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Jay Nordlinger profiles John Bolton, the man with the mustache — and a plan to run for president.

Brian Bolduc wonders how Gary Johnson’s libertarianism will fare in 2012.

Alvin Felzenberg and Alexander Gray warn against the $1 trillion reduction in defense spending proposed by the unlikely pair of Reps. Ron Paul and Barney Frank.

Victor Davis Hanson offers an explanation for the paradox of Mexican immigrants’ eagerness to enter a country declared so inhospitable.

Hans A. von Spakovsky notes that the Civil Rights Division is fighting commonsensical school boards, and ignoring voter intimidation.

Michael Barone captures what’s missing in reports of rising income inequality: Thanks to technology, inequality in well-being is actually down.

Kathryn Jean Lopez defends Bill Donahue against the coven on The View.

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Culture

Staying on the Path

Dear Reader (Including those of you who are no longer my personal lawyer), Almost 20 years ago, I wrote in this space that the movie A Simple Plan was one of the most conservative movies of the 1990s. In case you haven’t seen it, the plot is pretty straightforward, almost clichéd. It focuses on three men ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Democrats’ Radical Turn

One indicator of progressive hatred of Donald Trump that deserves more contemplation is this: The Democratic party is moving left with breathtaking velocity. Not only is it far to the left of Bill Clinton, it’s well to the left of even Barack Obama. Two and a half years before the next presidential election, ... Read More