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Making the click-through worthwhile: A bit of good news for Republicans in an Arizona special election (and I do mean just a bit); an ugly comment from a Republican Senate candidate; and a look at what worries Americans about China -- and why they’re right to be worried. Republicans Finally Win One . . . ... Read More
Stuart E. Eizenstat has written a big book on the Carter presidency. (Eizenstat was Carter’s chief domestic-policy adviser. He also had a substantial hand in foreign affairs.) I have reviewed the book for the forthcoming NR. Eizenstat tells the story of a meeting between President Carter and Andrei Gromyko, the ... Read More
While Washington feeds its insatiable Trump/Russia-collusion jones, Americans are going broke in the process. Mere witnesses before congressional oversight panels, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry, and the grand jury he has convened endure ginormous legal bills. Although they are not suspected of ... Read More
Responding to reports that North Korea said it “no longer needs” nuclear tests, Jim Hanson, president of the generally pro-Trump Security Studies Group, credited President Trump. “No one was expecting anything to come of Trump’s fiery rhetoric, except people who understand that diplomacy works better ... Read More
Donald Trump’s influence with Congress is weak. When political scientists assess a president’s legislative influence, they focus on his ability to set the lawmaking agenda and to secure policy outcomes that align with his preferences. During the 115th Congress, the president has failed at ... Read More
The Tribeca Film Festival’s yearly television and virtual-reality sidebar events confirm the ongoing collapse of film culture. I not only suffered through the anti-human, anti-cinema second-season premiere of HBO’s dystopic sci-fi series Westworld, but I also endured the premiere showing of Freaks and Geeks: ... Read More
Representatives for the Wayback Machine said they have not been able to find evidence that anti-LGBT posts on MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid old blog were the work of a hacker, as Reid has claimed. A left-wing Twitter user this week unearthed old posts from 2007 to 2009 on Reid's now-defunct blog The Reid Report that ... Read More