Daniel McCarthy

If this is a trade war, the United States will win 

June 1, 2018 10:25 am

Donald Trump is following through on his threat—or promise, as his voters see it—to impose steep tariffs on foreign goods…

Jeff Sessions is a party of one

May 14, 2018 8:31 pm

How the Attorney General has used his isolation to his advantage.

John McCain is right about Gina Haspel

May 11, 2018 10:20 am

John McCain is a victim of hypocrisy. His allies in Washington and admirers in the national media praise him as…

Does the end of the Iran deal mean war?

May 9, 2018 9:08 am

America has a long history of almost getting dragged into other people’s wars. Soon after the founding of the country,…

How John McCain lost the Republican Party

May 6, 2018 10:20 pm

The Arizona Senator could have been a Donald Trump-type figure. But he never was.

How Kanye West could become the next Republican president

May 3, 2018 12:27 am

On his new song, Yeezus claims he could be the next occupant of the White House - here's how he would do it

Anarchy in the White House — it’s a good thing

May 1, 2018 9:07 am

Would Trump without John Kelly be any different from Trump with John Kelly?

Why did Rand Paul endorse Mike Pompeo?

April 24, 2018 10:21 am

Rand Paul’s whole aim in foreign policy is to keep the U.S. out of unnecessary, unwinnable conflicts in which there…

Paul Ryan is out, and a new congressional Republican Party is waiting to be born

April 12, 2018 12:21 pm

The outgoing speaker was never able to connect with voters

The Kevin Williamson saga is a miniature of everything that is wrong with American journalism

April 6, 2018 3:10 pm

Kevin Williamson built his career as a polemicist at National Review by caricaturing unfashionable Americans, whether inner-city blacks or working-class…

Why does nobody seem to care that Isis has used chemical weapons?

April 5, 2018 9:41 am

A new era of chemical warfare is upon us—an era of chemical warfare as psychological warfare. The poisoning of Russian…

On guns and porn, morally elevated citizens should tell the busybodies to buzz off

March 30, 2018 12:27 pm

Will foreign pornographers be the last defenders of the Bill of Rights? America is going through one of its periodic…

15 years after Iraq, regime change has come to Washington

March 21, 2018 12:28 pm

This week marks 15 years since the start of America’s war in Iraq. Regime change was George W. Bush’s objective,…

Is Donald Trump, like Bush, being taken over by neocons?

March 15, 2018 11:35 am

The Trump administration’s foreign-policy team is beginning to look a lot like a Marco Rubio foreign policy team. It’s not…

After Pennsylvania, can the GOP win again?

March 14, 2018 10:03 am

The special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District has ended in a photo finish. There are absentee ballots still to…

Is Donald Trump an ‘isolationist’? Or a ‘radical imperialist’? He can’t be both

March 12, 2018 10:44 am

For two years we’ve been hearing that Donald Trump is an ‘isolationist’, whatever that word is supposed to mean. Only…

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Why everyone should want America to defend its industrial base

March 9, 2018 8:50 am

If Donald Trump said it was a pretty day outside, his critics would claim he had just sexually harassed the…

Bureaucracy is more dangerous than the AR-15

March 6, 2018 9:44 am

Should taking rights away from innocent people be a first resort or a last resort—or no resort at all—in response…

The problem with America is not Donald Trump

January 23, 2018 2:47 pm

Something has gone horribly wrong in America, but it isn’t Donald Trump. The 45th president’s first year has in fact…