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Wlady Pleszczynski
Wlady Pleszczynski
by | Apr 27, 2019

File this under Hope Springs Eternal: When Donald Trump somehow emerged victor on Nov. 8, 2016, I soon enough predicted that he would turn out to be America’s most beloved president since Ronald Reagan. I still think that. For one…

by | Dec 3, 2018

Say what you will, but George H.W. Bush was a politician. But he was also, for lack of a better word as applied to our politics, a patrician. A classy guy, in other words. And so he died late on…

by | Aug 29, 2018

Our reporter George Neumayr reports that he believes he’s found the house where disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick lives. It’s near Tenleytown, near American University, in Washington, D.C. According to D.C. property records, it is worth $2.1 million. The archdiocese…

by | Aug 21, 2017

People read into an eclipse what they will. In Washington, at least in the precincts of the Washington Post online, you learn, breast beatingly, “For a few minutes, America was able to look up and forget.” And more. This is…

by | Aug 1, 2017

Last week, in our pages, Jon Cassidy introduced readers to the fevered progressive thought of Duke history professor Nancy MacLean, who in her widely noticed recent book lambastes the great free-market economist James Buchanan as the logical successor of slave-owning…

by | Jun 4, 2017

An old habit of tuning in CNN for news of the world at such moments as Saturday night’s ISIS-inspired attacks in London revealed something unusual on that network and its ilk: the use of such terms as “Islamist terrorism” and…

by | May 25, 2017

My favorite line in President Trump’s remarks at NATO’s fancy digs in Brussels today came toward the end, “And I never asked once what the new NATO Headquarters cost.” I wish he had. Here’s what Joseph Harriss reported in our…

by | Feb 6, 2017

All week long — actually, for two weeks — I was worried about the New England Patriots’ chances against a hot and talented Atlanta team. It didn’t help that all the pre-Super Bowl coverage focused almost entirely on the Patriots…

by | Jan 30, 2017

So they’re not an opposition party? The requests below, displayed prominently on their home pages yesterday and well into this morning, came from the Washington Post and New York Times respectively: Are you, or is someone you know, affected by…

by | Jan 11, 2017

After today’s press conference, the drive-bys will beg Donald Trump to stick to Twitter. It wasn’t a presser so much as another version of a Trump rally, a sharp reminder that Trump as a political player is force of nature,…

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