‘In the Heights’ wastes its gorgeous score and likable characters on confusing plots and motivations in an odd adaptation of a spectacular musical by ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
From an inspirational family drama dealing honestly with loss, to an action thriller set in a bombed-out city in northern Iraq, here are five films released in 2020 worth seeking out.
By forcing Americans into racial and cultural boxes, the American left is stunting the growth of healthier and more equitable future.
We still overlook how much Alexander Hamilton shaped American institutions that support civic culture, free enterprise, liberty, and self-government.
The hit Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’ is patriotic and aspirational. Without hiding our national sins, ‘Hamilton’ upholds 1776 over 1619 as our true founding.
In 2015 Lin Manuel-Miranda made a bold choice casting non-white actors as the founding fathers. How would that go over today?
Our laws are intended to be an expression of our God-given ability to reason.
There’s an answer to the question ‘Who do you have to kill to get a ticket to ‘Hamilton?’’ — it’s ‘Harold Sherburne, Frank Connor, James Gezork, Alejandro Berger, and Charles Steinberg.’
The newsroom is revolting over conservative takes in the opinion section. Here’s what the editorial director should tell them at their next meeting.
To understand liberals’ sudden admiration for Alexander Hamilton, it helps to consider what they think of the other Founding Fathers.
The president’s action carries the same unavoidable whiff of playing identity politics with a key voting bloc of the Democratic Party.
The worst part of Donald Trump’s economic interventions is that he’s getting other Republicans to throw out the party’s free-market ideology.
The actors in ‘Hamilton’ got the spirit of civil discourse right—and so did Mike Pence. Too bad President-Elect Donald Trump doesn’t.
When Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the hit musical last night, audience members—and the cast itself—refused to show any respect or empathy.
If you need a feel-good American moment, ‘Hamilton’ is still an excellent bet. Watch for George Washington to steal the show.
Denouncing all patriotic impulses as barbaric, tribal, and intrinsically racist will only fuel these impulses. Instead, we need to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy nationalism.
Alexandra Petri, writer and blogger at the Washington Post, explains the comedic challenge of parodying Donald Trump on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour.
‘Hamilton’ has been nominated for 16 Tony awards, not least because it gives full-throated cheers for America and freedom that all Americans can join in.
Andrew Jackson really wouldn’t have wanted to be on our funny money central bank notes, anyway. And for good reason.
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