Politics

Bilingual Ed in California

March 16, 2017

NATIONAL REVIEW April 2, 2017 CALIFORNIA’S BILINGUAL-ED MISTAKE Voters replaced a program that was working with one that didn’t JOHN J. MILLER Kenneth Noonan speaks with the zeal of a convert. “I’m convinced,” he says, “that there’s a best way to teach English to kids who don’t know it: all day, every day, from their […]

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Sinclair Lewis

January 6, 2017

NATIONAL REVIEW January 23, 2017 IT DIDN’T HAPPEN HERE JOHN J. MILLER Imagine this pitch for a dystopian novel: An ambitious 48-year-old Democratic senator from Illinois runs for president. He promises to raise taxes, restrict personal incomes, and collectivize everything. “Call me a socialist!” he says. Deposing a well-known senior member of his party, he […]

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Jim Banks

December 1, 2016

NATIONAL REVIEW December 19, 2016 INTRODUCING JIM BANKS Indiana’s impressive new representative JOHN J. MILLER Columbia City, Ind. — The northeast corner of Indiana is Trump country — a big, flat piece of farmland wrapped around Fort Wayne, a Rust Belt city of a quarter-million people, overwhelmingly white. It contains Indiana’s third congressional district, which borders […]

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Michael Grebe

September 26, 2016

NATIONAL REVIEW October 10, 2016 THE RIGHT’S VENTURE CAPITALIST What Michael Grebe achieved at the Bradley Foundation JOHN J. MILLER Michael Grebe just quit his job as the head of a $840 million venture-capital firm. That’s one way of looking at his retirement this summer as president of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the […]

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Sen. Pat Toomey

August 25, 2016

NATIONAL REVIEW September 12, 2016 TOOMEY’S TRAVAILS Will the Trump-resisting Pennsylvania senator retain his seat? JOHN J. MILLER Central Pennsylvania — As Senator Pat Toomey walked into a packed room at the Morris Family Restaurant in Bloomsburg, Pa., an old man sitting in a corner shouted: “If you don’t support him, I don’t support you!” Harvey […]

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Jennifer Roback Morse

August 11, 2016

NATIONAL REVIEW August 29, 2016 HOME ECONOMICS Jennifer Roback Morse proclaims the social utility of the family JOHN J. MILLER “It’s a discouraging time to be a social conservative,” says Jennifer Roback Morse. “We’ve been marginalized everywhere: the media, the academy, the legal system, and now even in politics.” Many of her brethren know exactly […]

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