James Pethokoukis | AEIdeas
by Bruce Thornton via FrontPage Mag.com
A glance at the biggest challenges -- and how to surmount them.
by Lanhee J. Chen via Townhall
It’s been an eventful year in American politics, but don’t let the hype distract from the reality. It’s also been a year of significant accomplishments for the Republican Congress and, yes, President Donald Trump.
For one thing, the Islamic State is largely defeated.
Ryan Streeter | The American Project
The Scottish philosopher David Hume wrote, “Parties from principle, especially abstract speculative principle, are known only to modern times, and are, perhaps, the most extraordinary and unaccountable phenomenon that has appeared in human affairs.” He observed that factions in the modern era had started behaving in ideological ways. Hume’s observation is a useful insight into the kinds of division and polarization that characterize the American political landscape today.