Article Archive

The Pathetic Inadequacy of the Trump Opposition

The hawks and internationalists who set our house on fire don’t now deserve the contract to rebuild it.

February 16, 2018

Remembering Jeff Bell: Supply-Side Giant-Slayer

He took on New Jersey’s Clifford Case and forever changed the way Reagan conservatives talked about the economy.

February 16, 2018

Fighting Porn: The Reviving Cause Social Conservatism Needs

It isn’t a last gasp; it’s a new beginning, one that’s rallying a new breed of young traditionalists.

February 16, 2018

Trump’s Military Parade: Toy Soldiers Made Large-as-Life

In a weird way, his militaristic proposal captures something important about our present moment.

February 15, 2018

After the Protests, Iranian Anger Still Simmers

Iranians are furious with their government and Donald Trump. But whether the regime can survive is up for debate.

February 15, 2018

Christopher Steele: The Real Foreign Influence in the 2016 Election?

His dossier was more than opposition research, it was part of a full-spectrum information operation.

February 15, 2018

Slow Fade of the Pennsylvania Irish

A new book tells the story of the immigrants from Donegal who still inhabit modern-day Trump Country.

February 15, 2018

Putin’s Pocket Army? The Rise of Russian Mercenaries in Syria

Russia is taking America’s use of privatizing war to the next level–hired guns who are off the books and unaccountable to the people.

February 15, 2018

America’s Creeping Regime Change in Syria

And you thought our government toppling days were over.

February 14, 2018

A Lament for the Tea Party

It changed our politics, briefly, fleetingly. Now Congress’s latest budget shows the GOP is back to its Bush-era ways.

February 14, 2018

Norman Mailer Was a Left-Conservative

The prolific writer and liberal celebrity spurned feminism, political correctness, and overreaching government.

February 14, 2018

Lee Edwards: When the ‘New Right’ Was New

From Joe McCarthy to Ronald Reagan, he saw it all and became the movement’s historian.

February 14, 2018

Perhaps It’s Time For South Korea To Go Nuclear

Building their own arsenal could prove less costly than the complicated U.S. relationship.

February 14, 2018

Netanyahu-Trump Bromance Tested for First Time

‘Gaffe’ over whether White House was in on West Bank annexation talks puts White House on defense.

February 13, 2018

Debunking the Caricature of Jack Kerouac the Nihilist

A new book suggests the Catholic-born icon was more spiritual than the “beatnik” label suggests.

February 13, 2018

They Couldn’t Even Defund NPR

After decades of promising to cut waste, Republicans just filled the trough again. So who believes them anymore?

February 13, 2018

After Routing ISIS From Iraq…More War

Now the U.S. has backed itself into the Turkey-Kurd conflict.

February 13, 2018

Ending the Reign of the Nuclear Monarchs

No president should have unilateral authority over Armageddon.

February 12, 2018

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of February 12

From Ross Douthat to Tim Wu, here’s what our staff and writers are reading.

February 12, 2018