Politics

Harry V. Jaffa

June 14, 2013

NATIONAL REVIEW July 1, 2013 THE HOUSE OF JAFFA The remarkable career of a scholar still at work JOHN J. MILLER When Harry V. Jaffa learned of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, he phoned a 36-year-old high-school teacher in Ashland, Ohio, named Sara Whitis. “I just want to be sure you’re okay,” he […]

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Sam Brownback

May 8, 2013

NATIONAL REVIEW May 8, 2006 SAINT SAM Senator Brownback of Kansas is one of the country’s leading virtuecrats JOHN J. MILLER About five years ago, at a weekly prayer meeting of senators, Sam Brownback came as close as he ever had to confessing to a hate crime. “I was scheduled to be the speaker that morning,” […]

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Mark Sanford

May 8, 2013

NATIONAL REVIEW April 25, 2005 A CAROLINA KID Republican governor Mark Sanford makes an impression JOHN J. MILLER ‘Mark Sanford: Wrong on Social Security, wrong for South Carolina.” This slogan blared into living rooms all over the Palmetto State in 2002, when Sanford was running for governor against Jim Hodges, the incumbent Democrat. It was […]

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Feulner’s Farewell

March 22, 2013

NATIONAL REVIEW April 8, 2013 FEULNER’S FAREWELL At retirement, the Heritage Foundations’s leader is optimistic, as ever JOHN J. MILLER Three days after the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl, Heritage Foundation president Edwin J. Feulner headed to a retreat for House Republicans at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel, alongside Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. “It’s […]

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What Happened at Haymarket?

January 25, 2013

NATIONAL REVIEW February 11, 2013 WHAT HAPPENED AT HAYMARKET? A historian challenges a labor-history fable JOHN J. MILLER Timothy Messer-Kruse doesn’t remember her name, but the question she asked in his college classroom a dozen years ago changed his career — and now it may revolutionize everything historians thought they knew about a hallowed event […]

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Michigan’s Right to Work

December 22, 2012

NATIONAL REVIEW December 31, 2012 THE NEW WISCONSIN How right-to-work won in Michigan JOHN J. MILLER Michigan became a right-to-work state so swiftly that the Detroit Free Press couldn’t settle on a cliché to describe it: The legislation “moved like greased lightning,” wrote its reporters on December 7. When Republican governor Rick Snyder signed it four days […]

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