National Commentary

No special counsel investigation can ever be truly above politics

Trump Russia Probe Mueller Q&A

“It's too early to render a verdict on Mueller's work, but he certainly appears to have...

National Commentary

Republicans can ward off demographic doom

Trump boards

“Several of the scenarios in which Republicans win the presidency resemble 2000 and 2016: They're electoral victories earned with fewer popular votes than the Democrats are projected to get,” writes Ramesh Ponnuru.


National Commentary

Portraits in grace: A pilot, a judge and a first lady

Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

“The president and a good deal of Congress may disappoint, if not embarrass, many Americans, but we have no shortage of admirable Americans in public life who know it's not all about them,” writes Jennifer Rubin.


National Commentary

Immigrants should feel protected by local police, not threatened

Immigration Enforcement

Columnist Esther Cepeda writes that such tactics result in less-safe neighborhoods and many local law enforcement agencies across the country have rejected these programs for decades.


National Commentary

Tough guy Trump withers when it comes to Putin, sanctions against Russia

UN Security Council Syria-1

When it comes to the Russian leader, Trump doesn't come across as fierce or demanding. He comes across as scared.


National Commentary

Cohen probe should worry Trump

Trump Russia Probe

“The upshot is that if it's accurate, as it has been reported, that Trump is more worried about the Cohen investigation than the Mueller one, he's not wrong,” writes Noah Feldman.


National Commentary

No one likes a prig — especially one with ax to grind, like James Comey

Trump-Comey Book

“Nothing is better than being the most righteous guy in the room — while still getting a huge payday,” writes Rich Lowry.


National Commentary

Profane president, penitent pontiff

Vatican Pope

“It's not often that public figures hold themselves to the standards they apply to others,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.


National Commentary

No special counsel investigation can ever be truly above politics

Trump Russia Probe Mueller Q&A

“It's too early to render a verdict on Mueller's work, but he certainly appears to have become a kind of free-floating legal ombudsman,” writes Rich Lowry.


National Commentary

High explosives do not constitute a Syria policy

Trump US Syria-3

“Trump's standard — that a dictator can indiscriminately kill his people as long as he doesn't use chemical weapons — is nearly lost in the overarching lesson of the Syrian conflict,” writes Michael Gerson.


National Commentary

'The Pale King' is the 'Moby-Dick' of taxes

Trump State of Union Fact Check-11

“For a certain type of reader — the kind who savors deluges of ultra-specific details about offbeat topics — ‘The Pale King’ is the most narratively fascinating book about the internal nature of boredom that has ever been written,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.


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