GOP Hog-tied By a Divided Senate

By: Jonah Goldberg Why can’t we have nice things? That’s the question, if not exactly the phrasing, so many conservatives are asking these days. Despite controlling the White House and both branches of Congress, the GOP can’t get much done. Oh, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have talking points pushing…

The Science of Intellectual Tribalism

By:    Jonah Goldberg                 “David Gelernter, fiercely anti-intellectual computer scientist, is being eyed for Trump’s science adviser.” — Washington Post, Jan. 18 Um. Well, huh. For those unfamiliar with David Gelernter, he essentially created parallel computing, which sounds like witchcraft to me, but I’m told it’s a really…

Should We Be Wary of a Looming Plutocracy?

By:     Jonah Goldberg The net worth of Donald Trump’s Cabinet appointments so far reportedly exceeds $14.5 billion (if you include Trump’s deputy commerce secretary pick, Todd Ricketts). As someone utterly immune to plutophobia — fear of wealth — I have no problem with this. (For what it’s worth, I know Todd Ricketts and think he’s…