Author Archives: Scott Galupo

About Scott Galupo

Scott Galupo is a freelance writer living in Arlington, Va. In addition to contributing to The American Conservative, he writes for TheWeek.com and reviews live music for The Washington Post. He was formerly a staff writer for The Washington Times and worked on Capitol Hill. He lives with his wife and two children and writes about politics to support his guitar habit.

Can This Divided Government Agree to Do No More Harm?

I’m now old enough to remember two federal government shutdowns. Both turned …

Here’s How Republicans Could Have Stayed Out of This Mess

CNN reports on a potential thaw in the fiscal standoff: On Wednesday, …

It’s Time to Throw the Tea Party One Ring into Mount Doom

Robert Costa reports this morning: In the coming days, the House will …

Sometimes the Thugs and Knuckleheads Are One and the Same

After a weekend of trying to imbibe as much as I could …

Sympathy for the GOP Rebels

They’re a bunch of certitude-surfeited Jacobins. That’s the implication of this New …

GOP Activists vs. ‘Donorists’: Pick Your Poison

Cosmopolitan elites and firebreathing populists break a damaged GOP.

Obama’s Odd Theory of ‘Creeping Resignation’ Over Gun Violence

From the New York Times report on President Obama’s speech at the …

George Will’s Unsatisfying Explanation for His Libertarian ‘Evolution’

The famed columnist either hasn’t changed, or is terribly, terribly conflicted.

Not Sensing the Prophetic Vibe from Syria Crisis

I suppose something like the following was inevitable, given the circumstances and …

Don’t Look for Clues to Budget Battle in Congressional Vote on Syria

John B. Judis makes a questionable assertion about the looming Congressional vote …

Maybe Kevin Williamson Wants to Rebuild a Republican Big Tent

Several critics of Kevin Williamson’s 2012 piece celebrating the Republican party’s record on …

Rand Paul’s Dubious Evidence for Consumer-Driven Health Savings

Opponents of Obamacare make a compelling case that the law “oversolves,” if …

The Anti-New Deal Legacy of the Pro-Density Movement

Joel Kotkin continues his battle against anti-sprawl activists: [The Equality of Opportunity …

Three Cheers for the Sideman

In a recent segment of HuffPost Live, James Poulos spotlights one of …

‘Libertarian Populism’ Is a Stepchild of McCainism

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain waged a quixotic war …

Parsing the Confederate Constitution

I appreciated Ben Domenech’s takedown of Michael Gerson’s recent efforts at policing …

All That Glitters About Expanding Gambling Isn’t Gold

Artificially constrained supply has made casinos more attractive than they really are.

Atlantic City Embraces Monkey on Its Back

In the throes of pre-Great Recession economic hype, I wrote the following …

Jennifer Rubin’s Facile Immigration Reform Boosterism

As someone who is hopelessly noncommittal about comprehensive immigration reform (at bottom, …

Rand Paul Compartmentalizes Jim Crow Laws—But Continues Slow Crawl to Right Conclusion

In her long, begrudgingly admiring profile of Sen. Rand Paul, the New …

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