I never expected to be thinking about Susan Rosenberg this weekend. But Andy McCarthy writes of her in his excellent piece about Charlottesville, Trump, etc.
As you may recall, President Clinton was very busy during his last few hours in …
Ben Sasse Suggests Full Repeal of Obamacare to End Senate Gridlock
This morning, Senator Ben Sasse sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to push for a new strategy for reforming the health-care system established by the Affordable Care Act. In his letter, Sasse suggested that, if the divided …
How to Restore American Self-Reliance
When in the Senate chamber, Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, sits by choice at the desk used by the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan. New York’s scholar-senator would have recognized that Sasse has published a book of political philosophy in …
Ben Sasse: Driving All Night for Neil Gorsuch. . .
Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) was unable to fly back to Washington, D.C., yesterday, but he didn’t let that stop him from making it to this morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee session.
Flight mess trying to get back …
Ben Sasse, as you know, is a senator from Nebraska. He is also a scholar — a historian, who earned his Ph.D. at Yale. Before entering politics, he was a college president.
He will write, or has written, a …
I’ve been away for a week at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s summer honors program. It’s quite the unique and hugely edifying educational experience. And I will say more about it from time to time.
Meanwhile, the real …
What We Are For — An American Cultural Catechism
Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) is correct that America’s basic problem is a failure of “cultural catechesis,” which he described as the task of “reaffirming our core values.” He is also correct that such values are not acquired by …
1) Yesterday, Mona Charen and I recorded a Need to Know, with a special guest — a senatorial guest. Ben Sasse of Nebraska. He confessed to wanting to be the offensive coordinator of the Cornhusker football team.
How modest! I would …
Ben Sasse Questions Sherrod Brown about Militant Islam — Democrat Feigns Hearing Loss
Well, that was awkward.
After Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse took to the Senate floor to offer some much-needed clarity about the nature of the terroristic threat facing the United States —
So now, as it is emphatically and indisputably clear that …
Ben Sasse: The Senate Must Reassert Its Place in the Constitutional Structure
EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, after having waited the traditional full year before delivering his maiden floor speech — a practice now largely abandoned — rose to address his colleagues in the Senate. His remarks, …
Flake’s Criticism of Trump Isn’t Good Enough for The New York Times
Welcome to August. This time of year is known for vacations, preseason football, and, every once in a while, some terrible foreign policy crisis: the start of World War I, the Berlin Wall Crisis, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, Iraq’s …
Uncommon Knowledge: Ben Sasse and The Vanishing American Adult
Senator Benjamin Sasse joins me to discuss his book The Vanishing American Adult and the growing crisis in America of prolonged adolescence. Senator Sasse argues that children are growing up, entering adolescence, and becoming stuck in the transitional stage to …
Ben Sasse on Bringing Adulthood Back
Ben Sasse’s The Vanishing American Adult is ostensibly a parenting guide, and indeed, it serves as an excellent one. “Our kids are not ready for the world they are soon going to inherit,” the Nebraska senator writes, offering practical …
Ben Sasse: No Moral Equivalency Between the U.S. and Putin’s Regime
Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) is having none of President Trump’s false moral equivalence. On ABC’s This Week Sunday, Sasse expressed his distaste at the comparison of the United States and Vladimir Putin’s regime:
Let’s be …
Trump Blames Fellow Republicans for RNC’s Low TV Ratings
The ratings for the first three nights of the Republican National convention came in well below those of the Democratic convention, and, naturally, Donald Trump took the news as an opportunity to throw his fellow Republicans under the bus.
Abortion Survivors Deserve Our Care
In the ancient world, unwanted babies were routinely exposed to the elements and left to die. Too often we congratulate ourselves that we live in more enlightened times. But the aching truth is that millions of today’s babies are …
Sen. Sasse: ‘Trump Doesn’t Have Any More Core Principles than a Kardashian Marriage’
Americans deserve a better choice than “two fundamentally dishonest New York liberals,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) told the hosts of Morning Joe today.
Asked if he could ever support Trump for president, the first-term senator said no. “I don’t …
Ben Sasse Wants to Know: Does Trump Really Like the Obamacare Mandate?
After Donald Trump embraced the Obamacare mandate Thursday night at a CNN town-hall event in South Carolina, Nebraska senator Ben Sasse took to Twitter to once again quiz the Republican front-runner.
Last night on #CNN, @realDonaldTrump praised ObamaCare’s (unconstitutional) …
Cornhusker Meets Wolverine
Ben Sasse is the freshman senator from Nebraska, elected last year. He’s a conservative Republican. He’s also an intellectual (though he’d quickly deny it, I bet). The Atlantic recently dubbed him “the Senate’s most interesting egghead.”
Why GOP Senate Candidates Shouldn’t Be Arguing About McConnell Now
There’s been a lot of discussion — perhaps too much discussion — about Ben Sasse’s statement that he could “absolutely” vote for Mitch McConnell as GOP leader in the Senate if, as expected, he wins in November.