Peggy Noonan is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the author of nine books on American politics and culture. Most recent: The Time of Our Lives.

A Wounded Boy's Silence, and the Candidates' | RealClearPolitics

A Wounded Boy’s Silence, and the Candidates’ — With the campaign proper about to begin, on Labor Day, a last August thought, a very simple one: War is terrible. It is my impression our candidates for president don't really know this. They never say it, not in formal speeches or in thinking aloud, in reveries in friendly interviews.

A Dramatic Lesson About Political Actors

A Dramatic Lesson About Political Actors — Let's look at last week's theme-the growing detachment between Western leaders and the led-in a different way. I have spent much of my downtime the past year watching and re-watching the three seasons of the Danish drama "Borgen."

How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen

How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen — This is about distance, and detachment, and a kind of historic decoupling between the top and the bottom in the West that did not, in more moderate recent times, exist. Recently I spoke with an acquaintance of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and the conversation quickly turned, as conversations about Ms. Merkel now always do, to her decisions on immigration.

The Week They Decided Donald Trump Was Crazy — I think this week marked a certain coming to terms with where the election is going. Politics is about trends and tendencies. The trends for Donald Trump are not good, and he tends not to change. All the damage done to him this week was self-inflicted. The arrows he's taken are arrows he shot.

Friday PM ~ TheFrontPageCover — } ~ The best question from a journalist for the man and woman running for president is this: In the area of race relations, why can't we get it right? All your life, Mr. Trump, all your life, Mrs. liar-Clinton, we have been trying to solve what divides America.

A Disunited Party’s Successful Convention — The showbiz headline from the Democrats' convention in Philadelphia is that they did fine. They have their nominees; they had good speeches and glamorous celebrities; the cameras panning the audience often caught glistening faces, not angry ones. It did not look unified but it did look alive.

The End of Placeness — The end of placeness is one of the features of the campaign. I do not like it. Pretend you are not a political sophisticate and regular watcher of the presidential race as it unfolds on all media platforms. Pretend, that is, that you are normal. OK, quick, close your eyes.
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