for American workers, as part of an overall vision of a prosperous and strong America. 

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Pinkerton: Making American Healthcare Great Again, Part Two

If the healthcare issue is due for a revival, as President Donald Trump is indicating, then it’s worth recalling, and seeking to learn from, some of the pitfalls that befell the big and ambitious healthcare plan of his predecessor, Barack Obama.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 9: President-elect Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his victory tour across the country. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Pinkerton: Making American Healthcare Great Again

Democrats hammered the GOP on healthcare in 2018, and without a doubt, they look forward to running on healthcare, again, in 2020. And from their point of view, why shouldn’t they?

In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump throws a hat into the audience while speaking at a rally in a DOW Chemical Hanger at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, in Baton Rouge, La.