Congress Should Help Rein In Trump’s New Pro-war National Security Advisor

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by Stephen Pomper President Trump’s announcement that John Bolton would become his third national security advisor hit foreign policy circles like a minor earthquake last week. Bolton had long been rumoured to be waiting in the wings to take over… Continue Reading  

Bill Kristol’s Bizarre Third-Party Pick

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by Eli Clifton Bill Kristol was taking incoming from Donald Trump on Tuesday morning, which the neoconservative pundit relished. Even Trump seemed nervous about Kristol’s boasting over the weekend that “there will be an independent candidate—an impressive one, with a… Continue Reading  

The American Right’s Holy War in Egypt

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by Daniel Luban For the last few weeks, Lobelog has been noting the continued disagreements among US neoconservatives over how to respond to the military coup in Egypt, with a few prominent neocons such as Robert Kagan denouncing it while many… Continue Reading  

A Catholic Backlash Against Sharia Hysteria?

National Review Online, the flagship right-wing site, has seen less and less in the way of heated debate in recent years, as writers not fully on board with conservative movement orthodoxy have been pushed out or left of their own… Continue Reading  

The Parallel Universe of the Sharia Alarmists

Last week, Matt Duss took to the pages of National Review to urge the magazine to dissociate itself from the anti-Islam polemicists David Horowitz and Robert Spencer. Duss pointed out that National Review had first established itself as a voice… Continue Reading