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James Madison, Cheney-Style

Lynne Cheney’s love letter to the fourth president exaggerates more than it enlightens.

Illustration by Michael Hogue

Here Are 5 Ways to Fix Republican Foreign Policy

From involving economic conservatives to introducing evangelicals to just war theory, this is how it starts.

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Drones Against the Fifth Amendment

The Justice Department’s grounds for droning American citizens are out—and frighteningly unconstitutional.

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The Battle of Alexandria

How riverside parks & hotels threaten a model of American urbanism

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The Right’s Israel Turn

Conservatives didn’t always have a party line on the Jewish State.

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How to Reform Republican Foreign Policy

The GOP now admits the Iraq War was a mistake. So why is Rand Paul virtually alone in proposing a new approach to world affairs?

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Still America First

Quaker Oats heir Bob Stuart fought to keep America at peace—then he went to war.

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