I Love a Parade

U.S. Army tanks pass Eisenhower's reviewing stand during the Inaugural parade. Jan 21, 1957. (Everett Collection Historical / Alamy Stock Photo) After his Bastille Day visit last year with French President Emmanuel Macron, President Trump left with a new idea: to stage an American military parade after the French model. Having

By | 2018-02-10T14:30:17+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

Making the GOP Great Again: The Real Reagan Example

Another day, another “crisis.” Did Trump say “shithole?" Will the government shut down over DACA? Did Trump pay off a porn star? Every day seems to feature a new outrage demanding our immediate attention. While it’s difficult not to be distracted by these skirmishes between Left and Right, people who are serious about

By | 2018-02-08T09:55:10+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Smarter Regs Can Be a ‘Force Multiplier’ for U.S. Research

Several years ago, I participated in a colloquium with a title along the lines of “Advancing Technology: Thinking Outside the Box.” My lecture probably was the most mundane: I proposed that smarter and more risk-based government regulation of products, processes, and technologies would act as what the military call a “force multiplier”—a capability,

By | 2018-02-05T22:25:06+00:00 February 6th, 2018|

Making America America Again

If it wasn’t clear to some observers before, President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday should have made plain the meaning of his 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” It doesn’t have quite the same ring, but the efforts of his administration might just as well be understood as “Making

By | 2018-02-02T15:33:30+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

Drowning the Swamp

President Trump heeded the urgings of his putative friends and vociferous foes for a uniting speech to Congress. The nags got what they deserved: Trump’s statesmanlike analysis of the stasis, or gridlock, that infects Washington. The most successful partisanship is that which has the patina of nonpartisanship. Americans have always despised parties—understanding them

By | 2018-02-01T03:50:12+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

Democrats Should Revise Their Hopes for 2018

If there is one thing that the Democrats claim to uphold, it’s the “working man.” Yet when the much-maligned and misunderstood President Trump took to the podium for his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, the Democrats sat silently while he proudly announced that millions of middle-class Americans are seeing

By | 2018-01-31T11:54:33+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

10 Things the President Could Say to Drive the Left Even Crazier (2018 State of the Union Edition)

Part of the fun of Donald Trump’s presidency has been watching him strip the thin veneer of sanity away from the formerly “respectable” Left. Then again, how sane can anyone be who insists that the former Bruce Jenner is, in fact, a woman . . . President Trump seems to understand the fun

By | 2018-01-31T06:15:15+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

Dreamers in Beltwayland

Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) shut down the government last weekend, ostensibly in defense of “Dreamers”—illegal aliens who arrived in the United States as minors. The Democrats, in effect, placed the progressive political project “above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country’s ability to serve all

By | 2018-01-28T12:40:24+00:00 January 27th, 2018|