Trump Is Right to Fear Amazon

President Trump’s feud with the shopping giant Amazon is both welcome and overdue. Welcome, because Amazon’s ambitions extend well beyond the monopoly power that Trump has presciently warned about in recent months. Overdue, because while Trump has been complaining about the company since August, his complaints only lately reached the level of alarm

By | 2018-04-07T07:20:50+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Take the Loss, NeverTrump, and Move On

It’s a certain indication that NeverTrump is miserable when it turns on Rich Lowry, embraces Michelle Obama, and imitates Hillary Clinton. Perhaps rattled by new poll numbers showing President Trump with rising approval ratings, NeverTrumpers seem particularly unnerved this week. To some degree, their columns and tweets expose (again) their fundamental contempt for

By | 2018-04-05T08:38:44+00:00 April 5th, 2018|

Libertarians Will Be the Ruin of Us All

If you believe in limited government, then you need to know that Libertarians are the most dangerous people in America. Thanks to Libertarians, Democrats—completely controlled by left-wing oligarchs and public-sector unions—are going to extend government control into every facet of American life. If you doubt that, come to California, a one-party state where

By | 2018-03-24T12:18:09+00:00 March 24th, 2018|

Tariffs: An Allegory

Suppose you run a company with lots of employees. For a long time, among your employees have been a couple of your nephews. If you’re being honest, they are not your favorite workers. There’s always pressure to raise their wages and they are now up to $25 per hour each, which is more

By | 2018-03-10T14:33:33+00:00 March 10th, 2018|

Trump Enforces Immigration Law

Americans could view immigration policy three ways: Through the lens of a citizen, a client, or a consumer. First, there is the small r-republican view of immigration through the lens of citizenship. Second, there is the progressive view of immigration which passes through the lens of identity politics. What matters is not an

By | 2018-02-28T14:38:08+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Why Not Invite NeverTrump to CPAC?

Adapt or die. Such, I would argue, was the ultimatum faced by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after last year. As I explained in serious, but not literal, detail at the time, the conference’s adherence to checklist conservatism gave it the appearance of a corpse still twitching with fragments of consciousness. So

By | 2018-02-21T10:48:24+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Mitt Romney’s Two Paths

Something happened in U.S. politics last week that shocked no one. No, I’m not talking about liberals blaming Americans en masse for the horrific mass shooting at a Florida high school. Nor am I referring to the press’s shameful effort to keep the Trump-Russia collusion narrative alive, even though Robert Mueller and his

By | 2018-02-18T21:07:57+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

NeverTrump “Conservative” Michael Medved: A Look Back

Now that Donald Trump has had what is, by many accounts,  an astonishingly successful first year—according to the Heritage Foundation, at any rate, an even more successful year than the one enjoyed by sainted Ronald Reagan—it is worth looking back on just how spectacularly wrong were some of the president’s “conservative” critics. This

By | 2018-02-02T11:09:07+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|