DACA and the Conservative’s Dilemma

Principle versus politics.

Contrary to the pronouncements of a few conspicuously visible activists, there is no conservative consensus on immigration. The liveliness of the debate over how to approach immigration even today is a testament to the diversity of conservative opinions on the matter. Those tensions will only be exacerbated by the president’s decision to punt the issue of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) to Congress.

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Confessions of a Burka-Phobe

A call for honesty.

Does liberal opinion permit Europeans to discuss the burka openly, honestly, and fearlessly?

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Our Famous Presidents

Political theater.

As the saying goes, you can never put the toothpaste back in the tube. Donald Trump is setting a number of precedents, many of which conservatives and Republicans will come to regret when they are cited and expanded upon by the Democrats who succeed him. But Trump’s status as a figure of cultural gravitas is not one of those precedents. Trump is only building upon a legacy that was bequeathed to him by his predecessor.

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The Liberal Fight Is over Identity, Not Economics

An "electoral death spiral."

If you’re a Republican, the polls must be making you nervous. And I’m not talking about the generic congressional ballot or the president’s job approval rating.

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A Revolutionary Reform in Hospital Prices

Transparency.

This is yuuge.

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The GOP Is Already Beaten

A bunker mentality without the siege.

If the “blue wave” that Democrats see building ahead of November does not arrive with the ferocity they envision, the political left can still take solace in some of the victories they’ve already won. In that event, the Republican Party would have narrowly escaped losing a national referendum, but that doesn’t mean that Republicans have escaped defeat. Even today, the GOP is a broken husk of its former self.

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