US Politics

The new identity politics is conservative

25 April 2018 12:16 pm

Celebrity opinion, that awful juggernaut, is beginning to shift. It could take another 30 years before we see any great…

America’s media is letting Iran off the hook

25 April 2018 8:06 am

Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has spent the last few days in New York, using American media to make a…

Can Macron make his man crush with Trump pay off?

24 April 2018 4:28 pm

Call it the audacity of hope. Emmanuel Macron wants to become the savior of the West. Like Sartre, he wants…

Why did Rand Paul endorse Mike Pompeo?

24 April 2018 10:21 am

Rand Paul’s whole aim in foreign policy is to keep the U.S. out of unnecessary, unwinnable conflicts in which there…

The shaming of Shania Twain

23 April 2018 2:42 pm

Celebrity apologies are all the rage. Such is the power of Twitter, that stars without round-the-clock PR surveillance and teams…

What is social media’s problem with black conservatives?

22 April 2018 4:55 pm

Last week Dave Rubin (of The Rubin Report) sat down for a rare interview with Thomas Sowell.  For three quarters of…

Macron-Trump bromance blossoms as the sun sets on Special Relationship

22 April 2018 4:45 pm

The French President has shown himself to be someone who can focus on the bigger picture, despite political differences

Has Kim Jong-un finally grown up?

21 April 2018 12:52 pm

Given the mutual bluster, threats and sabre-rattling we got used to from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, it may be…

A reek of imperial failure and War-on-Terror resentment: Beirut reviewed

21 April 2018 12:42 pm

Is Jon Hamm’s name really Jon Hamm? Or is it a stage name, meant to telegraph his acting style? When…

James Comey really seems to believe that he embodies the law

21 April 2018 10:37 am

In his book, the former FBI director shows a higher loyalty to himself

Can Rudy Giuliani handle the job every other high-powered lawyer turned down?

20 April 2018 9:49 pm

The former mayor of New York has at last secured himself a position in Trump's White House—but the role is an unenviable one

Is Anthony Scaramucci the new Roger Stone?

20 April 2018 9:04 pm

The ousted former Trump ally is following a starkly similar playbook to the master of the black arts

The war party is ready for its next campaign: Haley 2020

19 April 2018 11:38 pm

Nikki Haley is at war with Donald Trump. She may be his ambassador to the United Nations, but she wants…

Donald Trump is desperate for a North Korea deal

18 April 2018 5:19 pm

Uh-oh. President Trump is wading into diplomatic waters in North Korea that he may have trouble navigating. Yesterday, he proudly…

Barbara Bush was a feminist’s nightmare

18 April 2018 10:07 am

Barbara Bush, who has died at the age of 92, was a feminist’s nightmare. She dropped out of Smith College,…

This is no time for Senate dallying over Mike Pompeo’s nomination

17 April 2018 8:17 pm

Angus King said today that he hasn’t made up his mind about President Donald Trump’s new pick for secretary of…

Are we really in the ‘last phase of the Trump Presidency’?

16 April 2018 4:39 pm

It’s shrinking. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll indicates that the Democrats’ edge over the Republicans in the forthcoming midterm election…

Comey pees on Trump

16 April 2018 4:22 am

And we thought the FBI knows things that we don’t know. On Sunday night on ABC News, James Comey, who…

Is Emmanuel Macron Making France Great Again?

15 April 2018 6:12 pm

Since Emmanuel Macron became president last year, he has unashamedly courted the world’s presidents, prime ministers, sheiks and chancellors. Much…

Review: Chappaquiddick – Ted Kennedy and the Fall of Dickarus

15 April 2018 12:19 pm

They called Ted Kennedy the Lion of the Senate. He spent most of his time stuffed, satiated and asleep, and…

Mission accomplished? Easier said than done, Mr President

15 April 2018 10:11 am

Donald Trump finally had something positive to say on Twitter. After nearly a week of dithering, the president made a…

James Comey comes back to haunt Trump

14 April 2018 10:35 am

President Donald Trump must have a lot on his mind as an eventful week—even by the new standard he’s created…

Is Trump the Neville Chamberlain of our time?

13 April 2018 8:39 pm

So Britain is responsible for staging the Syrian gas attack? According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov:…

Does President Trump have the authority to strike Assad without Congress?

13 April 2018 4:31 pm

When it comes to military action against the Assad regime, the United States again confronts one of the most fundamental…

Bombing Syria would be a grave mistake

13 April 2018 3:53 pm

‘The whole of the Balkans,’ Otto von Bismarck said, ‘is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.’ He…