Author: Matthew Continetti

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I shouldn't have been surprised when a recent discussion on the future of conservatism turned into an argument over Trump, his presidency, and the midterms. [Read More]
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International business consultant Wendy Sherman was the chief American negotiator of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal agreed to by... [Read More]
Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast Brett Kavanaugh is more than a Yale-educated lawyer and circuit court judge. He's a representative of perhaps the... [Read More]
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The litany has been repeated so often that it's easy to recite: the walls are closing in on Donald Trump, person x or y or... [Read More]
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Between June 16, 2015, and July 25, 2018, Donald Trump flummoxed his opponents. He flouted the conventions of American politics. [Read More]
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Business Insider Scott Heins/Getty Images OPINION: Democrats have an unspoken agenda to tie down President Trump and his administration, ultimately laying the... [Read More]
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The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. Back in May, the party unveiled its "Better Deal" program, calling for expanded broadband access, an increase... [Read More]
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I spend a few weeks every year teaching high school and college students, and in my interactions with young people in and around universities I... [Read More]
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"Few who met Willmoore Kendall ever forgot him," George Nash once wrote. The same can be said of those who read him. Every summer, in... [Read More]
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President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, has opened another round of debate on the purpose and future of the North Atlantic Treaty... [Read More]
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The national security adviser was ecstatic. The presidents of the United States and of Russia had agreed to a ceasefire in Syria. [Read More]
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The victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over longtime Democratic congressman Joe Crowley of New York inspired some hysterical punditry. We were told that the 28,000 people... [Read More]
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He wasn't only an influential columnist and essayist; he was emblematic of his times. [Read More]
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What's your favorite political cliché? Mine is the quip of former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill: "All politics is local." Might be true for... [Read More]
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The Singapore summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un had drama, imagery, pomp and circumstance, even a Hollywood-style promotional video. There were promises of... [Read More]
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"This will not be just a photo op," President Trump said Thursday of his meeting next week with Kim Jong Un. "This will be—at a... [Read More]
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Maybe you can help me out. I'm puzzling over a line in a New York Times story on The World As It Is, the forthcoming... [Read More]
"I think I understand why that happened," President Trump said Thursday, reflecting on a change in North Korean behavior that prompted him to cancel a... [Read More]
In 1965 Tom Wolfe visited Princeton University for a panel discussion of "the style of the Sixties." The author of The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,... [Read More]
On May 15, 1939, philosopher John Dewey issued a statement to the press announcing the formation of the Committee for Cultural Freedom. Attached were the... [Read More]
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