• Trade Deficit Angst

    Trade Deficit Angst

    Let’s look at the political angst over trade deficits.

  • Obamacare's Tax-Time Torment

    Obamacare’s Tax-Time Torment

    “Where is my 1095-A? This is what it must be like dealing with a government agency in a third world country.”

  • An Open Letter to Sen. Marco Rubio

    An Open Letter to Sen. Marco Rubio

    When I read this morning that Marco Rubio had said that Ted Cruz is the only conservative left in the Republican presidential primary race, it reinforced my decision to write Rubio an open letter urging his endorsement of Sen. Cruz.

  • Suicide of the GOP -- or Rebirth?

    Suicide of the GOP — or Rebirth?

    “If his poll numbers hold, Trump will be there six months from now when the Sweet 16 is cut to the Final Four, and he will likely be in the finals.”

  • Only Ted Cruz Can Stop Donald Trump

    Only Ted Cruz Can Stop Donald Trump

    Can Donald Trump be stopped from winning the Republican nomination? The answer is yes. Despite his big win over Marco Rubio in Florida and his narrow wins over Ted Cruz in Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina, he has not won a majority of delegates yet awarded — 661 at this writing, with several more to be added when Missouri and Illinois congressional district totals are tabulated.

  • EPA Dodges Accountability for Flint Water Crisis

    EPA Dodges Accountability for Flint Water Crisis

    WASHINGTON—Government failures at the federal, state and local levels that led to toxic water flowing from the faucets in Flint, Michigan, spurred the House Oversight Committee to hold two hearings this week in which the head of the Environmental Protection Agency | Read More »

  • Voting at a Crossroads

    Voting at a Crossroads

    It is seldom that the fate of a nation can be traced to what happened on one particular day. But that may be what happens in the United States of America on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

  • Desperate Tactics

    Desperate Tactics

    It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite — Jeb Bush — never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest.

  • An Appeal to Marco Rubio Supporters

    An Appeal to Marco Rubio Supporters

    I appealed to Donald Trump supporters to consider voting for Ted Cruz, and I now make the same request of Marco Rubio supporters.

  • A Response to Jonah Goldberg on His Mistaken Claim of My Pauline Conversions on the Road to a Trump Presidency

    A Response to Jonah Goldberg on His Mistaken Claim of My Pauline Conversions on the Road to a Trump Presidency

    My friend Jonah Goldberg has written a column entitled Conservative Purists Are Capitulating with Support of Trump. In this piece, Jonah goes after me and Stephen Moore for allegedly giving up our free-market principles for what he calls purely consequentialist reasons. I am not sure of the full meaning of this phrase, but it sounds like we’ve changed our beliefs because Trump is the leading candidate in the GOP presidential race.

  • The Sea Island Conspiracy

    The Sea Island Conspiracy

    Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was black with corporate jets.

  • Democrats Dispirited, Republicans Hobbled by Excess of Spirit

    Democrats Dispirited, Republicans Hobbled by Excess of Spirit

    Bad news for both parties in the primaries and caucuses in the seven days in March following Super Tuesday.

  • Arizona, Not Trump, Shows Republicans the Way on Immigration

    Arizona, Not Trump, Shows Republicans the Way on Immigration

    In last Thursday’s slam-bang Republican debate everyone saw Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz do a fine job of demonstrating Donald Trump’s ignorance and inconsistencies. But many may not have noticed Cruz’s citation of a Feb. 9 Wall Street Journal article that casts light on the immigration issue — and suggests strongly that Cruz’s and Rubio’s serious immigration policies could prove more effective than Trump’s bombast about building a wall and getting Mexico to pay for it.

  • Last Chance for America?

    Last Chance for America?

    The “Super Tuesday” primaries may be a turning point for America — and quite possibly a turn for the worse. After seven long years of domestic disasters and increasing international dangers, the next President of the United States will need extraordinary wisdom, maturity, depth of knowledge and personal character to rescue America.

  • Exploring Trumpism

    Exploring Trumpism

    Just what is the Trump movement all about? I’ve tried to get to the bottom of it by conversing with various Donald Trump supporters on Twitter.

  • Regulating the Future

    Regulating the Future

    We know government understands that new technologies are important. The military invests in robots and traffic cops use radar guns. But when the rest of us use robots or fly drones, government gets eager to put rules in place before things get “out of control.”

  • The 2016 GOP Debate Debacle

    The 2016 GOP Debate Debacle

    When the dust settles on this wild and wacky GOP primary season, there will be at least one clear Biggest Loser: the Republican National Committee.

  • The Albatross of a Trump Endorsement

    The Albatross of a Trump Endorsement

    Donald Trump’s distinctive rhetorical style — think of a drunk with a bullhorn reading aloud James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake” under water — poses an almost insuperable challenge to people whose painful duty is to try to extract clarity from his effusions.

  • How to Cool Down Trump

    How to Cool Down Trump

    “Hell,” said Alabama’s Democratic Gov. George Wallace before roiling the 1968 presidential race, “we got too much dignity in government now, what we need is some meanness .”

  • 2 Percent Growth Is a Loser for the Angry Middle Class

    2 Percent Growth Is a Loser for the Angry Middle Class

    The good news is that the economy is growing at 2 percent and that there’s no recession in sight (barring a complete collapse of profits). The bad news is that the economy is growing at 2 percent. It’s been doing so for nearly 15 years under Democratic and Republican administrations.