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  • A season of wretched excess

    A season of wretched excess

    The State of the Union has become, under presidents of both parties, a political pep rally degrading to everyone.

  • Bud Selig’s winning legacy

    Bud Selig’s winning legacy

    The business of baseball and the nation’s business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill.

  • Vermont’s Sanders has mountains to climb

    Vermont’s Sanders has mountains to climb

    Sanders calls himself an independent, although he caucuses and reliably votes with Senate Democrats.

  • The mushrooming welfare state

    The mushrooming welfare state

    America’s national character will have to be changed if progressives are going to implement their agenda.

  • Mitt’s third run would be no charm

    Mitt’s third run would be no charm

    Mitt Romney might understandably think that a third try would have a happy ending in a successful presidency. First, however, he must be a candidate.

  • The Keystone catechism

    The Keystone catechism

    Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee has there been creativity as miraculous as that of the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • Questions for a nominee

    Questions for a nominee

    “I’m watching everything you do with a fine-toothed comb.”

  • Climate change’s instructive past   

    Climate change’s instructive past  

    We know, because they often say so, that those who think catastrophic global warming is probable and perhaps imminent are exemplary empiricists.

  • The senator to watch in 2015

    The senator to watch in 2015

    Bob Corker, R-Tenn., incoming chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, may be the senator who matters most in 2015.

  • Jeb Bush's hurdles

    Jeb Bush’s hurdles

    In 1968, a singularly traumatic year — assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam — Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential campaign was about “the politics of joy.”

  • A strike against rent-seeking

    A strike against rent-seeking

    Last year’s most encouraging development in governance might have occurred in February in a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, Ky.

  • Cuba derangement syndrome

    Cuba derangement syndrome

    The permanent embargo was imposed in 1962 in the hope of achieving, among other things, regime change. Well.

  • Lighting fuses in Oklahoma

    Lighting fuses in Oklahoma

    Scott Pruitt is having fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general, and one of the Obama administration’s most tenacious tormentors.

  • A Texas-sized plate dispute

    A Texas-sized plate dispute

    Texas is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, probably in vain.

  • The cheerfulness of tax reform

    The cheerfulness of tax reform

    Because comprehensive tax reform inevitably would leave no faction unscathed, Camp’s optimism might seem misplaced.

  • Eric Garner, criminalized to death

    Eric Garner, criminalized to death

    By history’s frequently brutal dialectic, the good that we call progress often comes spasmodically, in lurches propelled by tragedies caused by callousness, folly or ignorance.

  • Government for the strongest

    Government for the strongest

    The political future belongs to those who will displace the progressive Clerisy’s objectives with an agenda of economic growth.

  • Another case for term limits

    Another case for term limits

    Congress can be bludgeoned by a public aroused on behalf of term limits.

  • A case for self-restraint

    A case for self-restraint

    There have been 1,950 senators since the Constitution was ratified, and none has done as much damage to the institution’s deliberative capacity as Harry Reid has done as majority leader.

  • Recalling Rockefeller

    Recalling Rockefeller

    Nelson Rockefeller remains instructive.