Politics

Our ‘Angry, Violent Young Men’ Problem

Our ‘Angry, Violent Young Men’ Problem

A candlelight vigil is held at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church for victims of the shooting at the Congregation Chabad synagogue in Poway, San Diego, Calif., April 27, 2019. (John Gastaldo/Reuters) Why are heinous acts like this weekends Poway s…

The Smearing of Roger Scruton: Analysis of the Interview

The Smearing of Roger Scruton: Analysis of the Interview

Sir Roger Scruton(Policy Exchange ) Regular readers may know that I have spent a certain amount of time in recent weeks exercised by a British hack called George Eaton and the left-wing magazine that he is deputy editor at (the New Statesman). I have no pers…

Waive the Jones Act

Waive the Jones Act

A pump jack operates in the Permian Basin oil and natural gas production area near Midland, Texas, August 23, 2018(Nick Oxford/Reuters) America should not have to import natural gas.The United States is producing beaucoup natural gas you knew that. But do yo…

Candidates of a certain age, &c.

Candidates of a certain age, &c.

Joe Biden in September 2018(Yuri Gripas / Reuters) On Biden, Emperor Naruhito, Bush 43, presidential golf, milkshakes, and moreIn 1984, the question about Joe Biden was, Will he or wont he? Will he run for president or not? Some people — especially Pat Cadde…

The Problem with Sanders’s Small Donors

The Problem with Sanders’s Small Donors

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in New York City, March 2, 2019. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) He is now winning the money race, thanks to activists. But do we want voters on the fringe setting a partys course?Joe Bidens entry into the Democratic primary sets…

New Directions in Arms Control

New Directions in Arms Control

Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile systems at the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2018.(Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters) Any future treaty must limit all Russian and Chinese nuclear forces.With the end of the Intermediate-Range…

Trump Has the Monetary-Policy Blues

Trump Has the Monetary-Policy Blues

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell delivers the Federal Reserve’s Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the House Financial Services Committee, February 27, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) The Feds inflation-targeting framework has forced monetary po…

Trump Lashes Out after Firefighters’ Union Endorses Biden

Trump Lashes Out after Firefighters’ Union Endorses Biden

President Donald Trump talks to reporters in Washington, D.C., April 24, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden traded barbs on Monday after a firefighters’ union endorsed Biden, becoming the first majo…