Ideas

Science and Status

Tom Wolfe highlights the shabby treatment of two underappreciated intellectuals.

Womanhood Redefined

A feminist’s take on the transgender controversy

Moscow Sees Its Coldest Christmas in 120 Years

Australia and South America also had cold-weather records. Why is nobody talking about it?

The Big Forces of History

Can the era of America’s global dominance be sustained?

Conservatism After Trump

How the Right—and foreign-policy realism—can survive our populist moment.

From Neocon to Realist

Why I became a lapsed neoconservative and joined The American Conservative

Not Guilty, Pay Anyway: An Update

Again, how does this make it all the way to the Supreme Court?

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Unleashing Energy Winners

Why not tap into America’s entrepreneurial ingenuity?

Not Guilty. Pay Anyway.

Are we really debating this?

The Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Why are pro-Putin parties surging in Europe?

A Time of Transition

Our politics needs a new beginning.

2017: A Message from TAC’s Publisher

The new year promises challenges. We stand ready to meet them.

Checks and Balances

The Electoral College is one way the Founders sought to implement them.

Trends in Death and Dysfunction

Homicides, drug overdoses, car accidents: all are up.

Race and Police Killings

A new study says white cops aren’t more likely to shoot black suspects.

The Unsung Hero of American Air Power

Legendary test pilot Chuck Myers fought for smart defense spending.

Love, Marriage, and the State

Must the government sanction our relationships?