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The evidence is in that steeper taxes and overregulation fail to boost incomes and ease inequality.
Extending the maturity dates for government debt would literally buy time.
Dr. Johnson’s remark at the prospect of being hanged is just as true of the prospect of municipal bankruptcy: it concentrates the mind wonderfully.
The damage was done, and the worst outcomes averted, before President Bush even left office.
Will the administration ever learn? Neither stimulus spending nor the redistribution of income creates jobs.
The real problem? The uncontrolled growth of federal spending.
Like Karl Marx, present-day doomsayers hail every crisis at the death knell of capitalism—and, like Marx, they're wrong.
The last round of GOP primary debates was less enlightening than exhausting. Let’s make the next round better—by making it shorter.
There was nothing fleeting about the legacy of Ronald Reagan, and conservatives—of all people—must never forget that.
Certain public officials have begun defying laws that they—not the courts—consider unconstitutional.
As the new federal program seeks to limit Americans’ access to spe-cialists and medical innovations, primary-care doctors will become ever more scarce.
The Affordable Care Act was never going to be affordable.
Congress failed to prevent ObamaCare from taking effect. But it’s not too late for damage control.
A lab-grown mosquito can help prevent a serious disease—if a misled public doesn’t squash it.
The stronger the student performance, the more prosperous the nation.
Attention, parents: if your kids attend a lousy school and all you do is shrug about it, you’re part of the problem.
Nations have interests, not friends. Neither the Syrian war nor the Snowden case should deter the United States from working with Russia.
Passivity toward Syria isn’t buying the United States time. It’s permitting forces that oppose us and our values to strengthen and coalesce.
War isn’t always diplomacy by other means. Sometimes it’s a moral imperative.
Russia is back in the Middle East. How did we let this happen?
With or without outside intervention, nothing will put Bashar al-Assad’s tyranny back together again. America should plan accordingly.
Wars such as the Syrian conflict—irregular, undeclared, ideological—all but inevitably give rise to a particular sadism and brutality.
Ataturk, Erdogan, and the battle for the Turkish soul.
The Arab Spring has settled one question: the Muslim world does want representative government. It also showed that democracy there has far to go.
The Arab Spring is forcing Egypt’s Coptic Christians out of their homeland and into the world. Samuel Tadros on the destruction of an ancient community and culture.
How the curse of corruption limits and diminishes the miracle of economic growth.
Nice to have, suicidal to use: the bizarre logic of Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.
Tom Wolfe’s latest novel, Back to Blood, is a portrait of present-day culture—sprawling, lurid, hilarious, repellent, compelling: “More than anything else, I just love all these people.” An interview with Peter Robinson.
King’s fight for justice has been transformed into government-sponsored distortion of labor, housing, and education.
Martin Luther King’s dream—to be judged by the content of one’s character—is still just a dream.
Mieczysław F. Rakowski, the last Communist prime minister of Po-land, sought to repair communism by reforming it. Instead he reformed it right out of existence.