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Section: New Republic (USA)

      Trump Is Finally Tearing the GOP Apart
      Jan06

      Trump Is Finally Tearing the GOP Apart

      Tom Cotton has been one of Donald Trump’s most loyal and consistent supporters. He has defended Trump repeatedly, even when the president in September refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. The Arkansas senator has pushed for drastic cuts to legal immigration and refers to Covid-19 as the “China virus.” When protests raged...

      What America Needs Now Is a President Who Will Go Nuclear on the Justice Department
      Dec17

      What America Needs Now Is a President Who Will Go Nuclear on the Justice Department

      As President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January, the Justice Department will be probing more than a few sensitive political matters. His son Hunter Biden said last week that he is under investigation for “tax affairs” by federal prosecutors in Delaware. Outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr appointed U.S. attorney John Durham as a special...

      Sorry, the Hunter Biden Story Is Still Not a Thing
      Dec15

      Sorry, the Hunter Biden Story Is Still Not a Thing

      Last week, America’s worst opinion page took a victory lap. “So Hunter Biden’s business is news after all,” The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board crowed after news broke that the FBI had been investigating Hunter Biden’s taxes since 2018. “Who knew? Well, the New York Post did, and so did we and a few others.” On the...

      The Democrats’ Maddening Cowardice Is Carrying Over into the Biden Era
      Nov25

      The Democrats’ Maddening Cowardice Is Carrying Over into the Biden Era

      The debate over how to characterize what the country’s been put through over the past three weeks will carry on for the rest of our lives. And Donald Trump’s waddle through the stages of grief is sure to last through January. But his election gambit is functionally over. Results have been certified in Georgia, Michigan, and...

      The Biden Popular Front Is Doomed to Unravel
      Nov23

      The Biden Popular Front Is Doomed to Unravel

      It’s lucky that votes usually don’t get counted till late at night. Victorious presidential candidates have two audiences to speak to. Their zealous volunteers generally get little reward other than the sense, inculcated over months of battle, that they are fighting to vanquish the forces of evil. On election night, they expect...

      How to De-Trumpify the Justice Department
      Nov09

      How to De-Trumpify the Justice Department

      In late August, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced that it had issued requests to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan concerning their handling of the coronavirus in nursing homes. The unspoken threat, it seemed, was that the department could file lawsuits against these states—all run by Democratic...

      Will The Wall Street Journal Be Destroyed by its Opinion section?
      Oct27

      Will The Wall Street Journal Be Destroyed by its Opinion section?

      Last week, amid a torrent of bad press, President Trump teased one story as a game-changer. “The Wall Street Journal is working on a very, very important piece, which should be very good,” he said on a campaign call, teasing an explosive story about Joe Biden’s son’s dealings with foreign officials. That story was published on...

      The Righteous Anger of Joe Biden
      Oct23

      The Righteous Anger of Joe Biden

      American political debates began in 1858 with Abraham Lincoln taking on Stephen Douglas over the future of slavery. And 162 year later, in what will hopefully be the final debate of Donald Trump’s career, Lincoln again took center stage.Trump, with the fact-free audacity that has characterized his entire career, claimed, “Nobody has done...

      In Memoriam: The Trump Pivot
      Oct23

      In Memoriam: The Trump Pivot

      For more than four years—ever since it became clear that Donald Trump would actually be the Republican nominee for president—pundits have fixated on one question: Is Donald Trump about to pivot to normalcy? Will he, at long last, stop behaving like a maniac and start acting like a president? Couldn’t he, at the very least, stop...

      America Has No Duty to Rule the World
      Oct21

      America Has No Duty to Rule the World

      The United States is the world’s overwhelming military power, and it’s not even close. The country controls about 750 overseas bases (China, by comparison, has only one foreign base, in Djibouti). It spends around $730 billion on its military, which is more than China, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom,...