Ramesh Ponnuru

Contributing columnist
Ramesh Ponnuru, a contributing columnist for the Washington Post, is the editor of National Review and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Latest from Ramesh Ponnuru

DeSantis lacks moral clarity on Ukraine. His critics lack prudence.

Boosters of the U.S. support for Ukraine could use a dose of realism.

March 20, 2023

Socialism is in retreat in the Democratic Party

The socialists haven't fared well in this administration.

March 13, 2023

The politics of trade favor Trump in 2024

As a matter of policy, Donald Trump's record on trade is largely one of failure. But his message has been politically successful and could be again.

March 5, 2023

How to restore intellectual diversity on college campuses

At existing colleges and universities, institutions are being built to explore questions of social and political life without ruling out conservative answers.

February 27, 2023

Nikki Haley appeals to the pre-Trump GOP. That could sink her.

So far, Haley's 2024 presidential campaign is offering an old-style Republicanism that learned nothing from Donald Trump except to be more insulting.

February 15, 2023

A speech heavy on jobs but light on wages spells trouble for Biden

Biden devoted much of his State of the Union address to making his case to a dissatisfied country. But he barely touched on the reasons for the unhappiness.

February 8, 2023

A Social Security crisis is a terrible thing to welcome

If you’re on Social Security, rest easy: Nobody’s cutting it. If you’re not on it yet, worry a little: Nobody’s making it solvent either.

February 3, 2023

The scariest part of the debt ceiling impasse: Washington isn’t scared

People also said housing prices only go up and that Trump would never be president. The case for complacency underestimates the distance between the parties.

January 25, 2023

How Biden succeeds by shrinking the presidency

Biden campaigned on a return to normality after Trump. In shrinking the presidency, however, he is the one who is breaking the recent norm.

January 21, 2023

Biden’s stance on abortion contradicts his Catholicism

In the church's view, abortion is a grave injustice like any act designed to kill an innocent human being.

February 18, 2021