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Trump’s travel ban and the Democrats’ big con

Arthur Herman, If you are trying to understand what all the hoopla regarding President Trump’s so-called refugee ban is about—and what the Democrats’ overall strategy is in dealing with Trump–you’d better go watch “The Sting.” That 1973 classic directed by George Roy Hill is about two “grifters” or con men played by Robert Redford and

Barack Obama Cleared the Field for Donald Trump #Legacy

Arthur Herman, As America watches Donald Trump take the presidential oath on Friday, it’ll be worth taking a moment to think about what the future will show was a truly providential moment in our history: the presidency of Barack Obama. It’s time to realize that the eight years of Obama were a gift that kept

Phyllis Schlafly was the conservative movement’s Mother Superior

Arthur Herman, Before there was Rush Limbaugh, before Sean Hannity, Pat Buchanan and even before Ronald Reagan, there was Phyllis Schlafly. For half a century, she stood rock solid on conservative principles. She single-handedly turning America’s rightwing into a powerful political movement, one that saved our country from disappearing completely down the social and intellectual

How Douglas MacArthur would have responded to ISIS terror attacks

Arthur Herman, Like all Americans, my wife and I watched with horror as the news came about the mass shooting in Orlando by an ISIS-inspired fanatic.  It made me realize how Douglas MacArthur, one of America’s greatest military leaders and the subject of the biography I just published, is more relevant than ever for understanding