Politics

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Jeb Bush, Realist?

The former Florida governor hasn’t yet signed on to regime change in Iran, which suggests his foreign policy just might be more like Ronald Reagan’s than Tom Cotton’s.

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Will Ukraine Push the U.S. Into War?

Russian hardliners are seizing on American actions to push for catastrophe.

President Reagan meeting with William F. Buckley in the Oval Office. / Wikimedia Commons

A New Birth of Fusionism

National Review‘s Charles C.W. Cooke summons a conservative-libertarian alliance 50 years after Buckley and Meyer.

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The Mirage of a Classless Society

Modern liberalism isn’t about challenging hierarchy; it’s about establishing rule by liberal meritocrats.

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Rubio’s Predictable Announcement Speech

Rubio’s desire for a “new American century” is just as ideological and dangerous as the phrase suggests.

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Marco Rubio’s Ideas Aren’t New

The GOP consultant’s dream candidate is a youthful expounder of limited creative thinking on domestic policy—and the Bush Doctrine.

The Retreat of Napoleon from Russia / Victor Adam / Wikimedia Commons

The Long Retreat in the Culture War

Traditionalists should take comfort in the counsel, “Put not your trust in princes.”

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