by | Jan 31, 2020

As a presidential historian carefully watching the pursuit by Democrats of President Donald Trump’s scalp, I can’t help but express exasperation at the Democrats’ hypocrisy and their selectivity. Their goal, of course, is to tag Donald Trump with some sort…

by | Jul 18, 2018

Senator John McCain described the Trump-Putin press conference in Helsinki as “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.” “No prior president,” insisted McCain, “has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant.” Easy there, senator….

by | Apr 12, 2018

Court historian James MacGregor Burns assesses the variegated persona of the Liberal savior, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and finds him surprisingly similar to another great American of more recent vintage: “By the end of his second term his bewildering complexity had…

by | Aug 18, 2017

Governor Andrew Cuomo has written a letter to the Acting Secretary of the Army asking that the names of two streets in Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn be removed. The two streets are named in honor of Confederate General…

by | Jun 19, 2017

Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft By Lewis E. Lehrman (Stackpole Books, 459 pages, $29. 95) When the world goes to war things fall apart. I do not know how often such a point is made in…

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