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People take a picture with a gold statue of former President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference in the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida on Feb. 27.

All Politics Is Personalized

Around the world, political leaders have amassed power by weakening their parties, and democracy may never recover.

Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan and Mitt Romney attend the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York City.

America Is Learning to Reject Socialism, but Love the Welfare State

Some Republicans are taking steps toward Europe’s model of religiously inspired social assistance.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

A Grand Old Identity Crisis

Trump may have been acquitted, but his brand has been damaged. The Republican Party now faces a battle for its future.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the economy at the White House in Washington on Jan. 22.

Key Republican Lessons for Biden’s Global Agenda

Five former officials from the Trump and George W. Bush administrations share their foreign-policy advice for the new team.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the White House in Washington on Jan. 26.

Congress Will Make It Tough for Biden on Iran

Biden’s nominees will face trouble in the Senate unless they prove they learned the lessons of the failed 2015 nuclear agreement.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Marine One as they depart the White House in Washington on Jan. 20.

Advice to National-Security Republicans as Biden Takes Office

Republicans should start off on the right foot as we transition into the opposition.

U.S. President Donald Trump steps out of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 5.

The Coming Republican Reckoning With Trump’s Legacy

Rebuilding Republican credibility in national security will require an honest look at Trumpism—and a return to our party’s foreign-policy principles.

Wind turbines at a wind farm in Colorado City, Texas on Jan. 21, 2016.

What Are Biden’s Climate Options if the Senate Stays Republican?

A split government would make it harder, but there are many things a president can do.

U.S. President Donald Trump exits the White House in Washington, DC, on June 5.

What Trump’s Near-Victory Means for Republican Foreign Policy

This was no repudiation of Trumpism, making it harder for the party to heal and return to its strengths.

Supporters cheer as Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi speaks at NRG Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

Indian Americans Stir Blue Wave in Deep Red Texas

Trump’s touted his rallies with India’s leader, but the Indian American community is leaning left—and nowhere like in Texas.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in at her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing  on Oct. 12 in Washington.

Democrats Can’t Reverse the Damage of the Trump Era Overnight

Republican activists have spent decades building a movement, winning state and local elections, and grooming a generation of conservative judges. If the left wants to win and keep power, it must learn from the right’s successes.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stand for the presentation of colors during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 15.

The Republican and Democratic Parties Are Heading for Collapse

U.S. political parties have reshuffled every few decades, and 2020 may be the year they do it again.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on Jan. 27, 2017.

This Election Has Become Dangerous for the U.S. Military

Trump is losing support among the troops. That’s just one reason why the military risks getting sucked into the campaign.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the virtual Republican convention in a pre-recorded video from Jerusalem, Israel, on Aug. 25.

Is Trump Touting His Diplomatic Achievements to Get Reelected?

Both parties have featured speeches from key diplomats at their conventions, with Mike Pompeo making a controversial cameo at the RNC—but they aren’t proposing much that’s new.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24.

What the Republican National Convention Tells Us About Trump’s Foreign Policy

Exaggeration, distortion, spin—that much was expected. More frightening were the things they didn’t say.

Then-U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak in Washington.

Pompeo and Haley Position Themselves as the Republican Standard-Bearers After Trump

In a party turning America inward, its brightest stars built their résumés on foreign policy.

U.S. President Donald Trump

The Republican National Convention Is Already Over

Trump, in a rambling speech, says if he loses the election was rigged.

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