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Disaster

Theodore Roosevelt was president during the hurricane that destroyed Galveston, TX. and killed many thousands. I cannot recall his reaction to it, though I have a vivid impression of him dealing with a coal strike, and a lynching in Wilmington, Del. What did he do or say?

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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The State of the Race for the House

Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More