An Echo Of Trump In The Last Of The Whigs

By:    Jeff Jacoby                   History doesn’t repeat itself. But it has an unnerving tendency to rhyme. Consider, on this first Presidents’ Day under Donald Trump, another New Yorker who occupied the highest office in the land. When Millard Fillmore became the nation’s 13th president upon the death…

Dream Question Was Asked, But Not Answered

By:   Jeff Jacoby                         It took seven attempts, but the organizers finally worked out the formula for a healthy Republican presidential debate: seven candidates, three moderators, and zero vulgar reality-show clowns. The wittiest and truest line of the night was Senator Ted Cruz’s opening…

China Has its Own Horrors to Atone for

By:   Jeff Jacoby JAPAN’S less-than-wholehearted remorse for its World War II-era atrocities has long been an unhealed wound in its relations with its neighbors. The bruise is throbbing anew with the approach of August 15, the 70th anniversary of the announcement of Japan’s surrender. China’s ambassador to Tokyo revived the topic on July 23, when…

It’s Socialism, not Deodorant, That Starves the Poor

By:  Jeff Jacoby           WHAT THIS country needs, says Bernie Sanders, is less deodorant. The 73-year-old senator from Vermont, now running for the Democratic presidential nomination, told CNBC’s John Harwood in an interview on Tuesday that because American consumers can choose from so many brands of personal-care products, kids are going…