Article Archive

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of October 22

From Mearsheimer and Walt to the Old Testament, here is what our editors and writers are reading this week.

October 22, 2018

Is China Waiting Us Out?

While the U.S. bombs, Xi Jinping is building—one power play at a time.

October 22, 2018

The Left’s Untimely Attack on the Electoral College

Our voting system is a barrier to tribalism, one we need now more than ever.

October 22, 2018

Why Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed

A new whisper campaign against him is trying to blur the truth: that he criticized certain U.S-Arab alliances, and paid the price.

October 22, 2018

Congress Punts on Reforming the Pentagon Budget—Again

Not to mention the massive appropriations package actually harms our national security.

October 19, 2018

Women in Combat? Secretary Mattis Steps Into a Minefield

It’s hard to convince people that the military is not a vehicle for social change.

October 19, 2018

When Russell Kirk Was Really Scary

The founder of post-war conservatism was also fascinated by evil and could spin a spooky tale.

October 19, 2018

The Sad and Self-Inflicted Demise of Sears

America’s middle-class department store has been carved up and sold off by a soulless CEO.

October 18, 2018

Making Sure the Next Cold War Never Happens

China and America seem destined to clash in the 21st century. But that doesn’t mean they have to.

October 18, 2018

The Cartoon That Hits Home in Our #MeToo Era

BoJack Horseman tackles sin and forgiveness in a way that few other shows do.

October 18, 2018

When Identity Politics Eats Its Own

In a heated D.C. election, a black female Democrat calls racism on her liberal Jewish female opponent.

October 18, 2018

Don’t Replace Nikki Haley at the United Nations

Let’s just take our ball and go home—like we always do.

October 18, 2018

They Got Saudi Arabia Wrong Too

Until a week ago our elites were gushing over MbS. When will they finally be held accountable?

October 17, 2018

First Man: STEM Gets the Humanities Treatment

Damien Chazelle’s moon landing film eschews scientistic triumphalism in favor of raw fear and love.

October 17, 2018

What National Review Gets Wrong About Civil War

One of their writers says violence is unlikely because America is a marketplace. That’s cold comfort.

October 17, 2018

Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS

But is the U.S. now allowing its last remnants to survive in Syria to spite Tehran?

October 17, 2018

The Unhinged Elizabeth Warren

Driving his opponents to do dumb things is one of Donald Trump’s greatest talents.

October 17, 2018

Thanks to Government, That Road Sign Might Be Watching You

The DEA’s latest privacy-infringing plan is bringing mass surveillance to the streets.

October 16, 2018

Family Through the Plexiglass Window

The true test of conservative values: ending prison policies that rip families apart.

October 16, 2018