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obamacare

While it may be a dated version of a working draft of the GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act, the text of legislation that...
social conservatism

The Trump administration has a peculiar view of federalism. The Trump White House believes the Obama-era guidelines designed to expand restroom access to transgender students are...
zionism

As part of their annual “Israel Apartheid Week,” the Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine, in conjunction with Columbia/Barnard Jewish Voice for Peace, are hosting...
dnc

Democrats are struggling to reconcile an existential contradiction. They know that something has gone terribly wrong with their party and that it must adapt to...
majority

If you wanted to distill the breathtaking stupidity of our modern age into a single anecdote, you could do no better than New York Times...
Donald Trump

The Trump presidency is redefining “conflict of interest.” The kind of ethical concerns that would have been major news in a previous administration receive barely...
transgender

Widespread interest in microaggressions--mostly subtle, mostly inadvertent slights directed at racial minorities and other “marginalized” groups--is relatively new. According to Scott Lilienfeld, a professor of...
bahrain

The Islamic Republic of Iran has gotten away with murder. Or, more accurately when Iran’s proxy wars in Syria and Yemen are considered, hundreds of...
Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos fancies himself a provocateur. His track record of behaving in ways designed to shock and provoke and the name recognition his antics have...
michael novak

On Friday, the scholar and author Michael Novak passed away at the age of 83. COMMENTARY had the privilege of publishing his work on a number...
media

By all accounts, America’s elite business and political leaders now live in abject terror of a singular phenomenon; a capricious beast that strikes without warning: Donald...
GOP

So far, 2017 is what 2009 looked like on Earth 2. Republicans are beset by angry constituents at town halls. The GOP is the object of...