Author Archives: Robert W. Merry

Dianne Feinstein and the Joe McCarthys of Our Time

It used to be that when a nominee was accused of something, the cooler heads took charge. No longer.

Why Trump’s Approval Numbers Won’t Budge

Despite a horrible week he’s still polling relatively high. That’s because this fight is bigger than just him.

Not One More American Life Should Be Expended for Afghanistan

There is no hope of victory in the war against the Taliban today.

Trump’s Working Class, Conservative, Populist Realignment

We’re getting a sense how this coalition came to be—but will it survive tomorrow?

Enough: The DOJ Must Show Its Cards to the American Public

The country is heading for a constitutional crisis, and only clarity can resolve the two competing Russia narratives tearing us apart.

Italy Sets Course for Left-Right Populist Surge

The elites’ days are numbered, as the immigration crisis sweeps two anti-establishment parties to power.

Israel Nudges Trump Towards War With Iran

Can a devastating conflict be avoided? The best hope may lie with—of all people—Vladimir Putin.

Conservatism in Crisis

It needs to refurbish itself for a new era. But how to go about doing that?

The Civilization That Soared and Enlivened the World

What’s the West good for? Try artistic expression, scientific inquiry, exploration, and civic development.

The West Cannibalizes Itself

What civilization has ever sought to repudiate its own culture and traditions as we do today?

Trump, the FBI, and the Final Debasement of American Politics

No one wins in the downhill race that started with the Clintons, and will end in the cultural gutter.

Commentary to Trump Voters: Drop Dead

One writer for the neoconservative magazine says globalism’s losers are outnumbered, and now it’s time to “overwhelm” them.

A Hearty Welcome to the Spectator USA

The British are coming—with a fresh take on American politics and policy.

America’s Tumultuous History With Tariffs

From McKinley to Reagan, Donald Trump has plenty of precedent if he’s looking for it.

Robert Merry Responds to Charlie Savage’s Twitter Challenge

Savage thinks he’s been vindicated by the Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo. He hasn’t.

Russia’s Election Meddling: Worse Than a Crime; a Blunder

U.S.-Russian hostility is now inevitable, and the results could be tragic.

Remembering Jeff Bell: Supply-Side Giant-Slayer

He took on New Jersey’s Clifford Case and forever changed the way Reagan conservatives talked about the economy.

The Nunes Memo and the Death of American Journalism

Remember when reporters spent their time digging for answers rather than advancing their favored political narratives?

A Speech That Smashed Political Orthodoxy

Trump’s first State of the Union was neither Republican or Democrat, fresh on immigration and disturbing on foreign policy.

How Europe Built Its Own Funeral Pyre, Then Leapt In

Mass immigration, guilt and a continent on the brink of ‘societal catastrophe.’

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