Darkest Hour presents Churchill as a Trump-like populist—and in the process, elides the lessons contemporary audiences might learn from his wartime leadership.
There are sounds, for those who can hear them, of the preliminary and muffled drumbeats of war.
Is it better approached as a sacred text, or examined like the scat of a shaggy, woodland beast?
Rex Tillerson’s successor will inherit the monumental task of cleaning up the mess he’s made of the State Department.
Character remains the issue that confronts us in almost every story about national politics today.
Senator John McCain and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly offered starkly different visions of service—and of America.
“If he does remain, it will be yet another sign of the collapse of self respect among those who are now willing to serve in senior positions in government.”
For all the visible damage the president has done to the nation’s global standing, things are much worse below the surface.
Many presidential appointees face an agonizing choice—leave the president with fewer restraints on his darker impulses, or stay to serve the republic even if it costs their integrity.
If loose words about fire and fury are a mere negotiating tactic, they will not deliver what the United States desires.
It's not a signal that the president is preparing to moderate his White House—it's a signal he's going to the mattresses.
Some firm handshakes, forced smiles, and awkward sword dances. In short, nothing.
The consequences of the president’s reported divulgence of top-secret codeword information to the Russians are only beginning.
His idea that the country’s interests and its values are two separate things—the first mandatory, the second optional—reflects a misreading of the past.
Simply blaming Obama won't work as a game plan.
Sooner or later, someone needs to explain what Trump’s foreign policy is. But the secretary of state does not seem to understand his job.
The departure of Michael Flynn leaves the administration with a feuding crew, and no one at the helm.
There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.