NR Ducey cover

In today’s Wall Street Journal, I discuss why “freedom of religion” is more than “freedom of worship”–and describe the skirmish Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma fought to restore the distinction.


Il Ducey

June 9, 2016

The new National Review carries my cover story on Arizona’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey. An extract: Now Ducey can enter the next phase of his tenure with the chance to turn his attention away from fixing the fiscal problems he inherited to advancing his own priorities — and possibly emerge as a leading member of […]

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Johnson for President?

May 26, 2016

My profile of Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president, appears in the new National Review. Perhaps the anti-Trump and anti-Hillary factions will give Johnson a look, and then a boost. Given this year’s baffling politics, who can say with certainty that the former governor of New Mexico won’t play a part? (Read it on the […]

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May 6, 2016

My latest article in National Review is on writer’s block: I approached the topic with skepticism. As a writer, I’ve had good days and bad days — but I’ve never struggled with the sheer inability to write. Many people have a starry-eyed, artsy view of what writers do. Not me. I see writing as work, […]

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May 3, 2016

My podcast with Larry Haas about his new book on Truman and Vandenberg is mostly about Vandenberg, because I’m that way when it comes to Michigan. Below is an image of a statue of the Republican senator who helped the GOP abandon isolationism and develop the early Cold War strategy of containment. It stands in […]

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