What does it take to be remembered?
Some modest suggestions to revive moribund symphonies and orchestras.
American conservatives should consider the example of Robert Peel in trying to figure out the way forward.
The answers were staring at us in country music all along.
Hillary Clinton is not going to be president. Democratic electors need to accept this if they believe that extraordinary measures within the Electoral College are justified.
Ted Cruz’s role was more indirect than that of his rivals. But he could have done more.
John Kasich ran a vanity campaign that never really began. He was the last opponent to drop out.
Jeb gave it the old college try, with $100 million.
Marco Rubio had a really good shot at the prize.
Trump was never inevitable.
Reince Priebus defends himself.
Public opinion is a wonderful regulator of governments, but only when circumscribed by well-constructed institutions.
Sam Columbia had a couple of doctor’s appointments.
Republicans need to challenge the implicit frame of the coverage of their nominating process.
Almost 7 in 10 Republican delegates have already been awarded. What have we learned?
Conservatism stresses deference to the unseen. Trump rejects that out of hand, and he’s on the verge of the Republican nomination. What happened?
Romney can save the party.
Abraham Lincoln has a letter for Marco Rubio.
If Trump is the nominee, we will have learned something about American politics. But what?
Structurally, Marco Rubio has all the advantages. That might not be enough.
Republicans treat Marco Rubio like the frontrunner.
The instinctive pugilistic communitarian vs the reflexive partisan.
We need both liberal arts majors and welders, but the structures of higher education are biased in favor of liberal arts majors.
There’s really no place for the Force in a historical narrative of the First Galactic Empire.
Jeb Bush’s “gaffes” may be overstated, but the reactions speak volumes about his prospects.
Carly Fiorina may be a political novice, but she doesn’t campaign like it.
One down, 384 to go.
If Joe Biden runs, he probably thinks Hillary Clinton has been weakened by recent events. And he might be in a position to know.
Enlightened moderators will not always be at the microphone.
Mistakes were made. By me, I mean.
Rick Perry’s speech on opportunity and race was very good.
Crows are brilliant and terrifying.
The Republican Party is not the American Whig Party, but its successes–and eventual failure–offer some useful lessons worth considering.
Everybody’s biased and everybody lies.