by | Mar 28, 2020

Ronald Reagan was not the establishment’s candidate for president. He spoke eloquently on behalf of limited government and individual liberty. He sharply criticized expansive state regulations and programs. And he challenged the moral as well as practical infirmities of communism….

by | Mar 13, 2020

I was in the car with my daughter on Sunday listening to SiriusXM Radio when I caught an ad for a new Johnny Carson Channel. I jumped at the dial to find it. “I’ve heard of him,” said my curious…

by | Mar 5, 2020

Sacramento As California voters continue their march to the left, many of us are left wondering what that will mean for one of the few remaining laws that protects us from pure and utter plunder. In 1978, voters overwhelmingly approved…

by | Feb 19, 2020

Washington I am rounding the last turn of Charles Moore’s magisterial biography of Margaret Thatcher. It is no sprint. It is not even a distance race. It is a marathon of a literary work, three volumes, thick volumes. Yet, as…

by | Feb 11, 2020

Despite a lackluster record, as 1980 dawned President Jimmy Carter led a baker’s dozen of Republican candidates in the polls. Before the year ended, he would be swept from office. The New Hampshire vote 40 years ago proved critical. I…

by | Jan 10, 2020

If ever there was a match made in heaven, it would have to be the marriage of the late Edmund and Sylvia Morris, two literary biographers who will be sorely missed. He died from a sudden stroke on May 24,…

by | Dec 20, 2019

You can’t make it up. A group of “Republicans” has banded together, laughably calling themselves “The Lincoln Project.” I have a better name for what they are about: The Me-Too Project. And to borrow from their own description, they are,…

by | Dec 19, 2019

Despite overwhelming historical evidence demonstrating the folly of government-imposed price controls, modern politicians just can’t seem to quit inflicting them on us. One obvious example involves health care, where price controls on prescription medications always seem to be just around…

by | Dec 17, 2019

She just loved him. She wants her party to be just like his. So it goes with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a staunch supporter of the now-resigned British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn was not only of the extreme Left,…

by | Nov 16, 2019

Opposition research conducted by the government? What a terrifying thought. The very idea that those in power would somehow become so sure of themselves and their right to power that they would direct government agents to conduct research against political…

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