A senior editor for National Review, where he has covered national politics and public policy for 18 years, Ponnuru is also a columnist for Bloomberg View. A prolific writer, he is the author of a monograph about Japanese industrial policy and a book about American politics and the sanctity of human life. At AEI, Ponnuru examines the future of conservatism, with particular attention to health care, economic policy, and constitutionalism.
"The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life," Regnery Publishing, 2006
Like everyone else who follows politics, I'll be looking at a small number of races on Election Day to get a sense of which party is likely to have control of the Senate next year. But some races have an importance for our political future that goes beyond the question of who runs the Senate.
No means no, silence means no and the absence of a continuing yes means no, too: That's the upshot of a controversial new California law governing disciplinary proceedings at colleges that receive state funding.
When Adrian Peterson was indicted for injuring a child earlier this month, a lot of journalists explained that the lesson we should take away is that the physical punishment of children is always wrong -- and should perhaps be outlawed. Spanking isn't going to be banned anytime soon because a large majority of Americans believe it's sometimes appropriate. They're right.