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Jacob Heilbrunn

Jacob Heilbrunn is the editor of the National Interest and a Spectator contributing editor. He is also the author of They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons.

Politics

The FBI descends on Biden’s beach house

They’re more likely to trip over one of Hunter’s old bongs

By Jacob Heilbrunn

International

Biden is the war president Ukraine needs

Now that tank shipments have been approved, there’s no going back

By Jacob Heilbrunn

International

The Brooks Brothers riot comes to Brazil

America is now in the business of exporting its insurrections

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Kevin McCarthy is a dead man walking

The House Freedom Caucus is about to munch on the wannabe speaker

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Europe

Could Joe Biden’s Ukraine support define his presidency?

Zelensky’s very presence in Washington is a standing rebuke to Vladimir Putin

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

January 6 Committee turns Trump from predator to prey

The committee recommends four charges as it passes the torch to the DoJ’s Jack Smith

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Campaign 2022

Herschel Walker’s loss shows Trump’s fortunes have gone south

The omniscient grandmaster of the GOP is no more

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

Why Trump’s antisemite controversy just won’t die

His dinner with Nick Fuentes will weaken but not cripple his political ambitions

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Campaign 2022

Donald Trump, accidental Paul Revere

No one has done more to alert us to the perils of a demagogic cult leader

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Law

Steve Bannon is off to the slammer

As he’s sentenced for defying the January 6 Committee, all eyes now turn to Trump

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Politics

The Trump subpoena probably won’t matter much

The real threat to the former president remains Merrick Garland

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Music

A visit to Louis Armstrong’s old home

In any assessment of jazz’s founding fathers, he has to stand as the most influential figure

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Russia

Biden goes nuclear

Alluding to ‘Armageddon,’ the president has become a warlord by proxy

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Russia

Did Russia sabotage its own pipelines?

And has it made a huge mistake?

By Jacob Heilbrunn

Europe

Giorgia Meloni is no springtime for Italian fascism

Italy’s new populist leader is a symptom of European ills

By Jacob Heilbrunn

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