Ramesh Ponnuru



Mar 22, 2019
The record of recent years raises the question of whether a federal crackdown is a good idea in the first place. It misidentifies the root of the problem: It mostly has to do with people who are seeking out opioids for abuse, not who got addicted from prescriptions.


Mar 15, 2019
It is an overdrawn case, and the universities are not, in truth, as bad as this scandal makes them look. Academic merit plays a large role in admissions, even if not quite as large a one as the universities would have you believe. Their interest in it is sincere. But the damage will last.


Mar 13, 2019
Campaign contributions aren’t what mainly keeps Democrats from following the polls on late-term abortion. Nor are campaign contributions from moneyed interests an important reason the left hasn’t seen its policies adopted. Progressives are making an excuse.


Mar 7, 2019
He portrayed himself as the victim of people who didn’t understand him and wanted to bring him down: just what he wanted the boys in his bed to believe.


Mar 1, 2019
Republicans seem to be breaking free from old habits on monetary policy but not to have settled on a new approach. They have historically tended to like the idea of constraining central-bank discretion by urging the adoption of rules to guide monetary policy.


Feb 26, 2019
Courts are sometimes reluctant to decide whether one branch is abusing power in this fashion, lest they get drawn into an inappropriate policymaking role. It’s a constraint that does not apply to members of Congress.


Feb 22, 2019
Fiscal prudence has rarely been a politically powerful rallying cry. It is therefore also imprudent to hand politicians additional rationalizations for the deficit spending of which they have already proved themselves too fond.


Feb 14, 2019
Encouraging education reforms, occasionally siding with Republicans, keeping the government open, maintaining ethical standards, standing for religious tolerance: All of these seem to be black marks in the Democratic presidential primaries.

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