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What’s in the Comey Memos?

Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, editor in chief Stephen F. Hayes and digital editor Jonathan V. Last discuss the release of former FBI director Jim Comey's memos, Mike Pompeo's future, and 4/20.read more weeklystandard.comOriginal Article

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Sorry to Harsh Your Buzz, But …

Nowadays, a nice day in D.C. means the pungent stink of pot smoke wafting on a gentle breeze. And a trip to the farmers market can, if you’re so inclined, include a stop by the neighborhood cannabis pop-up, where your purchase of a $30 baseball cap, say, or $50 fanny …

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Comey Comes Clean

Outside the theater where former FBI director James Comey’s live podcast taping with New Yorker editor David Remnick is about to begin on a chilly Thursday night, two women rehashed Savannah Guthrie’s Comey interview and agreed it was worth seeing him live. Another, a few steps away, told me how …

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Vacancy at State

Mike Pompeo wants to be secretary of state. But the deck is stacked against him.One by one, Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced their opposition to his nomination the week of April 16. That included the two who voted to confirm him as CIA director, Virginia senator Tim …

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Rudy Joins Team Trump

There remains a divide within the Trump administration about the goals and aims of the planned tariffs on Chinese imports. In the new issue of the magazine, I explore this tension between free-traders and protectionists within the White House, but I start by looking at the public comments, required by …

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John Boehner Would Like to Wish You a Happy 4/20

Donald Trump is president and national Republicans are defending marijuana legalization.See, it’s that second thing that should cause most people to spit out their coffee. Taken as a point on the arc of recent history, it almost beggars belief that the party of drug czar Bill Bennett is evolving into …

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Giant: Epic of American Growth

I have always loved, unreservedly loved, Giant—the grandly scaled and stately 1956 film that sinks us into the world of a Texas rancher and his Marylander wife through 25 years of marriage as their state, their country, their wealth, and their own hidebound attitudes undergo the same seismic financial and …

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The Divine Mundane at Thomas Merton’s monastery

By the time of his death on December 10, 1968, Thomas Merton had become that memorable paradox, a celebrity monk. Although he led a largely cloistered life as a Trappist at the Abbey of Gethsemani in rural Kentucky, Merton’s many books, including his bestselling 1948 memoir, The Seven Storey Mountain, …

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