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Jonathan Gruber and the Smoking Gun That Wasn’t

Conservative economist Scott Sumner offers up a desperately needed example of intellectual …

Posted July 25th, 2014

Obamacare vs. Dr. Evil’s Legal Eagles

Decades ago, a few friends and I were listening to Not For …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

Fear and Loathing in Guantanamo Bay

The Guantanamo Bay detention center briefly reasserted its presence in the public …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

Pentagon Audit Goes Once More Into the Breach

H.R. 5126 is the latest effort in a longstanding and increasingly bipartisan …

Posted July 21st, 2014

Can the GOP Replicate Nixon’s Resurrection?

One question I am asked while on tour for my new book, “The …

Posted July 11th, 2014

Republicans Wreck the Vote

This week, seven college students and voting-rights advocates are challenging a North …

Posted July 10th, 2014

America the Abstracted

Two recent studies offer up what appear to be contradictory results: one, …

Posted July 8th, 2014

Stop the Impeachment Talk

The GOP would only help Harry Reid by trying to remove Obama.

Posted July 7th, 2014

The Lie of Richard Nixon’s Racism

“For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive ‘Southern strategy’ …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

Nixon’s The One

Pat Buchanan documents the ’68 campaign with detail and nuance.

Posted July 2nd, 2014

Is a Hillary Clinton Presidency Inevitable?

Looking back over the last century there were two great coalition builders …

Posted June 27th, 2014

Americans Aren’t Politically Polarized—They’re Sorted

Two weeks ago, the Pew Research Center released a sprawling report on …

Posted June 25th, 2014

David Brat’s Half-Cocked Theological-Economic Fusionism

Michael Tanner recently—but before the shocker primary in suburban Richmond—lamented that the …

Posted June 18th, 2014

Pitchfork Populism Is Coming for Hillary and Jeb

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a …

Posted June 13th, 2014

Eric Cantor’s Defeat Is Also Netanyahu’s

Of course it isn’t yet clear what Eric Cantor’s stunning and decisive …

Posted June 12th, 2014

Hillary’s Empty Book

I’ve been skimming Hillary Clinton’s State Department memoir Hard Choices, which stands …

Posted June 11th, 2014

Eric Cantor Rides Tea Party Tiger, Is Devoured

If you look at the arc of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s …

Posted June 11th, 2014