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Tom Basile

Tom Basile

Tom Basile is the host of "America Right Now" and "Wake Up America Weekend" 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 He can be reached at

Columns by Tom Basile

Fixing Twitter and Town Square Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What Elon Musk can’t fix about Twitter

The hyperbole coming out of the left over Elon Musk's potential purchase of Twitter is proof positive they're scared witless over the fate of their preferred vehicle for information management. Published April 29, 2022

Trump's Georgia Problem Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trump’s Georgia problem

Last week, former President Donald Trump returned to the battleground state of Georgia for one of his signature "Save America" rallies. Published April 1, 2022

United Nations Security Council, Putin and Ukraine Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Backing Zelenskyy’s new United Nations

The deficiencies of the U.N. system have been apparent to those willing to see them for years, but the war in Ukraine has highlighted the institution's unfortunate decline into near irrelevance. Published March 18, 2022

Weak Biden Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A weak Biden runs to our enemies for help

Always willing to allow a dithering Europe to take the lead, Mr. Biden remains committed to the failed strategy of running into the arms of our enemies to solve political problems of his own making. Published March 11, 2022

China World Domination Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

China coming out on top in Ukraine war

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is acting more like a madman than a strongman. The Western world, in unusual fashion, is largely united in opposition to his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Published March 4, 2022

Illustration on limiting a Supreme Court nominee to race or gender by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Biden’s Supreme Court discrimination

The announcement of Justice Breyer's retirement has sent the media and Washington officialdom into a frenzy of speculation that will exhaust us for a good chunk of this year. Published January 28, 2022

American Slogan "Let's Go Brandon" Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The real meaning of ‘Let’s go, Brandon’

Political movements and campaign slogans in this country have a long, storied history ranging from "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too," to "Black Power," to "Make America Great Again." Published December 31, 2021

Biden's Gift of Fear Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Biden’s Christmas gift of fear

With his poll numbers cratering, it's painfully clear that President Biden needs our fear for his administration to function. Published December 24, 2021