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Jacob Heilbrunn

Jacob Heilbrunn is the editor of the National Interest and the author of They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons. He is a contributing editor of The Spectator.

Politics

The ‘Justice for J6’ rally was a total dud

The media hyped it as the next potential Capitol riot but Washington has rarely been more peaceful

By Jacob Heilbrunn

International

The Taliban didn’t beat America. Afghanistan did

The group has not changed its stripes. Quite the contrary

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Biden embraces his inner realist

Rather than conveying weakness, Biden projected resolve

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Europe

A DC evening with Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

The Belarusian opposition leader is Washington’s ‘It Girl’

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

What does the future hold for Donald Trump?

It would be splendid to have Trump back in Washington even if only for the month of August

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

Along came Bill Evans

No matter his personal woes, Evans almost always vouchsafed his listeners something not merely to dig but to cherish

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

Dark knight of cool

Poor Chet Baker. He really was born to be blue

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Underestimate Joe Biden at your peril

The President’s decades-long experience in Washington is serving him well

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Is America overstimulated?

Biden dumped his bipartisan promises overboard in order to score a victory

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Ted Cruz’s moment in the sun

How costly is the Texas senator’s trip to Cancun?

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

To convict or not to convict

Which is the bigger long-term risk for Republican senators?

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music Review

Songs of freedom

Remain unmoved to the songs on Lifeline and you’re made of much sterner stuff

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

America survived the Trump presidency

Trump’s reputation will not

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

How will Trump leave office?

The Democrats have sanctioned a new round of impeachment

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Trump is the gravedigger of the GOP

Achievement unlocked: American carnage

By Jacob Heilbrunn

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