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Seth Lipsky
by | Jul 18, 2016

Donald Trump’s choice of Mike Pence for vice president is a promising pick for those of us who see a restoration of sound money as the essential precondition for returning America’s economy to a trajectory of jobs and growth. No…

by | Jun 18, 2014

A new assault is underway on the palladium of our liberty, as the Second Amendment is sometimes known. It was underway even before a mentally ill Californian named Elliot Rodger committed a massacre in Santa Barbara. The Supreme Court, after ruling…

by | Jun 4, 2014

What an opportunity for America is shaping up in the constitutional crisis in Britain, starting with the referendum that is going to be held in September over independence for Scotland. It may not put entirely paid the Acts of Union…

by | May 22, 2014

The justices of the Supreme Court have returned to chambers to make their decision in the latest Obamacare case, and I wonder whether they are going to consult George Washington’s letter to the Jews. He sent it in 1790, at…

by | Apr 17, 2014

A story is told about Robert L. Bartley, late editor of the Wall Street Journal, and his penchant for long silences. He is supposed to have once taken a job applicant to lunch at which, though the two shared a meal,…

by | Mar 24, 2014

What might be the chances that the fracas over gay marriage in Utah could result in war? Utah enacted its ban on same-sex marriage in 2004 by amending its constitution. In December, a federal district court in Salt Lake ruled…

by | Feb 28, 2014

One of the most memorable moments of my newspaper life was meeting an American GI named Glenn M. Shumway. He was a religious Christian and a conscientious objector to war who served as a medic with the First Air Cavalry…

by | May 30, 2013

Michele Bachmann’s announcement that she won’t run for re-election in 2014 may hurt Democrats who hoped to use her rocky political record against her in that congressional race. In an eight minute video released yesterday, the Minnesota congresswoman insisted that early…

by | Dec 4, 2012

AS REPUBLICANS LICK THEIR WOUNDS after the election just ended, the person of whom I find myself thinking is Robert Bartley. He was editor of the Wall Street Journal for something like 30 years. I admired a lot of things…

by | Nov 12, 2012

THE FIRST THING I DID when word came over the wires that Vice President Emeritus Albert Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College was send a cable to Hendrik Hertzberg. He is the former chief speechwriter for…

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