Author Archives: Kelly Jane Torrance

Why the Frowny Face?

I admit to being a bit puzzled by this piece in Politico. …

An Icon Demolished

Traditionalists and localists—and many others besides—often mourn the disappearance of those things …

Reviewing Rand Paul

Rand Paul stopped by the office of National Review on Monday. After spending …

Does Climategate Matter?

Pat Michaels, writing in The Wall Street Journal, examines the so-called “independent” …

Pruning the Garden State

Michael Brendan Dougherty profiled Garden State Governor Chris Christie in TAC‘s August …

The Next Class War?

I noted below that the White House just released its annual report …

Whistling While They Work

The White House has put this year’s edition of its annual report …

The Senate Jumps the Shark

I complained on Monday that the Senate Judiciary Committee is not holding …

High Court Drama

Elena Kagan faced the Senate Judiciary Committee as her confirmation hearing began …

The Pill Population

Reason‘s Katherine Mangu-Ward, in her insightful review of Elaine Tyler May’s America …

Biggest and Brightest

Academics and pundits love to analyze the nation’s presidents based on all …

Selling News

What is the role of the newspaper in the digital age? It’s …

Rationer-in-Chief

Politico has an important, though slightly frustrating, piece about how Republicans will …

Real Slick

It’s been more than six weeks since BP’s oil rig off the …

A Storybook Romance

This Love Story has ended: Al and Tipper Gore have announced their …

Actors Shrug

In Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, the captains of industry bring the country …

Style and Substance

While the rest of Washington—and the country—wonders if Elena Kagan would work …

Another Emissary of “Change”

Gabriel Winant just couldn’t resist. The Salon writer wants to ignore Newt …

When This President Does It, That Means That It Is Not Illegal

In a post below, Jim Bovard links to Glenn Greenwald’s Salon piece, …

Lessons from Home

Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews has a short piece up today …

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