How Trump’s First Three Months Point the Way to Three Percent Growth

The great nineteenth-century man of letters William Dean Howells once made a remark that I have long cherished as a sort of personal motto: “The problem for a critic,” Howells said, “is not making enemies, but keeping them.” A critic who does not make enemies is unlikely to be doing his job, inasmuch

By | 2017-04-24T17:53:13+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|

Activists Appropriate Holiday Spirit for Political Purposes

It’s the same, every year. If our most cherished holidays aren’t denigrated falsely as pagan anachronisms, they’re indicted as examples of naked consumerism. As Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even Easter and Christmas roll around, one can reliably count on the chorus of cynics ever ready with limitless reserves of smug

By | 2017-04-24T16:01:34+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

The Pence Rule and its Discontents

As if the Washington swamp—crawling as it does with an enormous number of statutes, acts, regulations, directives, and the like—needed more of the same, we now have the “Pence Rule,” named for Vice President Mike Pence who let it be known that he “never eats alone with a woman other than his wife.”  This revelation

By | 2017-04-11T18:48:29+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

Liberals will Rue Becerra’s prosecution of Planned Parenthood Video Producers

Where are the liberals? In California, I’m led to believe they’re everywhere. I’m not so sure. I hear people lamenting the sad state of Trump’s America over their macchiatos and poke bowls. I see people wearing pink knit caps marching against Trump on behalf of women everywhere (except for the college-educated white women who voted

By | 2017-04-09T23:21:48+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

A Day Without a White Woman’s Guilt

On Wednesday, March 8 the same group of grievance grifters who brought us the infamous Pussyhat/Women’s March will be bringing us  “A Day Without a Woman”. Even though a number of the leaders have been exposed as radical and even violent leftists that include anti-western, Sharia-supporting Islamists, there’s an attempt to paint this as a

By | 2017-03-07T13:01:46+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

The Denunciation Racket

Maybe it’s my background as a Soviet-era Jewish Russian emigre, but I’ve always found calls from politicians to denounce someone or something unsettling. From the days of Ancient Rome when senators would pressure each other to out-denounce political enemies to appease the emperor, to the French Revolution where the Sans-Culottes pamphlets read: “Denounce the crimes,

By | 2017-03-04T09:54:09+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|

What I Saw at the 44th March for Life

Contrary to what you may have heard, Donald Trump was at the March for Life. Let me explain. I’ve been to a few Marches for Life before, and they’re always filled with a joy and energy that is difficult to convey unless you’ve seen it firsthand. But this year felt different; I thought it was

By | 2017-01-28T11:39:52+00:00 January 28th, 2017|

One Mother’s Journey from Abortion Absolutism to Life

My journey from a pro-abortion college student to a pro-life young mother was slow in coming. I didn’t have a eureka moment but instead had small moments that I describe now as moments of grace. In January 1973, I was a junior in college. Someone—perhaps our professor—came into the room on Monday morning, January 22,

By | 2017-01-27T12:52:07+00:00 January 27th, 2017|

“I Tawt I Taw a PussyHat!”

Guess who’s coming to Washington? No, I’m not talking about the illustrious Mr. Smith made famous by Jimmy Stewart. In this case, it’s “Rosie and the PussyHats.” Having broken her promise to rid the country of her presence in the wake of a Trump victory, Rosie O’Donnell and her ongoing, but increasingly inchoate, hatred of

By | 2017-01-19T12:57:23+00:00 January 19th, 2017|