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Northam

In the months leading up to October, both candidates vying to replace Democratic Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had tried unsuccessfully to focus almost exclusively on...
democrats

Can the Democrats ease up on cultural progressivism if it means making inroads in red states? That is the most important question raised by Robert Draper’s...
Russia

The modern liberal creed includes two seemingly conflicting tenets. On the one hand, even the most easily surmountable obstacles placed before voters—having to register with...
donald trump

On Monday, former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s probe released the first indictments of members of Donald Trump’s inner circle. Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort,...
Jeff flake

Conservatives who have devoted considerable energy to convincing themselves that Donald Trump’s erratic and irresponsible conduct is excusable—even desirable—have invented what must be a comforting...
Polarization

Ask liberal Democrats what they miss most about the Obama era, and one item you’re unlikely to hear them pine for is their lost sense...
Niger

On October 4, four U.S. Special Forces soldiers were killed amid an ambush by Islamist insurgents in Niger. In grief and shock, Americans are starting...
John Kelly

For approximately 18 minutes, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly accomplished the impossible: He got America's journalists and political opinion writers to shut up...
George W. Bush

On Thursday, George W. Bush delivered a speech at the “Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World" event in New York City. Headlines are...
#metoo

Silence, Wordsworth wrote, "is a privilege of the grave, a right of the departed. Let him, therefore, who infringes that right by speaking publicly of,...

On the second COMMENTARY podcast of the week, we delve into the Russian purchase of an American uranium company during the Obama years and how...
communism

In an April 1976 essay in COMMENTARY titled "Making the World Safe for Communism," Norman Podhoretz observed that “the Soviet Union has fewer apologists in the...