Roger Kimball

trump

Trump sealed the deal last night

24 October 2020 2:06 am

First, let me pay brief homage to Kristen Welker, moderator of Thursday night’s debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.…

russiagate

Will we ever know the truth about Russiagate?

20 October 2020 8:16 am

Writing in mid-October, anno domini 2020, it is sobering to speculate that when the results of a certain upcoming political…

hunter biden

Oh, there’s Hunter…

15 October 2020 2:38 am

Res ipse loquitur. What a card Joe Biden is. Here he is to Fox News a year ago: ‘I have…

magical thinking

The Democratic art of magical thinking

10 October 2020 3:42 am

I should clear up one thing straight away. I do not believe that Joe Biden is guilty of magical thinking.…

debate biden

Trump won the debate — but it was no disaster for Biden

30 September 2020 1:57 pm

A couple of days ago, Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff observed that ‘Going back at least as far as Ronald Reagan, incumbent presidents…

1776

1619, 1776 and all that

23 September 2020 11:35 pm

Friday’s news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died after her long battle with cancer has briefly pushed most other topics…

supreme court

Donald Trump should nominate a Supreme Court Justice today

20 September 2020 1:13 am

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear: the Bulwark is fretting that he who shall not be named might, sneaky devil…

allies

America’s allies don’t like Trump. So what?

18 September 2020 1:11 am

So, the Pew Research Center polled more than a dozen allies and, guess what, the allies — from the UK…

donald trump leading

Leading vs lying

12 September 2020 2:43 am

At his short Thursday news briefing, President Trump laid out the many successes that the United States has enjoyed in…

trump

After the RNC, I am confident Trump will triumph

29 August 2020 5:07 am

In most cases, prediction in politics is a mug’s game. Maybe that is why it is such a popular game.…

american story

The GOP’s ‘Great American Story’ will play well at the ballot box

26 August 2020 4:31 am

I can’t prove it, but it would not surprise me to discover that the architects of the Republican convention had…

democrats dnc

For the Democrats’ sake, I hope the DNC viewership is low

20 August 2020 1:41 pm

I almost gave tonight’s DNC performance a miss. How could they top the fey chap pretending to be a bat…

kamala

President Kamala, mistress of puppets?

12 August 2020 9:06 am

So, will it be President Kamala Harris after all? You might think so. After all, whoever Joe Biden’s ventriloquist is…

biden basement

Hidin’ Biden’s basement convention

7 August 2020 3:45 am

Not everyone appreciates the extent to which the Democrats pushing Joe Biden for president are students of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.…

largely peaceful

The lunacy of the ‘largely peaceful protest’

28 July 2020 7:29 am

The great conundrum facing the anti-American left at the moment is how to react to the violent protest ripping up…

china

Trump has been right about China for years

18 July 2020 5:00 am

Back in the summer of 2015, all the cleverest people made fun of Donald Trump for obsessing about China. One…

Can the republic survive?

5 July 2020 4:28 am

‘A republic, if you can keep it.’ That was Ben Franklin’s famous response when asked, as the Constitutional Convention ended…

end history

Is this the end of history?

29 June 2020 5:04 am

Midway through Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, there occurs this exchange between two characters: ‘“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill…

theodore roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt saw this mob coming

23 June 2020 1:16 am

So now they have come for Teddy Roosevelt. The large bronze statue of TR on horseback, flanked by a black…

insects

Insects of the hour

20 June 2020 4:20 am

Did you go to college? If so, then it is overwhelmingly likely that you have been the recipient of a…

civilization

How to destroy civilization

3 June 2020 9:14 pm

Yogi Berra was right: it’s déjà vu all over again. Just turn on the evening news. If you are old…

There is no justice in looting

1 June 2020 8:51 pm

‘Never deny, seldom affirm, always distinguish.’ We should dust off that old Jesuit adage in this season of American rioting.…

kayleigh mcenany

In praise of Kayleigh McEnany

28 May 2020 3:11 am

Is Kayleigh McEnany the best Press Secretary in history? I think she may be. True, it’s early days. She was…

china

Let’s blame China

23 May 2020 3:25 am

This article is in The Spectator’s June 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Is Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to…

bill barr

Bill Barr and the single standard of justice

20 May 2020 4:36 am

You have to hand it to the New York Times. They certainly know how to spin a story. Yesterday, Attorney General William…