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The Epic Milton

Can there be any more desirable book in the world than Milton’s copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio? This remarkable bibliographical discovery in the Free Library of Philadelphia throws new light…

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Another bad day for U.S. as coronavirus statistics set records

Atlantic: The U.S. Has Passed the Hospital Breaking Point A new statistic shows that health-care workers are running out of space to treat COVID-19 patients. Since the beginning of the…

Restoring Pride in Limits

I welcome Sam Goldman’s very reasonable defense of a reasonable American liberty. First, because he relies on the late Peter Lawler, the postmodern conservative, the American intellectual who showed everyone…

Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Trump's grifting is a never ending story

Donald Trump can’t win the election, and all of Washington, DC knows it. But that won’t stop Trump from fleecing the rubes. Trump has been on a misleading and highly lucrative…

Alito’s Way

The news media treated Justice Samuel Alito’s recent speech to the Federalist Society in an all too predictable manner—as just another cannon blast in the culture war. But Alito’s remarks…

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

And Now…This Message We normally don’t engage in shameless commerce here. But I’ll allow it. Melania hates Christmas and now you can too! pic.twitter.com/squpf1vXUK — Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) December…

America’s Complicated Demographic Destiny

At least since the 2002 publication of The Emerging Democratic Majority, “demography is destiny” has increasingly been the battle cry of the left. Barely hidden behind the wonky platitude is the…

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

“A Big Safety Net’: ACA Filled Need, Fended Off Dismantling in 2020” That’s the headline of this NBC News story on how the Affordable Care Act is still reliably helping…

The Ongoing Struggle for Our Liberties

In 2014, the late Peter Lawler delivered a talk at an ISI honors conference with the title “The Future (and Past) of Liberty is Confusing.” In his inimitable, superficially rambling…

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

Energize An Ally Tuesday Call me crazy, but I’ve never been a fan of the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping event known as Trample Your Neighbors At The Mall Friday. Now that I’m…