Ramesh Ponnuru



Apr 20, 2018
Social Security is structured so that average benefits grow from one class of retirees to the next. We could bring the program a long way toward solvency without cutting benefits from their current levels.


Apr 18, 2018
Demography was destiny , until it wasn’t. House Republicans declined to pass a big immigration bill, and Donald Trump ran a campaign that sometimes seemed designed to alienate rather than court Hispanics. Yet Trump not only won the election.


Apr 12, 2018
The truth is that the increased generosity of Social Security benefits is an important contributor to our projected debt. Congress has not kept passing legislation to expand those benefits. But the program automatically expands benefits over time.


Mar 29, 2018
A lot of people have short memories when it comes to politics. Politicians often exploit this fact, but sometimes it works against them. That’s what happened to Mitt Romney earlier this week.


Mar 28, 2018
Frank Bruni, then a reporter for the New York Times, marveled that “the earth has finally moved.” He explained that the National Rifle Association had lost clout.


Mar 22, 2018
“As great as this president is, he’s occasionally wrong.” So spoke Senator Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican, by way of explaining his opposition to President Donald Trump's tariffs.


Mar 21, 2018
Larry Kudlow, the new director of the National Economic Council for President Donald Trump, wants to change capital-gains taxes by indexing them to inflation.


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.

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