May 13, 2013
Here’s the commencement speech that members of the Class of 2013 probably won’t hear, but that I wish had been given to me when I graduated:
May 6, 2013
One of the things that’s wrong with America these days is what might be called the Plausibility Plague — the problem of pundits assuring readers that some outcome is impossible.
Apr 30, 2013
A recent newspaper included a glossy magazine with an article urging me to run out and buy a house — fast! “Thanks to historically low interest rates, affordability is at an all-time high,” the article said.
Apr 22, 2013
The war isn’t over. That’s the big takeaway from the Boston Marathon bombing, like it or not.
Apr 15, 2013
There’s a great scene in the 1967 movie “The Graduate” when an older man takes a recent graduate aside and says, “I just want to say one word to you, just one word . . . Are you listening? . . . Plastics.”
Apr 8, 2013
Of all the possible ways to remember Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — victorious cold warrior, pioneering woman politician, resolute American ally — the one that’s probably most relevant today is the way she transformed Britain’s domestic policy and economy.
Apr 1, 2013
One of the most important but least noticed changes in American life over the past 20 years is the way that tax season has gone from a time when Americans write checks to the Internal Revenue Service to a time when the IRS sends money to Americans.
Mar 18, 2013
The Republican National Committee’s report on how to recover from its 2012 election losses is out, and the product is a strange combination of the intriguing, the illuminating, the hypocritical, and the humorous.