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Tom Basile

Tom Basile

Tom Basile is the host of ‘America Right Now’ on Newsmax Television. Throughout his decades in government, politics, media and business he’s earned a reputation for credibility, candor and common sense conservatism. During this career his columns have been published in a range of outlets including Forbes and Fox News. He previously hosted ‘Sunday in America’ for SiriusXM Radio. Basile served in the administration of President George W. Bush in various capacities including as an advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad for which he received the Joint Civilian Service Commendation from the Department of Defense. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed Tough Sell: Fighting the Media War in Iraq as well as Let it Sink In: The Decade of Obama and Trump. He served as Executive Director of the New York State Republican Party from 2009-2011 and is a veteran of local, state and national campaigns.  Basile is a member of the New York Bar and an Advisory Board Member of the Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs at Hofstra University. He is a Knight Commander in the Roman Catholic Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Basile and his family live in New York where he runs a strategic communications firm. Learn more about him at www.TomBasile.com. He can be reached at commentary@tombasile.com.

Articles by Tom Basile

GOP Divided Puzzle Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Republican divides boost the left

Recently, many Republicans with prominent platforms again played into the hands of left-wing media and the Democrats by attacking President George W. Bush for two lines in his 9/11 anniversary remarks. Published September 17, 2021

Democrat Dilemma on Abortion Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Democrats shouldn’t bet on abortion in 2022

Here we go again. Democrats are confident they will ride the rabid outrage over new abortion laws to victory in the 2022 midterms. They shouldn't bet on it. Published September 10, 2021

Illustration on Joe Biden's grief by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The danger of the Beau Biden effect

As President Biden feels the pressures of his office, he's increasingly erratic and at times even lethargic, prompting debate about his physical and emotional condition. Published September 3, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at New York's Yankee Stadium, Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Andrew Cuomos are everywhere

New York's 'kissing Caligula' might finally meet his political end. The sordid details give us a glimpse into the ugly side of our political system, but they also provide us with a lesson. Published August 6, 2021

American Optimism and Old-Time Diner Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

America faded and worn but optimism remains

In a hot and dry southwest Oklahoma town stands a weathered sign towering above the landscape. Decades ago, it welcomed patrons to a bustling drive-in restaurant. Published July 30, 2021

China Earth Burn and Carbon Neutral Climate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

China’s coal-fired climate trap

The same folks who helped bring you COVID-19 are now claiming they're going to be carbon neutral by 2060. Published July 23, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, flanked by Rep. Benny Thompson, D-Miss., left, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., right, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, about legislation to create an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol complex. Thompson is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and negotiated a bipartisan bill outlining a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pelosi’s Trump impeachment 3.0

Nancy Pelosi's twilight years may thus far be bereft of achievement from a governance standpoint, but her status as a formidable political tactician remains intact. Published July 16, 2021

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) argues with a referee after fouling Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Lebron James’ Lakers and the NBA’s racial bias

Perhaps the Lakers organization would be more successful if it had a more racially balanced team on the court, rather than one that is not truly representative of America. Published June 25, 2021

Protesting Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines and Masks at Colleges Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Unmask college COVID-19 mandates

The airports are filling up, restaurants are packed, gyms are open, and people are heading back to church. America is finally being unmasked. Published June 18, 2021

Illustration on Israel's removal of Bibi Netanyahu by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Israel’s Trump problem

There's an unholy alliance in the Holy Land. One can't help but see potential danger lurking for Israel in the same kind of desperate political moves we saw here in 2020. Published June 11, 2021

Carrot on a Stick for Putin Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Biden’s meaningless meeting with Putin

The shirtless, horseback-riding Russian strongman and our shaky, ice cream cone-eating president will meet this month. It shouldn't happen. Published June 4, 2021

Illustration on participation trophy culture in corporate America by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Woke at work mob has executives running scared

Recently, prominent tech firm Basecamp attempted to limit political discussions at work. Company executives were pilloried for trying to get employees to focus more on doing their jobs rather than social and political agendas. Published May 21, 2021

Suburban Middle-Class Reckoning Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

America’s suburban middle-class reckoning is near

Growing up in the 1970s and '80s, the heyday of the American shopping mall, communities wore their stores like a badge of honor. If you had a Macy's or a Sears nearby, it was a big attraction. Published May 7, 2021