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Bannon: 'The Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over.'

“On August 7th , I talked to [Chief of Staff John] Kelly and to the President, and I told them that my resignation would be...

Rats Deserting the Sinking Trump Ship

(blog) (blog)The New York Times's Maggie Haberman and Alexander Burns have a revealing look at the tumult behind the scenes in the Donald Trump...

Lest We Forget

(blog)Senator Brown, an Ohio Democrat, is not the first to suggest that the splendid Beaux-Arts edifice on Constitution Avenue ought to commemorate someone whose...

Jesus' Wife?

(blog)It's a sad story, because King is widely respected, even among theologically conservative scholars, for her capacious knowledge of ancient Coptic and Greek Christian...

Who Speaks for the Party?

(blog)The GOP, by contrast, has selected Donald Trump, who lacks the capacity to make an argument on behalf of the conservative movement. Trump has...

Can Social Conservatism Survive Trump?

(blog)Social conservatives and evangelical leaders who were some of Donald Trump's staunchest foes during the GOP primary now face a dilemma in the general...

See You, EU?

(blog)That's why, as Vote Leave launched its campaign in a South London skyscraper in early May, Johnson sang Schiller's "Ode to Joy" in German,...

Trump Takes to the Teleprompter

(blog)But John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, says the speech "puts Trump in the broad mainstream of Republican foreign policy."...

Republican Party Down

(blog)The fact that he fails to adhere to basic conservative principles, and is a sure loser in November, should put him at a disadvantage...

A Supreme Election

(blog)In The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, Rayman L. Solomon observes that during periods of divided government, the Senate...

When the Rules Aren't Conventional

(blog)How "these Reagan delegates in Ford clothing" voted was never recorded, Reagan biographer Craig Shirley wrote in his definitive account, Reagan's Revolution: The Untold...

No Whining

(blog)It has always been the claim of American conservatives that here, on this side of the Atlantic, glory is not extinguished, the spirit of...

Debriefing Mike Murphy

(blog)The Department of Ungentlemanly Warfare has posted photos they've dug up of other candidates in compromising positions, such as Chris Christie inhaling ice cream...

Don't Scoff

(blog)The conventional wisdom ascribes it to the president's depleted political capital, bipartisan exasperation with recently departed education secretary Arne Duncan, and Senate committee chair...

Will Trump Voters in Iowa Balk?

(blog)Just a few days ago, Bryan Moon didn't need to go candidate shopping. Moon, a Des Moines native who works as vice president of...

Wrong Again

(blog)At full tide, 9 of the 17 Republicans running for the 2016 presidential nomination were current or former governors. There was a perfectly good...

A Response to the Washington Post on College Sexual Assault

(blog)As to the latter, a Post reader might assume that the only criticism of the paper's work came from what Anderson calls a “conservative...

It Ain't My Nature

I once took an adult education course in astronomy at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. My friend Hilton Kramer, who sometimes lectured on visual art,...

Short Russia; Lose a Bundle

(blog)New rule for investors: Don't listen to stock tips from White House flacks. As Steven Dennis of Roll Call writes, then White House press...

Shaheen Invests In 'Big Oil' While Knocking Brown's Ties

(blog)New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is hitting her likely opponent for the U.S. Senate, Scott Brown, in a new TV ad over the Republican's...

Report: Mary Landrieu Doesn't Own Home in Louisiana

(blog)The Washington Post reports that Democratic senator Mary Landrieu doesn't own a home in her state of Louisiana, instead listing her residence on federal...

Inflation and Stagnation: A Political Opportunity?

(blog)Signs of a Good Year for GOP · Eric Holder to Resign · In New Hampshire, Brown Betting on National Security · New Super...

RGA Runs TV Ad in … Nebraska?

(blog)Signs of a Good Year for GOP · Eric Holder to Resign · In New Hampshire, Brown Betting on National Security · New Super...

Lawyer Who Defended Accused Child Molesting Priest Hosting Braley Fundraiser

(blog) (blog)Supporters of Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley will raise money Wednesday night at the home of an attorney who once defended a Catholic bishop...

New York Times Says 'No' To Cuomo

(blog)Astorino needs the anticorruption message to resonate not just in the conservative upstate region but also the New York City suburbs, where residents are...

GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey

(blog)Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking...