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Title: The Spies Who Deserve To Be Out In The Cold

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

BYLINE: By Rich Lowry

NOTE: Graf 14, last sentence, "was" should be italicized

The "Twitter Files" released by Elon Musk give us a more fine-grained understanding of how and why the social media company decided to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story.

This was a woefully stupid decision. The New York Post's account was suspended for two weeks...Read more

If Trump 1.0 Was Chaotic, Just Wait

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Donald Trump's allies praised him for his discipline during his announcement speech, when he mostly stuck to the script as written by his staff.

Then, within about a week, he was embroiled in an antisemitism controversy.

Could anyone be surprised?

Trump's brief bouts of care about what he says and does, usually involving reading from a ...Read more

I Argue the Extreme Recklessness of Biden for the Second Time

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Joe Biden 2024 is a bad idea whose time has come. If Democrats had gotten the shellacking that seemed to be coming their way in the midterms, Biden might have been wounded enough for elements of the Democratic establishment to begin to try to shoulder him into retirement.

Instead, the Democratic overperformance has Biden looking revitalized. ...Read more

Why Do Republicans Want To Be Led By A Victim?

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Republicans will have to decide in 2024 if they want a victim as their nominee, or someone else.

The contest between Donald Trump and the rest of the field will have a number of themes depending on his adversaries -- past v. future, populism v. traditional conservatism, unconventional v. conventional, and definitely, no matter what, victim v. ...Read more

Thanksgiving And Football Were Made For Each Other

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

The Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving without football, but the game and the holiday have now become so intertwined that one almost wonders how they managed it.

The most American holiday and the most American sport -- both of which are American inventions with only limited uptake overseas -- are joined at the hip, from high school ...Read more

Kevin McCarthy's Task

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Kevin McCarthy may now have the hardest job in Washington.

Assuming that he becomes speaker of the House, which will require the near-unanimous support of his caucus and isn't necessarily a forgone conclusion, he's signing up for the most miserable experience of any congressional leader since John Boehner barely controlled a Republican House ...Read more

Don't Count Trump Out Yet

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Donald Trump is in his weakest political state since 2015 or early 2016.

During his presidency, when he was at the center of countless intense controversies, he didn't blink once. He never showed fear or desperation. Both are clearly at work now in his gratuitous attacks on Govs. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Glenn Youngkin of Virginia, neither ...Read more

Donald Trump Cares About Only One Thing

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

BYLINE: By Rich Lowry

If Republicans haven't noticed it already, their underperformance in the midterms offers yet another opportunity to realize what matters most to Donald Trump.

What goal of the GOP was advanced by having candidates devoted to Trump's "Stop the Steal" gospel?

How did it contribute to the party to have Trump attacking one ...Read more

Decarceration Has Been A Substantive And Political Disaster

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered one of the most memorable lines of the midterm debates when she said she didn't know why her Republican opponent, Lee Zeldin, cared so much about locking up criminals.

Hochul's highhandedness encapsulated an attitude toward crime and punishment that has been shaped by the decarceration movement.

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