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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 with Star 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 Tennessee where he runs a strategic communications firm. Learn more about him at . He can be reached at

Columns by Tom Basile

Serve God and country by defending America's holidays this Christmas season illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Serve God and country by defending America’s holidays

Early on, a critical part of the Bolsheviks' attempt to change Russian culture was to attack and change the country's traditional holidays. That should sound familiar in 2023 America. Published November 24, 2023

Glenn Youngkin's exaggerated demise illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s exaggerated demise

In the two weeks since the election, media outlets on the left and right have announced with the glee of children on Christmas morning that Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin had met some terrible political end. Published November 17, 2023

Al Rashid bombing and Lt. Col. Charles H. “Chad” Buehring  illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Memories of sacrifice 20 years after the Al Rashid bombing

Many might remember the Al Rashid Hotel. It was the place from which CNN's Peter Arnett broadcast the start of the first Gulf War with the famous line, "The skies are lighting up over Baghdad," back in 1991, Published October 27, 2023

Illustration on China, America and the Paris climate accords by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

China schools Biden, Kerry again on climate change

Every night while Americans lie awake wondering how they're going to pay their taxes and deal with inflation and rising energy costs, Chinese dictator Xi Jinping somewhere sports his signature pursed-lip smile. Published August 4, 2023

Illustration on back-to school planning by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Have a back-to-school battle plan

Over the next month, American children will head back to school, much to their chagrin and often to the delight of parents. Published July 28, 2023

Illustration on Kamala Harris and the Democratic Party's culture of death by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Kamala Harris finally says something worth hearing

Vice President Kamala Harris never disappoints. The vice president's penchant for effusively articulating the obvious or the totally irrelevant has made her the dancing Elaine Benes of American politics. Published July 21, 2023