John Quincy Adams is turning in his grave

by Ilana Mercer -- "This is just a truly astonishing moment coming from the White House podium," tweeted MSNBC's Kasie Hunt. Like the rest of the media pack-animals she hunts with, Ms. more…

State-managed trade is not 'free'

by Ilana Mercer -- In the turbulent times of Trump, it seems like an eternity, but last week, Gary Cohn, the president's chief economic adviser, resigned from his position. President Trump had more…

Jews: Never forget Trump for remembering our Jerusalem

by Ilana Mercer -- The United Nations, naturally, disapproved. Pope Francis, more enigmatically, protested, too, when President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. By 2019's end, the Trump more…

Whodunit? Who 'meddled' with 'our democracy'?

by Ilana Mercer -- Republicans have revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) treats Americans not as citizens, but as subjects to spy on. I'd expect nothing less from a court more…

Why Trump pooh-poohed 's--thole' countries

by Ilana Mercer -- (Editor's note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series on this issue. Read Part 1, "Trump's 's--thole' controversy deconstructed.") Not for nothing did Alexis de Tocqueville conclude more…

Trump's 's--thole' controversy deconstructed

by Ilana Mercer -- President Trump's questioning of immigration into the United States from what he crudely called "s--thole" countries masks a more vexing question: What makes a country – the place more…