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The Roots of a Reforming Conservatism

Conservatives should advance policies that strengthen the mediating institutions—families, small businesses, Tocquevillian civil associations—that are both the fruits and facilitators of republicanism, and hence of real freedom.

Intercollegiate Review, April 20, 2015
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    How (And Why) Cronyism Works

    Tucked away on page 1602 of the omnibus spending bill is a particularly fine example of how cronyism works.

    National Review, December 10, 2014
  • The Next Conservative Tax Reform

    The tax-reform proposal advanced by Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio would foster growth while providing overdue tax relief for American families.

    National Review Online, September 23, 2014
  • Legalization by Edict

    If President Obama unilaterally and lawlessly grants amnesty and work permits for 5-6 million illegal immigrants, it “could well be the most extreme act of executive overreach ever attempted by an American president in peacetime.”

    National Review Online, July 29, 2014
  • A Conservative Governing Vision

    The debate between right and left, limited or unlimited government, dispersing power or consolidating it, is largely about the fate of the crucial space between the individual and government, where civil society flourishes—and only conservative policies can sustain and expand that space.

    National Review, May 28. 2014
  • Lessons of the Rollout

    Now that the private sector has rescued the government’s Obamacare rollout, the government can continue its takeover of private-sector health care.

    National Review, April 3, 2014
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    In unilaterally rewriting Obamacare’s employer mandate, this administration has confirmed that it believes it’s above the law.

    National Review, February 10, 2014
  • On the Obamacare Risk Corridors

    Obamacare’s insurance bailout involves inappropriate and unlimited taxpayer exposure to private corporate risk, and defending it simply causes Obamacare’s supporters to dig themselves a deeper hole.

    National Review, February 3, 2014
  • Pressing the Panic Button?

    Health and Human Services' latest announcement hints at a collective panic from the Obama administration, as it attempts to delay the inevitable health-care disaster and place blame on insurers.

    National Review, December 13, 2013
  • The President Is Losing His Plan

    President Obama undermines his long-term goals in favor of political expediency as he disregards the law and tells insurers and consumers to do the same.

    National Review, November 15, 2013
  • Going, Going, Gone

    Obamacare hinges on forcing young people to buy prepaid health care at inflated prices; a GOP alternative should focus on enabling all people to buy real health insurance at affordable prices.

    The Weekly Standard, September 2, 2013
  • Saying ‘No’

    When it comes to deciding what health-care services should be utilized, liberals believe in centralized command and control, while conservatives believe in competitive markets and choice.

    National Review, August 27, 2013
  • The Soft Underbelly of Obama­care


    Obamacare’s flaws and weaknesses continue to surface, giving the GOP opportunity to focus political leverage on its most unpopular—yet most essential—component: the individual mandate.

    The Weekly Standard, August 12, 2013
  • The Country Party

    The Democrats’ shift toward economic elitism affords Republicans an enormous opportunity to embrace a new organizing principle: being the party of economic populism.

    National Review, July 29, 2013
  • Do House Democrats Agree They Are Unnecessary?

    The call to vote on two Obamacare-related bills forces Democrats to acknowledge whether, when it comes to the process of changing the law, they really view Congress as “unnecessary.”

    National Review, July 17, 2013