The Corner

Still Stimulating Like It’s 1994?

My heart leapt this morning when I saw that Newt Gingrich was lending his considerable authority to demands for a real stimulus package. Unfortunately, his proposals are only half-measures. My colleague Wayne Crews has laid out what would comprise a real, get-government-off-our-backs stimulus package here. We need to be genuinely radical if we are going to save America from Europeanization.

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Elections

The Democrats Made Two Joe Biden Miscalculations

I think it's safe to say that there are many, many progressive Democrats who are more than a little surprised -- and a lot chagrined -- at Joe Biden's polling dominance. Look at FiveThirtyEight's polling roundup. Aside from a few high and low outliers, he leads the race by a solid 20 points (at least). Even ... Read More
U.S.

Our Modern Satyricon

Sometime around a.d. 60, in the age of Emperor Nero, a Roman court insider named Gaius Petronius wrote a satirical Latin novel, The Satyricon, about moral corruption in Imperial Rome. The novel’s general landscape was Rome’s transition from an agrarian republic to a globalized multicultural ... Read More