Matthew Continetti Articles


The Managers vs. the Managed

What would James Burnham make of our ruling class?
Sep 21, 2015

What is happening in the world? When one looks at recent news, one can’t help feeling a sense of bewilderment. A storied Olympian announces his new gender on the cover of Vanity Fair, the Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage a constitutional right, racial violence returns to St.

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We Aren’t the World

Barack Obama’s global test.
Jul 27, 2015

‘Without this deal,” said President Obama on Tuesday, “there is no scenario where the world joins us in sanctioning Iran until it completely dismantles its nuclear program.” That was nothing new. Throughout the negotiations with Iran, “the world” has been one of the president’s favorite defenses against criticism. “Nothing we know about the Iranian government suggests that it would simply capitulate under that kind of pressure,” he continued. “And the world would not support an effort to permanently sanction Iran into submission.”

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Hillary Cluelessness

That will be her downfall.
12:32 PM, Feb 20, 2015

Matthew Continetti writes at the Washington Free Beacon:

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The Liberalism Sham

10:06 AM, Dec 05, 2014

Matthew Continetti writes about the hoax of liberalism at the Washington Free Beacon:

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How to Stop Obama's Executive Amnesty

10:19 AM, Nov 14, 2014

Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, offers Congress a path for fighting against President Obama's plans to amnesty millions of illegal immigrants through executive order:

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Hillary Lost the Midterms

11:12 AM, Nov 07, 2014

Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, suggests Hillary Clinton was the 2014 midterm elections' biggest loser:

The 2014 election was a disaster for Hillary Clinton. Why? Let us count the ways.

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Democratic Candidates the Joke in 2014

3:27 PM, Oct 17, 2014

Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, explains why Republicans look poised to take over the Senate this year:

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A Jeff Bell Party

6:46 AM, Aug 15, 2014

Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, calls Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bell of New Jersey the "most interesting candidate in the world." Here's an excerpt:

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Frozen in the Cold War

The roots of Obama’s weakness abroad
Aug 04, 2014

In 1983, Barack Obama was a senior at Columbia University. He was not well known. He lived off-campus, had a few close friends, and spent a lot of time reading. He went to some meetings of the Black Students Association, but no one remembers seeing him there. He majored in political science, with a concentration in international relations, and classmates and professors say he was an attentive and intelligent student.

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Free Gaza From Hamas

9:29 AM, Aug 01, 2014

Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, offers a solution to the cycle of violence in the Gaza Strip. Here's an excerpt:

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Hillary Chose to Take Rapist's Case

2:48 PM, Jun 20, 2014

Writing at the Washington Free Beacon, editor in chief Matthew Continetti explains how a donor to Hillary Clinton is trying to keep his reporters out of the University of Arkansas library. One of those reporters, Alana Goodman, had gone to Arkansas and uncovered audio tapes of Clinton reminiscing about a case early in her career where her client was accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.

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Fast Times at New York High

10:21 AM, May 16, 2014

Matthew Continetti writes at the Washington Free Beacon on Jill Abramson's firing and the juvenile goings on at the offices of the New York Times:

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A Second Shellacking?

11:05 AM, May 02, 2014

Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon:

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The Revolting Washington Power Scene

3:01 PM, Apr 11, 2014

Matthew Continetti writes at the Washington Free Beacon about the recent announcement that Democratic lobbyist power couple Tony and Heather Podesta are divorcing:

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The Coming Foreign Policy Disaster

10:27 AM, Feb 21, 2014

Matthew Continetti writes at the Washington Free Beacon on the consequences of a feckless foreign policy. He channels Thomas Hardy and his 1915 poem, "The Convergence of the Twain." Here's an excerpt:

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The 'Hillary Papers' and the Press

10:04 AM, Feb 14, 2014

Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, describes how many in the mainstream media tried to dismiss the Beacon's extensive reporting on archives from Hillary Clinton's close friend during Clinton's time as First Lady. Here's Continetti:

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Sulzberger High

3:02 PM, Feb 07, 2014

Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, on how the New York Times newsroom sounds a lot like high school:

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Labor Republicanism

Nov 11, 2013

Mike Lee, the senator from Utah, gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation last week that demands attention. The takeaway: Candidates need policy ideas that address the concerns of ordinary voters—and they have to campaign, and win, on those ideas. Lee noted that conservative scholars have a number of imaginative proposals that try to address the breakdown of the family, the rising cost of health insurance and higher education, the lengthening suburban commute, and out-of-control entitlement spending.

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The Problem of Technology

Nov 04, 2013

Technology is a problem, not only for President Obama but also for Republicans and conservatives. In fact, technology is several problems, practical and theoretical, all relating to and interacting with one another. And none of them can be ignored.

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Hillary Clinton, Goldman Sachs Democrat

8:01 AM, Nov 01, 2013

Matthew Continetti writes at the Washington Free Beacon on Hillary Clinton's cozy relationship with the investment banker types at places like Goldman Sachs:

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Continetti Podcast: GOP Should Learn The Lesson Of Obama's Failed Technocracy

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:15 PM, Oct 25, 2013

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with contributing editor Matthew Continetti on his recent editorial and why the GOP needs to learn the lesson of Healthcare.gov's failure.

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The Politics of Phonyism

4:34 PM, Jul 12, 2013

Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon:

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Citizens, Not Customers

Jun 03, 2013

"We provided horrible customer service,” outgoing acting commissioner of the IRS Steven Miller told the House Ways and Means Committee on May 17, referring to evidence that his agency had targeted Tea Party groups for special scrutiny in determining tax-exempt status. The passing remark, which so neatly captured the attitude of condescension and entitlement Miller brought to the hearing, was part of an apology. As grovels go, it wasn’t the best.

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The Left's H Street Shakedown

8:06 AM, May 24, 2013

Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, on the Center for American Progress:

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Reality Bites

3:02 PM, Apr 26, 2013

Plan B for Obamacare

Mar 25, 2013

"With Obama-care entrenched, Democrats feel free to gripe,” read the headline in Politico. And gripe is the word. Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington gripes that the administration won’t subsidize Americans “just above the poverty level.” Senator Bill Nelson of Florida gripes that the administration “negotiated away” funding for insurance co-ops. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland gripes that Obama-care doesn’t address the national crisis in pediatric dentistry.

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