Congressional Republicans and conservative pundits had the chance to signal to Trump that his attacks on law enforcement are unacceptable—but they sent the opposite message.
For the most verbally belligerent president in history, Trump’s comments about Russia’s nerve-agent attack have been conspicuously weak.
The specific timing of the move—following the secretary of state’s split from the president to condemn a Russian attack in the U.K.—raises questions about its motive.
A normal White House would have rushed to its ally’s defense by now.
There are three ways the president might turn—and his choice will force clarity about his administration’s direction.
It is far more ruthless and determined to protect its power.
Yascha Mounk says the rise of populism isn’t over yet.
Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to clean up the country. His early appointments send an ambiguous message about whether he can.
This president isn’t the first to embrace a “trade war” to bolster his populist credentials—but in the end, it’s ordinary people who will bear its cost.
David Frum questions the “self-indulgent permissiveness” of Republican gun law.
Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.
David Frum argues that if the Republican Party believes in democracy, its politicians must fight for it.
The overheated reaction to comments by Jeff Sessions dramatizes the need for a backlash that restores moderation—not one that swings the pendulum to the opposite extreme.
In a memoir about her tenure at the helm of Vanity Fair, the legendary editor deftly crystallizes moments in social history.
That the president’s staff was unable to recognize the seriousness of the allegations against Rob Porter may reflect how many members of his team have faced similar claims—including Trump himself.
Despite moving sharply toward his opponents’ position on immigration, the president again failed at the essential task of his office.
The stability of American society depends on conservatives finding a way forward from the Trump dead end.
A year into the presidency of Donald Trump, the country is in danger of accepting the unacceptable.
But unlike the Godfather character, the president of the United States is backed by powerful people enabling him.
The president’s imprudent tweets are convincing the world, and South Korea, that the United States is an unreliable ally.