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W. James Antle III
by | Jan 6, 2018

There’s a breed of economist who constantly predicts recessions and depressions. When a severe economic downturn eventually occurs, as it inevitably will, he expects you will reward the great foresight with a financial newsletter subscription, ignoring all the times the…

by | Oct 9, 2015

It was strangely appropriate that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal from the race for speaker, the latest front in the war between conservative insurgents and the Republican establishment, came the same day as a “Thursday Night Football” loss by…

by | Sep 4, 2015

My initial reaction to a federal judge tossing Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was as close to Rob Gronkowski spiking the football as I can get. As a longtime New England Patriots fan, it was difficult to avoid social media trash-talking:…

by | Oct 31, 2014

Room to Grow: Conservative Reforms For a Limited Government and a Thriving Middle ClassBy Peter Wehener, Yuval Levin, et al.(YG Network, 121 pages, Free) Conservatism, properly understood, requires a healthy respect for the past as well as a clear-eyed appraisal…

by | May 6, 2014

Western Weakness Comes at a Price by Jonathan S. Tobin The question of whether anything could have been done to prevent the Russian seizure of Crimea is more than the usual tiresome counter-factual debate that follows any historical event. Ukraine’s…

by | Feb 24, 2014

I thank my friend Reid Smith for his kind response to my recent op-ed on libertarians and Mitch McConnell. But I think he and some others are overstating what I’m arguing here, perhaps understandably because effective headlines are not nuanced….

by | Feb 7, 2014

If there is one point about immigration above controversy, the cliché goes, it is the need for more high-skilled immigrants. Apploi CEO Adam Lewis called lifting the 65,000 per year cap on H-1B visas, which give work authorization to foreigners…

by | Jan 3, 2014

Did the Minnesota Vikings punt away a core special teams player because of his outspoken support for same-sex marriage? That’s what former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe claimed in a long piece for Deadspin, charitably entitled “I Was an NFL Player…

by | Jan 22, 2013

The two most balanced football teams in the NFL are headed to the Super Bowl. Both have impressive young quarterbacks. Both have stout defenses. Both returned to the conference championship after disappointing, and almost fluky, losses last year. And they…

by | Jan 14, 2013

Nate Silver became famous for his political prognostication, but his Super Bowl prediction this year can be no better than half right: he called for a match between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. “I think that if…

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