David Brooks, in this provocative critique of Republican Libertarianism, uses the insights of Hayek without mentioning him...
How the First World War shaped world history and foreign policy.
The White House’s new China policy splits the US foreign policy community.
Can the US Hold China Responsible for the Pandemic?
Defender-in-Chief and the Trump Doctrine in Asia.
Mark Thoma quotes Bruce Bartlett who quotes a poll that shows Republicans are crazy. . . .
David Leonhardt argues that the health care changes will work to reverse the inequality of the age of Reagan. . . .
There’s a debate going on in the punditsphere about whether America is ungovernable. . . .
One of the arguments against decentralized decision-making is that it's too selfish...
The general reaction to the incoming administration reminds me of the book of Samuel when the people of Israel ask for a king...
My mood is perfectly captured by David Harsanyi...
Here’s an amazing story from CNN because it’s so ordinary. . . .
If Brown wins today in Massachusetts, we’re going to hear all kinds of explanations. . . .
Methinks1776, a valued commenter here at the Cafe points out the 2/3 of the American people opposed the health care legislation. . . .
What politics needs is better partisanship.
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
Thomas Friedman writes in the New York Times: Of the festivals of nonsense that periodically overtake American politics, surely the silliest is the argument that because Washington is having a particularly snowy winter it proves that climate change is a hoax and, therefore, we need not bother with all this girly-man stuff like renewable energy, solar panels and carbon taxes. . . .
The other day I sought a respite from current events by re-reading some of the writings of 18th century British statesman Edmund Burke...
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
President Trump is waging a nonstop, all-encompassing war against progressive culture, in magnitude analogous to what 19th-century Germans once called a "Kulturkampf."