Author Archives: Robert W. Merry
Warren Phillips kept it a voice of conservative reason even as other papers were tilting left.
For separation of powers to work, the president must be able to protect his interests and constitutional prerogatives.
The status quo—our foreign policy, our economic health, our exceptionalism—is fraying before our very eyes.
We’ve replaced the old party machinery with pundits and pollsters, and their vetting of candidates is pitiless.
After months of political maneuvering, intrigue, backroom bargaining, and furious oratory, the fate of FDR’s plan was clear.
Commentators like Jill Lepore are wrong to say America has no shared cultural heritage or core.
Just because Democrats are lurching leftwards doesn’t mean they’re going to lose in 2020.
The revelation that top Justice officials considered unseating Trump should answer that question for good.
It’s splitting us down partisan lines and poisoning our social science.
Status quo supporters like the New York Times poke fun at Trump for even questioning the alliance. But who’s the fool?
The president has made fundamental errors that may sink his presidency. It didn’t have to be that way.
It’s from a time when women held real power and morality still governed sex.
His incompetence and incoherence guarantees that he’ll be a one-term president.
The country’s earliest ruling class embodied America, unlike today’s meritocracy, which despises it.
The president may relish his new circumstances but both he and the Democrats must face their own political weaknesses.
It’s not just a practical problem, but an existential one. Are we ready for it?
The president’s equivocating remarks over the defense secretary show that Bolton and Pompeo are indeed winning.
Shelby Steele says the Left’s hate can be seen as a death rattle, but how bloody will it get in the meantime?
John Mearsheimer’s latest book explores how progressivism gave us today’s foreign policy mess.
It used to be that when a nominee was accused of something, the cooler heads took charge. No longer.← Older posts
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