• The Trump Abroad (with apologies to Mark Twain) - 7/19/2018

    With the sole exception of his unfortunate misstep during his joint news conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki when he seemed to take Putin’s word over American intelligence regarding the Kremlin’s interference in the American elections two years ago, President Trump’s foray abroad last week was a triumph.

  • Commandos Sans Frontières - 7/18/2018

    Early last month, at a tiny military post near the tumbledown town of Jamaame in Somalia, small arms fire began to ring out as mortar shells crashed down. When the attack was over, one Somali soldier had been wounded—and had that been the extent of the casualties, you undoubtedly would never have heard about it.

  • Trump in Helsinki: The Score (I) - 7/17/2018

    The hysterical media/establishment/Deep State reaction to President Trump’s comments in Helsinki is based on a lie.

  • Trump Calls Off Cold War II - 7/16/2018

    With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled an historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency.

  • Trump Visits the Ancien Regime - 7/16/2018

    “England,” said Roy Strong, “is the last ancien regime.” President Trump visited three visible proofs over this weekend.

  • Is a Coming NATO Crisis Inevitable? - 7/13/2018

    Of President Donald Trump's explosion at Angela Merkel's Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices.

  • Toxic Legacy of 1968 - 7/12/2018

    In the spring and summer of 1968 a wave of student protests erupted on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Their immediate causes were different, but they had two significant common features: contagious denial of the legitimacy of authority and a distaste for established norms of behavior and thought.

  • A Sentimental Education - 7/12/2018

    Many Americans probably think that the Pledge of Allegiance dates to the time of the American Revolution, but it was written more than a century later, in 1892. They might be shocked to learn that it was written by a Christian socialist, and the sanctifying words “under God” were not added until 1954.

  • The Last Days of Theresa May? - 7/11/2018

    “Britain is in turmoil” said Donald Trump. He is right. The country is perfectly happy with its World Cup entertainment, and a prolonged heat wave, but the political class is distraught.

  • Is a Trump Court in the Making? - 7/10/2018

    If Mitch McConnell's Senate can confirm his new nominee for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches of the U.S. government for the Republican Party.

  • A Tale of Two Humblebrags - 7/9/2018

    I was lately in Exeter, hoping to see something of the Islamic Centre at the University. As it was a Sunday when I visited, I thought they might have been open for business. But the doors were locked and no access was possible.

  • The Never-Trumpers Are Never Coming Back - 7/6/2018

    With never-Trump conservatives bailing on the GOP and crying out for the Party of Pelosi to save us, some painful truths need to be restated.

  • Merkel’s Fading Star - 7/5/2018

    For many years German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been regarded, with reason, as the most powerful woman in the world. Over the past few months Merkel’s authority has diminished precipitously, however, mainly due to her irrational immigration policy.

  • The Never Trumpers: Sore Losers With Thin Skins - 7/5/2018

    Emerald Robinson recently wrote a witty piece for The American Spectator puncturing the pomposity of the Never Trump wing of the conservative movement. At least one member of that wing, the thin-skinned Jonah Goldberg, was not amused, and he let his readers know, branding Robinson's piece "lazy" and "delusional."

  • Roe v. Wade and the Confusion of Sen. Collins - 7/5/2018

    Neat! We know what the Supreme Court debate is all about—the debate, that is to say, over who shall take retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat. The debate is about abortion.

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