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Roger Kimball

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

Politics

The DNC limps towards a laughable midterms slogan

The Democrats are officially “For the People.” Reagan would have advised we run screaming.

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Donald Trump wants to deal with a self-governing Britain post-Brexit — is that such a bad thing?

His fiery interview with The Sun makes clear he is not on board with Theresa May’s flaccid plans.

By Roger Kimball

Politics

The left needs to calm down about Brett Kavanaugh

He’s committed to upholding the law and has meticulously reasoned opinions.

By Roger Kimball

How the Supreme Court became the most dangerous branch of government

The Left is apoplectic about the prospect of a genuinely conservative replacement for Anthony Kennedy.

By Roger Kimball

Politics

The crusade to abolish ICE is as pathetic as it is misguided

Don’t we want the President to enforce the laws of the land?

By Roger Kimball

Art

David Lynch and the new Trumpian counter culture

The director recognises Trump’s startling originality and willingness to look beyond the taken-for-granted modus operandi of the Washington Establishment.

By Roger Kimball

Call 911! The Trump Resistance™ has lost its mind!

Or is all the hysteria over migrant children just a way of hurting President Trump?

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Why does the commentariat so despise Trump’s success?

While the Anti-Trump Mandarins of the Commentariat (ATMC, for short) are busy untwisting their knickers after the President’s historic summit meeting with the Tubby Tyrant of North Korea, I have an important real-estate tip to pass along: beach-front property in North Korea. Keep your eye on it. As Trump said yesterday in his wide-ranging press […]

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Sorry Ron Radosh, Spygate really is the biggest political scandal in the history of the United States

If your pet conspiracy turns out to be real, as sometimes does happen, then you are no longer a ‘conspiracy theorist.’

By Roger Kimball

Art

Disney is considerably more repulsive than Roseanne

Of course her tweet was in bad taste. So what?

By Roger Kimball

Russia

For your eyes only: A short history of Democrat-spy collusion

How highly placed members of one administration mobilised the intelligence services to undermine their successors.

By Roger Kimball

The hollowing out of a monarchy

It is my sad task to introduce a discordant note into the hosannahs of excited self-congratulation that greeted the wedding yesterday of Rachel Meghan Markle, the American actress and divorcee, to Prince Harry, sixth in line to the throne. I know people here who donned morning suits and went to swish parties to witness the […]

By Roger Kimball

Roll up, roll up — the Robert Mueller Circus is the most fantastical show on earth!

It boasts attractions such as redacted documents and Michael Avenatti’s chequered past.

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Iran’s malevolent mullahs have been well and truly Trumped

The only time I met Donald Trump was at a small event for politically mature journalists at the White House last April. After milling about with my fellow scribes in the press room—it’s a lot smaller and shabbier than it looks on TV, like Jim Acosta—we were ushered into the Roosevelt Room near the Oval […]

By Roger Kimball

Politics

Robert Mueller is out of control. He should be shut down. Now.

Pop quiz: how many branches of government are there in the United States? If you said “Four,” go to the head of the class. As of May 17, 2017, the traditional three branches of  Congress, the Executive, the Judiciary, are joined by the Office of Robert S. Mueller III, Special Counsel in charge of destroying the […]

By Roger Kimball

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