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Roger Kimball is the editor and publisher of the New Criterion, publisher of Encounter Books and a Spectator columnist and contributing editor.
The former president should follow precedent
By Roger Kimball
The DHS secretary is clearly the winner of this week’s Best Lying Despot Contest
The English philosopher was an eloquent apologist for pleasure
What does it mean that he’s demonized half the country?
He also seems to think he was at the top of his law school class
Maggie Haberman is mistaken to think he’s lost in the past
It says a lot that when I say ‘the Queen’ even American readers know I can mean only one person
The malignant and divisive spirit of his speech will not soon be quelled
There is a time for every wine
The soon-to-be-ex-congresswoman doesn’t care for DeSantis, Cruz or Hawley either
It wasn’t to collect classified documents
Even, according to Peter Navarro, inside his own house
After the Mar-a-Lago raid, when will the public stop standing for this?
Joe Biden is an errand boy, a figurehead, and he has outlived his plausibility
A little ‘global warming’ has done wonders for England’s wine harvests
The bewildering bombardment of Bill Barr
Woke is truly going broke
Justice for Derek Chauvin
Is this the beginning of the end of the Biden administration?
The Capitol ‘armed insurrection’ narrative is crumbling
How are we enjoying the Biden presidency so far?
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