Our October issue is out now!
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
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.
Time for Twitter to decide what exactly it is
By Peter Van Buren
And no well-intentioned sequel can pretend otherwise
It is as apolitical as anything to do with guns in America can be
We’ve learned nothing since George Floyd’s death
We can make this easier on all of us
New York’s governor says free speech on social media has gone too far
Reminding me just how nuts most journalists are
Or New York or DC or…
So much for the SDNY
The agency defines down who gets to be a diplomat
Special Counsel Durham has revealed a few more cards
The only disinformation op in 2020 was run against American voters by their own intelligence community
The January 6 Committee’s gambit to get Ginni Thomas is desperate
He’s claiming the benefits of a wartime president without most of the war
If you worry about democracy, worry about the fact that she almost became president anyway
Wokeness claims a museum
Peter Van Buren
Democrats’ only hope for 2024: jail Trump
Biden’s vaccine order is about power, not health
Oberlin College pays the price for wokeness
Five questions you won’t hear from the January 6 Committee
The Clinton campaign’s plot to politically assassinate Trump
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.