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James Bennett traces the great u-turn in American politics from progressivism to conservatism.

Matthew Shaffer reviews the new film Waiting for Superman.

Katrina Trinko outlines a strategy by which Christine O’Donnell can win in Delware.

Jim Geraghty asks Chris Cox about the NRA’s endorsements this cycle.

Michael Barone sizes up the GOP’s “Pledge to America.”

Michael Franc reminds President Obama of Americans’ belief in self-reliance.

 Lou Dolinar clears up the confusion over BP’s response to the oil spill.

Kathryn Lopez tells tea partiers to heed Michelle Obama’s advice and stay active.

Mona Charen challenges social scientists to explain the recent rise in poverty — and decline in crime.

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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