Article Archive

Trump, the FBI, and the Final Debasement of American Politics

No one wins in the downhill race that started with the Clintons, and will end in the cultural gutter.

March 21, 2018

Commentary to Trump Voters: Drop Dead

One writer for the neoconservative magazine says globalism’s losers are outnumbered, and now it’s time to “overwhelm” them.

March 14, 2018

A Hearty Welcome to the Spectator USA

The British are coming—with a fresh take on American politics and policy.

March 10, 2018

America’s Tumultuous History With Tariffs

From McKinley to Reagan, Donald Trump has plenty of precedent if he’s looking for it.

March 6, 2018

Robert Merry Responds to Charlie Savage’s Twitter Challenge

Savage thinks he’s been vindicated by the Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo. He hasn’t.

February 27, 2018

Russia’s Election Meddling: Worse Than a Crime; a Blunder

U.S.-Russian hostility is now inevitable, and the results could be tragic.

February 19, 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

The Nunes Memo and the Death of American Journalism

Remember when reporters spent their time digging for answers rather than advancing their favored political narratives?

February 6, 2018

A Speech That Smashed Political Orthodoxy

Trump’s first State of the Union was neither Republican or Democrat, fresh on immigration and disturbing on foreign policy.

January 31, 2018

How Europe Built Its Own Funeral Pyre, Then Leapt In

Mass immigration, guilt and a continent on the brink of ‘societal catastrophe.’

January 4, 2018

Donald Trump’s Empty Governance

The president’s personal limitations have kept him from being a great leader, leaving his supporters the most vulnerable.

January 2, 2018

Trump’s Tax Gambit: Hoping for a Reagan Repeat

Will the GOP’s legislative victory result in another boom?

December 23, 2017

Co-opted: Trump’s ‘New’ Security Strategy is Old Warmongering

So how did such a dangerous document emerge from the White House?

December 20, 2017

Would ‘Rexit’ Mean First Step Toward War With Iran?

There’s no counterweight to Kushner, Neocons or other hawks in White House.

December 1, 2017

Lack of Reagan Gumption Ensures Top Tax Rate Stays

Apparently what happened in 1986 stays in 1986.

November 2, 2017

Trump is Pulling a Libya on Iran

Muammar Qaddafi learned the hard way how the U.S. reneges on deals.

October 10, 2017

What David Brooks (Still) Doesn’t Understand About America

His “universal nation” idea has gotten us into trouble before.

October 4, 2017

Eric Foner’s Artful Finesse on Lee Statues

Rubbing out history—even ‘metaphorically’—won’t help us understand it.

September 21, 2017

Trump Had Big Advantage on Immigration and He’s Blowing It

He could be saving ‘Dreamers,’ and building his wall, too.

September 18, 2017

David Stockman Takes Aim at the ‘Washington War Party’

Longtime contrarian continues to be a fly in the establishment’s ointment.

September 13, 2017