Wall Street Journal Articles

Pole Position

10:26 AM, Dec 31, 2015

I find the Review section of the Wall Street Journal to be must-reading. But I’m inevitably backed up because, well, who has the time? (The feeling is apparently not exclusive, considering the latest tagline for the paper is "People who don't have time make time to read the Wall Street Journal." The commercials, featuring various entrepreneurs, are slick and no doubt costly. But they're certainly better than those Time commercials from the 1980s, in which if you act now, you can get a free alarm clock telephone. Yes, the phone is actually connected to the radio! And remember that corny jingle? Time flies, and you are there. Time cries, and let's you share.

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WSJ: Biden Asking 'Allies' For Advice on Presidential Run

7:08 AM, Aug 13, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden is hearing from friends and political allies that he should get in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. The Wall Street Journal reports:

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A Missed Irony

9:18 AM, Jul 06, 2015

In the July 3, 2015  “Notable and Quotable” column, the Wall Street Journal honors the school reformer, Marva Collins, who died this week at age 78, by resurrecting a 1982 opinion piece about her authored by Paul Gigot. Collins was a fearless supporter of funded tuition vouchers, and herself a celebrated teacher.

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Scott Walker Versus the Wall St. Journal on Immigration

8:27 AM, Apr 27, 2015

According to Gallup, only 7 percent of Americans want immigration levels to increase, while 86 percent either want them to remain at current levels (47 percent) or decrease (39 percent).  With most current and prospective Republican presidential candidates tripping over each other to vie for that 7 percent, it would seem to be good politics for a candidate to break from the pack and speak for the other 86 percent essentially unopposed.  That’s more of less what Scott Walker has done over the past week.

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Poll: Just 47% of Latinos Support Obama's Executive Amnesty

Nearly half of Americans opposed.
3:12 PM, Nov 19, 2014

A new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows "nearly half" of Americans oppose President Obama's forthcoming executive action on immigration, and only a plurality of Latinos support the measure.

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Pot Legalization vs. Science

8:50 AM, Jul 30, 2014

While the New York Times continues to editorialize in favor of the legalization of marijuana (Wednesday's installment posits the federal ban is "rooted in myth and xenophobia"!), others are pushing back against legalizing the drug.

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Review: Clinton, Inc. a 'History Of the Family Business'

7:48 AM, Jul 29, 2014

In Tuesday's Wall Street Journal, W. James Antle III reviews Daniel Halper's new book, Clinton, Inc. Here's an excerpt:

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IRS Abuse Still a Big Problem

2:01 PM, Feb 28, 2014

Writing at the Wall Street Journal, Kim Strassel points out that the IRS targeting of conservative groups has only gotten worse:

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Patronizing a Patriot

4:25 PM, Dec 04, 2013

House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon doesn’t look like an insurgent.  The quintessential Californian – a man of Reaganesque optimism whose congressional district now includes the Gipper’s presidential library – McKeon has been a steadfast supporter of House speaker John Boehner in turbulent times. Yet, to the green-eyeshade editorialists of the Wall Street Journal, McKeon is leading a “rebellion” of defense hawks, an “act of masochism” threatening the Holy of Holies: the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act (BCA). McKeon’s crime is that he’s hoping for a 2014 budget deal that would reduce the amount of defense sequestration by half.

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Al Qaeda Threat Still a 'Big Deal'

6:59 AM, Aug 06, 2013

Bret Stephens writes in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal:

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Due to Increased Regulations, Millions of Americans Abroad Forced to Reconsider U.S. Citizenship

7:39 AM, Jul 17, 2013

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or Fatca, is forcing millions of Americans living abroad to reconsider their U.S. citizenship, a lawyer, Colleen Graffy, writes in the Wall Street Journal.

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Second Chance Sanford

2:19 PM, Jun 13, 2013

In Thursday's Wall Street Journal, Barton Swaim, a WEEKLY STANDARD contributor and former speechwriter for Mark Sanford, reviews a new ebook about the disgraced-governor-turned-congressman from South Carolina:

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Where Have All the Babies Gone?

