The Corner

It Would Be Nice

if someone on the stage could find a middle ground between not being able to come up with one government program to get rid of (Tommy Thompson) and seeking the immediate elimination of the welfare state (Ron Paul). This should not be a hard question–how about starting with the corporate-welfare programs?

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.