Books and Culture

Church and States Review of The Last Honest Man

Review of CONFIDENCE MAN What drives Trump? More than racism, power, or even greed, it’s an insatiable hunger for fame

Love and War Advise & Consent is rightly remembered as a classic Washington movie. It was also an important—if complicated—moment in gay history

Character Studies

Armie Hammer Breaks His Silence Two years after some of the most shocking allegations of the #MeToo era lit up the Internet and destroyed his career, the actor has finally decided to tell his side of the story

Calling Out an Anti-Semite When I learned that Alice Walker and I would both be speaking at the same literary festival, I seized the chance to expose her views.

Norah Vincent's Gender Trouble The late writer’s lessons on breaking the gender binary


Pinkwashing the Thought Police A movement devoted to equal rights for gays has been overtaken by ‘queers’ championing a censorship regime

Writers of the World, Denounce! Progressive activists repeat the sins of the past

NASA Refused to Cancel James Webb. Good. Blaming the former head of NASA for the Lavender Scare actually minimizes anti-gay discrimination.


California Dreaming If fame determines status in Los Angeles, power is the social currency in Washington

Have We Finally Reached Peak Pride? Gay pride has been very much on my mind lately

Who Burned Down the Sculpture of Xi Jinping at a California Park? Federal prosecutors say Weiming Chen’s ‘CCP Virus’ was destroyed by men working for China.


Bayard Rustin Challenged Progressive Orthodoxies On the legacy of a great American

Censorship is not a Jewish Value Nix the blacklists. A reasonable response to antisemitism in cultural figures is a component of Jewish chosen-ness

From Queer to Gay to Queer On the evolution of gay identity


Origin Story How a self-published investigation into the possibility of a “lab leak” upended groupthink about the coronavirus

Conservative Conference Avoids Trump as They Rebrand Nationalism and Economic Policy On the first National Conservatism Conference in Washington, DC

What Is American Labor Thinking in Honoring a ‘Union’ Figure From Cuba? In its more honorable past, the AFL-CIO was staunchly anti-communist. But now, the same union is toasting a Cuban emissary. What gives?