Commentary

  • John Kelly Changed the Game
    For approximately 18 minutes, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly accomplished the impossible: He got America’s journalists and political opinion writers to shut up ...The post John Kelly Changed the Game appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Friday, October 20, 2017By Noah Rothman
    2 days ago
  • Bush’s Finest Hour
    On Thursday, George W. Bush delivered a speech at the “Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World” event in New York City. Headlines are ...The post Bush’s Finest Hour appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Friday, October 20, 2017By Abe Greenwald
    2 days ago
  • The Danger of the Me Too Campaign
    Silence, Wordsworth wrote, “is a privilege of the grave, a right of the departed. Let him, therefore, who infringes that right by speaking publicly of, ...The post The Danger of the Me Too Campaign appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Friday, October 20, 2017By Daniella J. Greenbaum
    2 days ago
  • Fake News Will Never Die
    Though it’s certainly the worst Photoshop job I have ever seen, a provocative image making the rounds on social media also helps demonstrate why the ...The post Fake News Will Never Die appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Thursday, October 19, 2017By Noah Rothman
    3 days ago
  • The Great Stock Market Crash of 1987
    Thirty years ago today—October 19th, 1987—the bottom dropped out of the stock market. After the Federal Reserve had stopped the rampant inflation of the 1970’s ...The post The Great Stock Market Crash of 1987 appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Thursday, October 19, 2017By JOHN STEELE GORDON
    3 days ago
  • Back to the Clintons—and the Endless Culture War
    On the second COMMENTARY podcast of the week, we delve into the Russian purchase of an American uranium company during the Obama years and how ...The post Back to the Clintons—and the Endless Culture War appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Thursday, October 19, 2017By John Podhoretz
    3 days ago
  • When a Moral Conscience Outlives Its Usefulness
    “I really don’t think that it’s appropriate to attack comedians,” said ABC’s “The View” host Joy Behar this week. “We’re on the right side of ...The post When a Moral Conscience Outlives Its Usefulness appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Wednesday, October 18, 2017By Noah Rothman
    4 days ago
  • Outside the UN, BDS Is Losing Badly
    BDS activists are presumably celebrating the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to warn off companies that do business with Israelis in the West Bank. I’d ...The post Outside the UN, BDS Is Losing Badly appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Wednesday, October 18, 2017By Evelyn Gordon
    4 days ago
  • Making the World Safe for Communism—Again
    In an April 1976 essay in COMMENTARY titled “Making the World Safe for Communism,” Norman Podhoretz observed that “the Soviet Union has fewer apologists in the ...The post Making the World Safe for Communism—Again appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Wednesday, October 18, 2017By Sohrab Ahmari
    4 days ago
  • The Mystery of America’s Cuba Crisis
    The American government’s ongoing dispute with Cuba has aroused remarkably little interest among political observers, particularly considering its objective seriousness. Let’s review the timeline of ...The post The Mystery of America’s Cuba Crisis appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Tuesday, October 17, 2017By Noah Rothman
    5 days ago
  • The Other Russia Scandal
    In her latest reinvention, Hillary Clinton has emerged from the woods transformed into a self-styled Cassandra. She travels from sound stage to sound stage, reminding ...The post The Other Russia Scandal appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Tuesday, October 17, 2017By Noah Rothman
    5 days ago