National Commentary

Profane president, penitent pontiff

Vatican Pope

“It's not often that public figures hold themselves to the standards they apply to others...

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

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

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

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

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

'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.


National Commentary

Keeping Trump's trust is key to reviving diplomacy

Pompeo-2

When Pompeo speaks, U.S. allies and adversaries alike can be relatively sure he represents Trump's views.


National Commentary

Facebook doesn't sell data, but profits off it

Facebook Privacy Scandal Congress

It's true that Facebook doesn't sell your data directly to third parties, but it clearly profits from the information.


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