My latest piece looks at the views of Virginia's Attorney General, and even-odds next governor, Ken Cuccinelli. He's published a book about his fitfully successful lawsuits against the feds, and Democrats have already scandalized the parts about the welfare state, comparing them to Mitt Romney's "47 percent" tape. But Cuccinelli is a smarter politician than Romney—and much more messianic.
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Ford’s Big Gamble
It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.
Should the United States Grant Asylum to Victims of Domestic Violence?
The Apple Watch Will Make Everyone Around You Just a Little Worse Off
This Was the First Object Ever Designed
Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison
In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal.
How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us
A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest jewels.
A Little Bit Softer Now, a Little Bit Softer Now …
The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music.