The GOP, Russia, national identity, a powder keg, and more.
Jay NordlingerThe fourth and final installment of my Ukraine journal. Issues large and small, dead-serious and light. Ukraine is important not only to itself. It's important to the world: a front-line situation, a test case.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured a large majority in Parliament. Here’s how he did it.
Jay NordlingerKevin Williamson and I were talking this morning. One of the most gratifying things about the Brits' politics -- whatever side you're on -- is that they get red and blue right. It still burns me that we turned that on its head in America. Bassackwards.
College-educated, affluent white voters often rally behind the Democratic presidential candidate who finishes second. We asked previous runners-up and their top aides if they had advice for how to do what their campaigns couldn’t: win.
Jay NordlingerMay I be blunt? When you’re me, it’s hard to find an interesting political piece. I’ve been soaked in this crap my whole life. But this is really interesting — different, smart, diligent. Nice going, @billscher.
Jay Nordlinger on Behzod Abduraimov in recital at Carnegie Hall.
Jay NordlingerFor the music-minded, a review of Behzod Abduraimov, the Tashkent-born pianist, in recital at Carnegie Hall last night. Holy moly sakes alive (as Harold C. Schonberg used to write) (just kidding).
NRI is currently in the midst of its End-of-Year Fund Appeal.
Jay NordlingerIn which Peter Travers (@pjtray), chairman of the National Review Institute (@NR_Institute), appeals for funds -- and does so with wonderful style. Great guy, great cause. I have an interest, yes (as an NRI-nik). But it's still true.