National Review senior editor, Bloomberg View columnist, AEI Visiting Fellow. Husband of @aprilponnuru

Excessive Deference Wasn't the Court's Problem in King v. Burwell

nationalreview.com — Libertarian legal thinker Damon Root has a very strange reaction to Chief Justice Roberts's opinion in King v. Burwell: He sees it as a great example of conservative legal reasoning, and therefore decries it. He believes such reasoning places too high a value on deference to legislation.

Ponnuru: Obamacare will survive Supreme Court challenge

hamptonroads.com — A key portion of President Barack Obama’s health care policy could fall at the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Just when Republicans are close to achieving one of their top goals, however, the party is in disarray. As a result, I’d bet that Obamacare is going to survive this challenge - whatever the court decides - pretty much unscathed.

Republicans Will Save Obamacare

bloombergview.com — A key portion of President Barack Obama's health-care policy could fall at the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Just when Republicans are close to achieving one of their top goals, however, the party is in disarray. As a result, I'd bet that Obamacare is going to survive this challenge -- whatever the court decides -- pretty much unscathed.

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Rand Paul's Implausible Flat Tax

bloombergview.com — Senator Rand Paul's new tax-reform plan is a considerable improvement over his old one. He's done what more politicians should: revise their ideas to take account of valid criticisms. But even the new plan doesn't live up to the senator's rhetoric. And it isn't going anywhere.

Judging Lee-Rubio

nationalreview.com — Of the top three candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, judging from the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, only one has released a detailed tax plan: Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida. Not surprisingly, then, his proposal - made along with Senator Mike Lee of Utah, who proposed an earlier version of it on his own - has become the focus of the party's tax debate.

Ramesh Ponnuru: Same-sex marriage will haunt Republicans in 2016

winonadailynews.com — As opinion polls keep finding higher popular support for same-sex marriage, Republican strategists have come to dread the issue. A lot of them want it to simply go away - and they think the Supreme Court might oblige them.

Bush to embrace social issues, not brother’s economic record

lasvegassun.com — Jeb Bush's speech announcing his presidential campaign Monday confirmed some things we already suspected - such as the fact that he's running - but also revealed a few surprises that suggest the 2016 Republican primaries will be more interesting than expected.

Stance on same-sex marriage will haunt Republicans in 2016

chicagotribune.com — As opinion polls keep finding higher popular support for same-sex marriage, Republican strategists have come to dread the issue. A lot of them want it to simply go away - and they think the Supreme Court might oblige them.

Ponnuru: Same-sex marriage will haunt Republicans in 2016

sltrib.com — Most Republican candidates for federal office, and especially for president, oppose same-sex marriage while talking about it as little as possible and not promising to do anything in particular to discourage it. To borrow a phrase from the abortion debate, they are "personally opposed."
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Jul 01, 2015

RT @Joelmentum: .@NRO video recalls Hillary Clinton: 'Let the conversation begin; I have a feeling it's going to be very interesting" bit.ly/1KsY8ZO

Jul 01, 2015

RT @kyledcheney: LePage spokeswoman confirms: Maine gov will be w/ Christie at Portland event. Looks to be an endorsement.

Jul 01, 2015

RT @PatrickDeneen: "By contrast, the entire existing structure of modern marriage is designed for a dyad." Tradition to limit marriage. ti.me/1CJ200I

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