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Conservatives Against Virtue

At some point over the past two or three years–I’m not sure when exactly–“virtue” became a dirty word on the American right. There’s not a little irony in this development. If there’s one commitment that ties the various strands of American conservatism together, it’s the preservation and cultivation of the human virtues–those habits of the human spirit that aim at its perfection: Prudence, justice, courage, and temperance, according to the classical definition. But not anymore.

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McDonagh at High Ebbing

 

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PODCAST: This Is a Land of Confusion

Podcast: Border battles and the OIG report.

The implementation of a policy that separates illegal border-crossing children from their parents has thrown the Trump administration into crisis, in part, because no one is on the same page. Depending on the official speaking, this policy is either a necessary deterrent to future migrants, an unfortunate vestigial artifact of the Obama administration, or the law of the land. The hosts break down the political effect of the White House’s confusion. Also, the COMMENTARY Podcast breaks down the Justice Department’s Inspector General’s report that savages James Comey’s behavior in 2016 and suggests FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump bias might have had an effect on the product of the FBI’s Russia probe.

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They Think They’re Winning

Delusional or just cynical?

In the last 48 hours, the portrait of a White House in crisis has been unmistakably clear.

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