I’m not sure that the only choices we face in this war are easy success (followed by political triumph for the hawks) or unexpected setbacks (followed by a national failure of nerve). I can imagine that the coverage of this war might change us–might actually make us more accepting of the ordinary risks of war. Two things are clashing here–the absurdly smooth, artificial, and managed world we commonly swim in, and the danger, death, and anarchy upon which the international order actually rests. By the end of this unprecedented war coverage, we may finally allow ourselves to see and acknowledge the reality and necessity of the latter.
The San Antonio city council has voted to block Chick-fil-A from opening a store in its airport to punish it for donating to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army. No, really. Here's the report, from Fortune: Don’t plan on getting a Chick-Fil-A sandwich next time you fly through San ... Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Including all you whippersnappers under the age of 50), I’m writing this from somewhere over the Atlantic. At least I hope that’s ... Read More
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It never fails. Whenever a Republican president makes a controversial or contentious move to support Israel -- such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, or yesterday’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights -- you’ll see various “explainers” and other stories that purport ... Read More
Attorney General William Barr on Sunday delivered to Congress a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, setting off what is sure to be a protracted partisan battle over how much of the report will eventually be made public. According to Barr's summary of the report, Special Counsel Robert ... Read More