Trump lavishly praised Egyptian President Sisi as a “great president” during the latter’s visit to Washington, and Secretary Pompeo went so far as to call him a “remarkable beacon” for religious freedom. Pompeo’s claim isn’t…

DoD photo by Cherie A. Thurlby / Released Micah Zenko warns against the pitfalls of imagining that the world is becoming increasingly dangerous: The practical consequences of misremembering a supposedly stable global past, and misrepresenting…

The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration et al. (2019). “First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole,” via Wikimedia Commons Big news first: Astronomers have taken the first-ever picture of…

The folly of Medicare-for-all On September 13, Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) unveiled “Medicare for all” — an entitlement to comprehensive medical care for every resident of the United States, free at the point of…

(Mike Blake/Reuters) The state’s tax collectors are the most obsessive bureaucrats in the nation. For over six years, California has had a top marginal income-tax rate of 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. About…

Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, May 2017 (Peter Nicholls / Reuters) Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who has made enemies of governments around the world by releasing confidential, and…

Vice President Mike Pence walks outside in Munich, Germany, February 16, 2019. (Michael Dalder/REUTERS) Vice President Mike Pence chastised Southbend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttegieg for attacking his Christian faith during an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box that’s…