Free Beacon Aaron MacLean

Aaron MacLean is a writer and policy analyst in Washington, D.C. From 2014 to 2017 he was the managing editor of the Washington Free Beacon.

Don’t Give Up the Ship*

Analysis: The troubling lessons of January’s surrender of two U.S. Navy boats to Iran

September 16, 2016
Barack Obama

Losing the Game

Review: Derek Chollet, ‘The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World’

September 9, 2016

Play On

Review: Clive James, ‘Play All: A Bingewatcher’s Notebook’

September 2, 2016
State Hillary Clinton, Xi Jinping

The China Test

Feature: American strategy in the face of a belligerent Pacific empire

August 26, 2016

Make Athens Great Again

Review: Loren J. Samons II, ‘Pericles and the Conquest of History: A Political Biography’

August 19, 2016

The Internationalist

Review: 'William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master’ at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. through September 11

August 12, 2016
2016 Democratic National Convention

Am I a Kremlin Tool?

Feature: ‘Leaked’ emails and foreign interference in Philadelphia

July 26, 2016

When the Communists Came to Cleveland

Feature: Scenes from the revolution at the RNC

July 21, 2016
Stop Trump

The Circus Comes to Cleveland

Feature: Pseudo-events at Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention

July 18, 2016

From Prussia With Love

Review: Tim Blanning, ‘Frederick the Great’

July 15, 2016