The Quiet Hours of Leonid Brezhnev


Recent research in Soviet intelligence files raises some interesting questions about the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981.

Herman Wouk, Storyteller


Herman Wouk’s gift for storytelling was matched by his seriousness, and it would not be a mistake to think that he imagined writing as a vocation.

The World Doesn’t Hate Trump’s America as Much as People Think


President Trump has clearly disrupted traditional U.S. foreign policy — and not always in a good direction. But for all the complaining, the data presented at a recent conference in Copenhagen shows that the United States continues to be well regarded in many places around the globe.

How a Democrat Can Win Over a Never-Trumper


If President Trump gains a second term, conservatism may well be irredeemably tarnished. Still, much will depend upon whether the Democratic Party can resist its own drift toward Trumpiness.

If the Latest Polls Are Right, Trump Is Favored to Win Reelection


Because of the composition of his coalition, President Trump does not need to win the popular vote to win reelection.

The Bus Back to the Future


It seemed a little odd that Kamala Harris brought up the long-ago subject of busing during a 2019 Democratic debate. Presidential candidates usually wish to deal in new ideas. Busing is a period piece.

Is Joe Biden Vulnerable, or Are the Democrats?


Making busing an issue again is a strategic and a policy mistake by the Democrats.

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