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Obama Economy Emphasis Is All Talk

July 26, 2013 - 6:00pm

We have a president who loves to give campaign speeches to adoring crowds, but who doesn't seem to have much interest in governing.

A Woman in Full: Thatcher Gets Her Due in New Biography

July 24, 2013 - 6:00pm

The first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, covering her life up to Britain's victory in the Falklands, is out, just weeks after her death. It takes its place among the finest political biographies of all time.

A Better System for Picking Presidential Candidates

July 18, 2013 - 6:00pm

You can get agreement from almost all points on the political spectrum that the worst aspect of our political system is the presidential nomination process. It is perhaps no coincidence that it is the one part of the system not treated in the Constitution.

Obama Forfeits Trust by Not Enforcing Obamacare

July 12, 2013 - 6:00pm

On Obamacare, as on immigration enforcement and welfare requirements, Barack Obama is following the course that cost King James II his throne. He is dispensing with the law.

In U.K. But Not U.S., Young Voters Turn Against Big Government

July 1, 2013 - 6:00pm

A trip to London provides an occasion to compare and contrast British politics and attitudes with those in America.

A Libertarian Turn on Marijuana Legalization, Same-Sex Marriage and Gun Rights

June 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Are Americans becoming more libertarian on cultural issues? I see evidence that they are, in poll findings and election results on three unrelated issues -- marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage and gun rights.

America Will Pay for President Obama's Inaction in Syria

June 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

Barack Obama's appointments of Susan Rice as national security adviser and Samantha Power as ambassador to the United Nations have naturally triggered speculation about changes in foreign policy.

With Lautenberg Gone, WW II Vets Fade From Politics

June 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

Over the last seven decades, 115 veterans of World War II have served in the United States Senate. This week, the last of them, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, died.

Tragedy of Detroit Shows 'Big Unit America' Is out of Gas

June 2, 2013 - 6:00pm

Detroit, once one of the nation's most vibrant cities, faces imminent bankruptcy.

Unintended Consequences Often Bedevil Reformers

May 29, 2013 - 6:00pm

A thoughtful reformer targets the traditional rules of an aging institution that has retarded progress in the past. Time to modernize those rules, the reformer says, and prevent obstruction in the future.

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