My article on Sen. Pat Toomey and his refusal to endorse Donald Trump is in the new National Review.
As he wrestles with the anxieties that so many conservatives have felt about Trump, Toomey will choose between sticking to a principle that puzzles people whose votes he needs and making a compromise that he probably fears will haunt him later. His decision, and the question of whether he runs ahead of or behind Trump on November 8, will shape the post-election recriminations of 2016.
The new issue of National Review carries my profile of Jennifer Roback Morse, the free-market economist who thinks family breakdown is at the root of many social ills.
Morse refuses to speak in code. … Here’s how she talks about single motherhood, for example: “There’s no such thing as a single parent. They’ve become dependent on other people in commercial transactions, such as their employers and child-care providers. A single mother may look like she’s doing so much ‘on her own,’ but she has merely commercialized the things the father would have done.”