Commentary

  • ‘They Got Us’
    We are deterred. That’s the only possible way to read the confessions of Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who inexplicably vomited out a variety ...The post ‘They Got Us’ appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Thursday, August 17, 2017By Noah Rothman
    3 hours ago
  • After Charlottesville, What’s Next?
    When Shabbat services concluded at Beth Israel in Charlottesville, VA, last Saturday, Alan Zimmerman, president of the congregation, “advised congregants that it would be safer ...The post After Charlottesville, What’s Next? appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Thursday, August 17, 2017By Daniella J. Greenbaum
    4 hours ago
  • Explaining the Inexplicable
    In the second of this week’s COMMENTARY podcasts, the hosts try to wrap their heads around a series of events that defy logic. Why would ...The post Explaining the Inexplicable appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Thursday, August 17, 2017By Noah Rothman
    4 hours ago
  • When ‘Freethinkers’ Persecute the Faithful
    The State Department on Tuesday released its annual International Religious Freedom Report. The grim upshot was that people of faith face persecution around the planet. ...The post When ‘Freethinkers’ Persecute the Faithful appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Wednesday, August 16, 2017By Sohrab Ahmari
    1 day ago
  • What Trump Voters Heard
    When the president of the United States passed on his third opportunity to condemn unequivocally and without caveats Nazi sympathizers marching in his name, John ...The post What Trump Voters Heard appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Wednesday, August 16, 2017By Noah Rothman
    1 day ago
  • A Smart Step Forward on Infrastructure
    Completely lost in yesterday’s journalistic typhoon of virtue signaling after President Trump’s highly impolitic, but, as Powerline pointed out, basically accurate statement about the tragedy in ...The post A Smart Step Forward on Infrastructure appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Wednesday, August 16, 2017By JOHN STEELE GORDON
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  • The Alt-Right’s Victimhood Pimps
    White nationalism is identity politics. Indeed, it is identity politics in its most primordial form. The leaders of the violent white supremacists in Virginia this ...The post The Alt-Right’s Victimhood Pimps appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Tuesday, August 15, 2017By Noah Rothman
    2 days ago
  • Trump Will Always Disappoint His Conservative Apologists
    It took fewer than 12 hours for Donald Trump to effectively retract his condemnation of the white nationalists behind the weekend bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia. ...The post Trump Will Always Disappoint His Conservative Apologists appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Tuesday, August 15, 2017By Sohrab Ahmari
    2 days ago
  • The Proliferation of America’s Enemies
    Controversies come and go so fast in the Trump administration that it’s all too easy to lose sight of individual issues. It is, therefore, worth ...The post The Proliferation of America’s Enemies appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Monday, August 14, 2017By Max Boot
    3 days ago
  • We Are Cowards
    The only morally acceptable response to the events in Charlottesville is full-throated condemnation. Full stop. This is not the time for moral equivalencies. The barbarism ...The post We Are Cowards appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Monday, August 14, 2017By Noah Rothman
    3 days ago
  • Explaining Trump’s Charlottesville Behavior
    You can choose to have whatever opinion you have on the president’s statement today condemning white supremacists, but it’s hard to believe he would have ...The post Explaining Trump’s Charlottesville Behavior appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Monday, August 14, 2017By John Podhoretz
    3 days ago
  • Charlottesville and the American Crisis
    In the first COMMENTARY podcast of the week, I ask Noah Rothman and Abe Greenwald whether we are seeing a rise in extremist political violence ...The post Charlottesville and the American Crisis appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Monday, August 14, 2017By John Podhoretz
    3 days ago
  • Resisting the Islamic State from Within
    Perhaps the best book I ever read was Natan Sharansky’s Fear No Evil, a memoir of his time in Soviet custody and an explanation of ...The post Resisting the Islamic State from Within appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Monday, August 14, 2017By Michael Rubin
    3 days ago