SenateGeorge F. Will

President Obama’s presidency has indeed been “transformative” in the sense that it ushered in conservatism’s best year since Ronald Reagan’s election. Two major regulatory attempts by the federal government failed: campaign speech and cap and trade. This was followed by Americans awakening in 2010 to an extremely unstable financial future and realizing that local governments had been “looted” by the collaborative efforts between federal workers’ unions and elected officials. Hence the deadening of “card check” legislation, the darling of unionized public workers. And yet another boost for conservatism was NPR’s “self-immolation,” begging the question of just how important government funding for “public” broadcasting is and supplying conservatives with a starting point for cutting government.

Will is a twice-weekly columnist for The Post, writing about foreign and domestic politics and policy.

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