Krauthammer’s Take: ‘What Trump Did Today Was A Moral Disgrace’
On Fox News, Laura Ingraham offered only a mild critique of President Trump’s comments on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Charles Krauthammer would have none of it. He explained:
To critique what [President Trump] did today on the …
Trump: You Can Tell When He Means It
As I often noted, you could tell when President Obama’s heart was in it. You will recall his riff on businessmen and greater society: “You didn’t build that.” Obama was impassioned. His heart was in it.
In his 2008 …
Trump’s War with Congress Is Just Getting Started
Editor’s Note: The following piece originally appeared at Honest Graft. It is reprinted here with permission.
How many Republican members of Congress are still wearing their Donald Trump socks?
When House and Senate Republicans held a policy retreat in …
Will Losers Be Called Losers?
Given the events of the weekend past, I do wish Jim Geraghty were here to share his very special wisdom and analysis. Alas, he is away this week, so Yours Truly will pinch hit. We’ll keep the Monday MJ …
About Yesterday, and Today (and Tomorrow)
During the campaign, Donald Trump lashed out at a lot of people, including John McCain and Megyn Kelly. These two were the targets of two of his most repulsive lashings.
When Trump became president, I had it explained to me …
Donald Trump is on the hunt for a scapegoat, and he has settled on Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. He isn’t entirely wrong to do so.
As a candidate, Trump promised big doings: repealing the Affordable Care Act and …
Plutarch’s Advice to Trump: Be Humble
Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared at Acculturated and is reprinted here with permission.
Nero may have fiddled while Rome burned, but it was the flattery of his courtiers that convinced the emperor he could get away with it.
Choose Sides in This Civil War
The battle lines have been so sharply drawn, in what is now a bloodless civil war for direction of U.S. public policy, that the two sides cannot really communicate with each other. There is a commendable candor in Kellyanne …
The RAISE Act: An Explainer
Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Arc with permission.
The RAISE Act, which stands for Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment, is a bill introduced earlier this year by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga., and …
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Rocky Days Ahead’
Charles Krauthammer assessed the first 200 days of the Trump administration:
Well, I think the major achievement, of course, is Neil Gorsuch, which will influence the court for generations. There was quite a bit of deregulation, the Congressional Review Act which …
What Trump Could Do — If He Wanted
You know the old expression “Not in my name”? It would be so easy — so easy for President Trump to say to the neo-Nazis and the neo-Confederates and the neo-Klansmen, “Not in my name.” He is good with words, …
Is There Still a Conservative Foreign Policy?
The Trump victory and the Republican establishment’s mostly negative reaction to it have in matters of foreign policy called into question who is conservative, who not — and whether the old ideological rubrics even matter anymore.
For all practical …
Krauthammer’s Take: President Did Not Have ‘Reflexive, Automatic Response’ To Charlottesville
Charles Krauthammer said President Trump’s initial response to the violence in Charlottesville was disappointing:
This is not a media story. This is a presidential story. What’s shocking is that the president of the United States did not have the …
Condemn the White Supremacists, Mr. President
When he was running for president, Donald Trump often dinged his opponent for her failure to forthrightly name the preeminent threat to our national security: Islamic terrorists. Now that he is president and has been confronted with a different variety …
These Guys Are Losers Too
Think about the way Trump reacts to things. After the bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, President Donald Trump called the perpetrators “evil losers.” It was a very Trumpian formulation, but one that seemed strangely appropriate, even insightful. “…
The Francification of America: The American Le Pen and the French-style Realignment
Editor’s Note: In a series of columns, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, a Paris-based conservative and Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, will write on an alarming trend, which he calls the Francification of America.
France and America are countries …
Thomas Friedman on Trump, Clintons on North Korea, Google on Diversity
Today’s effort to make clicking through worth your while: a New York Times columnist surprises everyone by acknowledging Trump’s campaign raised some valid concerns, the origins of that mild threat of mushroom clouds in the Pacific, and some …
What’s Next for the Beleaguered Party System?
‘The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before,” the president declared in a series of tweets Monday morning, and that “will never change.” Many observers were quick to point out that this assertion isn’t borne out in …
Blame CNN, Not Trump, for Kayleigh McEnany’s Rise
Seemingly unaware that the West Wing has a press secretary with the power to deliver uninterrupted, televised messages directly to the American people, Donald Trump has launched a “real news” series, starring daughter-in-law Lara Trump and, as of yesterday, former …
Why Does the Left Suddenly Hate Russia?
No one doubts that Vladimir Putin’s Russia is no ally of the U.S. But rivalry is quite a different notion than returning to the Cold War, when enemies faced each other down with arsenals of nuclear …