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The Republic’s Glue Loses Its Stickiness

National identity has been a constant object of American public debate ever since Donald Trump rallied his first crowd to “make America great again” in 2015. As waves of demonstrations, riots, and purges have washed over the body politic,…

The O’Brien Factor

Days after January 6, 2021, Robert C. O’Brien invited me to the White House.Then-President Donald Trump’s fourth national security advisor, O’Brien was the least famous of the men who occupied the seat of Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft…

Nicaragua’s Dangerous Family Dictatorship

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo gesture during a march in Managua, Nicaragua, September 5, 2018. (Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters) Ortega is the new Somoza, and the next election will only extend his…