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Don’t Count On An Election-Day Tsunami

Jeff Jacoby,  Democrat Seth Moulton’s defeat of US Representative John Tierney in the 6th Congressional District primary last week came right on schedule.  The political newcomer, an Iraq War veteran with three Harvard degrees, was the first Massachusetts candidate in 22 years to vanquish a sitting congressman from his own party. It last happened in 1992, […] Read More →

Brown wins GOP primary in bid for US Senate return

 Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire’s Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state. Brown faced nine primary opponents, though only two mounted serious campaigns. The front-runner from the start, he spent months tailoring his message toward a November showdown with […] Read More →

US efforts to track Islamic extremists reportedly hampered by disputes with Europe

 Efforts by U.S. intelligence officials to track American and European-born fighters who travel to the Middle East to join Islamic extremist groups like ISIS have been complicated by different approaches to sharing information and homeland security from their European counterparts, according to a published report.  The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. officials are struggling […] Read More →

An ‘LBJ law’ for Kentucky?

Jeff Jacoby,   “My policy on cake,” the ebullient Tory mayor of London, Boris Johnson, once remarked, “is pro having it and pro eating it.” Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator and potential GOP presidential aspirant, has hopes of embracing a similar policy on running for office. Kentuckians, to their credit, aren’t buying it. Paul was elected […] Read More →

The Exaggerated Death of Inflation

 High inflation is treated as a theoretical curiosity by many analysts – they are unwise to do so. Is the era of high inflation gone forever? In a world of slow growth, high debt, and tremendous distributional pressures, whether inflation is dead or merely dormant is an important question. Yes, massive institutional improvements concerning central […] Read More →