How Bill Kristol Closed the Conservative Mind

He established himself as the GOP’s hawkish gatekeeper and waged war on the antiwar right.

Are We Ready to Lose Afghanistan?

“Losing” China haunted Washington for decades. Now something similar is about to happen—and maybe that’s okay.

A Vice President With Few Virtues

A tough new Dick Cheney biopic is triggering some conservatives. Have they learned nothing?

Saving Democracy From Its Own Contradictions

Without some limiting principle, it inevitably gives way to populism and institutional decay.

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