David Frum is the author of six books, most recently, Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again (Doubleday, 2007). While at AEI, he studied recent political, generational, and demographic trends. In 2007, the British newspaper Daily Telegraph named him one of America's fifty most influential conservatives. Mr. Frum is a regular commentator on public radio's Marketplace and a columnist for The Week and Canada's National Post.
Editor, NewMajority.com, 2008-present
Columnist, The Week, 2008-present
Commentator, Marketplace, American Public Media, 2007-present
Columnist, National Post (Canada), 1998-present
Contributing Editor, The Weekly Standard, 1995-present
Columnist, National Review and National Review Online, 1982-2009
Republicans could have negotiated with President Obama to have their ideas incorporated into health care reform, but they instead followed the party's most radical voices and were led to abject defeat.
Barack Obama will sign a historical bill that will allow an expansion of health care in the United States, but this comes with the price of more U.S. borrowing, a lower dollar, and higher U.S. interest rates.
As a future Republican president or Republican Congress struggles with health care costs a decade from now, he or she or they may well look back on 2009 as a chance to hold the line on health costs and let the Democrats take the blame.