One of My Kind

December 6, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW December 22, 2014 ONE OF MY KIND On having a very common name JOHN J. MILLER While working on a story for National Review about ten years ago, I called an old acquaintance for an interview. His secretary picked up and I gave her my name. When he came on the line, we chit-chatted about […]

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The Humanities

October 6, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW October 20, 2014 MAKING A LIVING WITH THE HUMANITIES You don’t have to major in finance JOHN J. MILLER Shortly after giving his State of the Union address this year, President Obama traveled to a General Electric factory in Wisconsin to praise federal job-training programs. “I promise you,” he said, “folks can make […]

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Terri Lynn Land

September 5, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW September 22, 2014 THE PRICE OF A GAFFE In a Michigan Senate race, Terri Lynn Land tries to recover JOHN J. MILLER George F. Will says she owns “a musical name,” and that’s not all Terri Lynn Land has going for her. As she runs for the Senate in Michigan this fall, she […]

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The Giver

July 26, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW August 11, 2014 A GIFT FOR FREEDOM The powerful critique of paternalism in a forthcoming film JOHN J. MILLER “We really have to protect people from wrong choices,” says Jonas, the main character in The Giver, a novel by Lois Lowry. In just nine words, he summarizes the entire philosophy of progressive paternalism, the […]

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Rick Snyder

July 5, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW July 21, 2014 THE TURNAROUND GOVERNOR Rick Snyder and the future of Michigan JOHN J. MILLER Detroit — ‘Today we’re going to achieve an important milestone in the comeback of Detroit,” said Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan on June 20, shortly before signing legislation that commits nearly $200 million in state funds to a […]

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Tom Cotton

May 15, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW June 2, 2014 TALL COTTON Arkansas’s GOP hopeful is in a hurry — to save the country JOHN J. MILLER Hot Springs, Ark. — ‘I picked up running in the Army,” says Representative Tom Cotton from the backseat of a car as we drive out of Hot Springs on April 26. On most days he tries […]

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