Brian Sandoval

July 6, 2015

NATIONAL REVIEW July 20, 2015 NEVADA’S BET ON SCHOOL CHOICE How Governor Brian Sandoval won an important education reform JOHN J. MILLER Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada once said that he envied Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Did Sandoval really want to put up with the massive protests, death threats, and recall election? “I’d take […]

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Unknown Pluto

June 5, 2015

NATIONAL REVIEW June 22, 2015 TO A PLANET UNKNOWN Our first photos of Pluto will end a pleasing mystery JOHN J. MILLER When the astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930, the writer H. P. Lovecraft recognized that this piece of late-breaking news could give one of his far-fetched tales a hint of ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity. […]

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Another Win for Right-to-Work

April 10, 2015

NATIONAL REVIEW April 20, 2015 ANOTHER WIN FOR RIGHT-TO-WORK Now, in half the states, you cannot be forced to join a union JOHN J. MILLER When Badger Meter ordered $2.5 million in equipment last summer to start a new line of water-meter products, CEO Rich Meeusen had to pick its destination: Mexico or Milwaukee? “We […]

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Modern Pollster

March 21, 2015

NATIONAL REVIEW April 6, 2015 MODERN POLLSTER The profession must adapt to cell phones and the Internet JOHN J. MILLER A few days before Eric Cantor lost his Virginia congressional district’s GOP nomination last year, his campaign touted the finding of an internal poll. It showed Cantor, the majority leader of the House, beating his challenger, […]

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Advise and Consent

January 22, 2015

NATIONAL REVIEW Feburary 9, 2015 THE GREAT WASHINGTON NOVEL Rediscovering Allen Drury’s Advise and Consent JOHN J. MILLER One of the best descriptions of Washington, D.C., and its permanent political class comes in the second chapter of Advise and Consent, the 1959 novel by Allen Drury: “It is a city of temporaries, a city of just-arriveds […]

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Red-Light Cameras

December 18, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW December 31, 2014 RED-LIGHT DISTRICTS At too many intersections, there are cameras of ill repute JOHN J. MILLER On December 5, Newark, N.J., mayor Ras Baraka hosted a press conference to talk about red-light cameras — devices that snap photos of drivers who violate traffic laws, allowing authorities to issue tickets by mail. […]

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