Monthly Archives: August 2014

Rick Perry’s Indictment: The Price of Integrity | Hugh Hewitt |08.27.14

As the Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth wrote at Real Clear Markets not long ago (, the indictment of Rick Perry looks straight out of the Saul Alinsky playbook: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.” It is America’s current misfortune to have a major party in the hands of a faction that embraces […]
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Book Review: ‘Rising Tides’ | The Washington Times | 06.03.14

Is any American literary genre more despised than works by sitting members of Congress? Windy, vacuous, banal: with few exceptions, they are embarrassments to the republic. Not so on the far side of the pond. Edmund Burke, Winston Churchill, Roy Jenkins, Matthew Ridley: the houses of Parliament have long been among the United Kingdom’s richest […]
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Thomas Jefferson, the Constitution and Slavery| | 08.13.14

It was William Faulkner who wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” How we understand the origins of our institutions and the men and women who shaped them shapes what we value about them now. It informs what we keep and what we change and what we build that’s new. Last month, […]
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