Notebook: Never-Trump Confidential

As Donald Trump’s official nomination approaches in Cleveland, a lifelong Republican comes to terms with a strange new party.

Donald Trump Keeps Distance in G.O.P. Platform Fight on Gay Rights

A contentious debate between conservatives and moderates has left Mr. Trump mainly on the sidelines, but offering assurances to both sides.

Public Schools? To Kansas Conservatives, They’re ‘Government Schools’

Even some Republicans are worried that the use of the term portends less support for public education.