Hope for the Future

Not the end of the world as we know it, maybe

Featured image Can fans of Bernie Sanders be persuaded to support elements of the GOP tax bill that was just enacted despite the Democrats’ visions of the apocalypse? It seems impossible, but Ami Horowitz may have have opened a few minds of Sandernistas waking the streets of the East Village by creatively ascribing them to Sanders (video below). I’m not sure Ami persuaded anyone on lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 »

Bill Maher, Neocon?

Featured image If we recur to the older definition of a neoconservative as a liberal mugged by reality, we have to be open to the possibility that lefty comedian Bill Maher is on his way to becoming a neoconservative. In a rant on his last show, he takes after the impulse of liberalism to regulate everything. Of course, he doesn’t understand that this is the telos of modern liberalism, but sooner or »

Public Service Announcement for Geeks Everywhere

Featured image In case you’re hiding under a rock—or are one of our faithful readers who wait exclusively for Power Line to certify what is truly important news—tonight the newest trailer for the forthcoming Star Wars movie was released. You’re welcome. »

Dartmouth Happy

Featured image My youngest daughter is a happy Dartmouth junior. She loves college and she loves Dartmouth. Outside of the classroom, her sorority is at the center of her life on campus. She loves her sorority sisters, and we understand why. They are outstanding young women. I therefore throw up my hands at the negative publicity a few bad apples have created on campus, and the administration’s surrender to them. If the »

Two New Sites of Note

Featured image Two new info-rich websites are worth noting and bookmarking for frequent visits (after Power Line, of course).  The first is HumanProgress.org, a project of the Cato Institute.  It is an ambitious project aimed at debunking the relentless gloom of the neo-Malthusianism of everyone who wants to extend more and more political control over people and resources.  As the title suggests, the real story of the human race is relentless progress.  »

Scenes from the Bush Institute debate

Featured image At the George W. Bush Institute they believe better education about economic principles is fundamental to achieving stronger economic growth. That’s why the institute launched a national economic debate program last year for high school debaters. Last October more than 100 high school students from around the country converged on Dallas to debate the issues of infrastructure, property rights, and economic growth. The weekend was a huge success. They have »