The departure of Jim Mattis is proof that you cannot have it all.
It’s how commanders in chief show soldiers they’re not forgotten.
A century after thousands of Americans laid down their lives, the president of the United States absented himself from the ceremony commemorating their sacrifice.
When power is corrupt, there is no way to escape its toxic influence.
Politicians are feeding the atmosphere in which hatred incubates and breeds.
The conservative virtues remain real virtues, the conservative insights real insights, and the conservative temperament an indispensable internal gyro keeping a country stable and sane.
Judith Butler and Ed Whelan share little in common—save their willingness to direct cruelty against ordinary people in defense of eminent colleagues.
The senator orchestrated a final ceremony that called his fellow citizens to live up to the greatness of American ideals.
Who will have the fortitude to pick up the torch from John McCain’s grasp?
At the heart of the appeal of magic is wonder—the joyful astonishment of childhood that we tend to forget as adults.
Sooner or later, tyrants are always abandoned by their followers.
Another norm falls victim to Trump as he turns the power of government against his critics
We know about the president’s most vocal supporters. But what about his more discreet following?
A century after the guns fell silent, the United States risks replicating the errors of the past.
A new exhibit reveals America’s isolationist attitudes and policies during the Holocaust—and speaks to where the country still stands today.
Veterans of the last administration are learning a hard lesson: Policies constructed by executive order and executive agreement are just as easily blown up by them.
Eisenhower—embodying prudence, diligence, and broad-mindedness—offers conservatives in the age of Trump a different model of leadership.
Trump’s attack on Syria was unserious but intended to relieve emotional pressure—and in many ways, worse than doing nothing at all.
If Americans were more familiar with the complex heroes of their past, they would be better equipped to recognize people of good character today.
Before he was the national-security adviser, he wrote a lacerating account of generals who failed in advising Lyndon Johnson. What will he say now that he is free to talk about Trump?