Paul Ryan: The Pupil Who Outshone the Teacher

He became far more powerful than Jack Kemp ever was—just not enough to stop Trump’s populist revolution.

Thomas Jefferson is America and America is Thomas Jefferson

He was the best of us, the worst of us, and the finest mind we’ve ever produced.

Emmanuel Macron: The Warmongering Voice in Trump’s Ear

Why did Trump bomb Syria? France’s tough-talking president may have had something to do with it.

A Higher Loyalty is Jim Comey’s Revenge, Served Lukewarm

The spurned FBI director is presented as everything that Trump isn’t–and that gets old, quick.

Barbara Bush: The Hand That Rocked the Cradle That Ruled the World

It’s impossible to isolate her influence from that of her family—and she herself wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

Christopher Hitchens Wouldn’t Be Welcome at The Atlantic Today

Rejecting identity politics makes you persona non grata on the modern left.

Senators Offer Up Unprecedented War Powers to President

New AUMF would cement forever war and give the phrase ‘world police’ new meaning.

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