Articles

On Wisconsin
No Left Turn
February 4, 2011

Since I've criticized Joe Klein of Time magazine when his assessments seemed way off the mark, it's fair to cite and commend him for writing some smart and brave things about the political storm in Wisconsin.

Americans don't hate the rich
San Francisco Sentinel
December 1, 2010

Democrats would find it easier to get a hearing from voters who just want some economic breathing room if they stopped assuming that those voters share the liberal assumption that the rich, as such, are villainous.

Toward the Precipice
National Review
November 29, 2010

Come January, America will have a Democratic president and a Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, a rare configuration in the 150-plus years that there has been a Republican party. There were Republican House majorities during Democratic administrations for two years after the 1894, 1918, and 1946 midterm elections, and for six years after […]

How the Road to Bell Was Paved
City Journal
September 21, 2010

Not with good intentions but with the avarice of professional government bureaucrats.

Why Liberalism Is Dangerous
National Review
July 27, 2010

Most conservatives believe that America took a wrong turn in 1932, one that has led us farther away from the goal of preserving and strengthening republican self-government. Self-styled progressives talked us into that navigational error, and in the subsequent 78 years their liberal disciples have continued on the wrong road, superintending a rolling regime change that has steadily hollowed out our constitutional republic and replaced it with an administrative state, one increasingly indifferent to ordinary citizens’ concerns and insulated from their opposition.

A Deeper Bench
City Journal
June 21, 2010

A very brief case for Supreme Court term limits.

The Necessity of Doubt
Powerline
June 16, 2010

We have invited Voegeli to expand on the themes of his new book in something special for Power Line readers. Perfectly adapted to the moment are Voegeli’s reflections on the oil spill and the Enlightenment.

Don’t Blame Proposition 13
City Journal
March 21, 2010

Profligate spending, not property-tax reform, has put California in a hole.

The Big-Spending, High-Taxing, Lousy-Services Paradigm
City Journal
November 2, 2009

California taxpayers don’t get much bang for their bucks.

Time Is on California’s Side
City Journal
October 28, 2009

... but time isn’t.