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Jacob Heilbrunn

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

Music

Wynton’s works

Wynton Marsalis has not allowed tradition to become self-serving traditionalism

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Liz Cheney’s high noon

The neocon ogress finds her voice on the January 6 commission

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music Review

Roy Hargrove doubles up

For anyone looking for a stocking stuffer for the aficionado — or merely the lover — of good music, here it is

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Steve Bannon’s indictment tightens the noose

The January 6 commission is closing the ring on Trump and his cabal

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Sleep is Joe Biden’s superpower

The president is not the first world leader to know the value of a good nap

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Tucker Carlson goes full truther

Next on Fox News: conspiracy theories about January 6

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

Vital Morgan

Lee Morgan was searching for a new musical path forward, following but not retreading the bebop era

By Jacob Heilbrunn

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

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