The Corner

Are Babies Optional?

Ruy Teixeira reviews Jonathan Last’s new book What to Expect When No One’s Expecting in The New Republic. He’s not impressed by the book’s argument because, get this, the U.N. projects fertility will return to replacement levels over the next 50 years. It has been projecting this, as Last explains, for the last two generations to no effect. But hey, why worry when we can rely on United Nation’s future projections to assure us there is no problem?  

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White House

Trump vs. the ‘Policy Community’

When it comes to Russia, I am with what Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman calls the American “policy community.” Vindman, of course, is one of the House Democrats’ star impeachment witnesses. His haughtiness in proclaiming the policy community and his membership in it grates, throughout his 340-page ... Read More
Law & the Courts

DACA’s Day in Court

When President Obama unilaterally changed immigration policy after repeatedly and correctly insisting that he lacked the constitutional power to do it, he said that congressional inaction had forced his hand. In the case of his first major unilateral move — “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” which ... Read More

A Preposterous Review

A   Georgetown University professor named Charles King has reviewed my new book The Case for Nationalism for Foreign Affairs, and his review is a train wreck. It is worth dwelling on, not only because the review contains most of the lines of attack against my book, but because it is extraordinarily shoddy and ... Read More