Magazine September 11, 2017, Issue

The Uses and Abuses of Cultural Identity

Former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Look to Corey Stewart’s near-win in Virginia

President Donald Trump’s inability thus far to translate his populist-nationalist message into a coherent policy agenda, combined with his low approval ratings, could have some Republicans convinced that a return to “normalcy” is on the horizon. For Republicans reluctant to support Trump, a return to normalcy would mean a full embrace of the traditional post-Reagan agenda of low taxes, entitlement reform, and free trade. They view this agenda as normal even though GOP primary voters and Trump himself repudiated free trade über alles and all talk of entitlement reform during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump cited these establishment policy goals

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Masked Media Critics I have enjoyed  National Review for nearly four decades. Even when NR gets it wrong (in my view), they almost always do so thoughtfully and from sound conservative ...
The Week

The Week

‐ Clearly, any sportscaster named Nathan Forrest need not apply for a job at ESPN. ‐ Steve Bannon got the axe. He had alienated many of his co-workers through infighting and ...
Poetry

Poetry

HOME When I left here I was young; I return — a target for stares. Though my temples are gray I still speak the local tongue. Kids smile at me as I pass And ask me ...

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