| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Newt Gingrich is telling Republicans not to fear a government shutdown because the last one went so well for them. This is pure revisionist history, and they would be fools to believe him.
Some Republicans are urging the party to refuse to back any...
| Jul 28, 2013
President Obama sounds like a man back on the offensive.
The president is reprising his core message that what the economy needs is more federal spending on popular priorities such as infrastructure and education, not less.
And his stump speeches last...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The fifth and sixth years of a presidency often end up being high noon for judicial politics. This time the first confrontation concerns the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the venue for many important regulatory issues and a training ground for...
| Aug 1, 2013
Washington, D.C., is a generous and forgiving place. It's full of people who have had successful careers and made lots of money in spite of having been tragically wrong on the great issues of the day. But one sin warrants no mercy: being right.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:58 PM
The new federal guidelines for how colleges should handle sexual-harassment cases aren't just unreasonable. They're hostile to reasonableness in principle.
The Justice Department and the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights set forth the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Conservatives with long memories had to laugh at the recent New York Times front-page headline: "Fiscal crisis sounds the charge in GOP's 'civil war.'"
That diagnosis largely hangs on the judgment of 1970s New Right direct-mail impresario Richard...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:39 PM
It's the day after Congress voted to fully reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling. The senator I'm meeting, who would fall roughly in the middle of the Senate's Republicans if they were lined up by ideology, voted with the majority. "I'm...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:45 PM
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:18 AM
WASHINGTON -- If you doubt there's an American welfare state, you should read the new study by demographer Nicholas Eberstadt, whose blizzard of numbers demonstrates otherwise. A welfare state transfers income from some people to other people to improve...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:24 AM
The conservative Gotterdammerung is finally here. "Like dazed survivors in a ravaged city, America's conservatives are wailing and beating their collective breasts," opines the Economist's "Lexington" columnist. "A leading conservative thinker," asked...