The Corner

A Thousand Words

If you are still hung over this morning from mourning tax day, I just wanted to help you recover by reminding you of how wisely your money is going to be spent this year, and by people who are so smart, they don’t even have to pay their taxes.

This full budget comparison from the Heritage Foundation from last month includes a graphic representation from the Washington Post that makes me feel old. I arrived in Washington in fiscal 2001, and I still think of $500 billion as an exceptionally large deficit.

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Education

Our Bankrupt Elite

Every element of the college admissions scandal, a.k.a “Operation Varsity Blues,” is fascinating. There are the players: the Yale dad who, implicated in a securities-fraud case, tipped the feds off to the caper; a shady high-school counselor turned admissions consultant; the 36-year-old Harvard grad who ... Read More
Culture

Shibboleth Is a Fun Word

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Estimado Lector (y todos mis amigos a través del Atlántico), Greetings from Barcelona. And it is Bar•ce•lona, not Barth•e•lona. That ... Read More