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FILE -- Inside the Strand Bookstore in New York, Nov. 30, 2016. The beloved independent shop with 18 miles of books says that landmark status for its building could be a death blow. (Tony Cenicola/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

“I’m Not Asking for Money or a Tax Rebate. Just Leave Me Alone.”

“I’m Not Asking for Money or a Tax Rebate. Just Leave Me Alone.”

In my Sunday print column I wrote that “aggressive, interventionist government policies seems like hubris to me when the side effects can be so unpredictable.” The example I used was school enrollment dates causing a spike in diagnoses of A.D.H.D. for children with August birthdays, but other lessons on the hubris of big government are

Republican Senator Flips On Gay Marriage

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has flipped on the issue of gay marriage, going from opposing it to embracing it in the pages of the Columbus Dispatch. What turned his head on the issue was the fact that one of his children is gay: Two years ago, my son Will, then a college freshman, told

Republicans Don't Have A Gender Problem, They Have A Race Problem

Mark Perry takes a look at some of the demographic breakdowns from the 2012 presidential election and finds some interesting results. Despite the “war on women” narrative, Romney actually beat Obama among white women by 16 points. The problem is that, overall, Romney lost women by 11 points. The take-away from these numbers is that

Memo To Bobby Jindal: Republicans Have To Be the Party Of Austerity

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who recently announced a plan to eliminate his state’s personal and corporate income taxes, says Republicans need to talk about growing our way out this national fiscal swamp we find ourselves in rather than cutting our way out: “Our objective is to grow the private sector. We need to focus our

Are Gay Republican Groups Getting Traction In The GOP?

At PJ Media, Jordan Michael Smith writes about what seems to be a major shift in the Republican party when it comes to attitudes about gays: Analysts, pollsters, and Republican insiders believe that the GOP will have to formulate more gay-friendly policies in order to attract a younger generation that is familiar and comfortable with

Shame On You, Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is upset with House Republicans, specifically blaming House GOP leadership, over the delay in passing a bill for Hurricane Sandy relief: “There is only one group to blame,” Christie said. “The House Majority and John Boehner.” “Last night, the House Majority failed the basic test of leadership and they did

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