The Hyperlocal Beat

The Batavian is both crux of local culture, and beacon to small-town America newspapers.

In Ukraine, Not All Uprisings Are Equal

Friends of peace and limited government shouldn’t mistake which protests have followed a democratic course.

What Austen Taught Me

The great novelist’s books teach lessons in virtue alongside the romance.

Peter King and the Hawks’ Hysterical Attacks on Rand Paul

Those accusing the Kentucky senator of fear-mongering should look in the mirror.

An Officer Corps That Can’t Score

How military careerism breeds habits of defeat

McArdle’s Guide to Failing Well

Failure terrifies Americans into fragility, quite unnecessarily.

Don Draper Returns for One Last Shot at Salvation

Will Dick Whitman be able to save his persona’s soul?

The Dangers of Naïve Diplomacy

Ignoring Russia’s relevant interests has imperiled Ukraine’s turn westward.

Immigration, Yes—and No

A trimmer’s case against open borders and closed minds

Cannabis Goes Corporate

As marijuana moves from the shadows to the marketplace, regulators fear another Big Tobacco.

A Turning Point on Crony Capitalism?

Sen. Mike Lee and others in the GOP confront the Export-Import bank—and corporate welfare.

John Wayne’s Lost Legacy

Hollywood’s icon of masculinity acted like he lived: plainly and honestly.

How Dante Saved My Life

A midlife crisis is cured by The Divine Comedy

The Repository

What is The Repository?

Very Kingsley Amis

Introducing video to The Repository.


Up From Conservatism

America needs a better Right than the GOP can provide.