The pros and cons of the Pledge for America

National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru — one of the right’s best policy minds — has a great run down of what he likes  about the GOP’s Pledge for America over at the Washington Post. A sampling of what he likes:

1) It promises to cut discretionary spending. The objection that Republicans should have itemized all the programs they would cut strikes me as wrongheaded. You set an overall budget target before allocating the funding.

And what he doesn’t like:

1) It promises federal legislation to reform medical malpractice. Why shouldn’t states set their own policies?

There’s a lot more at the link. Be sure and read it all.

Beltway ConfidentialNEPPledge for AmericaUS

Just Posted

The numbers show nearly 14 percent of San Francisco voters who participated in the Sept. 14 recall election wanted to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from elected office. (Shutterstock photo)
(Shutterstock photo)
How San Francisco neighborhoods voted in the Newsom recall

Sunset tops the list as the area with the most ‘yes’ votes

Alison Collins, a member of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, listens during a board meeting. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Alison Collins speaks: Embattled SF school board member confronts the recall effort

‘It’s important for folks to know what this recall is about. It’s bigger than any one of us.’

Passengers board a BART train at Powell Street station on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Powell Station death serves as a grim reminder. BART doors don’t stop for anyone

What you need to know about safety sensors on the trains

A group of Asian American protesters demonstrate outside the Hall of Justice in May 2021 following a series of violent attacks. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Asian American groups activated by violence and prejudice

‘There is a newfound sense of fighting back … push come to shove’

Is the Black Cat affair a distraction from the recovery of The City’s storied nightlife industry or does Mayor Breed’s behavior inadvertently highlight the predicament the industry’s been in since San Francisco reinstated indoor mask requirements on Aug. 20? (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)
Mayor Breed mask controversy highlights nightlife businesses’ plight

‘It’s what all the venues and bars are living every single day’

Most Read