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Conrad Black surveys the geopolitical landscape from the vantage point of Tripoli.

Victor Davis Hanson predicts that Obama’s budget will hasten the arrival of a perfect storm of rising interest rates, an anemic dollar, and panic of foreign lenders.

Andrew Stiles audits Budget 101 — the freshman seminar taught by Dean Paul Ryan of the Department of Budget Studies.

Jay Nordlinger discourses on a politician’s wife, the man with the mustache, Jacques Barzun, and more.

The Editors watch Obama taking off one item of his marriage policy — and sound constitutional interpretation — after another.

Cliff May wonders why, in the midst of a broad Middle East crisis, the U.N. remains focused on Israeli settlements.

Michael Barone follows the money from AFSCME, to the White House, and back to Wisconsin.

Deroy Murdock condemns fleeing legislators, the books they’ve cooked, and the thugs among their supporters.

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Elections

Stick a Fork in O’Rourke

If, as I wrote last week here, Joe Biden may save the Democratic party from a horrible debacle at the polls next year, Beto O’Rourke may be doing the whole process a good turn now. Biden, despite his efforts to masquerade as the vanguard of what is now called progressivism, is politically sane and, if ... Read More
Elections

In Defense of the Electoral College

Senator Elizabeth Warren has joined a growing chorus within the Democratic party in calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. Speaking at a forum in Mississippi on Monday night, Warren said that she hoped to ensure that “every vote matters” and proposed that “the way we can make that happen is ... Read More
National Security & Defense

In Defense of the Iraq War

Today is the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and Twitter is alive with condemnations of the conflict -- countered by precious few defenses. Yet I believed the Iraq War was just and proper in 2003, and I still believe that today. When Donald Trump condemned the war during the 2015 primary campaign and ... Read More
Education

Ivy-League Schools Wither

A  number of liberal bastions are daily being hammered — especially the elite university and Silicon Valley. A Yale and a Stanford, or Facebook and Google, assume — for the most part rightly — that each is so loudly progressive that the public, federal and state regulators, and politicians would of ... Read More