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Politics

November 5, 2014

Five Take-Aways from Yesterday’s Midterm Election

Yesterday’s mid-term election was a big win for a Republican Party badly in need of good news. Here are five takeaways from yesterday’s election, beginning with
November 6, 2014

How Congress Makes or Breaks a President

The conventional wisdom says America’s success or failure is all about the president. Bush was a bad one, so the economy tanked … and Clinton was
November 11, 2014

Where the Louisiana Senate Candidates Stand on the Issues

We’re in overtime in Louisiana! Because no candidate received over 50% of the vote on November 4, the top candidates are facing off on December 6.
November 12, 2014

Obamacare architect calls American voters stupid

The architect of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, is caught on camera saying voters are ‘stupid’ and can easily be fooled by lack of political transparency. He said
November 19, 2014

The President’s Immigration Order

We will soon see what, exactly, the president’s executive order on immigration looks like.  The various accounts of it that have been floated over the last
December 17, 2014

The President and Who We are as a People

The always excellent Andrew Ferguson has a good piece at the Weekly Standard commenting on President Obama’s habit of using the expression “who we are as
December 29, 2014

Leo Strauss, Conservatism, and Catholicism

Over at Public Discourse, I have a review of Michael and Catherine Zuckert’s excellent new book on Leo Strauss, the German-American teacher of political philosophy whose
January 6, 2015

Congress, Catholics, and the Vanishing Pro-Life Democrat

But first, some good news for Catholic Democrats. Given the large margin by which Republicans control the new Congress (301-234, counting both houses) and the fact