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Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren is the author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, Hooper’s War: A Novel of WWII Japan and Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the 99 Percent.

China

No, China isn’t about to invade Taiwan

The idea that Putin’s incursion into Ukraine sends Beijing a signal simply doesn’t hold up

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

Connecting the dots between Russiagate and Hillary

Thanks to John Durham, we now know there was a plot against Trump — and it runs deep

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

The Clinton campaign’s plot to politically assassinate Trump

There were crimes on a Watergate scale — but they were not committed by the former president

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

Why the Trump toilet story stinks

Maggie Haberman says Trump used to flush documents, so let’s analyze her claim like an intel officer

By Peter Van Buren

Sports

Drinking your way through the Chinese Olympics

Bottoms up for every reference to bats, pangolins and wet markets

By Peter Van Buren

Law

Liz Cheney’s latest plot against Trump

The January 6 committee thinks they can use a post-Civil War constitutional provision to prevent him from taking office

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

Hating the January 6 ‘sedition hunters’

They seek to bring justice to the rioters but they fail to realize they’re just pawns in a political game

By Peter Van Buren

Television

Glee gives us a lesson in wokeness

No toleration for intolerance

By Peter Van Buren

Culture

More woke gymnastics at the Tenement Museum

Every pro-wokeness tale needs a villain, and recently that meant a Spectator writer

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

Democrats’ only hope for 2024: jail Trump

They have no viable candidate and Trump’s support remains high, so the hunt continues

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

Wokeness claims a museum

The Tenement Museum in New York erases the experiences of immigrants because they’re the wrong race

By Peter Van Buren

Politics

The selfish and cynical ‘resistance’

Woke America is obsessed with symbolism, which only turns everything into a grift

By Peter Van Buren

Books

Woke Twitter is ruining literature

The ‘manuscript wish list’ prizes enforces identity politics in fiction publishing

By Peter Van Buren

COVID

Biden’s vaccine order is about power, not health

It’s the PATRIOT Act of Covid, imperiling our freedom

By Peter Van Buren

Culture

The rush to cancel old Halloween costumes

Suddenly an un-PC photo from a party in the 1980s is a weapon

By Peter Van Buren

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