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donald trump

Since Donald Trump took the oath of office, he has vacillated between extremes. One day, he’s running a laudably conventional Republican administration. The next, he’s...
Donald Trump

President Trump’s joint news conference Monday with Vladimir Putin was a catastrophe. On that, all but the most servile of his apologists agree. Not even...

Maybe geographic “sorting,” in which like-minded people tend to herd themselves into politically homogeneous communities, is to blame. Maybe social media and the caustic, stubborn...
The Resistance

In the early days of “The Resistance,” back when the movement was purportedly focused on forming broad coalitions that spanned ideological divides, it was common...
brett kavanaugh

Generally speaking, the Trump era has been defined by two contrasting phenomena: Republican disunity leading to occasional episodes of tactical incompetence, and Democratic discipline and...
Roe v. wade

As Noah has pointed out, the left has made a fetish of abortion, as though it were a positive good, like the polio vaccine, instead of...
Leonard Leo

“To be sure” is one of the slipperiest expressions in the journalistic lexicon. There are legitimate uses for it, to be sure. But an unscrupulous...
Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel on Monday downed what she no doubt viewed as a poisoned chalice. To keep her power and her grand coalition, the German chancellor...
Yesodey Hatorah

Yesodey Hatorah is a Jewish girls school in London's Stamford Hill neighborhood. Founded during World War II, Yesodey Hatorah became a voluntary-aided school a few...
anthony kennedy

It wasn’t that long ago Democrats had the Tea Party’s biggest weaknesses pegged. The GOP’s insurgent wing had developed a bad habit of prioritizing the...
Anthony Kennedy

Anthony Kennedy announced his intention to retire from the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The Ronald Reagan-appointed associate justice will long be remembered for undoing the...
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder has finally won her rightful place alongside Mark Twain and Harper Lee as the Association for Library Services to Children moves to...