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Donald Trump

On this week's podcast, the COMMENTARY crew addresses the elephant in the room. That's all I'm going to say. It's an elephant. It's in a...
democrats

The self-conception of the anti-Trump “resistance” is a subject of urgent debate on the left. Who are the resisters? What do they believe? How should...
jeff sessions

As a strategy, the liberal Democratic approach to the Trump victory since November 8 has been to go nuts about anything and everything, and you...
Trump

President Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday night was undoubtedly the best speech he has ever given, even if it is unlikely to mark a...
Obama officials

For a president who has a uniquely hostile relationship with the press, positive news cycles are both rare and fleeting. The Trump team displayed remarkable...

On this week's final podcast, we (meaning Noah Rothman, Abe Greenwald, and I) discuss how the positive reception of the president's big speech was not...
russia

It turns out that the greatest threat to U.S. interests involving Moscow in the Trump era has little to do with Trump’s campaign-trail promise to...
Democrats

Basking in the immediate afterglow of Donald Trump’s well-crafted, smartly delivered address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, partisan Republicans were apt to...
emotion

The elites and experts in whom society has placed its trust have underperformed over the last decade. This phenomenon was discussed at length in the...
Donald Trump

Even if they understood the sentiment, conservatives never fully grasped “hope and change.” The rationale that propelled Barack Obama to eight years in the White...

On this week's first podcast, Abe and Noah and I discuss the crisis of competence suggested by the failure to hand a movie star the...
executive order

Presidents are supposed to take intelligence findings and formulate policies accordingly. All too often, though, there is a temptation to reach conclusions and then cherry-pick...