12:26 PM, Feb 04, 2013

Our own Jonathan V. Last, writing in this weekend's Wall Street Journal, on America's baby bust:

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Bobby Jindal: It's Time for Over-the-Counter Birth Control

11:25 AM, Dec 14, 2012

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, widely believed to be a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, has an op-ed in Friday's Wall Street Journal encouraging the government to permit the sale of oral contraceptives without a prescription. Here's an excerpt:

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The Journal’s Tax Advice

10:25 PM, Dec 09, 2012

The Wall Street Journal editors are unhappy about the present correlation of political forces. Who isn't? They're also, I gather, unhappy about "Beltway sages" who, facing the fact that the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year, have suggested Republicans accept a modest increase in tax rates for the wealthy while leading the charge to keep taxes from rising for 98 percent of the American people.

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'The Crisis of American Self-Government'

4:17 PM, Dec 01, 2012

Sohrab Ahmari interviews Harvey Mansfield for the Wall Street Journal:

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All Hail Hieronymus

10:08 AM, Nov 23, 2012

I happened to read Michael Connelly's first mystery, The Black Echo, when it was published twenty years ago. I've been a fan every since. His books are now bestsellers, but it's always a nice feeling to have discovered someone (or something) before everyone else did—even if one deserves no particular credit for it.

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Alternate Reality for the New York Times

10:33 AM, Oct 29, 2012

There are two U.S. economies. Well, not really. But there is the economy reported in the New York Times as part of its pre-election coverage, and far different one reported in the authoritative financial press.

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Romney's Dangerous Game

9:05 AM, Oct 03, 2012

Fred Barnes offers some advice to Mitt Romney, ahead of tonight's debate, in the Wall Street Journal:

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Netanyahu's 'Lousy Idea' Makes Front Pages

How we learned to stop worrying and love Bibi's bomb chart.
10:59 AM, Sep 28, 2012

During his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a drawing of a bomb to illustrate the threat of Iran's nuclear program. Several media types pooh-poohed Netanyahu's chart, including the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. "It is precisely because Iran's nuclear program is such a threat to Israel that turning to cartoon bombs to explain the issue is a lousy idea," Goldberg tweeted yesterday.

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Mainstream Media Blacks Out Chick-fil-A Story?

11:19 AM, Aug 02, 2012

Wednesday was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and Americans flocked to the fast food restaurant in response to criticism of COO Dan Cathy's opposition to same-sex marriage (as well as threats from the mayors of some major cities

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Social Conservatism and the GOP

10:35 AM, Feb 18, 2012

In his latest Weekend Interview, James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal discusses social conservatism and its positive influence on American politics (and on the Republican party) with Jeffrey Bell, author of The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism.

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China Accuses Wall Street Journal Asia of Being 'Ghost Written'

5:53 PM, Jan 05, 2012

The Wall Street Journal Asia has published an editorial arguing that the process for “electing” Hong Kong’s next chief executive reflects the erosion of the “one country, two systems” principle that was supposed to allow Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy and ultimately full democracy.

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New Poll: Voters Prefer Cutting Public Sector Compensation, Oppose Raising Taxes

9:00 AM, Sep 20, 2011

A new survey of 1,000 registered voters has found that 60 percent of respondents say state employees should contribute more to their pension fund, and 60 percent also say they are against raising taxes to pay for state budget shortfalls. The poll was conducted by veteran Democratic pollster Douglas Schoen on behalf of the Manhattan Institute. Schoen writes more about his poll's findings in the Wall Street Journal:

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No More 'Phony' Spending Cuts

Time for real spending caps and structural changes to entitlements
12:30 PM, Jul 08, 2011

WEEKLY STANDARD executive editor Fred Barnes writes in the Wall Street Journal today:

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Why Women Earn Less

12:01 PM, Apr 12, 2011

Today is Equal Pay Day, which supposedly "symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010." But in today's Wall Street Journal, Carrie Lukas explains the disparity between average wages for men and women in economic terms:

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