Roger Kimball

Brexit, Trump’s wall, and the cynical inertia of the political class

March 15, 2019 11:58 am

In our democracies, politicians won’t do what people want

The Chinese must be furious. Imagine blowing $1.3m on Jeb!

March 13, 2019 10:56 am

If you’re paying to gain foreign influence, shouldn’t you buy off someone with...power?

Jerry Nadler’s frantic quest to ‘Get Trump’

March 5, 2019 1:01 pm

The House Judiciary chairman is prepping for Mueller disappointment. Sadly for him, Americans aren’t tired of winning

Michael Cohen’s testimony is as repulsive as it is incredible

February 27, 2019 11:35 am

His oily opening statement is a tissue of pointless allegations and breathless insinuations

The deep blob

February 15, 2019 11:25 am

Beware the suffocating metastasis of the administrative state

Donald Trump chooses greatness — and so should we

February 5, 2019 10:52 pm

SOTU 2019 had a fuller agenda of things to be done and a more circumspect and humble offer to the other side of the aisle

EXCLUSIVE: A sneak preview of Jim Acosta’s new book

January 29, 2019 9:07 am

Ghostwritten by Roger Kimball

Roger Stone, Robert Mueller and the Shutdown Samba

January 25, 2019 7:08 pm

Who will win this game of chicken? Unless Trump builds the wall, he loses

Radical evil, and the online lynching of a kid from Kentucky

January 20, 2019 10:32 am

Will journalists apologize if their portrayal of the Covington students vs Indian Elder incident turns out to have been wildly wrong?

Trump’s burger fête was a masterpiece

January 16, 2019 10:49 am

The president not only ate a bunch of burgers, he just ate the Left’s lunch, again

Those who think Trump will cave on the wall are wrong

January 8, 2019 10:46 pm

A country without borders is not a country

The pathetic crusade of Mitt Romney

January 3, 2019 9:38 am

The Utah senator-elect thinks that Donald Trump has not risen to the ‘mantle of the office’

The Prague delusion

December 28, 2018 8:30 pm

The Central European city is the last stop for the resistance fantasy

The ‘adults’ in the Trump administration are surprisingly childish

December 21, 2018 11:51 am

Mattis’s petulant resignation fits a pattern

Donald Trump and the art of the bipartisan deal

December 17, 2018 10:41 am

Why 2019 will be a year of consolidation

Andrew Sullivan’s false gods

December 12, 2018 11:13 am

The revered writer uses pulpit tones in the service of inquisition

What was the real point of the Mueller investigation?

December 5, 2018 1:26 pm

Since the beginning, it’s been an investigation in search of a crime rather than an investigation of a suspected crime

If you don’t believe in borders, should you be deciding US immigration policy?

November 27, 2018 9:32 am

Despite what Beto thinks, the United States doesn’t have an obligation to every distressed mother with a four-month-old

The joy of being right at Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018 11:13 am

I go to some trouble to make sure that Thanksgiving chez Kimball is an occasion that encourages the feeling of gratitude

In Democratic circles, anti-Semitism is becoming normal

November 14, 2018 12:24 pm

I am of two minds about where our country’s new flirtation with socialism is heading

Jim Acosta: the Don Quixote of fake news

November 8, 2018 3:27 pm

I have at times wondered whether Jim Acosta pays the president a retainer for making him such a recognizable figure

The midterms delivered a feeble rivulet, not a blue wave

November 7, 2018 9:32 am

The effort to Make America Great Again will continue, just a little more slowly and circuitously than it would have done had the Republicans held the house

The Democratic faithful are spooked

November 5, 2018 7:55 am

How will the blue-dyed media react if results do not go their way tomorrow night?

The audacity of Obama’s lying

October 30, 2018 10:27 am

Brazenness is key. If you’re going to lie, don’t be shy

Bombgate and the new species of political theatre

October 26, 2018 12:16 pm

The media think the bombs will embarrass Trump and coax voters away from the GOP in the midterms, I’ll bet you a Nate Silver dollar it doesn't.