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  • Lasting Imprint of Family

    Lasting Imprint of Family

    The report was so “seismic” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s word — that Lyndon Johnson’s administration released it on the Fourth of July weekend, 1966, hoping it would not be noticed. But the Coleman report did disturb various dogmatic slumbers and | Read More »

  • 'Corruption' Cascade

    ‘Corruption’ Cascade

    The progressive drive to broadly define and thoroughly eradicate political “corruption” has corrupted politics. But discord is not altogether pandemic in Washington, and last week a unanimous Supreme Court, in this term’s most important decision, limited the discretion prosecutors have | Read More »

  • The Hinge of the Great War

    The Hinge of the Great War

    “See that little stream? We could walk to it in two minutes. It took the British a month to walk to it — a whole empire walking very slowly, dying in front and pushing forward behind.”   — F. Scott | Read More »

  • Brexit: Britain’s Welcome Revival of Nationhood

    Brexit: Britain’s Welcome Revival of Nationhood

    The “leave” campaign won the referendum on withdrawing Britain from the European Union because the arguments on which the “remain” side relied made leave’s case. The remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its Project Fear and ended | Read More »

  • Republicans: Save Your Party, Don’t Give To Trump

    Republicans: Save Your Party, Don’t Give To Trump

    “There’s an old adage about a vat of wine standing next to a vat of sewage. Add a cup of wine to the sewage, and it is still sewage. But add a cup of sewage to the wine, and it | Read More »

  • When Party Establishments Mattered

    When Party Establishments Mattered

    Months before the 1940 Republican convention nominated Wendell Willkie, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Theodore Roosevelt’s waspish daughter, said that Willkie’s support sprang “from the grass roots of a thousand country clubs.” There actually was a Republican establishment in 1940, when GOP | Read More »

  • Nation Needs Purdue's President

    Nation Needs Purdue’s President

    Mitch Daniels, former governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University, knows that no one in the audience is there to hear a commencement speaker. When, however, he addressed his institution’s class of 2016, it heard him distill into | Read More »

  • In Britain, Anti-Semitism Endures

    In Britain, Anti-Semitism Endures

    Of the fighting faiths that flourished during the ideologically drunk 20th century, anti-Semitism has been uniquely durable. It survives by mutating, even migrating across the political spectrum from the right to the left. Although most frequently found in European semi-fascist | Read More »

  • The ‘Big Price’ Paul Ryan Has Paid for Supporting Donald Trump

    The ‘Big Price’ Paul Ryan Has Paid for Supporting Donald Trump

    The Caligulan malice with which Donald Trump administered Paul Ryan’s degradation is an object lesson in the price of abject capitulation to power. This episode should be studied as a clinical case of a particular Washington myopia — the ability | Read More »

  • Britain at the Crosswords

    Britain at the Crosswords

    Sixty-five years ago, what has become the European Union was an embryo conceived in fear. It has been stealthily advanced from an economic to a political project, and it remains enveloped in a watery utopianism even as it becomes more | Read More »

  • The Inaugural Address We Should Hear

    The Inaugural Address We Should Hear

    The mere possibility of a Donald Trump presidency — gold-plated faucets in the house first occupied by John and Abigail Adams — will perhaps have a salutary effect. It might demystify an office that has become now swollen with inappropriate | Read More »

  • Patriotism in a Beer Can

    Patriotism in a Beer Can

    Because advertising is a barometer that often accurately measures America’s psychological atmosphere, attention must be paid to this: From May 23 through the presidential election, Budweiser beer will bear a different name. Eager to do its bit to make America | Read More »

  • Amtrak’s For-Profit Regulation

    Amtrak’s For-Profit Regulation

    In 1906, Leonor Loree, an accomplished railroad executive, examined the dilapidated Kansas City Southern Railroad that he had been hired to rehabilitate.

  • Who Will Follow Trump Off the Cliff?

    Who Will Follow Trump Off the Cliff?

    Parsing Trump sentences is a challenge but is rewarding because it frequently reveals that he actually has said nothing at all.

  • Treasury’s Fannie and Freddie rip-off

    Treasury’s Fannie and Freddie rip-off

    Gigantic government’s complexity and opacity provide innumerable opportunities for opportunists to act unconstrained by clear law or effective supervision.

  • The Libya Debacle Undermines Clinton’s Foreign Policy Credentials

    The Libya Debacle Undermines Clinton’s Foreign Policy Credentials

    Republican peculiarities in this political season are so numerous and lurid that insufficient attention is being paid to this: The probable Democratic nominee’s principal credential, her service as secretary of state, is undermined by a debacle of remarkable dishonesty.

  • Why the Future is Going to Disappoint Us

    Why the Future is Going to Disappoint Us

    Presidential campaigns incite both hypochondria and euphoria, portraying the present as grimmer than it is and the future as grander than it can be.

  • The Albatross of a Trump Endorsement

    The Albatross of a Trump Endorsement

    Donald Trump’s distinctive rhetorical style — think of a drunk with a bullhorn reading aloud James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake” under water — poses an almost insuperable challenge to people whose painful duty is to try to extract clarity from his effusions.

  • How to Cool Down Trump

    How to Cool Down Trump

    “Hell,” said Alabama’s Democratic Gov. George Wallace before roiling the 1968 presidential race, “we got too much dignity in government now, what we need is some meanness .”

  • Donald Trump Relishes Wrecking the GOP

    Donald Trump Relishes Wrecking the GOP

    Lyndon Johnson simply was exasperated. Barack Obama’s mischief was methodical.