Liberals scoff when conservatives denounce Obama and his policies as socialist. After all, they argue, Obama isn’t Stalin and America is nothing like the Soviet Union. But socialism doesn’t always resemble the Berlin Wall or the Iron Curtain, as National Review editor Kevin Williamson proves in his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism.
We face instead a set of conventional, intractable systemic failures.
There wasn’t a transgender City and the Pillar, or even a transgender Will and Grace. Hollywood has always had a soft spot for transvestite comedy, but mainly in the context of broad situational comedy well insulated from any messy sexual questions: Robin Williams cross-dresses to be close to his children, Shawn and Marlon Wayans because they are dedicated FBI agents.
In Maryland, Big Brother plays Big Mommy.
For working-class white guys who haven’t found their way into good jobs in the energy economy or the related manufacturing and construction booms that have reverberated throughout the oil patch, who aren’t college-bound or in possession of the skills, things aren’t looking so great: While much of the rest of the world gets healthier and longer-lived, the average life expectancy for white American men without college educations is declining.
There is no such thing as ‘presidency studies’. Exhibit A in the category “Questions Nobody Is Asking”: Does Howard Dean believe that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is qualified to be president?
"Ideas have consequences” is a phrase conservatives of a certain age may associate with Rush Limbaugh. Before that, it was associated with the philosopher Richard M. Weaver, who published a famous book by that title in 1948, arguing that the Western world was in decline because William of Ockham convinced Europeans that there is no such thing as absolute truth, hence Buchenwald, Communism, and the oeuvre of Jackson Pollock.
Notes from a weekend with Bernie.
A campaign against business subsidies - conservative warfare on corporate welfare - would present Republicans with an easy win: What other issue would energize free-market conservatives while stoking the sympathies of some traditional liberal Democrats, tapping into the new populist energy behind such figures as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders while acting in the service of principled conservatism? None - so why can’t Republicans get their act together on corporate welfare?
Donald Trump has a peculiar talent for turning good ideas into bad ones.
An ancient feature of the common law, the born-alive rule has long been formally incorporated into New York's penal code and was first cited in the 1949 case of People v. Hayner, in which a homicide conviction involving a newborn was thrown out on the grounds that the prosecution had not established that the infant had been born alive.
Sometimes, appearances are everything.Script pull
Hunters have hope for the Hearing Protection Act.
Shady Russians, troubled dreamers, and the daft campaign for Calexit.
Peter Navarro is positioned to give the president a lot of bad advice.
How to assist the poor in seeking better homes.
What accent would you vote for?
A class and its interests.
Where politics is the new cocaine and class warfare is the new progressivism.
Trump’s Carrier deal is government busyness, not the government’s business.