Every Monday morning, Kevin D. Williamson reports—as only he can—on American life, politics, and culture from coast to coast.

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Last Call in Brussels

Why should NATO continue to let Turkey hold it hostage?

Are We Prosecuting Straw Buyers?

Illinois works to introduce new legislation while it remains unclear whether current laws are being enforced.

The Strangeness of Psychotic Jew-Hatred

Antisemitism remains astonishingly common, especially in its less feverish expression.

Our Tudor Parliament

The government has grown corrupt because it suffers from a phobia of independent powers.

The George Santos Defense

‘Has not been convicted of felony fraud’ is a pretty low bar to clear.

Being Human

Reflections on fatherhood around Christmas.

Being Evil

How we’ve come to demand a very simplistic morality from our entertainment.

Two Cheers for Partisanship

We would be better off with healthier and more effective political parties.

Art for Whose Sake?

There are tyrants among us who insist that cultural value is tied to some political criterion.

The War on Bubba

Our approach to gun crime is a mix of doing nothing and going after middle-aged guys who like to shoot rifles.

By All Means, Investigate Everybody

Just be prepared for any outcome.

Mormons and Gentiles and Jews and Gentiles

Is there an LDS voting bloc? 

I’ll Pass on This Glorious Revolution

Such talk is fundamentally unserious and fundamentally immature.

The One Number That Matters Most: Real Wages

Americans have taken their biggest inflation-adjusted pay cut in about a quarter-century.

We Do Have a Democracy Problem

John Adams was right when he warned about having too much of it.

Balancing Justice and Mercy

Thoughts on the death penalty.