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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

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

Hang Man and Trial by Media Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Time to end trial by media

Our constitutional crises in America are many and garner great debate. Published November 26, 2021

Illustration on Covid-19 by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What we’ll never know about COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has often seemed tailor-made for the information age, generating a flurry of daily statistics for people to perpetually gnaw on like cud. Published October 29, 2021

Democrats and American Fascism Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Democratic faces of American fascism

We've all read about fascism in our history books. Now, to say that the leaders of the Democrat Party are increasingly embracing its principles is no longer hyperbole. Published October 8, 2021

Biden Liar Poster Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Top brass expose Biden’s biggest Afghanistan lies

The content of the top military leaders before Congress last week means we now know that the strategy surrounding the Afghanistan withdrawal was not driven by the military but by the political apparatchiks in control of the Biden White House. Published October 1, 2021

Loss of Financial Privacy as Democrats monitor bank accounts Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The death of Americans’ financial privacy

The president's handlers announced they want to monitor the transactions of every bank account with more than $600 allegedly to ensure "the rich pay their fair share." Published September 24, 2021

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