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  • Why narratives are more powerful than ideas

    There is an enormous amount of whining these days about our ideological debates. This gets the problem wrong. Ideological debates are fought over ideas, but politics is more often about competing stories, or, as the eggheads call them, "narratives." Much...
  • In politics, stories trump ideas

    In politics, stories trump ideas
    There is an enormous amount of whining these days about our ideological debates. This gets the problem wrong. Ideological debates are fought over ideas, but politics is more often about competing stories, or, as the eggheads call them, "narratives."...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Proposed Obamacare fix would only make things worse

    For the most part, the political debate over President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul has become a duel between vague slogans: Republicans say they want to "replace" the Affordable Care Act but generally don't say with what. Democrats say they want...
  • America's middle class knows it faces a grim retirement

    Wells Fargo did as much as it could to soft-pedal the findings of its fifth-annual Middle Class Retirement Survey, released Wednesday, but the horrific numbers speak for themselves. "Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle-class...
  • The good news about offshore oil rigs

    Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea...
  • Deasy's exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.

    Deasy's exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.
    John Deasy was one of a group of big-city school leaders to push for radical change: More independent charter schools, using student test scores to help evaluate teachers and relying less on seniority when teachers are laid off. And Deasy's departure as...
  • The return of the Clinton Democrats (not really)

    The return of the Clinton Democrats (not really)
    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is running for U.S. Senate in the great state of Kentucky. She is a woman of conviction, of substance, of principle. "I'm not an empty dress," she insists, "I'm not a rubber stamp, and I am not a cheerleader! I am a...
  • U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response

    U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response
    U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost. Klain, a former...
  • Ebola is much less scary than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?

    While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago." Fortunately, the scene is only from the movie "Contagion," though it's probably close enough to what is...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Three reasons immigration reform is still dead

    Ramesh Ponnuru: Three reasons immigration reform is still dead
    Would a Republican takeover of the Senate improve the prospects that an immigration bill will get to President Barack Obama's desk? That theory is making the rounds and some of the people who oppose the dominant approach to immigration reform are starting...
  • Colombian hooker flap a microcosm of administration's problems [Commentary]

    Colombian hooker flap a microcosm of administration's problems [Commentary]
    In news that must have left my friends at the New York Post -- never mind the gang at "The Daily Show" -- with a renewed confidence that ours is a just and beneficent God, the White House has been caught covering up a scandal involving a Cartagena hooker....