Mitch Daniels on the State of the Nation


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The GOP’s newest rising star is a little-known, motorcycle-riding governor from Indiana.

Mitch Daniels on the State of the Nation


Thanks to the good folks at the Hudson Institute in New York, I had the chance to hear Republican Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels deliver some remarks today on the somewhat ambitious topic of “the state of the nation.” (Daniels joked that he would have preferred a more modest theme to expound upon, for instance “the [...]

Ross Douthat: Did The Republicans Blunder On Health Care? – NYTimes.com


Yes, say Jonathan Chait and David Frum, in pre-mortems for the G.O.P.’s efforts to derail the Democratic bill. Chait argues that the Republicans could have sold moderate Democrats on a “vastly more limited” piece of legislation, if they’d been willing to compromise early in the process. Instead, by uniting in lockstep opposition and gambling that […]

Ross Douthat: Obama’s Nobel Speech, NYTimes.com


Since I gave him so much grief for accepting the prize in the first place, I have to give the president credit for the speech itself. He faced the impossible task of having to give multiple addresses at once: A speech his European hosts expected to hear from a Nobel Prize winner; a speech that […]