More Philip Klein Articles

  • The risk and opportunity of Raul Labrador's bid for House majority leader

    Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has decided to enter the race for House majority leader, presenting both a risk and opportunity for conservatives.

  • Americans won't blame President Obama for Iraq's deterioration

    As Sunni terrorists make gains in Iraq, it's triggered a political debate in the United States not only about what to do, but also over who is to blame for the country's deterioration. Is it President George W. Bush for invading in the first place, or President Obama for mishandling the...

  • The absurdity of electing Kevin McCarthy to replace Eric Cantor as House majority leader

    If House Republicans respond to the shocking primary defeat of Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., by elevating his handpicked successor Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., it would be beyond tone-deaf. It would be pure absurdity.

  • VIDEO: Philip Klein discusses reform conservatism with Yuval Levin

    As the 2014 midterm elections heat up and the political world prepares for the presidential race soon after, there's been a vibrant discussion on the right about offering a positive conservative governing agenda. In the latest edition of "Dialogue," I talk to Yuval Levin, one of the most...

  • It's despicable to blame Eric Cantor's loss on his Judaism

    Of all the explanations being offered for the surprising defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., the most despicable is the suggestion that he lost because he was Jewish.

  • Eric Cantor and unknown unknowns in politics

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprising defeat in the Republican primary at the hands of obscure economics professor David Brat recalls Donald Rumsfeld's statement about unknown unknowns. Every once and awhile, voters deliver a result that none of the experts would have predicted. In...

  • The amazing and omniscient Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton wants you to know that Hillary Clinton is omniscient. At least, that's the impression I got from reading the Washington Post's advanced look at her new memoir, "Hard Choices," to be released Tuesday. As Clinton gears up for another presidential run, one of the main challenges...



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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