Author Archives: John

Sometimes, institutions have earned the distrust

Nice piece from Jonah Goldberg about restoring trust in the media. Although I do believe in some cases ‘advocacy journalism’ devolves into intentional bias, I think it’s mostly groupthink.  Every institution makes mistakes.  In this institution (the press, although we … Continue reading

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The cause is the cause

Kevin D. Williamson on President Trump’s decision to keep his promise about Jerusalem: The Palestinian statelet is in no way viable, and the Palestinian cause is less and less useful to the Islamic powers with each passing year. The Arab–Israeli … Continue reading

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You can’t prove our guy was a serial molester of adolescent girls!

Kevin D. Williamson writes, “Whatever Republicans think having Roy Moore in the Senate will accomplish, it isn’t worth it.” He takes this funny jab at Roy Moore: Similarly, Republicans are at the moment lining up behind or at least making … Continue reading

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3 reasons to oppose net neutrality

Josh Steimle offers 3 compelling reasons to oppose net neutrality: competition, privacy, and freedom. Competition If the telecoms are forced to compete in a truly free market, Comcast and Time Warner won’t exist 10 years from now. They’ll be replaced by … Continue reading

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The ends are ephemeral but the means live on

A wise man once wondered if the success of Alinskyite tactics, deployed at the national level, would be temporary or would breed imitation?   That’s the thing with tactics that coarsen the political process:  the ends are ephemeral but the means … Continue reading

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Tax reform and millennials

h/t Daniel Henninger writing in today’s WSJ The swath of the electorate whose view of the Republican tax effort intrigues me the most is the group that has the least experience with the tax system but a lot to gain … Continue reading

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There are any number of definitions of conservatism out there

An attempt to define “conservatism” from Jonah Goldberg, back in 2015: There are any number of definitions of conservatism out there on the Interwebs, though my sense from googling around is that at least half of them are invidious; caricatures … Continue reading

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