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Matthew Continetti

Matthew Continetti

Matthew Continetti is editor in chief of the Washington Free Beacon.

I’ve developed a foolproof test you can use to identify the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican nomination: Look at whomever the press is spending most...

Brian Williams must have assumed he was being gracious. The Army command sergeant major he had befriended during the 2003 invasion of Iraq was retiring...

I had not heard of Charlie Hebdo, the French version of Mad, until the morning of January 7, when three Islamic terrorists stormed the offices...

The New Republic celebrated 100 years of publication on November 19, 2014. A gala dinner was held in downtown Washington. President Clinton delivered a toast....

Why does COMMENTARY matter? Since 1945, no other monthly magazine has so consistently published serious, provocative argument and analysis. No other monthly magazine has viewed America and...

On November 5, the morning after Republicans made historic gains in Congress, data guru Nate Silver issued a pronouncement. “The Polls Were Skewed Toward Democrats,”...

In September, the New York Times published on its front page a lengthy and detailed story with the headline “Europe’s Anti-Semitism Comes Out of the...

If I were a libertarian, I’d want my money back. No less an authority than the New York Times proclaimed the dawn of a “libertarian...

Judging by the images, the war between Israel and Hamas is the first conflict in history in which only one side has soldiers. As I...

Charles Fourier, the utopian socialist who lived from 1772 to 1837, has been on my mind. Long ago, Fourier was considered a deep, monumental, visionary...

I confess that I enjoyed myself immensely during the recent controversy over Donald Sterling’s racism. Each day brought new pleasures. The story began with the...

It was, in its way, a journalistic milestone: On March 22 of this year, the New York Times admitted that twice a week, on Sundays...