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Request for the Perplexed

Have the Kavanaugh hearings stressed your relationship with a friend? a family member? a significant other? If so, I (Rick Brookhiser’s better half) invite you to be a guest on my podcast I Love You But I Hate Your Politics to discuss the emotions that are tearing us apart. My email is

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The Democrats Made Two Joe Biden Miscalculations

I think it's safe to say that there are many, many progressive Democrats who are more than a little surprised -- and a lot chagrined -- at Joe Biden's polling dominance. Look at FiveThirtyEight's polling roundup. Aside from a few high and low outliers, he leads the race by a solid 20 points (at least). Even ... Read More
National Security & Defense

The Warmonger Canard

Whatever the opposite of a rush to war is — a crawl to peace, maybe — America is in the middle of one. Since May 5, when John Bolton announced the accelerated deployment of the Abraham Lincoln carrier group to the Persian Gulf in response to intelligence of a possible Iranian attack, the press has been aflame ... Read More