Author Archives: Robert W. Merry

Italy Sets Course for Left-Right Populist Surge

The elites’ days are numbered, as the immigration crisis sweeps two anti-establishment parties to power.

Israel Nudges Trump Towards War With Iran

Can a devastating conflict be avoided? The best hope may lie with—of all people—Vladimir Putin.

Conservatism in Crisis

It needs to refurbish itself for a new era. But how to go about doing that?

The Civilization That Soared and Enlivened the World

What’s the West good for? Try artistic expression, scientific inquiry, exploration, and civic development.

The West Cannibalizes Itself

What civilization has ever sought to repudiate its own culture and traditions as we do today?

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.

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.

A Hearty Welcome to the Spectator USA

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

America’s Tumultuous History With Tariffs

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

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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.

How Europe Built Its Own Funeral Pyre, Then Leapt In

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

Donald Trump’s Empty Governance

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

Trump’s Tax Gambit: Hoping for a Reagan Repeat

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

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

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

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

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

Lack of Reagan Gumption Ensures Top Tax Rate Stays

Apparently what happened in 1986 stays in 1986.

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