Repealing Obamacare Could Spur Much-Needed Bipartisanship

Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate,” President Trump tweeted last week. “Dems will join in!” Much as so many Americans like to denigrate the president's freewheeling Twitter commentary, in this case I believe he is on to something.

By | 2017-07-24T20:07:03+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

Restoring the Republic Means Reimposing ‘Regular Order’

The Republican congressional leadership’s failure to repeal Obamacare has led to suggestions that, perhaps, they should have approached their task through “regular order.” Since Congress has not operated under “regular order” at all since 2006, and with decreasing frequency in the decades before that, younger readers, especially, may be excused for not knowing what

By | 2017-07-23T21:08:15+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|

The Hollowness of the Conservative Intellectual Elite

The rise of Donald Trump not only highlights the fecklessness of the political class but also the blindness of the conservative intellectual elite. Conservatism Inc., the vast apparatus of thinks tanks, policy journals, and periodicals that have formed the intellectual foundation for the Right over the past few decades, has failed to deliver

By | 2017-07-18T13:11:26+00:00 July 14th, 2017|

Servitude-Free Zones

What percentage of lifetime earnings will you get to spend on yourself or your family? Combining federal, state and local income taxes, Social Security and Medicare, the average American pays around 30 percent right off the top of annual income, but that’s hardly the whole story: combined local and state sales taxes can

By | 2017-06-28T22:54:36+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

The Real Collusion

Maybe it will be remembered as the weekend when, at long last, the media-Democrat complex overplayed its hand on the “Collusion with Russia” narrative. They are still having so much fun with the new “Jared back-channel to the Kremlin” angle, they appear not to realize it destroys their collusion yarn. Their giddiness is

By | 2017-07-12T14:49:58+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

Why Chicago Is Sinking Fast

Last week I was one of a dozen panelists brought together at an event in Chicago to answer the question, “What should we expect from public education and what can families do to help their local schools achieve that promise?” I expected a lively conversation about the goals of public education and how

By | 2017-05-28T22:05:26+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

How the Comey Affair Will Be a Decisive Victory for the President

If played correctly, the psychotic explosion of the Democrats and their allies in the jackal press over the Comey dismissal and his alleged memo can become a decisive victory for the president. The Mueller nomination, a hybrid arrangement that will be a supplementary investigation with the FBI, will push the question into a

By | 2017-07-12T15:01:02+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

The Tyranny of Small Things

I recently spent an hour-and-a-half standing outside a Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles office, waiting for the privilege of paying $72 to renew my driver’s license. I stood outside because there was no room to stand inside: the small offices were entirely occupied by the rest of the line and two—only two—employees. With

By | 2017-05-25T20:51:01+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|