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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

Open primary ballot voting and Democrats' influence on Republicans illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Close primaries to protect red states

The relevance, finances and power of political party committees have steadily declined for years following the rise of super PACs and the Citizens United decision. Published June 7, 2024

Dr. Anthony Fauci and the 2024 election illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Dr. Anthony Fauci and the 2024 election

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the millionaire government pensioner who left a trail of human wreckage behind him will undoubtedly be facing some tough questions from Congress. Published May 31, 2024

Christian values and the family unit illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Harrison Butker’s badge of honor

The Democratic-aligned political ecosystem that championed cancel culture as the pandemic unfolded and today attacks Judeo-Christian values has set its sights on Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker. Published May 18, 2024

Biden and the Catholic religion illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

The excommunication of Biden

The Biden era has laid bare a weakening core of the Catholic Church in these perilous times. Published May 3, 2024

Earth Day illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

How liberals killed Earth Day

Earth Day used to be a celebration of our individual and collective responsibility to protect the planet and improve human health. It was about science and data. Published April 19, 2024

Iran's state-sponsored terrorists (proxies) illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

It’s time to eliminate Iran’s proxies

Iran launched the largest attack using drones and missiles in the history of the Middle East on Saturday night, and it was swatted away with relative ease by the superior military technology of Israel, the U.S. and other nations. Published April 15, 2024

Democrats clamp down on police illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Democrats’ cold war on our police continues

Law enforcement is facing a national recruiting crisis that is affecting the operational efficacy of departments across the nation because of Democrats' policies and practices. Published March 15, 2024

Big media and covering Trump illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Big media’s big Trump-Biden conundrum

The Republican presidential primary season is effectively over, and whether voters like it or not, the Trump-Biden rematch is largely set. Published March 8, 2024

Biden's Democratic city bailout illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Biden’s big blue city bailout

Between 1892 and 1954, 12 million legal immigrants passed through the halls of Ellis Island. In just three years, President Biden has allowed some 9 million illegals across the border. Published January 26, 2024