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The other day I sent a long-time acquaintance that is also a conservative and evangelical Christian a 30-second ad showing Donald Trump cursing in his speeches....

Earlier today, my colleague Seth Mandel reacted to the speculation about San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro being positioned for the 2016 Democratic nomination for vice...

Lynne Cheney has written a splendid new biography, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.  There are many things one could focus on in a book on Madison, from...

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Atlantic cover essay making the case for reparations has something for everyone to like and to dislike, because a wise and serious depiction...

The Obama administration is foundering, with its principals stumbling from gaffe to gaffe. Long after then-Senator John Kerry was famously for it before he was...

I wrote a piece recently on compromise, moderation, and the American Constitution, and in reaction I received a note from Diana Schaub, a professor of...

Over the weekend, while doing research for an essay, I re-read Catherine Drinker Bowen’s wonderful book Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention...

The Washington Free Beacon's Adam Kredo went public yesterday about an increasingly pitched family feud in the Jewish world. In 1,100 words, Kredo cataloged the decline...

As commentators are beginning to note, Monday marks the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower’s Farewell Address, and the following Thursday marks the same anniversary for Kennedy’s...

Throwing your weight around is a time-honored tool in the diplomatic toolbox. Some circumstances call for it, but in others, it is cringe-inducingly inappropriate. With...

All I know is that back when hip internationalists made fun of George W. Bush every day, American decline wasn’t the buzzword it has become...

The essential new website Jewish Ideas Daily today features a link to an extraordinary document — a letter from the Founding Father Benjamin Rush to...