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The Trump-Kim meeting is off, and the question is this: If the announcement of thawing relations with North Korea helped Trump's approval rating, will this...
Philip Roth

Why won't the child just listen? Why won't she come to reason? Where did I do wrong with her? Parents of difficult children have asked themselves...
national debt

It’s understandable that cynicism has become the default approach for average Americans navigating the political environment. Interpreting events as the product of a raw power...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

To understand the liberal worldview, the contrived campaign to make Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg into some kind of a folk hero is a...

Human Rights Watch (HRW), an American organization founded in the 1970s as Helsinki Watch to campaign for the release of political prisoners in the Soviet...
minimum wage

Chicago, Illinois — Andy has little time to chitchat. There are hundreds of hot towels to sort and fold, and when that’s done, there are yet...
democratic party

To paraphrase New York Times columnist Ross Douthat (with apologies), the less Republicans do in office, the more popular they generally become. That is, when the...
meritocracy

A running theme in Jonah Goldberg’s fantastic new book, Suicide of the West, is the extent to which those who were bequeathed the blessings associated...
donald trump

Democrats in the Trump era are successfully avoiding the traps into which the GOP fell in the first years of the Obama administration. At least,...
Don Blankenship

What is Trumpism? Is it a set of policies, an attitudinal predisposition, or a mix of both? Can Trump’s domestic policy preferences, many of which...
Donald Trump

Here are the elements of Trump’s foreign policy that demonstrate continuity with the past consensus.

Kevin Williamson

It should be clear by now that the Atlantic's unexpected hiring and even more abrupt firing of COMMENTARY contributor Kevin Williamson has broader implications for the...