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McMaster

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster has fought insurgents in both Iraq and Afghanistan. By now, he must be pining for simpler days when his enemies used...
immigration

On Wednesday, the Trump administration made a big show of support for a radical immigration bill sponsored by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue....
leaks

Today's startling leak comes courtesy of the Washington Post, which provides us with transcripts of two phone calls between President Trump and foreign leaders. Both...
Iran

Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution largely caught the world by surprise. Only a handful of analysts—Israel’s Uri Lubrani most famously—predicted that the shah could fall. In...
abortion

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has just made a significant admission: the Democratic Party cannot retake Congress by appealing to the progressive activist base alone. “There...
republicans

Sen. Jeff Flake has written an article in Politico attempting to rally Republicans behind the rule of law and the fundamentals of conservatism—even if that means...
democrats

It’s a fine line separating resolve and zealotry, and there is no such thing as a potent political movement that is immune to fanaticism. Effective...
john kelly

When H.R. McMaster took over as national security adviser in February, I heard from some friends who were Trump supporters and who knew that I...
donald trump

Exactly two years ago yesterday, I published a blog post on this site called Trump: The Case for Despairing—About America. I wrote: "The issue with...
richard dawkins

Really it should come as no surprise that the scientist and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins is the latest public figure to have fallen victim to...
unmasking

Whenever a former Obama administration official’s name comes up in the process of investigating the Trump campaign’s alleged links to Russian sources, Democrats take the...
John McCain

Nate Silver spoke for most of the liberal blogosphere when he objected to the mainstream media’s coverage of Senator John McCain’s speech on the Senate...