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Orwell: Progressives Aren’t Fascists

But neither can they satisfy the longings of the human soul.

Posted August 26th, 2014

Remember What Nixon Accomplished Before Watergate

It has been a summer of remembrance. The centennial of the Great …

Posted August 5th, 2014

The Complicated Realm of Women’s Health

Rebecca Traister wrote a scathing piece for The New Republic, condemning Republicans’ …

Posted August 2nd, 2014

Why We Must Stop Obama’s Amnesty

According to Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Obama intends “to act broadly and generously” …

Posted August 1st, 2014

Development of Non-Toxic 2016 GOP Agenda Continues Apace

The release of Rep. Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty “discussion draft” last week marks …

Posted July 30th, 2014

As Mosul’s Christians Flee, Religious Freedom Gets an Ambassador

The State Department’s annual report on International Religious Freedom paints a dark …

Posted July 29th, 2014

WSJ Overhypes Story of ‘Scrambling’ over Health Exchange Uncertainty

At first glance, I thought my informal bet—that a red-state governor will …

Posted July 28th, 2014

How Long Before a Red State Gov Says He Knew It All Along?

A few more thoughts on Gruber-gate: 1. It seems the exponents of …

Posted July 26th, 2014

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