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Can John Kelly Stop the Chaos Inside Trump's West Wing?

Priebus, along with Bannon, tried to block the appointment, so when Scaramucci came in, Priebus was not only weakened by the loss but also gained...

Conservative Groups Fume Over Failed Repeal Votes

Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, and Rob Portman of Ohio, quickly emerged as political...

The Donald Trump Cabinet Tracker

Carson's most formidable challenge may be explaining his own assessment of his qualifications to lead a Cabinet department, as explained by his spokesman, Armstrong Williams,...

Q of the Week: What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Reader James Miles suggested Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson dress as Elmer Fudd, and John Bianchi said Green Party nominee Jill Stein would be Gaia—“nuff...

Quoted: The What-Not-to-Do Edition Quoted: The Outta Here Edition Quoted: The For-Your-Own-Good Edition Quoted ...

—James King, a public defender in Washington, D.C., on property seizures. Keep on ... Buying time: “I do worry that this will be an excuse...

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

SLATE / Driven to Kill by Geoffrey Sant. “It seems like a crazy urban legend: In China, drivers who have injured ... But questions remain...

The 2016 US Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

CNNOn May 29, Johnson won the 2016 nomination at the Libertarian convention, edging candidates from the highly touted newcomer Austin Petersen to outlandish oddball former...

Donald Trump and the Rise of Christian Libertarianism

The AtlanticA look at the long history of “Christian libertarianism” in the United States.and more »...

The Original Underclass

Equally jarring has been the shift in tone. A barely suppressed contempt has characterized much of the commentary about white woe, on both the left...

Kansas Republicans Rebuke Their Conservative Governor

The electoral blowback left even supporters of the governor acknowledging that he and his allies in the legislature had simply gone too far, too fast...

Where Republicans Stand on Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

What would it take for more Republicans to abandon Donald Trump? One might imagine that a week in which the presidential nominee, among other things,...

Bernie Gives In to Hillary

As a strong liberal voice, she has seen as someone who can unite the Clinton and Sanders wings of the Democratic Party. In her .....

Trump Time Capsule #49: The Dunning-Kruger Effect Is Real Trump Time Capsule #48: Third Night of the Convention ...

It appears from still-ongoing late-night Twitter traffic that the author of the American Conservative article, Frank Buckley, might have been involved in Trump Jr.'s speech...

Trump Time Capsule #47: Clown Car Trump Time Capsule #46: Maybe Recycling Is a Family Tradition? Trump Time ...

It appears from still-ongoing late-night Twitter traffic that the author of the American Conservative article, Frank Buckley, might have been involved in Trump Jr.'s speech...

Trump Time Capsule #46: Maybe Recycling Is a Family Tradition? Trump Time Capsule #45: Why Melania's Speech ...

It appears from still-ongoing late-night Twitter traffic that the author of the American Conservative article, Frank Buckley, might have been involved in Trump Jr.'s speech...

Trump Bends the Party to His Will

(blog) (blog)Other delegates wanted to rework the primaries, apportioning delegates on the basis of registered voters and closing them to all but registered Republicans—both...

Trump Time Capsule #43: The Sociopath Trump Time Capsule #42 (and Holding): Damage to the National Brand ...

You might cast a future net in a future note to capture commentary from overseas business people (like me) who despise U.S. tax policy and,...

'Working 80 Hours a Week Leaves Very Little Time to Waste Money' 'Everybody's Strugglin', and It's Tough' 'Why Are ...

Not all of the reader entries for our “true money stories” are ones of financial woe; fiscal conservative Lori Miller offered various tips with the...

Arguments for Denying Donald Trump the Nomination

Last week, I asked whether the Republican Party is bound by the outcomes of various primaries and caucuses to run Donald Trump as its 2016...

Where Republicans Stand on Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

Meanwhile, there's been a steady list of prominent conservatives coming out against him. One pattern that emerges is that the people backing Trump tend to...

The Donald Trump Veepstakes: A Cheat Sheet

Mike Allen once argued that Corker most perfectly fits Trump's stated qualifications for a vice-presidential ticketmate. ... Pros: Pence is a strong social conservative and...

Remembering George Voinovich, a Buckeye Statesman

His term as mayor is seen as pivotal to the city's turnaround from Rust Belt butt of jokes to “Comeback City.” Since he left ...

Precision Medicine's Post-Racial Promise

The Ebony senior editor Jamilah Lemieux's account of how she found out through genetic testing that the majority of her genetic heritage is European––despite having...

Hillary Makes History

NBCNews.comConservative Warren Davidson, who beat 14 other GOP candidates in a March primary, has "easily" won a special election held today to fill the post,...

Will Trump's Endorsement Make a Difference in North Carolina?

