Faith-Based Politics Comes to "Mother Jones" Magazine
No Left Turn
April 2, 2011

Whether Obama can be a successful president while being such a big disappointment to his core constituency is doubtful, at best.

For Dionne: Responsibility Equals Tax Increases
No Left Turn
March 4, 2011

Dionne's readers will need considerable patience if they're waiting for his column praising Cuomo and Shumlin for courageously repudiating the interests and instincts that prevail among their partisans and campaign contributors.

Having It Both Ways on Majority-Rule
No Left Turn
March 1, 2011

I challenge readers who are already puzzling over the claim that frustrating senate majorities in Washington is abominable, while frustrating them in Wisconsin is heroic, to go on to an extra-credit question.

The New Frontier and the Neoconservatives
The Claremont Institute
February 14, 2011

The long twilight struggle between idealism and pragmatism.

Gov. Brown's democracy dodge
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2011

The governor wants an extension of tax increases, but that is not the campaign he ran.

On Wisconsin
No Left Turn
February 4, 2011

Since I've criticized Joe Klein of Time magazine when his assessments seemed way off the mark, it's fair to cite and commend him for writing some smart and brave things about the political storm in Wisconsin.

Americans don't hate the rich
San Francisco Sentinel
December 1, 2010

Democrats would find it easier to get a hearing from voters who just want some economic breathing room if they stopped assuming that those voters share the liberal assumption that the rich, as such, are villainous.

Toward the Precipice
National Review
November 29, 2010

Come January, America will have a Democratic president and a Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, a rare configuration in the 150-plus years that there has been a Republican party. There were Republican House majorities during Democratic administrations for two years after the 1894, 1918, and 1946 midterm elections, and for six years after […]

How the Road to Bell Was Paved
City Journal
September 21, 2010

Not with good intentions but with the avarice of professional government bureaucrats.

Why Liberalism Is Dangerous
National Review
July 27, 2010

Most conservatives believe that America took a wrong turn in 1932, one that has led us farther away from the goal of preserving and strengthening republican self-government. Self-styled progressives talked us into that navigational error, and in the subsequent 78 years their liberal disciples have continued on the wrong road, superintending a rolling regime change that has steadily hollowed out our constitutional republic and replaced it with an administrative state, one increasingly indifferent to ordinary citizens’ concerns and insulated from their opposition.