The Corner

Missed Opportunity?

This foreign policy section is very good, and displays a surprising toughness. It’s better than the Social Security section, which politically is trickier and more difficult. I like this speech, but I wonder if Bush hasn’t missed a unique bully pulpit moment to make a more powerful case of Social Security reform.

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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