by | Jan 30, 2020

CNN reports that “the fabric of America is crumbling,” quoting an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) report giving a D+ grade to the country’s roads, bridges, airports, schools, and other public works. Melodramatic? The World Economic Forum now ranks…

by | Jan 23, 2020

Three years into the Trump administration, we see a clear pattern forming. The Obama administration implemented labor rules that make the labor market less flexible, often at the expense of smaller businesses, but in ways that made unions happy. The…

by | Jan 16, 2020

As the reelection of Donald Trump becomes increasingly likely, the Never Trumpers on the political right have found new favorite outdoor sports: cherry-picking and goal-post shifting. The latest practitioner is National Review’s Kevin Williamson. Before I go any further, I…

by | Jan 16, 2020

Webster’s dictionary defines “Potemkin village” as “an impressive façade or show designed to hide an undesirable fact or condition.” So it is that the adjective “Potemkin” is used to characterize any artifice contrived to deceive others into thinking that things are…

by | Jan 8, 2020

Imagine, for a moment, that you or someone you know has become a crime victim. The perpetrator, you learn, had been incarcerated before this offense, and federal immigration officials, discovering that he was in the country illegally, wanted to pick…

by | Dec 14, 2019

“Millergate” seems to have come and gone due to a commendable showing of huevos from White House brass. To be sure, apart from the evidence clearly not fitting the thought-crime — that is, emails from Miller pitching “anti-immigrant” stories to Breitbart News — the clearly…

by | Dec 3, 2019

For most of its history, a wise observer once remarked, the American conservative movement has been an oxymoron: it doesn’t move anywhere and has never conserved anything. The man who made that observation died a few years ago, but not…

by | Nov 23, 2019

The situation between the United States (as well as its regional partners, like the Sunni Arab states and Israel) and Iran is escalating yet again. Iran’s recent attacks against international shipping and oil production facilities are the most immediate threats…

by | Oct 27, 2019

Washington Last year, when a “senior administration official” wrote an anonymous New York Times opinion piece — “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” — the unknown author’s essay prompted praise and approbation. Now, we learn, it…

by | Sep 6, 2019

Environmental socialists’ knee-jerk reactions to regulatory changes the Trump administration implemented to the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) were as predictable as they were misguided. Claiming the Trump administration violated the law and gutted endangered species protections, several environmental groups are…

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