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Barry’s Gone. So Let’s . . . Celebrate!

Here’s how you can do that, in style, and help you check off that item surely on your bucket list: Come on the National Review 2017 Trans-Atlantic Crossing, departing from Southampton, U.K., this August 31 aboard Cunard Line’s historic...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Trump Laid Waste to the Vision of JFK and Ronald Reagan

Charles Krauthammer argued that Donald Trump’s inaugural address made no distinction between friend and foe, opposed the idea of America sustaining the free world, and ultimately reversed the international vision of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan: I think he did lay waste to the vision of John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. Show More Summary

A Subject Not to Be Forgotten

I have been “listening to Putin,” that is, examining his year-end press conference, held on December 23. Part II of my series “Listening to Putin” is up today — here. It is the second and final part. On the Corner, I would like to highlight one portion. Show More Summary

One Anonymous Trump Supporter Showed the Lawless Left What Democracy Looks Like

It’s an inevitable feature of left-wing protests everywhere.   As they debase our political discourse with their absurd outrage theater and riots du jour you can count on some of them yelling out “This is what democracy looks like!” And...Show More Summary

Trump University

They marched, they jeered, they cried. Nathan Rubbelke of The College Fix has the story. campus protest trump

An Unprecedented President

Being a sucker for civic rituals, I’ve attended every presidential inauguration since Clinton’s second in 1997. Regardless of my opinion of the person being inaugurated—when I have voted for him and when I have not—I’ve stood in theShow More Summary

Washington Post Objects to Melania Trump’s Bio for Listing Her Accomplishments

The Trump administration’s White House website, launched at noon today, displays the biographies of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, First Lady Melania Trump, and Second Lady Karen Pence. Mrs. Trump’s biography, like...Show More Summary

The Qualities of Mercy

I want to weigh in on the Bradley/Chelsea Manning commutation before it disappears down the memory hole. I agree with other Corner writers who have denounced the commutation on the merits. Manning released a volume of classified material...Show More Summary

Trump's Speech Was Always Going to Be Like That

I didn’t like Trump’s speech and I didn’t expect to. Why would I? His politics are not my politics, his populist style leaves me utterly cold, and the notion of “American carnage” on which his pitch so heavily rests has been overwrought from the start. Show More Summary

‘Trump’s Nationalist Anthem’

Here’s my piece on the homepage on the inaugural address. I do think it is being somewhat misunderstood: The speech is being portrayed as radical, which is in part a reaction to the fact that Trump didn’t make any attempt to elevateShow More Summary

In Los Angeles Saturday, a Celebration of Life

A lot of media attention is on the so-called Women’s March on Washington happening Saturday, a seemingly thinly veiled rally for legal abortion and protest of the new Republican majority in the White House. In the “City of Angels,” a...Show More Summary

Are the Trump Team’s Budget Plans Headed for Trouble?

The Hill reports that the Trump Team is preparing a budget that sounds like it could please those of us who have been complaining about the growth in the size and scope of the federal government over the last four presidential terms. The changes they propose are dramatic. Show More Summary

The America First Inaugural

Grading an inaugural address like that is hard. The three most obvious standards are: style, substance, and politics. So I’ll respond in that order. Stylistically, it was a mixed bag. I’ll start with the things I liked. I loved how short it was. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Most Important Promise Sets the Tone to Start His Term

Campaign Donald Trump is the same as president-elect Donald Trump is the same as inauguration Donald Trump. Some might say that a pattern is emerging.  To call the speech merely “populist” is incomplete. It was populist but with a strong nationalist theme. Show More Summary

One Man’s Reax

Everybody’s got reactions. I do too. More than once have I been called a “reactionary”! Some quick points. Trump began by praising Obama for cooperating in a model transition. Trump must have changed his mind. On December 28, he tweeted, “Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks. Show More Summary

Trump: America First

On the whole, that was a solid Inaugural Address by Trump (which he supposedly wrote himself) – not a great speech, not a highly concrete speech (inaugurals are thematic, not programmatic), but a speech that adequately set forth the themes and philosophy that made Trump popular with his loyal supporters. Show More Summary

Trump Strikes an Anti-Washington Note

Trump is opening his Inaugural Address on a decidedly anti-Washington note, in some ways more aggressively so even than Ronald Reagan did in 1981: not just against Big Government, but specifically against the people who run it. He’s cribbing from FDR’s “Forgotten Man,” but his message is decidedly the opposite. Show More Summary

NYT: We Stand by Our Fake News

Over on the homepage, I have a piece about the New York Times’ hit job on Rick Perry. America’s paper of record claims that Trump’s nominee for Energy secretary “knew almost nothing” about DOE’s responsibility for the U.S.’s nuclearShow More Summary

Hail to the Legitimate Chief

The last Morning Jolt of the week… and the first of the Trump Presidency: Hail to the Legitimate Chief Sen. Ben Sasse explains why we celebrate Inauguration Day: “For over 200 years, this nation has been peacefully transferring power from one president to the next. Show More Summary

Friday links

For Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s birthday, here’s a list of her birthday catastrophes. Picasso’s Self-Portraits From 15 Years Old To 90 Years Old. What Are Dogs Really Thinking About? This weekend is Stonewall Jackson’s birthday – here’s...Show More Summary

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