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Purple Is the Worst Color in Today’s Politics

The socially moderate fiscal austerian is respectable to elite media even as he wrecks the economy’s recovery.

illustration by Michael Hogue

Obama Is a Republican

He’s the heir to Richard Nixon, not Saul Alinsky.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Obama and Bush’s Shared Dysfunction

Ebola has only amplified the governmental brokenness that unraveled the past two presidencies.

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Bush Derangement Syndrome

An embarrassing reaction on the right to the Times report on chemical weapons in Iraq.

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Grover Cleveland’s Better Half

Frankie Cleveland was known for wearing low-cut gowns and selling liver pills.

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The War on iPhone Privacy

The government has cried wolf too many times to be trusted with backdoors into our cell phones.

How Not to Spend Political Capital

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Grand Strategy Is Bunk

Theories of global power just excuse U.S. hubris.

A Tax on Patriotism

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American Machiavelli

James Burnham reveals how our oligarchy rules.

The Zephyr Before the Storm

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JFK’s Special Relationship

Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy, Christopher Sandford, Prometheus Books, 332 pages

Didn’t Everybody Love Reagan?

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, Rick Perlstein, Simon & Schuster, 856 pages

Communists of New York

Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York, Phillip Deery, Fordham University Press, 252 pages

Lions of Europe

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Here’s Why GOP Interventionism Is Back

Republican hawks are getting reinforcements and gaining ground—and not just because of ISIS.

Devolution Is Superior to Secession

Calls for secession are often strong indicators that too much power is centralized.