Pete Spiliakos is a columnist for First Things.
There are similarities between the post-nationalist left and the conventionally nationalist right, but they don’t have to do with globalism. They have to do with meritocracy. Continue Reading »
Maybe Clinton had trouble prioritizing working-class whites because of her status as a rich, liberal white person who gained her wealth from influence-peddling. Continue Reading »
Liberals who are dismayed by the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch should cheer up. Things could be a lot worse. Continue Reading »
Market-oriented health care reform needs political entrepreneurs who will mobilize those millions of Americans who don’t have lobbyists but who would benefit from more secure and cheaper health care. Continue Reading »
The wonky, compromising Ryan was a very useful fellow—but Republicans couldn’t leave well enough alone. Continue Reading »
For all his flaws, Jeb Bush showed more character than most of his GOP opponents—including the supposed golden boy, Marco Rubio. Continue Reading »
A conservative nationalism that can’t speak to both recent immigrant populations and anxious working-class whites will lose to left-wing cosmopolitanism. Continue Reading »
President Trump’s executive order limiting immigration from seven majority-Muslim counties reveals a chaotic, cynical administration—and a hysterical, hypocritical, self-aggrandizing liberal opposition. Continue Reading »
What I miss about the first Bush is that, while he had no program, and no principles beyond his bromides about service and patriotism, those bromides contained valuable ideas.
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More than any other politician, Clinton prepared the public for the devil’s bargain Trump would later make with his supporters. Continue Reading »