Ramesh Ponnuru

Nov 23, 2020
When the performance of the economy diverges from projections for it, how much of the difference should be attributed to changes in policy, how much to other changes, and how much to flaws in the forecast?

Nov 18, 2020
Presidential power has been growing for a long time and for deep-seated reasons. The Founders’ view that legislators would guard their powers from presidents didn’t take adequate account of partisanship.

Nov 12, 2020
Trump has led some Republican voters to believe he won re-election, and the senators don’t want to anger those voters, or have Trump tweeting about how the senators don’t deserve their support.

Nov 7, 2020
Progressives thought Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., did as well as he did against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primaries because socialism was on the march. It has gotten ever clearer that what fueled his campaign was not being her.

Nov 5, 2020
Biden is on track to becoming the first president to take office with a Senate controlled by the opposition since George H.W. Bush in 1989.

Oct 30, 2020
Split control, combined with today's level of polarization, could create serious problems: How long would it take for Biden to get his Cabinet confirmed if Mitch McConnell stays majority leader?

Oct 28, 2020
The Morning Consult found a steady increase in the percentage of voters favoring her confirmation. If the polls had instead turned against her, a few Republican senators might have gotten nervous enough to stop her nomination. But that didn’t happen.

Oct 22, 2020
Alexander Hamilton cautioned against a president’s filling his Cabinet with "candidates . . .  possessing the necessary insignificance and pliancy to render them the obsequious instruments of his pleasure." That sometimes seems like the description of Trump’s ideal aide.

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