The Collapse of American Identity

After the British writer G. K. Chesterton visited the United States for the first time, he remarked that America was “a nation with the soul of a church.” Mr. Chesterton...

A Trump-Putin Axis

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Melania Trump and Daily Mail Settle Her Libel Suits

LONDON — The Daily Mail on Wednesday apologized to Melania Trump and agreed to pay damages to settle two lawsuits she filed over an article last year asserting that...

Congress Remains ‘Overwhelmingly Christian,’ Report Says

Despite the steady decline in the percentage of Americans who identify as Christian, the proportion of Congressional members who say they are Christian has remained very close to what...

Advisers Urge Trump to Hire an Outside Lawyer

WASHINGTON — Several White House advisers and personal associates of President Trump have urged him to hire an experienced outside lawyer to help him deal with issues arising from...

Can the G.O.P. Turn Back the Tide of Town Hall Anger?

Republican members of Congress have a haunted look about them. Ordinarily, this is the time of year when they are in the best mood — the April recess is...

The Oath of Office: 35 Words That Are Harder Than They Look

Donald J. Trump will become president of the United States after he says just 35 words: the Oath of Office. What is the oath, you may ask? Presidents-elect have taken...

Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Down. How Much Does It Mean?

Donald J. Trump won the presidential election as the least popular candidate in the polling era. . He assumed the presidency with the lowest approval rating of any incoming...

It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks

A high school yearbook is a keepsake. Like an Instagram filter, it’s meant to bathe recent memories in the warm, soft-focus glow of nostalgia. As an object, it evokes...

State G.O.P. Leaders Move Swiftly as Party Bickers in Congress

When Republicans in Kentucky seized total control of the state government last year, Damon Thayer, the majority leader in the State Senate, began asking around for advice from counterparts...