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Recent articles by Declan:

It's Still About the Base

Republican candidates win elections by getting more votes from Republican voters. → Read More

Josh Hawley Didn't Call for Christian Revolution

But he should have. → Read More

The Next Populist Moment

After Tuesday's primaries, the New Right has officially arrived. Next to win, and then to govern. → Read More

Beyond American Carnage

Donald Trump returns to D.C. for the first time since leaving office, with a barn-burner of a speech. → Read More

Uncontrolled Opposition

The Republican Party is perfectly content to let its enemies set the terms of every battle. → Read More

Second Thoughts on Brent Bozell

On the Catholic vision and its discontents in the post-Trump American right. → Read More

Out of Babylon - The American Conservative

Notes on imperium and libertas from the International Religious Freedom Summit. → Read More

Dishonorable Passions

'Secret City,' James Kirchick's new history of gay Washington, says more than it means to. → Read More

The Senate Against Democracy

The aristocratic nature of the Senate as designed by the Founders makes it a fine breeding ground for future presidents. → Read More

The Rise and Fall of the Conservative Movement

Matthew Continetti's new history of the right tracks American conservatism from the introduction to the expulsion of its liberal element. → Read More

Wake Nicodemus - The American Conservative

The political men of the Passion narrative all instruct us in how to live (or not live) as Christians in a hostile world. → Read More

No Allies Who Buy Babies

The problem of gay surrogacy reminds us that the right's alliance with anti-woke liberals cannot and should not survive. → Read More

Florida's Anti-Grooming Bill

Prominent outlets of the prestige media have launched a crusade against a moderate, common-sense education bill passed by the Florida Senate. → Read More

Are Your Emojis Racist?

Everything is political—even a thumbs up—if for no other reason than that the other side has made everything political. → Read More

Francis Against the Dog Moms

The pope says that a life of childless pet ownership "diminishes us, it takes away our humanity." → Read More

The Meaning of Gabriel Boric

For the future of both Chile and the world, it's hard to believe the president-elect signals anything good. → Read More

The Voice of a Jen-eration

An ode to the great political columnist, whose work has both captured the moment and defined our times better than anybody else's. → Read More

From the Matrix to the Metaverse

Before we know it, we'll be more interested in the easy and boundless possibilities of the metaverse than the challenges and limitations of the real world. → Read More

The Admirals Who Killed the West

From Miklos Horthy to Rachel Levine, the suicide of our civilization has all been a single story. → Read More

We Are Not Pencils - The American Conservative

We are witnessing firsthand the dangers of absolute reliance on complex, uncontrolled, globalized supply chains. → Read More