My Farewell to COMMENTARY

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After nine years as a regular blogger on this site, I am leaving COMMENTARY, with this being my last post. I don’t leave my association with COMMENTARY easily. It’s been a…
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The Coming Political Catastrophe

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Donald Trump is in the midst of a fairly dramatic collapse in public opinion polls. What seems to be happening isn’t that Hillary Clinton is on the rise. Rather, Trump’s…
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Hillary Clinton’s Corruptions

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The strongest argument for voting for Donald Trump in November has very little to do with Trump and almost everything to do with Hillary Clinton. She is an ethical disaster,…
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Republicans’ Delusional Hopes

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It tells you something about the desperate state of the Republican Party that Donald Trump’s speech last night — an inoffensive (because it was non-racist) and pedestrian set of remarks,…
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The Passing of Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali, who died Friday at the age of 74, was the largest and most captivating sports personality of the 20th Century. A three-time champion, he was the greatest boxer in…
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What You Fear vs. What You Hate

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Presidential campaigns are often decided by who controls the narrative. Political storylines are typically constructed through different means; policies, biography, rhetoric, and tone; by how a candidate acts, what she…
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The Imagination of C.S. Lewis

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Over  Memorial Day weekend, eager to find some relief from this dreary political year, I retreated to the world of Narnia, or at least to the world of the man…
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Make Republicans Jerks Again?

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One of the things a Donald Trump candidacy will do is test certain propositions. One of them is that Republican presidential candidates have repeatedly lost not because, as I and…
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Unity Isn’t a Trump Card

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In the effort to rally Republicans around the Donald Trump candidacy, one often hears two arguments invoked. One is that those who oppose Mr. Trump need to focus on “unity”…
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Hillary is Intensely Unlikeable

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It’s an odd situation for people of both major political parties that when they think about what gives them hope this November, they think not of their presumptive nominees but…
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