Magazine August 1, 2016, Issue

The Queen of Faction

Hillary has made a career of putting politics over principle.

‘Coalitions of interest are often stronger than coalitions of values.” So observed Alex McCobin, the co-founder of Students for Liberty, whom I recently found myself chatting with on a ranch in the hill country of central Texas. Alex’s remark got me thinking about how partisan Democrats approach public policy, and why they’ve been so successful at expanding government over the past 80 years.

We tend to think of the Republican and Democratic parties as mirror images of each other, as ideologically antithetic entities trying to advance opposing agendas. But the Republican and Democratic parties — and the people who compose them

Avik RoyMr. Roy, the president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, is a former policy adviser to Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Marco Rubio.

In This Issue



Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


Free Speech at Yale Regarding the article “‘This Is Not a Debate’: Yale’s Fight for Free Speech,” (July 11), let me be perfectly clear: Yale University is committed to the free ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ If the FBI had been serious about finding Hillary’s missing e-mails, it would have subpoenaed Putin. ‐ FBI director James Comey’s recommendations concerning Hillary Clinton’s illegal servers (there was more ...
Politics & Policy


MAKE BELIEVE When she was playing in the yard she talked to someone she imagined by her side: a soldier or a prince, perhaps, who walked along with her when she was playing bride. I ...


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