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Is This What Presidents Do?

Republicans in Congress should ask themselves what they would be saying now if Hillary Clinton had been elected and then began threatening and shaming companies when she didn’t like their perfectly legal business practices, making individual...Show More Summary

Partisans of Liberal Education

In the New York Times this weekend, Molly Worthen takes note of a series of liberal education and political philosophy programs run by a series of conservative-leaning institutions in recent years. Some, like the Claremont Institute’s wonderful Publius Fellowship, have been around for decades. Show More Summary

More on Mattis: McCarthy v. me

It is rare that Andy McCarthy and I disagree on constitutional issues.  But if you ever want to be put you through your paces, disagreeing with Andy is a good way to do it.  So to address some of the issues Andy addressed in his post...Show More Summary

The Taiwan Call

I don’t have a problem with tweaking Beijing or re-considering how we deal with Taiwan. But you want to do it with more deliberation than was evident in Trump’s call. The episode should put even more of a premium on Trump getting someone with substantial foreign policy experience at State (i.e., not Rudy or Romney). Trump's Taiwan Call

The Carrier Deal, Cont.

The Carrier Deal was a political coup for Trump and you have to be glad for the 800 affected workers and their families. But over the last few days a president-elect of the United States has been openly threatening companies for making business decisions he doesn’t like–an extraordinary and disturbing thing. Show More Summary

"I mean obviously I made a false statement. At the time I didn't think it was false..."

The appearance by General Petraeus on “This Week” this morning was billed as a try-out for a potential confirmation hearing. He is obviously a very capable and well-spoken man, but judging from this morning, a hearing would be…awkward. Show More Summary

A Conversation on Immigration with George Borjas

George J. Borjas, one of the world’s leading scholars of immigration, discusses the winners and losers from immigration, the effects of immigrant workers on native-born workers, the holistic effects of immigration on the welfare state...Show More Summary

Fillon, France and Putin

When it comes to political predictions, I’m not exactly on a roll at the moment. Nevertheless, after last weekend’s primary of the right, I’ll risk another. The next French president will be François Fillon of the center-right Republicans. Show More Summary

Trump Needs a Congressional Waiver to Appoint Mattis as Defense Secretary

Politically, it would be very foolish for Democrats to fight President-elect Trump’s selection of retired Marine General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. General Mattis’s reputation as an erudite warrior is well earned, and he is highly thought of by policymakers, fellow commanders, and grunts. Show More Summary

The Electoral College Is Not Like Slavery

The Hill published a hilariously overwrought article earlier this week entitled “How the Electoral College changes the value of a person, a bit like slavery did.” The authors are Robert Epstein, described as a “Senior Research Psychologist...Show More Summary

New Nordlinger Collection

“Jay Nordlinger’s range of topics and territory is astonishing; he takes his grateful readers to places they will never go to converse with people they can only dream of meeting. Nordlinger’s abiding themes are courage in the fight against tyranny and daring in the creation of new human enterprises. Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Ridiculous’ for Clinton Camp to Attribute Trump’s Election to White Supremacy

At a post-election event featuring aides from both campaigns, Hillary Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri said that Donald Trump won because his campaign gave white supremacists a platform. Charles KrauthammerShow More Summary

Health Care: Don't Forget the Supply Side

My AEI colleagues James Capretta and Scott Gottlieb wrote in the Wall Street Journal about what a new health-care system would look like. It is sensible throughout, but I wanted to call particular attention to this portion of it: Deregulate the market for medical services. Show More Summary

For a 'Peaceful' Group, Black Lives Matter Sure Does Love Cop Killers and Murderous Dictators

I don’t know how I missed it, but this sickening essay from Black Lives Matter has to be read to believed. Entitled “Lessons from Fidel: Black Lives Matter and the Transition of El Comandante,” it begins: We are feeling many things as we awaken to a world without Fidel Castro. Show More Summary

Media Misinterprets Recent Abortion Polling

Since the election, a number of mainstream media outlets have noted that Donald Trump trailed Hillary Clinton in the final popular-vote tally, and they have also tried to make the case that his policy positions are unpopular with the American people. Show More Summary

Here Come Three Parent Children

The UK’s rubber stamp Embryology Authority is on the verge of allowing “three-parent” children to be born. From the Nature story: The United Kingdom may soon become the first country to explicitly permit the birth of children from embryos modified to contain three people’s DNA. Show More Summary

Incoming House Education Leader Is a Bold Conservative Reformer

“Meet the Congresswoman Poised to Tear Up Obama’s Education Legacy” blares a Politico headline above a piece on Virginia Foxx, the incoming leader of the House Committee? on  Education and the Workforce. And it’s not wrong. A representative...Show More Summary

Congress Should Let General Mattis Serve as Secretary of Defense

Because he is an excellent candidate for the job and an exemplar of many of the things we look for in a leader near the top of the military chain of command, Congress should confirm retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, in spite of the legal obstacle presented by 10 U.S.C. § 113(a). Show More Summary

Something's Missing from This Month's Jobs Report

Last month, the news from the October jobs report was not that the economy added 142,000 jobs that month, but that wages grew rapidly, too: by 11 cents per hour, following 8 cents in September. That may not sound like an incredible amount,...Show More Summary

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