Commentary

  • An Antidote to American Political Squalor
    It’s only Monday evening, which means Americans face another full week of political and cultural squalor. For an antidote, consider the life of Paulina Płaksej, ...The post An Antidote to American Political Squalor appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Monday, September 24, 2018By Sohrab Ahmari
    17 hours ago
  • Conservatism’s Contradictions
    Ted Cruz thought he had Beto O’Rourke right where he wanted him. Without commentary, Cruz tweeted a video of his Democratic rival expressing outrage over ...The post Conservatism’s Contradictions appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Monday, September 24, 2018By Noah Rothman
    19 hours ago
  • PODCAST: Can We Judge Kavanaugh Fairly?
    Can you take what we say about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh seriously considering we’re conservatives and he’s a conservative? Are we defending him because ...The post PODCAST: Can We Judge Kavanaugh Fairly? appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Monday, September 24, 2018By John Podhoretz
    23 hours ago
  • But She Fights
    There were many arguments for opposing Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency, but the retort usually boiled down to a single glib sentence: “But he ...The post But She Fights appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Friday, September 21, 2018By Noah Rothman
    4 days ago
  • Politicians Need Free Speech Too
    High-ranking politicians are entitled to freedom of speech and conscience. That shouldn’t be a controversial statement, but it often is, especially in European countries where ...The post Politicians Need Free Speech Too appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Friday, September 21, 2018By Sohrab Ahmari
    4 days ago
  • Planet Earth Dodges a Bullet
    A week ago, I wondered what was going on in Sunspot, New Mexico. The FBI had swept into this mountain-top solar observatory, complete with Black Hawk helicopters, ...The post Planet Earth Dodges a Bullet appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Thursday, September 20, 2018By JOHN STEELE GORDON
    5 days ago
  • The Unprincipled Boycott of Israel
    John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan, has been the subject of withering criticism of late, but I’m grateful ...The post The Unprincipled Boycott of Israel appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Thursday, September 20, 2018By Jonathan Marks
    5 days ago
  • The Low, Low Price of Serfdom
    Convenience, wrote Columbia University law professor Tim Wu, is a tyrant. It makes our lives easier and more enjoyable, but everything comes with a price ...The post The Low, Low Price of Serfdom appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Thursday, September 20, 2018By Noah Rothman
    5 days ago
  • Podcast: Brett Kavanaugh and the #MeToo Moment
    The podcast welcomes COMMENTARY contributor and author Christine Rosen on the program to discuss the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Have his confirmation ...The post Podcast: Brett Kavanaugh and the #MeToo Moment appeared first on Commentary Magazine. ... read more
    Source: CommentaryPublished on Thursday, September 20, 2018By Noah Rothman
    5 days ago