Trump, Sanders, and the Middle Class

Last week I contributed to the National Review symposium, “Conservatives Against Trump.” I was happy to do so. Donald Trump manifests the post-political mentality of our time, encouraging the idea that our problems boil down to stupid, weak, corrupt people being in charge, and that all we need . . . . Continue Reading »

Crisis of Solidarity

Written by Friedrich Hayek during World War II, The Road to Serfdom sought to shape thinking about the post-war reconstruction of society. Hayek believed the West faced a decisive choice. Are we to affirm the central importance of individual freedom? Or will we embrace central planning and . . . . Continue Reading »

Democrats of Stature: Anybody? Anybody?

Paul Rahe speculates that Obama might want to replace Biden as VP, and especially with a dramatic and game-changing choice, which could only be . . . . . . Hillary! Yeah, that’s a forced exclamation point, because speculation about how to figure the Hillary-Bill-Barry dynamics is a very . . . . Continue Reading »

Liberal, thou Shalt Not…

“ . . . repeat conservative language or ideas, even when arguing against them.” So saith George Lakoff, Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley, the most prominent advocate for the view, that so many hard-core liberals and professional Democrats seem to buy into, . . . . Continue Reading »