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This week’s articles of note

“Unions vs. Democratic mayors,” Reason, by Tim Cavanaugh “Waiting for the GOP’s populist turn,” Defining Ideas, by Victor Davis Hanson “Another kick in the teeth for Malthus,” The American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead “College of future could be come one, come all,” The New York Times, by Tamar Lewin “Is it acceptable to have […]

Ignore the “moral statisticians”, enjoy life (and Thanksgiving)!

On the occasion of Thanksgiving, when Americans indulge in lots of food and drink while gathering with family and friends, it is worth noting that celebrations like this are great rejoinders to the killjoy health nannies out there. In 1893 Mark Twain wrote a brilliant essay called “The Moral Statisticians”, in which he does not mince his […]

This week’s articles of note

“For a preview of Obama’s America in 2016, look at the crack-up of California,” New Geography, by Joel Kotkin “The you’re-on-your-own society,” The Nation, by Katha Pollitt “It’s the welfare state, stupid,” Washington Post, by Robert Samuelson “The United States, future energy superpower,” Kansas City Star, by E. Thomas McClanahan “How free speech died on […]

America: the decline of politics, the rise of tribes

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Bush was booed for chasing after the votes of certain racial and cultural groups. Obama is cheered for doing the exact same thing. Read my spiked article in full here.

This week’s articles of note: post-election edition

“Welcome to liberal America,” Buzzfeed, by Ben Smith and Zeke Miller “The case of the missing white voters,” Real Clear Politics, by Sean Trende “The long game,” City Journal, by Andrew Klavans “California just became a one-party state,” Reuters, by Peter Henderson, Jim Christie and Mary Slosson “The edge of the abyss,” National Review, by […]

A small victory in a small campaign

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Barack Obama has returned to the White House following one of the most acrimonious, negative and ideas-free campaigns in living memory. Read my spiked article in full here.

The Democrats’ “New Clerisy”

Joel Kotkin has a very perceptive article in The Daily Beast on the new Democratic Party coalition formed under President Barack Obama. I’ve often struggled with coming up with a term that summarizes the variety of interest groups that comprise this coalition and their outlook, and Kotkin has come up with one that may be […]

This week’s articles of note

“It’s global warming, stupid,” Bloomberg Businesweek, by Paul M. Barrett “Of Sandy, ducks, and climate change,” National Review, by Charles C.W. Cooke “Still waiting for the Narrator in Chief,” New York Times Magazine, by Matt Bai “Clarity needed on Benghazi,” Washington Post, by David Ignatius “New details on Benghazi,” The Daily Beast, by Eli Lake […]

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