Ramesh Ponnuru

Mar 15, 2018
Once the votes were cast, Republicans changed their tune. Suddenly Lamb was, in Paul Ryan’s words, someone who “ran as a pro-life, pro-gun, anti-Nancy Pelosi conservative.” Lamb “ran as a Republican,” said one of Ryan’s colleagues.

Mar 14, 2018
Democrats made a passionate and extended case against the tax bill President Donald Trump signed in December. The Senate Democrats’ new tax-and-infrastructure plan walks away from that case in nearly every particular.

Mar 9, 2018
A group of 107 Republican congressmen wrote a letter to President Donald Trump urging him not to go ahead with tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products. It is the biggest break in Republican unity during the Trump administration so far.

Mar 6, 2018
Defenders of President Donald Trump’s apparent decision to slap tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products have made several arguments for them. None of these arguments stands up to minimal scrutiny.

Mar 5, 2018
But the biggest difference between Trump’s tariffs and Bush’s is their context. Bush’s action fit into a bipartisan tradition that began after the Great Depression.

Mar 1, 2018
Catherine Rampell writes in the Washington Post that it’s a mistake to blame “Washington dysfunction.” The real culprits, she says, are Republican politicians who are out of step with public opinion, even among Republican voters.

Feb 22, 2018
Supporters of gun rights are criticizing CNN over a “town hall” it held on gun control. By hosting it, CNN gave these conservatives a choice: Either stay away from the forum, and be attacked as a coward, or go, and be called a “murderer” to the applause of the crowd.

Feb 20, 2018
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens has been arguing that we should be ambitious, and set our sights on the Second Amendment. Working within the constraints of the amendment leads to policies such as banning assault weapons and instituting background checks for private gun sales.

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