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How to Succeed in Politics

The Tea Party movement is blazing its agenda across America. But this is a movement without a cause. If the Whigs, Populists and Feminists can be co-opted by the Democrats and Republicans, this newest third party will suffer the same fate.

Made in America

America still retains its innovative edge over China and India. But as long as Washington continues to handpick winners and losers, our preeminence is in jeopardy.

Empire Falls

The United States is in unprecedented decline. Future generations will look back at the past decade as the beginning of the end of American hegemony.

A Sit-Down with Brent Scowcroft

The principles of transformationalism—idealism spread by the barrel of a gun—have been central to America’s foreign-policy failings over the last eight years. With a new leadership in power, Washington has a chance to right past wrongs. But that w

A User's Guide to the Century

Jeffrey Sachs explains why the new world order of the twenty-first century is crisis-prone.

Comments & Responses

Conrad Black responds to Robert Tucker and David Hendrickson


Should America Help Britain Hold onto Its Colonies?

The UK faces pressure from Spain and Argentina over Gibraltar and the Falklands. 

The Debt Ceiling Allowance

If the government doesn't have checks on its ability to spend others' money, extravagance results.

The Effort to Delegitimize the Tea Party Movement

A response to Vanity Fair's shameful attempt to drum the Tea Party out of the national discourse.

Books & Reviews

Pax Californica

America has at times oriented itself to the East, at others to the West. But what we have always had is a sense of our manifest destiny. And now the ideals of California—nihilism with a suntan—seem to be our primary ideological export.

An American Monarch

Obama’s attack on the Supreme Court is just the latest in a long history of presidential power grabs. Gordon Wood dissects John Yoo.

Wuthering Ike

A review of Ike: An American Hero by Michael Korda.

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April 24, 2014