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Episode 100: SCOTUS and Soccer

Rich, Charlie, and Michael discuss their reactions to the SCOTUS pick, ponder President Trump’s relationship with NATO, and discuss soccer.

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Special Episode: Foundational Questions

Rich, Charlie, Michael, and Luke engage in a ‘principled critique of the Senate,’ discuss the Bill of Rights, and consider various other parts of the American system.

Episode 97: Uncivil Society

Rich, Charlie, Michael, and Luke discuss the latest SCOTUS decisions, the civility debate, and the most recent George Will column. Editors’ picks: • Rich: J.J. McCullough’s NRO piece on lying through photography. • Luke: ‘Kim ...

Episode 94: Pardon Me?

Rich, Reihan, and Luke discuss the president's claim that he can pardon himself, the continuing debate over kneeling in the NFL, and the coming immigration fight in Congress.

Episode 93: On the Border

Rich, Reihan, Charlie, and Michael discuss the fracas over the border, Ireland's decision to repeal Amendment 8, and the cancellation of Roseanne.

Episode 92: Slow Boat to China

The Editors discuss the trade summit with China, the prospects for peace with North Korea, and the latest in the Russia inquiry.

Episode 91: The Moving of the Embassy

Rich, Reihan, Michael, and Dan McLaughlin discuss the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem, the death of Tom Wolfe, and the Democrats' shift to the left. Editors' picks: • Reihan: Phyllis McGinley • Dan: Defining ...

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World

Trump’s Disgraceful Press Conference in Helsinki

On Monday, President Trump gave a deeply disgraceful press conference with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. The presser began with Trump announcing that although the Russia–U.S. relationship has “never been worse than it is now,” all of that “changed as of about four hours ago.” It was downhill from ... Read More
Culture

Questions for Al Franken

1)Al, as you were posting on social media a list of proposed questions for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, did it occur to you that your opinion on the matter is no more relevant than Harvey Weinstein’s? 2) Al, is it appropriate for a disgraced former U.S. senator to use the Twitter cognomen “U.S. ... Read More
White House

The President’s Do-Over

I agree with Jonah on all counts: On net, President Trump’s do-over of his Helsinki remarks is a good thing; regrettably, it is not sincere; and while I hope the revised version is the one he sticks to, I don’t have confidence that will be the case -- as posited in my column Tuesday on the folly of having the ... Read More
National Security & Defense

Trump’s Helsinki Discord

Donald Trump is not, and never will be, the Moscow correspondent for The Nation magazine, and he shouldn’t sound like it. The left-wing publication is prone to extend sympathetic understanding to adversaries of the United States and find some reason, any reason, to blame ourselves for their external ... Read More