I agree with Jonah that many conservatives seem to adopt liberal positions on environmental matters as well as to be swayed by Malthusian population arguments. What I find more disturbing, however, is that so many conservatives adopt the conventional wisdom that the only way to ensure environmental protection is through extensive government regulation or other intrustions into economic and other private affairs. I find this to be true even among those who are skeptical of government regulation, and especially true among Republican elected officials. Thus, many conservatives call for “reasonable” regulation, and accept the premise that less regulation means less environmental protection. As I have written elsewhere, this is complete nonsense — and it undermines most principled arguments against federal regulation.
Judge Robert Bork used to tell a prescient and darkly humorous story about watching Clarence Thomas’s Senate confirmation hearings -- etched in pre-hashtag history as the “Thomas–Hill hearings,” in homage to Anita Hill’s role as the Left’s heroic accuser. At the time, Thomas was a judge of the same ... Read More
The progressive street is leading fossilized Democrats into a sort of collective madness. The dinosaurs of the party desperately seek relevance by sounding crazier than the new unhinged base that disrupts Senate hearings, loudly pronounces a new socialist future, and envisions octogenarian Maxine Waters as ... Read More
It is almost impossible to overstate the damage done to America’s moral compass by taking the charges leveled against Judge Brett Kavanaugh seriously. It undermines foundational moral principles of any decent society. Those who claim that the charges against Judge Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford are ... Read More
When Americans went to bed last night, the path forward in the Brett Kavanaugh nomination battle seemed set. On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee — and the nation — would have an opportunity to watch Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testify, under oath, about Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh brutally ... Read More
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation has, like that of Clarence Thomas before him, been thrown into chaos with an eleventh-hour allegation of sexual misconduct. Christine Blasey Ford, now a California professor of psychology, told the Washington Post over the weekend that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a ... Read More
There are very few things I’m sure of in the latest, and worst, chapter in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga. It’s like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book in which every chapter ends with a thud at the bottom of an old well or the clanking shut of a dungeon door. What if Christine Blasey Ford is ... Read More