They Just Can’t Help Themselves

How to save an election.

When gun-control activists say that we are in the midst of a sea change, they’re not wrong. Hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens have taken to the streets. Major sporting-goods retailers are opting to endure costly litigation rather than continue to sell firearms to purchasers under the age of 21. Republican-led states are enacting sweeping gun-control regulations. The GOP-led Congress passed and a Republican president signed measures designed to prevent gun violence in schools, with more on the way. That’s not the only seismic shift of which Second Amendment supporters should be keenly aware. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’s call for the outright repeal of an item in the Bill of Rights is a radical change in tactics that will be internalized both by gun-control activists and their opponents.

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They Just Can’t Help Themselves

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Crazy Rich Charlatans

The Elon Musk problem.

No one has ever mistaken me for a business writer. Show me a balance sheet or quarterly report, and my eyes will glaze over. Bring up “chasing alpha” at the bar, and I’ll ask for the check and give you the old Irish goodbye. Business chatter—the kind you can’t help but overhear from young stockjobbers at the gym and bloaty middle managers on the Acela—bores me to tears. I’m especially allergic to the idea of “The Market” as an autonomous, anthropomorphic entity with a unitary will and mind of its own.

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The Last Days of Syria and the Non-Interventionist Catastrophe

The course the West followed has been a disaster.

The West has squandered the last, best opportunity to rid the world of the criminal regime in Syria.

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The Allure of the Strongman

And the demands of realpolitik.

Earlier this week, my housekeeper, Mary, arrived to work decked out in a bright red T-shirt emblazoned with a photo of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who came to Israel last Sunday for a three-day official visit.

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The Economy Roars, but Will Voters Notice?

The paradox of success.

The monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday morning shows that the economy continues to flourish. 201,000 new jobs were added last month, while the unemployment rate stayed steady at a very low 3.9 percent.

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American Politics Is a Joke

We deserve better.

You could be forgiven for thinking that everyone active in American politics has lost their minds.

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