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Jobs report

The December jobs report, out this morning, reported 148,000 new jobs in December while the unemployment rate stayed steady at 4.1 percent. The number of...
Syria

When it comes to the conduct of American foreign affairs, the Trump administration has recently been performing competently—even admirably. That comes as a surprise to...

In the second COMMENTARY Magazine podcast of the week, the hosts discuss Steve Bannon by the avatar of his movement: Donald Trump. Clearly, the damaging...
donald trump

An internal conflict over the trajectory of the GOP’s evolution in the Trump era quietly reached a turning point in late 2017 that has become...

The first COMMENTARY podcast of 2018 finds me, Noah Rothman, Sohrab Ahmari, and Abe Greenwald discussing the remarkable uprisings in Iran, the ways in which...
Iran students

The current uprising, then, poses a far more potent threat to mullah power than its previous iterations, because nationalism is a far more potent force than liberal-democratic aspiration.

The members of Barack Obama’s administration in exile have become conspicuously noisy of late—even more so than usual. Former CIA Director John Brennan accused Donald Trump...
Donald Trump

Reasonable conservatives who took a dim view of Trump in the 2016 campaign have recently been reassessing the president’s record, and they’ve given it high...
Democrats

Twenty-seventeen has provided the pro-Trump right with a reliable source of satisfaction in the form of conservative Trump critics prostrating themselves. When it comes to...
Donald Trump

Being the dominant governing party is a mixed bag. You and your allies enjoy all the perks and can set the agenda, but your freedom...
Nuclear weapons

By December of 2016, the imminent prospect of handing control of America’s nuclear arsenal over to Donald Trump already had the American left on edge....
roy moore

No one should be too proud of the fact that the election of a Democrat to the U.S. Senate from Alabama over a spectacularly flawed,...