Blogs

  • My Response to Bret Stephens

    Bret Stephens devoted his New York Times column last week to admonishing me for my tweet from two weeks ago and critiquing my follow-up column last week explaining the tweet. The tweet reads, “The news media in the West pose a far greater danger to Western civilization than Russia does.”…

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  • Messages from “DUNKIRK”

    Messages from “DUNKIRK”

    The superb new movie “Dunkirk” conveys important messages about a fateful episode of World War II. In May, 1940, the rapid Nazi advance through France trapped a huge British army on the coast, offering easy targets for Luftwaffe bombers. The Royal Navy couldn't rescue the troops from the beaches, so…

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  • Not So Polarized, After All

    Not So Polarized, After All

    Despite the partisan polarization that characterizes both politics and media at the moment, the public seems surprisingly united when it comes to defining Americanism. A new Voter Study Group survey associated with George Washington University, showed a full 93% agreeing that “respect for American institutions and laws” is important for…

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  • Nukes Threaten People; Ideas Threaten Civilizations

    Last week, I tweeted, “The news media in the West pose a far greater danger to Western civilization than Russia does.” To my surprise, the tweet went viral. And while there were more likes than dislikes, 99 percent of the written reactions were negative. Typical reactions were: –“F— you.” –“Move…

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  • Different Roles Divide the Party

    Different Roles Divide the Party

    As Republicans on Capitol Hill struggle to make progress on health care and tax reform, the loudest voices in conservative media rip the GOP's Congressional leadership for their willingness to compromise on drafting legislation. Actually, Republicans in the House and Senate are doing what they need to do to succeed…

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  • The Only Solution for the Korean Crisis

    The Only Solution for the Korean Crisis

    North Korea's recent rocket tests highlight this brutal regime's ongoing threat to peace. A mere change of leadership won't eliminate the dangers posed by the rogue state; the only long-term solution requires disappearance of the totalitarian nightmare in Pyongyand and unification of the Korean Peninsula. That may seem unthinkable at…

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  • Combative, but not cruel, Mr. President

    What does it mean to “win” in Washington, or anywhere else in the country? I've long described “progress” as the ongoing, incremental expansion of liberty and literacy in stable regimes in or aligned with the West. By that definition, much of President Trump's administration is “winning.” Still, I worry that…

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