Presidents and Guardrails

One problem with today’s polarized politics is that both parties don’t mind stretching constitutional limits to achieve their policy goals. Democrats cheered on Barack Obama’s legal abuses on immigration and so much more,...

The Making of a DNA Detective

Christy Mirack was murdered in 1992, but the case wasn’t solved until last year. The 25-year-old sixth-grade teacher was found dead in her home near Lancaster, Pa., naked from the waist down....

Gas Shortages Give New York an Early Taste of the Green New Deal

The combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—sometimes known as the “shale revolution”—has enabled Texas, Pennsylvania and other states to produce record quantities of natural gas, some of which is being frozen, loaded...

Notable & Quotable: Ocasio-Cortez's Aide

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America Is Torn Between Trump's Fibs and Progressives' Fantasies

As a teenager in the 1930s, my mother was an idealistic, card-carrying member of the Communist Party. Then came Stalin’s Moscow show trials. The scales fell from her eyes. She quit the party....

Ilhan Omar's History of America

Not that it will make Israelis feel any better, but Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) doesn’t seem to like America all that much, either.Shortly after apologizing for anti-Semitic comments, the House freshman Democrat...

Republicans Need to Save Capitalism

Let’s think about the broader, less immediate meaning of our political era.The Democratic Party is going hard left. There will be stops and starts but it’s the general trajectory and will be for...

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