Magazine June 25, 2018, Issue

Right to Where?

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Conservatives need an agenda

It sometimes seems as though the true goal of Donald Trump’s presidency is to make him the center of every conversation. If so, it must be said that the president has to a quite remarkable degree succeeded in yet another far-fetched ambition. The trend may be particularly pronounced among conservatives who think about politics for a living. For them, how to think about Trump is topics one, two, and three, and it lurks behind four, five, and six as well.

The debates about Trump are important ones, and there is no reason they should not proceed. Anyone who believes that Trump

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Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

In This Issue




Dictator Lit

A fair number of books can be counted a disgrace to literature. But only a special type of book stands as an embarrassment to printing.

Books, Arts & Manners


The Week

The Week

Tensions are high, conflict threatens to flare up, but let’s hope the situation between the White House and the Philadelphia Eagles can be resolved peacefully.

Fair as Feck

To remind her audience that they were good people and so that they could applaud her bravery, Samantha Bee called the president’s daughter a “feckless c***.”


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