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Archive of posts published in the tag: The Wall Street Journal

Policy Matters

From Kimberly Strassel at The Wall Street Journal,   Here’s What Really Happened to Hillary Mr. Sanders was an unexpected force in the primary, though mostly because he wasn’t Hillary. Sanders supporters resent this argument, and claim the only reason his…

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The Retreat of Liberal Political Consciousnesses

Mark Lilla writes a great analysis of the rise of identity politics in the Wall Street Journal,  The Liberal Crackup As a teacher, I am increasingly struck by a difference between my conservative and progressive students. Contrary to the stereotype,…

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How Democracy Becomes Tyranny

from Why Elites Hate by William McGurn in the WSJ No small part of the attraction of identity politics is its usefulness in silencing those who do not hew to progressive orthodoxy. This dynamic is most visible on campuses, where…

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Slower Growth with Less Equality

From the Wall Street Journal Editorials,  About That Obama Boom: Speaking of weak, growth for all of 2016 clocked in at 1.6%, the slowest since 2011 and down from 2.6% in 2015. That marks the 11th consecutive year that GDP…

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The Trump Shift

From The Wall Street Journal, Trump May Herald a New Political Order by John Steele Gordon: So does Donald Trump’s stunning election herald something permanent—a shift akin to those brought by Jackson, Lincoln, McKinley and FDR? That’s a fair bet, considering…

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Bureaucratic Opportunism

from Holman Jenkins, Jr. at The Wall Street Journal, Regulation vs. The American People Mr. Obama wanted to be a “transformational” president like Reagan, but transformational presidents both lead and listen to the public, and they get their mandate through the…

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Epi Politics

“We judge other groups by their worst examples – while judging ourselves by our best intentions.”  George W. Bush The “scandal” of the EpiPen pricing is a picture perfect play for those who have a chip on their shoulder about…

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A Totalitarian Impulse

Why has the left become so intolerant of dissent? The quality and the rationality of any position can be discerned by its tolerance for dissent. In a world of absolute truth there is no safe space, in a world of…

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The Iron Law of Political Reform

From the Wall Street Journal, How George McGovern Made Donald Trump Possible by Phillip Terzian: Mandate for Reform was issued almost 50 years ago, and half-forgotten as soon as its guidelines were adopted. But looking at it, I realized that…

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Saving Liberal Arts

From The Wall Street Journal, The Suicide of The Liberal Arts by John Agresto. excerpt: Liberal arts has not been killed by parental or student philistinism, or the cupidity of today’s educational institutions whose excessive costs have made the liberal…

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Appeasing Obama on Israel

from the Wall Street Journal, The President Against the Historian by Bret Stephens: excerpt: But no Israeli concession could ever appease Mr. Obama, who had the habit of demanding heroic political risks from Mr. Netanyahu while expecting heroic deference in…

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Sidney Blumenthal and Hillary Clinton

from the Wall Street Journal, Who is Sidney Blumenthal?: excerpts: They reinforce, for starters, that the Clinton Foundation is not and never has been a charity. Bill and Hillary created it in 2001 as a vehicle to assist their continuing…

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A Caged Eagle

from John Taylor in The Wall Street Journal, A Recovery Waiting to Be Liberated Were it not for the unusual drop in the labor force, the unemployment rate would be three percentage points higher, according to work by economists Chris…

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The Cost of Bad Ideas

Why Young People Can’t Find Work, by Andrew Puzder in the Wall Street Journal Excerpts: Consider these grim employment numbers: • In February the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recorded the lowest percentage of 16- to 19-year-olds working or actively…

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Protectionist Hypocrisy

From The Wall Street Journal, U.S. Steel Imports Spark Wave of Trade Complaints by John Miller Excerpt: American steelmakers filed 38 trade cases last year, the highest number since 2001, when the industry won White House backing for higher tariffs…

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Liberal Oligarchs

from the Wall Street Journal- Rate that Oligarch This latest Saul Alinsky tactic got us thinking about who really qualifies as an American oligarch. If the definition is someone who becomes rich by association with government power and policies, and then assists…

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Regulating Ideas

The Man Who Resisted ‘Blackboard Economics’ Nobel laureate Ronald Coase taught that economists should study real markets. by David Henderson in The Wall Street Journal As editor of the Journal of Law and Economics from 1964 to 1982, Coase published articles…

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The Cost of a Job

Targeting the Wealthy Kills Jobs by T.J.  Rogers in The Wall Street Journal Excerpts: A couple of years ago, I decided to invest in my hometown of Oshkosh, Wis., by building a $1.2 million lakefront restaurant. That restaurant now permanently…

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“Careless with the Reputation of Government”

Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal, Fortress IRS:  Agency stonewalling could permanently harm Americans’ faith in government. Excerpts: The scandals that have so damaged the agency took place in just the past few years, since the current administration…

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Crime and Culture, not Race, is the Issue

Jason Riley writes in the Wall Street Journal, Race, Politics and the Zimmerman Trial: Excerpts: Any candid debate on race and criminality in this country would have to start with the fact that blacks commit an astoundingly disproportionate number of…

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