Author Archives: Robert W. Merry

Donald Trump is Blowing It

Instead of building a coalition and staying above his foes, he’s recklessly sought revenge, and will pay for it.

Could Corbyn’s Socialist Scheme Become Reality?

The Reagan-Thatcher era is over. Opponents of any leftward lurch can’t afford to be blithe about it.

Trump’s Nationalist Report Card: A Solid C

The president has done some things right and some things wrong, though whether voters will grade on a curve remains to be seen.

Trump Didn’t Start the Fire

Rather that acknowledge the complexities that led to El Paso and Dayton, exploiters are letting the republic burn.

The Smearing of Al Franken

A new report makes clear that the sexual harassment allegations against him weren’t enough to justify his resignation.

Kamala Harris Doesn’t Understand Her Own Political History

She scored big in her exchange with Biden, but her knowledge about how the Senate used to work is rather thin.

We’ve Seen the Debates–And What Could Be Our Future

The Democratic contenders want open borders and free healthcare and to pay for it by hiking taxes. Trump should not take this lightly.

Lies They Told Us: A Long History of Being Manipulated Into War

Before we retaliate over drone and oil tanker attacks, take a look at all the times we’ve been duped.

The Great Power Game is On and China is Winning

If America wants to maintain any influence in Asia, it needs to wake up.

The Man Who Built The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page

Warren Phillips kept it a voice of conservative reason even as other papers were tilting left.

Why Legislative Powers Need to Be Checked, Too

For separation of powers to work, the president must be able to protect his interests and constitutional prerogatives.

America, We Have a Problem

The status quo—our foreign policy, our economic health, our exceptionalism—is fraying before our very eyes.

The New Political Bosses Come for Joe Biden

We’ve replaced the old party machinery with pundits and pollsters, and their vetting of candidates is pitiless.

168 Days: Recalling an Old-Fashioned Court Packing Drama

After months of political maneuvering, intrigue, backroom bargaining, and furious oratory, the fate of FDR’s plan was clear.

The Intellectual Assault On Our National Identity

Commentators like Jill Lepore are wrong to say America has no shared cultural heritage or core.

The Coming Socialist President?

Just because Democrats are lurching leftwards doesn’t mean they’re going to lose in 2020.

Do You Believe in the Deep State Now?

The revelation that top Justice officials considered unseating Trump should answer that question for good.

The War Over ‘Toxic Masculinity’

It’s splitting us down partisan lines and poisoning our social science.

NATO is a Danger, Not a Guarantor of Peace

Status quo supporters like the New York Times poke fun at Trump for even questioning the alliance. But who’s the fool?

How Trump’s First Two Years Might Have Been a Success

The president has made fundamental errors that may sink his presidency. It didn’t have to be that way.

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