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Jay Nordlinger profiles John Bolton, the man with the mustache — and a plan to run for president.

Brian Bolduc wonders how Gary Johnson’s libertarianism will fare in 2012.

Alvin Felzenberg and Alexander Gray warn against the $1 trillion reduction in defense spending proposed by the unlikely pair of Reps. Ron Paul and Barney Frank.

Victor Davis Hanson offers an explanation for the paradox of Mexican immigrants’ eagerness to enter a country declared so inhospitable.

Hans A. von Spakovsky notes that the Civil Rights Division is fighting commonsensical school boards, and ignoring voter intimidation.

Michael Barone captures what’s missing in reports of rising income inequality: Thanks to technology, inequality in well-being is actually down.

Kathryn Jean Lopez defends Bill Donahue against the coven on The View.

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U.S.

Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More