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joe biden

Biden is not the president America needs

29 July 2020 11:43 pm

In a 2008 essay in the American Conservative, I encouraged my fellow conservatives to vote for Sen. Barack Obama in…

oligarchy

Same old same old

27 July 2020 12:50 am

American politics is getting senile. Donald Trump and Barack Obama were both elected as agents of change, repudiations of an…

obama

Obama’s disappearing legacy

25 July 2020 1:56 am

This article is in The Spectator’s August 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. The presidency of Barack Obama was heralded…

china

How liberal globalism went bankrupt

22 July 2020 10:45 pm

When future historians chronicle the period after the Cold War, the rise of China will dominate their accounts. Beginning in…

biden

What will Biden do?

22 July 2020 1:48 am

The oddities of Joe Biden’s third presidential campaign are impossible to ignore. He is the oldest man ever nominated by…

joe biden hope change

Biden offers no change and no hope

21 July 2020 12:10 am

For too long, Republicans and the media refused to take Joe Biden seriously as a presidential candidate. It’s hard to…

jared kushner

Prodigal son-in-law

3 July 2020 2:12 pm

A friend in Washington saw Jared and Ivanka at a couple of smart DC dinner parties in the first year…

kushner

The Kushner conundrum

1 July 2020 2:01 pm

After a string of broken promises, policy disappointments and sinking poll numbers, the populist wing of the Republican party knows…

empire

End of empire

29 June 2020 11:32 pm

The end of World War Two inaugurated the era of American dominion, with the United States politically, economically and militarily…

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…

city

Bright lights, abandoned city

26 June 2020 6:20 am

Joan Didion wrote that New York is a city only for the very rich, the very poor and the very…

rentiers

The rioters and the rentiers

24 June 2020 2:51 am

It was inevitable that the wave of destructive rioting and looting that has swept through cities that are almost all…

race

The new inequality

22 June 2020 8:17 pm

It is a strange habit, the American one of making talk-show hosts into preachers. There is no good reason, after…

statues vandals history

Self-righteous vandals

22 June 2020 12:47 am

Violent left-wing activists have taken to styling themselves as antifa, short for ‘anti-fascists’, though their street-fighting tactics resemble nothing so…

marching

Marching against racism is too easy

21 June 2020 12:46 am

When I first saw the footage of George Floyd being asphyxiated by a policeman’s knee on his throat, my reaction…

neocons

Neocons come home to roost

14 June 2020 4:24 am

Dolphins returned to the canals of Venice during the COVID-19 lockdown, and neoconservatives are returning to the Democratic party. Bill…

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…

money stimulus

When money dies

14 May 2020 7:18 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. ‘Money for Nothing’ is more than just…

american exceptionalism

Will American exceptionalism survive the pandemic?

23 April 2020 3:28 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Walpole, Massachusetts What does a writer do…

overreaction lockdown ccp virus

The fatality rate of our CCP virus overreaction

22 April 2020 6:05 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. I think it was Sir Charles Dilke…

wmd virus

What if a virus were ever used as a WMD?

21 April 2020 2:56 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Faced with the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump…

corona wars

Who will win the corona wars?

16 April 2020 1:52 pm

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. The Covid-19 pandemic came along just as…

sovereignty

Sovereignty rules

15 April 2020 1:55 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Washington, DC At the end of…

foreign policy

Foreign policy is in a straitjacket

9 April 2020 6:57 am

This article is in The Spectator’s April 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Before the world went into quarantine, I…