In addition to her opponents for the seat—including fellow House member George Holding—she is also facing big-spending conservative groups who are no fans of the...

The 2016 US Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Bid the French for President campaign adieu. On Sunday, David French—a lawyer, National Review staff writer, and Iraq war veteran—announced that he would not be...

The Edge: Ryan on Trump—Okay, Sure

Ryan Is Ready. The House Speaker endorsed the presumptive Republican nominee, writing in a column for his hometown newspaper that he's “confident” Trump can make...

Where Republicans Stand on Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

How do you solve a problem like The Donald? For Republicans and conservatives, the time for hoping Trump would simply burn himself out, collapse, and...

The Price of Public Money

Long met with Nixon's IRS commissioner, Donald Alexander, to work out a solution. He argued that the check-off box .... Working with a reform coalition,...

The Donald Trump Veepstakes: A Cheat Sheet

The scuttlebutt: Mike Allen reports that Pence is in at least the early stages of vetting. Pence endorsed Trump a couple days after Trump won...

American Sheriff

Lately, Clarke has been focused on what he calls “the myth of mass incarceration,” warning that recent efforts by some of his fellow conservatives to...

Female Atlantic Writers From the '70s Female Atlantic Writers From the '60s The Big Canon of Nonfiction Writers

Sara Davidson's “Mick Jagger Shoots Birds” A profile of the singer during the Rolling Stones's 1970 tour of Europe. (May 1971) ... Patricia Painton's “At...

The Day the Republican Party Died

He secured a halfhearted endorsement from the state's Republican governor, Mike Pence, who seemed not to relish his options; he found himself pressed into service...

It's Trump

Leading conservative pollsters and opinion makers proclaimed Hillary Clinton the winner of the 2016 election, declared that they'd back the Democrat over Trump, and in...

How the US Congress Keeps Getting Paid to Do Nothing

Translation: The House Speaker would rather French braid Donald Trump's comb-over than waste political capital on this issue. Holding members' pay hostage is not a...

Mother's Day: A Treacly Cavalcade of Horror

While it's aiming for frothiness and fun, Mother's Day is a patronizing and sickly sweet endeavor that widely misses the mark for its entire 118-minute...

How to Save the Republican Party

Donald Trump's big victories in the Mid-Atlantic primaries don't represent quite the end of the ballgame—but they come damn close. And now Donald Trump's many...

How Americans Became So Sensitive to Harm

How did a working-class mom get arrested, lose her fast food job, and temporarily lose custody of her 9-year-old for letting the child play alone...

Sanders's Practically Unprecedented Success

Consider Reagan's experience. From February through April 1976, Reagan lost seven of the first eight primaries to Ford, who led him by as much as...

Why Soviet Refugees Aren't Buying Sanders's Socialism

Still, some researchers have found that Russian Jews tend to be both less religious than their American counterparts and more conservative. According to ... “Are...

The 2016 US Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

They fear and loathe Donald Trump, who is a loose cannon with barely any tether to conservative principles, much less the Republican Party; but they...

Why Trump Is Doomed With Black Voters

Donald Trump repeatedly boasts that he'll win over black voters in the 2016 presidential election, pointing to questionable poll results, an elusive economic platform, and...

How the Republican Race Could End

And in this case, Cruz would be abetted by the establishment figures like Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush who would rather go down with a...

Will Cruz's Wisconsin Win Block Trump's Path?

Trump was also hurt by staunch opposition of a pack of conservative talk-radio hosts, led by Charlie Sykes, who were determined to stop him. Cruz...

One Person, One Vote, Eight Justices

Abbott, was brought by two Texas voters, Sue Evenwel and Edward Pfenninger, who challenged the apportionment of Texas Senate districts. With the exception of the...

The Edge: Cruz Snags Another Bush

The former presidential candidate announced his support for the Texas senator in a Facebook post, saying Cruz was a “principled conservative” who could overcome “the...

Barack Obama's Revolution in Foreign Policy

On August 30, 2013—after consulting only Denis McDonough, his chief of staff—he decided to call off planned air strikes against the Syrian government, telling McDonough...

Conservatives Face an Impossible Choice

The accelerating likelihood that Donald Trump will win the Republican presidential nomination outright thrusts an agonizing dilemma on Republican politicians. Leave aside their own personal...

Taking a Stand—Sort Of—Against Trump at CPAC

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland—It looks like Donald Trump will be a no-show at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after anti-Trump forces threatened to protest the...

The Conservative Case for Donald Trump Is Laughably Thin

Moreover, as Jonathan Adler points out, most constitutional originalists (particularly conservative and libertarian ones) oppose Kelo. Pro-Kelo Trump appointees are likely to be either living...