James Kirchick is a visiting fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe and the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution. He is a Daily Beast correspondent, a columnist for Tablet, and author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age.

Resignation Isn’t the Answer

Trump is a proven disaster, but that doesn’t mean he’s going away. We need competent people to serve in his administration—and exert enough control to keep us all from crashing.


When Britain sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us.


Agree with them or not, Republicans have historically been very clear about how they talk about our allies and our adversaries. That’s out the window now. But no one says a peep.