Kevin D. Williamson’s newsletter on American life, politics, and culture from coast to coast.

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The War on Bubba

Our approach to gun crime is a mix of doing nothing and going after middle-aged guys who like to shoot rifles.

By All Means, Investigate Everybody

Just be prepared for any outcome.

I’ll Pass on This Glorious Revolution

Such talk is fundamentally unserious and fundamentally immature.

The One Number That Matters Most: Real Wages

Americans have taken their biggest inflation-adjusted pay cut in about a quarter-century.

We Do Have a Democracy Problem

John Adams was right when he warned about having too much of it.

Balancing Justice and Mercy

Thoughts on the death penalty.

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Anticipate

However unlikely a nuclear strike might be, we’ve not done nearly enough to prepare.

An Infomercial Protection Racket

Defend yourself from a mostly imaginary crime for less than $20 a month.

The Power of Choice

And the futility of central planning.