Magazine November 27, 2017, Issue

A Limited, Energetic Government

Former President Ronald Reagan holds a hammer and a chisel next to the Berlin Wall, September 12, 1990. (Str Old/Reuters)
It is an alternative to both Trump and Sanders

Eleven months later, Washington is still reeling from the election of President Donald Trump. Politicians, operatives and interest groups, the media, intellectuals and writers — everyone is trying to find his footing in this new and unexpected political environment. This is having a major impact on the economic-policy debate.

Democrats are moving to the left, with many, for example, supporting a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage — a harmful policy that only one year ago would have been laughed out of the conference room at the Democratic National Committee. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a self-described democratic socialist, recently released a bill

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Books, Arts & Manners




The Many Names of the Entitlement State In “Cut the Payroll Tax” (October 16), James C. Capretta asserts: “Cutting it would encourage more people to join the labor force; it would ...
The Week

The Week

‐ Bernie Sanders is shocked that the Democrats’ election was fixed. This would never happen under socialism. ‐ Democrat Ralph Northam shellacked Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia gubernatorial race. It’s ...


PLEASANT BAY Because it rained all day, everyone grew sad. Those already sad grew sadder. The cupped blossoms of the wild strawberries broadcast through the fields drained as quickly as they filled, while we were filled ...


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