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A Formidable Lady

I’m very glad to have crossed the path of Asma Jahangir.  Today, news came of her death, at 66.  (Go here.)  Malala Yousafzai issued a tweet:  “The best tribute to her is to continue her fight for human rights and democracy.” MalalaShow More Summary

One Journalist, Far Away

Saleh al-Shehi is a prominent Saudi journalist with over a million Twitter followers. On December 8, he went on television and told a simple truth: People with connections to the royal court have an easier time buying certain land than do ordinary citizens. Show More Summary

Marriage, Fertility, and Blue-Collar Male Employment

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. What could be more romantic than contemplating why the institution of marriage, a bedrock of our civilization, is in catastrophic decline? In a new study, MIT’s David Autor, University of Zurich’s...Show More Summary

UK Midwife Forced Out for Refusing Abortion Participation

Religious and pro-life doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are under increasing threat of being forced to choose between their careers and not committing what they consider to be grievous sin or otherwise violating their consciences: AShow More Summary

Uncommon Knowledge: Shelby Steele on 'How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country'

Shelby Steele, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and author of Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country, joins me to discuss race relations in the United States. Steele tells stories about growing up in segregated Chicago and the fights he and his family went through to end segregation in their neighborhood schools. Show More Summary

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's Constitutionality Upheld on Appeal

Nearly five years ago, Harry Reid wanted to pack the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with lefties who would approve of all kinds of expansive and expensive government. He got his way, and a recently decided case shows how that has worked...Show More Summary

History Doesn’t Take Sides

The “wrong side of history” is a phrase, wrote Robert Conquest, the great historian of the Soviet Union (and much, much more besides), with a “Marxist twang” about it. Put less politely, it is nonsense. History doesn’t take sides.  In...Show More Summary

Catching Up with Great Books

Check out the Great Books Podcast: 30-minute conversations with scholars and experts about the books they love. Episodes in 2018 so far include The Aeneid, by Virgil, with Louis Markos of Houston Baptist University; The Federalist Papers,...Show More Summary

Drug War Update: Aspirin an ally, Imodium Not So Much

Drug warrior Jeff Sessions has come up with a suggestion to help combat opioid abuse: “I am operating on the assumption that this country prescribes too many opioids,” Sessions said Wednesday as he touted the Trump administration’s efforts to combat drug abuse and trafficking. Show More Summary

Conservatives Should Consider Community Colleges

Community colleges are stereotyped as pathetic excuses for “real college” where the loser kids go. Enroll in one, and you’ll suffer the embarrassment forever, and you’ll get little or none of that legendary “college earnings premium.” If...Show More Summary

A Few Thoughts on Rob Porter

If you were expecting a forceful condemnation, or forceful statement of any kind, from the president about Rob Porter, you’re out of luck. From USA Today: “We found out about it recently and I was surprised by it, but we certainly wish him well and it’s a tough time for him,” Trump said. Show More Summary

The Stimulus That Isn't

Jim Tankersley reports in the New York Times: Republicans are pouring government stimulus into a steadily strengthening economy, adding economic fuel at a moment when unemployment is at a 16-year low and wages are beginning to rise,Show More Summary

Skies Are Looking Fair

A little more anyway. Last year, I wrote about a battle between U.S. airlines and three aggressive Middle East competitors: The charge from this hemisphere was that the state-owned airlines — Etihad Airways, Emirates, and Qatar Airways...Show More Summary

IPAB "Death Panel" Euthanized

When Sarah Palin branded parts of Obamacare a “death panel,” she inflicted a deep political wound from which the program has never recovered. In truth, there was no death panel in the existing law–but powerful voices wrote hopefullyShow More Summary

Elon Musk's Audacious Project

I immensely enjoyed David’s piece on Falcon Heavy this morning. Putting a red convertible in a rocket and blasting it into space just because he can is indeed one of the most American things ever done. But as the Cadillac guy knows (I can’t look at him and not see Robert Quarles) that’s not the first electric car blasted into space. Show More Summary

Don’t Blame Rand Paul for Last Night’s Shutdown

Congress had weeks to pass another budget deal to keep the federal government open. Last night, Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul, prolonged that process another few hours, filibustering the last-minute compromise overShow More Summary

Trump’s Loyalty Tests Are Uniquely Corrupting

Here’s how the Washington Post began a report last night about Trump’s wife-beating aide, Rob Porter: White House Counsel Donald McGahn knew one year ago that staff secretary Rob Porter’s ex-wives were prepared to make damaging accusations...Show More Summary

Mike Allen on The Jamie Weinstein Show

My latest podcast is with Axios’s Mike Allen, one of the most plugged in reporters in Washington. I hope you will take a listen.  Allen provides a great deal of insight into the current state of journalism, but I suspect what you will...Show More Summary

You Get a Spending Boost! And You Get a Spending Boost! And You...

Greetings from Colorado Springs — altitude 6,035 feet — where I’m attempting to follow the locals’ wise advice to drink water constantly. I’ve felt weird since I arrived; I spent two years in Ankara, Turkey (altitude 3,077 feet) andShow More Summary

Empty USCCB Amicus Brief in Public-Sector Union Dues Case

On February 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the much-watched case of Janus v. AFSCME. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has submitted an amicus brief in Janus. Both as a Catholic and as a lawyer, I find...Show More Summary

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