Prime Minister Harold Macmillan managed Britain’s decline by following Kennedy’s lead.
The president leaps towards Caesarism as he shields illegal immigrants by executive action.
Modern society has denigrated a role that historically required a considerable level of craftsmanship and care.
History is on the side of Modernizers? Nobody bothered to tell Nigel Farage
He should run neither from it nor on it, but against it.
His entry into the race should be very good and healthy for the Democratic Party and the country.
Why do so many young priests come from Fowler, Mich. (pop. 1,200)?
Neither Ukraine nor the U.S. would benefit from it.
Our Democratic president and his ‘Cheneyite theory of executive power’
Join a start-up team dedicated to conservative realism and reform.
It’s unlikely, but not implausible in the emerging America
Teen sex among the lower classes and the generational persistence of poverty
A formal alliance with Iraq would add nothing to U.S. security, but would ensure that the U.S. will be entangled in Iraqi affairs for decades to come.
The country was already badly misled once by crediting a younger Bush with following in the foreign policy tradition of his father.
Why the Department of Agriculture is asking veterans to join the next generation of farmers
Stephens’ notion of global “policing” amounts to a pretext for regime change with no concern for what takes the place of the deposed government.
The father faced down the Israel lobby and paid a price; the son accommodated it. What’s the lesson for Jeb?
One lesson that the Libyan war should teach us is that the U.S. and its allies are far too quick to want to take sides in foreign disputes and conflicts.
Thinking in terms of narrative satisfaction can blind us to the reality of conditions that will actually determine the outcome
History doesn’t have right or wrong sides, and it doesn’t have tides, either.
The U.S. ought to conserve its strength, husband its resources, and exercise restraint.
Our national drug policy is a failure—Republicans should support gradual experimentation a local level.
The arguments for and against pot legalization are practical and consequentialist, not moral and deontological. Which is just as it should be.
Congress has been allowed and even encouraged in its abdication by an administration that pretends that it doesn’t need a new AUMF.
Less about Kim Kardashian, more thoughtful commentary
Voters’ fatigue with the Democrats could be a serious problem for their nominee in 2016.
G.K. Chesterton offers a non-statist vision for economic and social change that’s still relevant in the age of the iPhone.
The post-Snowden reform bill is on the agenda, but has lost the support of many civil libertarians.
The GOP’s nationalizing politics may have snuffed out one of the truly distinctive local American political cultures.
The myth feeds the hawks’ ideological fantasy that the Iraq war was not wrong from the very beginning.
The new novel from the man behind the Mountain Goats suggests that the mind is a dangerous playground.
Partisan obstructionism and incompetence are inadequate explanations for structural problems that have developed over decades.