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As the reckoning over sexual abuse finally reaches Bill Clinton, with handwringing by some of his former defenders in the press and in politics, one... [Read More]
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It would be hard to invent a more pallid or inadequate title than Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer for the exhibition that has just opened... [Read More]
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James Bowman Now it can be told: In 1968, I was one of those who got "clean for Gene." I cut my hair and put... [Read More]
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Charles Sauer People like me are always praising the value of limited government (and we're right). But exactly how limited can it get? Even... [Read More]
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Cathy Young The Russian Revolution, the centennial of which has just passed, changed the world in more ways than one can count. [Read More]
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B. D. McClay What would the novel do without adultery? Invent it, one supposes. [Read More]
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John Podhoretz Last summer, to prepare for the upcoming movie version, I reread Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. [Read More]
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One of the rituals of Thanksgiving weekend is heading out to see a movie. And so, with that in mind, let me do you a... [Read More]
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If you asked any ordinarily informed citizen if the State Department considered North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, the answer would likely be "Of... [Read More]
In 1986, President Reagan signed the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax system since the New Deal. The law simplified the tax code and substantially... [Read More]
When I got back from India in April 1969, I knew instantly everything had changed. A '60s commando with a backpack, I could feel it... [Read More]
Donald Trump is confident he can get a comprehensive agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. As one diplomat in Washington recently put it, the president... [Read More]
Donald Trump's recent recap of his 12-day, five-nation trip to Asia was overshadowed by, in typical 2017 fashion, something seemingly extraneous: the president's sip from... [Read More]
A notice came last week from a newspaper I subscribe to. Since "offering check payments is becoming increasingly difficult to support," the paper is "looking... [Read More]
In the first 10 months of the Trump presidency, the blueprint for peeling back regulations has looked something like this: First, issue executive orders freezing... [Read More]
The Scrapbook knows there is little that real Americans find so tiresome as lifestyle complaints from East Coast elites who graze up and down the... [Read More]
We were genuinely surprised one morning last week to open the pages of the Washington Post and find an obituary for Bobby Baker, who had... [Read More]
The Scrapbook has long been a connoisseur of bogus quotations—homely sayings attributed to Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Jefferson that sound nothing like what these men... [Read More]
In the new Justice League movie, Batman, Wonder Woman, and other superheroes from DC Comics join forces to (what else?) save the world. While Superman... [Read More]
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