Move Washington Out of Washington

Anything that can be done to dismantle the Leviathan of administrative overreach should be done. A plan by Senators Marcia Blackburn and Josh Hawley to move federal departments to the states is not the end of the story. But it might mark the beginning of a sunny new chapter.

Doing the Impeachment Math

Are there really 20 Republican senators who would commit political suicide in order to please Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Adam Schiff?

Multitasking the Intelligence Community Roundup

I am not the only one to notice that Schiff and Nadler are more and more playing to suburban dinner theaters with tiny audiences while the names William Barr, John Durham, and Michael Horowitz are front-page news wherever there is news (as distinct from propaganda)

Anti-Trump Fraternity and NeverTrump Sorority Collude in Impeachment Scam

Donald Trump asked President Zelensky to help with the Justice Department’s investigation of efforts to subvert the 2016 election. Donald Trump is the president of the United States. It is part of his responsibility to see that our elections are open and fair. Bottom line: not much to work with there for the anti-Trump fraternity.

The Little Engine That Couldn’t

The Democrats think the very fact that a president is impeached is enough tarnish his reputation and diminish his chances of success in the election. Don't bet on it.

Another Week, Another Pseudo-Scandal

Any investigation into what President Trump may have said to the president of Ukraine will involve an investigation into Joe Biden’s corruption. So, please, go ahead and air the dirty laundry.

Andrew McCabe’s Unjust Deserts

Is lying under oath or leaking classified information or misrepresenting evidence to a court a crime? If so, then it is as much a crime for McCabe or James Comey or John Brennan or Hillary Clinton as it is for Mike Flynn or George Papadopoulos. At least, that’s the way it is supposed to work. Does it?

Trump and Tone

True, the president does not speak or act like other statesmen. He's often over-the-top. But whatever the man has said, and however he may say it, he has acted with much greater forcefulness and clarity of purpose than his recent predecessors—with some commendable results.

Don’t Celebrate Bastille Day

Unlike the American Revolution, in which the rule of law and the institutions of civil society survived the change of governments, the French Revolution was one of the signal bad events in world history.

Charles Reich, R.I.P.

Remember Charles Reich? Probably not. But you probably do know the phrase “the greening of America.” It is Reich’s coinage, the title his fruity 1970 […]

Restoring the Lost Consensus

Looking around the cultural landscape today, I conclude that we are in the midst of a sort of negative religious revival: let’s call it America’s […]