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One of the things I meant to get into in my transportation piece today is this: As a matter of social architecture, how do we go about aggregating interests? The progressive view assumes that in most cases, one rich guy can effectively...Show More Summary
Senator Rand Paul (R., KY) was less-than-enthused by the media’s examination of his reaction to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress on Tuesday, telling Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade that “gossipy” websites “demean”Show More Summary
The Matthew Franck essay I lauded here the other day is now available for free for a limited time.
Senators Lee and Rubio outline their new tax-reform proposal in the Wall Street Journal today (sub. req’d.). Over at Bloomberg, I argue that the proposal would produce the most pro-growth tax code we have had since the 1920s.
M. Stanton Evans — “Stan” to his numberless friends — was one of a dozen or so people who founded, promoted, and worked in the American conservative movement and who made it the most entertaining place to be on five continents. It wasn’t...Show More Summary
I just noticed that today is March 4, which used to be presidential inauguration day. So, under the old system, Obama would have two full years left to go. As it is, he has two years minus a month and a half. You’re welcome!
On the homepage today we have Part III of my “CPAC Journal.” But I’d like to comment on something that came up in Part II. I mentioned something that has been on my mind lately, particularly in light of Netanyahu’s speech before Congress. Show More Summary
Count me as one of the great admirers of Stan Evans. Over at The College Fix, we’ve posted an obituary. It includes to a video, recorded in the DC office of National Review, in which Stan gives advice to young writers.
A caller to the Thom Hartmann show on Siriux XM’s lefty channel just now wanted to discuss how Democrats could use the Logan Act of 1799 to lock up congressional Republicans for having enthusiastically welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu to the Capitol without presidential blessing. Show More Summary
Jim, I am guessing it was this really bad interview on life on Fox News Sunday that prompted the open letter from Walker. His pitch is that he can appeal to all parts of the conservative coalition. Even appearing to throw pro-lifersShow More Summary
I would like to relate just two memories. He had one of the driest and best wits in the West. I wish you could have heard him say the following, deadpan. It was all in the delivery, believe me. “You always hear that you’re supposed to start out liberal, then become conservative at some point. Show More Summary
The agency of the federal government that will be responsible for implementing President Obama’s executive amnesty, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is already required to process millions of petitions and requests on an annual basis. Show More Summary
Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech today before a joint session of Congress was “Churchillian,” says Charles Krauthammer. But not Churchill triumphant. “In a way it was Churchillian — not in delivery; it was not up to Bibi’s norm — but in the sonorousness and the seriousness of what he said,” Krauthammer contended on Special Report. Show More Summary
One of the ways proponents of amnesty try to sway conservatives is by pledging that unauthorized immigrants will be barred from accessing welfare benefits, or at the very least that their access will be somehow limited. It is a safeShow More Summary
From long ago, and far away, but still relevant — two good friends, old friends (Stan’s first NR essay was published in 1956!), shoulder-to-shoulder movement founders, men with enduring legacies. It was only fitting that in 2005, as NR celebrated its 50th Anniversary, Bill Buckley asked Stan Evans to be the MC. Show More Summary
The triumvirate of pro-Hillary groups — Media Matters, Correct the Record, and American Bridge – are mounting a full-throated response to the New York Times’s report that Hillary Clinton, in violation of open-records laws, communicated...Show More Summary
Over at Media Matters for America — the liberal spin operation founded by well-known Clinton backer David Brock — the machine is in high gear contending that Hillary Clinton did nothing unlawful by conducting her business as secretary...Show More Summary
Last week, I discussed how as the fight over the Ex-Im Bank heats up, special interests who benefit from the program are doing all that they can to pressure Congress into saving it. Last week, they brought hundreds of small businessShow More Summary
Today’s speech by prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu was an amazingly public and frank repudiation of U.S. policy towards Iran. But before getting to his remarks, let’s dispose of a particularly ignorant criticism of Netanyahu. Chris Matthews...Show More Summary
A senior House Democrat contradicted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adopted a “condescending” tone during his speech before a joint meeting of Congress. “I disagree with the House Democratic Leader, whom I hold in high regard. Show More Summary