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Roger Kimball is the editor and publisher of the New Criterion, publisher of Encounter Books and a Spectator columnist and contributing editor.

Politics

If you don’t believe in borders, should you be deciding US immigration policy?

Despite what Beto thinks, the United States doesn’t have an obligation to every distressed mother with a four-month-old

By Roger Kimball

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The joy of being right at Thanksgiving

I go to some trouble to make sure that Thanksgiving chez Kimball is an occasion that encourages the feeling of gratitude

By Roger Kimball

In Democratic circles, anti-Semitism is becoming normal

I am of two minds about where our country’s new flirtation with socialism is heading

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Jim Acosta: the Don Quixote of fake news

I have at times wondered whether Jim Acosta pays the president a retainer for making him such a recognizable figure

By Roger Kimball

Politics

The midterms delivered a feeble rivulet, not a blue wave

The effort to Make America Great Again will continue, just a little more slowly and circuitously than it would have done had the Republicans held the house

By Roger Kimball

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The Democratic faithful are spooked

How will the blue-dyed media react if results do not go their way tomorrow night?

By Roger Kimball

Politics

The audacity of Obama’s lying

Brazenness is key. If you’re going to lie, don’t be shy

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Bombgate and the new species of political theatre

The media think the bombs will embarrass Trump and coax voters away from the GOP in the midterms, I’ll bet you a Nate Silver dollar it doesn’t.

By Roger Kimball

Politics

How the mob was made

What should we make of the erupting pustules of look-at-me violence and carefully staged disruption that are disfiguring our public life?

By Roger Kimball

Politics

The triumph of Melania Trump

The ABC interview was meant to demean the First Lady. Like so many press gambits these days, it backfired

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a Republican in disguise?

The self-defeating Democratic campaign to undermine the Electoral College

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Kavanaugh confirmed, despite the Democratic ‘search and destroy mission’

The President’s support is why Kavanaugh prevailed where Robert Bork stumbled

By Roger Kimball

Trade

Donald Trump’s US-Canada-Mexico trade deal is YUGE

No matter what you hear, American workers have always been at the forefront of President Trump’s mind, and this deal will be good for them

By Roger Kimball

Politics

McCarthyist? The Democrats’ treatment of Brett Kavanaugh is way worse than that

As Lindsey Graham noted, Republicans have never done to Democratic nominees for the Supreme Court what the Democrats have routinely done to Republicans

By Roger Kimball

Donald Trump refuses to ‘imagine there’s no countries’ — and the UN hates him for it

The President talked to the United Nations like a grown-up. They didn’t like it

By Roger Kimball

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