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Joe Biden

Given his reputation for favoring even wildly impractical progressive policy objectives, few might have guessed that the first prominent liberal to stand athwart the Democratic...

With Noah Rothman sadly out of commission for the day, Abe Greenwald and I discuss the president's speech at the UN (good!), the attacks on...
taxes

Ben Steverman of Bloomberg News has an article up entitled, “Why American Workers Pay Twice as Much in Taxes as Wealthy Investors.” In it, he shows how an...
Donald Trump

Mere days ago, Breitbart’s Steve Bannon told “60 Minutes” that “our purpose is to support Donald Trump.” Then, on Wednesday, Trump decided to make an...
national debt

Is there a solution to the ever-spiraling national debt? Sure, but it won’t be easy, as the beneficiaries of the status quo—members of Congress—will have...
donald trump

We tried to warn you. We sifted through the rhetoric, dissected the policy pronouncements, and took Donald Trump far more seriously than he took himself....
samantha power

People who served in the Obama administration are raiding the repositories of Holocaust memory, seeking Syrian absolution. Earlier this month came a Holocaust Museum computational “study”...
Bannon

Maybe it was because Steve Bannon was too close to the president. Maybe he just wasn’t viewed as a worthy adversary. Whatever the reason, Donald...
Clinton Email Scandal

So I spent the day reading What Happened, Hillary Rodham Clinton's simultaneously interesting and dreadful book about the 2016 campaign. First, let us dispense with the ludicrous...
Progressives

To hear the left tell it, progressives are on the march. The Democratic Party’s left flank has taken hold of the wheel, and they’re angling...
centrism

The moderates are routed! Ahead of the 2018 midterms, those squishy Republicans who inspired Donald Trump and his mutineers to take control of the GOP...
israel

In the months after 9/11, George W. Bush warned Americans to prepare for a long twilight conflict. The 16th anniversary of the attacks provides grim...