The Corner

Four Things

The negative reaction of conservatives to Obama’s speech is no surprise, and I largely share it. But here are four substantive things I liked about the address: Its call for more nuclear power, its warm embrace of free trade as a tool of job creation and economic growth, the call for capital-gains tax cuts, and the proposal to freeze discretionary spending, which doesn’t go nearly far enough but is a perfectly good start.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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