Peggy Noonan is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the author of eight books on American politics and culture.

Perry's Popping-Off Problem

wsj.com — Rick Perry this week roared away from the pack. Gallup had him the party favorite, with 29% of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents saying they're most likely to support him. Next came Mitt Romney with 17%, Ron Paul with 13%, and Michele Bachmann at 10%.

What Voters See in Donald Trump

wsj.com — His rise is not due to anger at government. It is a gesture of contempt for government. I had a conversation this week with a longtime acquaintance who supports Donald Trump. She's in her 60s, resides in north Georgia near the Tennessee line, lives on Social Security.
Jul 31, 2015

Why Trump? “The whole country will be in better shape. And ISIS won’t like it that he’s in charge.” on.wsj.com/1KD6wX1

Jul 31, 2015

Comments here are usually the most interesting thing on the page @peggynoonannyc on.wsj.com/1Ddn9WA via @WSJ

Jul 31, 2015

Maybe there is some sense in Donald Trump's rise in poll. @peggynoonannyc explains. wsj.com/articles/what-… via @WSJ

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Don’t Mourn Atticus Finch

wsj.com — When I pointed to him his palms slipped slightly, leaving greasy sweat streaks on the wall, and he hooked his thumbs in his belt. A strange small spasm shook him, as if he heard fingernails scrape slate, but as I gazed at him in wonder the tension slowly drained from his face.

The 2016 Contest Begins to Take Shape

wsj.com — The weekend will be dominated by back-and-forth on the Iran deal. The administration will argue that some agreement was necessary and this was the best that could be got. They will continue their almost childlike insistence that it proves President Obama is either Ronald Reagan (he negotiates with foes) or Richard Nixon (he reaches out to adversaries).
Jul 16, 2015

The 2016 Contest Begins to Take Shape: Hillary tries pointillism & the GOP contends with an embarrassment of riches. on.wsj.com/1CGljNR

Jul 16, 2015

A concern for her campaign has to be Mrs. Clinton’s robotic delivery, as if she’s never there in the moment. on.wsj.com/1CGljNR

Jul 16, 2015

I wanted to think along with Hillary's big economic speech, but Mrs. Clinton doesn’t give you much to think to. on.wsj.com/1CGljNR

Jul 17, 2015

RT @BDayspring: "His years as embattled WI governor have given him a hold on the GOP imagination." @Peggynoonannyc on Scott Walker ow.ly/PKlB4

Jul 17, 2015

.@Peggynoonannyc on 2016 stagecraft: "John Kasich is next. I’m hoping he won’t announce in a T-shirt & underpants." on.wsj.com/1HXoXi3

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Donald Trump’s Appeal-and Its Limits

wsj.com — Sometimes an ill wind feels like a breath of fresh air. Donald Trump is an unstable element inserted into an unsettled environment. Sooner or later there will be a boom. He has shot up like a rocket since his June announcement but likely has a low ceiling and short staying power.
Jul 09, 2015

Donald Trump: Sometimes an ill wind feels like a breath of fresh air. on.wsj.com/1LV5rZG

Jul 10, 2015

Peggy Noonan on the appeal--and explosive limitations--of Donald Trump. on.wsj.com/1fs8FHX

Jul 10, 2015

'Does #Trump ruin the GOP brand? That tends to be the eager question of those who hope he will ruin the GOP brand.' on.wsj.com/1fs8FHX

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'Is That Allowed?' 'It Is Here.'

wsj.com — There's something Haley Barbour reminded me of called the Gate Rule. The former Mississippi governor said it's the first thing you should think of when you think about immigration. People are either lined up at the gate trying to get out of a country, or lined up trying to get in.
Jul 05, 2015

For July 4th. On Mike Nichols, Henry Kissinger, and my grandmother. 'Is That Allowed?' 'It Is Here.' - WSJ wsj.com/articles/SB100…

Jul 05, 2015

RT @Peggynoonannyc: For July 4th. On Mike Nichols, Henry Kissinger, and my grandmother. 'Is That Allowed?' 'It Is Here.' - WSJ wsj.com/articles/SB100…

A Cold Man's Warm Words

wsj.com — The tenderest words in American political history were cut from the document they were to have graced. It was July 1, 2 ,3 and 4, 1776, in the State House in Philadelphia. America was being born.
Jul 05, 2015

Jefferson in the Declaration says 'It's not me, it's you." Then cuts the sweetest words. wsj.com/articles/SB100…

Jul 05, 2015

RT @Peggynoonannyc: Jefferson in the Declaration says 'It's not me, it's you." Then cuts the sweetest words. wsj.com/articles/SB100…

The High Court’s Disunited State

wsj.com — Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court ruling against school segregation, was decided in a unanimous vote, 9-0. The court understood that in decisions that mandate significant societal and cultural change, and that will garner significant opposition, the fact of unanimity is in itself a kind of final argument.
Jul 02, 2015

As five justices declare a right to same-sex marriage, the other four dissent vigorously and ominously. on.wsj.com/1KyuIry

Two Miracles in Charleston

wsj.com — A stunning demonstration of Christian faith helps resolve a bitter decades-long argument. I know there's a lot going on, but I think we witnessed two miracles this week, and public miracles are pretty rare and must be named. These two especially should be noted and remembered because they suggest a way out of the ongoing morass.
Jun 26, 2015

RT @MichaelRWear: Two Miracles in Charleston by @peggynoonannyc -- includes reference to my @CTmagazine article on.wsj.com/1eKl49N via @WSJ

Jun 26, 2015

There’s a lot going on, but we witnessed 2 miracles this week, and public miracles are pretty rare and must be named. on.wsj.com/1fJIBaV

Jun 28, 2015

Two Miracles in Charleston by @peggynoonannyc on.wsj.com/1eKl49N via @WSJ

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Hillary Will Glide Above It All

wsj.com — The Democrats can enforce party discipline. The Republican contest will be a free-for-all. Some observations on the announcements of Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, and on a looming problem for the Republican Party. Mrs. Clinton's announcement, last Saturday on Roosevelt Island, was first of all a concession that her April announcement, in a pretty, content-free video, didn't quite do the job.
Jun 19, 2015

the great @Peggynoonannyc has a warning for the GOP: Hillary Will Glide Above It All, by @peggynoonannyc on.wsj.com/1Gvkc1L via @WSJ

Jun 19, 2015

WSJ Opinion: Hillary Will Glide Above It All, by @peggynoonannyc on.wsj.com/1Gvkc1L via @WSJ

Jun 19, 2015

Hillary Clinton "doesn’t seem to enjoy crowds, which is odd since she’s in the crowds business," says @Peggynoonannyc on.wsj.com/1Gvkc1L

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Jul 31, 2015

Why Trump? “The whole country will be in better shape. And ISIS won’t like it that he’s in charge.” on.wsj.com/1KD6wX1

Jul 28, 2015

RT @mypeacebook: When we offer our loneliness to Christ, it puts us in direct contact with his own love. More: amazon.com/gp/product/159… pic.twitter.com/QQH6CtzSxV

Jul 28, 2015

RT @ForeignAffairs: Today in History, 1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, starting World War I. ow.ly/QblqM pic.twitter.com/599oCRIEJE

Jul 25, 2015

RT @GKCDaily: The special mark of the modern world is not that it is sceptical, but that it is dogmatic without knowing it.

Jul 16, 2015

A concern for her campaign has to be Mrs. Clinton’s robotic delivery, as if she’s never there in the moment. on.wsj.com/1CGljNR

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