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Archive of posts published in the tag: The Weekly Standard

Authoritarian Liberalism

from The Weekly Standard,  Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror by Jonathan Last In summary: to have any hope of retaking the White House, Democrats must get off their high horse, lose the rabid rhetoric, and reorient themselves…

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Collegiate Rot

Intolerance and demonization of dissent is too common on American college campuses and the despicable behavior at Middlebury in Vermont to the speaking engagement of Charles Murray is indicative of a cultural and intellectual rot from much of the left.…

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Selective Progressivism

From The Weekly Standard, The Roots of Campus Leftism by Warren Treadgold “Progressivism,” the term campus leftists seem to like best, is not very helpful for defining the ideology’s intellectual content. Just about all of us favor what we consider…

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Transcending Ideology

From The Weekly Standard, The Roots of Campus Leftism by Warren Treadgold The absence of reasoned argument is in fact one of campus leftism’s sources of strength. Refusing to supply ideological definitions leaves the impression of a viewpoint that depends not on…

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When Politics is Religion

From The Weekly Standard, What Explains the Vicious Left? by David Gelernter: excerpts: It’s not just a question of civility versus rudeness—which of course is no small thing in itself. The deeper problem is that the left seems to have…

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Pseudo Science

from Making It All Up by Andrew Ferguson at The Weekly Standard Behind the people being experimented upon are the people doing the experimenting, the behavioral scientists themselves. In important ways they are remarkably monochromatic. We don’t need to belabor the…

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Repellant Legislation

From The Weekly Standard in 2010, The Process is the Substance by Matthew Continetti: Once the shock wore off, the Democrats decided that if they could not pass their reform following normal procedure, they would simply change the procedure. Hence the…

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For the People vs By the People

From The Weekly Standard, Liars Remorse by Wiliam Voegeli Excerpt: The gullibility of the millions of Americans who have been helped by Obama-care, but can be led to believe it’s harmful, goes without saying. Such sentiments confirm that today’s Democrats…

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Accountability on Trial

From The Weekly Standard, Stephen Hayes writes An Election about Everything excerpt: It’s about a government that makes promises to those who have defended the country and then fails those veterans, again and again and again. It’s about a president…

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Unwarranted Climate Predictions

From The Weekly Standard, The Party of Reason, by Jeff Bergner Excerpt: Unrepeatable events like the evolution of the world’s species and the evolution of the world’s climate are inherently difficult to explain, and their future course is even harder to…

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Unlimited Power from Limited Government

Jay Cost writes The Real Price of Politics in The Weekly Standard. Excerpts: Too often, debate over what government should do takes place in the abstract. But the particulars of the American system are relevant. Our government was never meant…

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Why Is This Bill (ACA) Different?

From The Weekly Standard A Slight Case of Bastardy The curious and irregular conception of Obamacare by Noemie Emery Excerpts: There are written rules that make an act legal, and unwritten ones that make it legitimate, and it is the…

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Managing People Rather than Data

From The Weekly Standard, No Statistics, No Mischief, A modest proposal for the new Fed chairman,  by Andrew Ferguson. Excerpts: John Cowperthwaite. The name is familiar to economic historians, academics in postcolonial studies, specialists in the tax policy of the Far…

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How We Breed Political Corruption

***** Jay Cost writes in The Weekly Standard  The Real Price of Politics. Excerpts:  If the government were asked to do only what a fair reading of the Constitution authorizes it to do, this design would not be a problem.…

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Improvisational Government

From The Weekly Standard, Christopher Demuth writes The Silence of the Liberals: Collaterally, Obamacare is introducing a new form of government​—​improvisational government, characterized by continuous ad hoc revisions of statutory law by executive decree. This is a reversion to a…

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The Unique Challenge of Overturning Obamacare

From The Weekly Standard, Killing Obamacare by Jay Cost: Why should we believe that the federal government is remotely capable of managing something as complicated as American health care? The complexities of the task make a mockery of the very notion of…

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The Limitations of The State

From The Weekly Standard, Killing Obamacare by Jay Cost: It was the success of the progressives in World War I that inspired Franklin Roosevelt—Wilson’s assistant secretary of the Navy—to treat the Great Depression as a national emergency akin to the…

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The Rollout Reader

Comments on the disastrous health care roll out. Delaying from Behind by James Taranto at the WSJ Our younger readers–those who were born yesterday–may not remember when delaying ObamaCare was considered a wild idea, its exponents limited to crazy right-wing terrorists. Times have…

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Wars are Not Movies

From The GOP of Old by William Kristol in The Weekly Standard, Excerpt: It was (well-deserved) war weariness after World War II that led to a precipitous drawdown in Europe that in turn helped make possible Stalin’s subjugation of Eastern…

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Anti-Semitism as a Political Tool

But I prefer to distinguish anti-Semitism from mere intolerance. Many other groups are subject to prejudice and discrimination. American clubs and schools that formerly excluded Jews also excluded blacks and Asians. Other “middleman minorities,” like Koreans or overseas Chinese, have…

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