Morning Jolt: Will the Real J. D. Vance Please Stand Up?

On the menu today: How well do you know the Ohio Republican Party's new Senate candidate, J. D. Vance? I suppose I should specify whether I mean the old J. D. Vance or the new J. D. Vance, because they seem like two drastically different guys. Maybe he has a split personality. Meanwhile, President Biden pledges to defend the right "to choose to abort a child," while the numbers indicate that we live in a country where abortion is much rarer than it was a generation ago. And finally, another genius on the left contends that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is about to begin an effort to ban interracial marriage. It's as if the whole Ginny Thomas controversy never happened.

J. D. Vance, Then and Now

The reason many young working-class women aren't getting married isn't that the tax code gives them incentives to stay single. It's that too many of their male counterparts aren't worth marrying.

Those words were written by Vance and published in National Review on September 2, 2013 ...

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Will the Real J. D. Vance Please Stand Up?

On the menu today: How well do you know the Ohio Republican Party's new Senate candidate, J. D. Vance? I suppose I should specify whether I mean the old J. D. Vance or the new J. D. Vance, because they seem like two drastically different guys. Maybe he has a split personality. Meanwhile, President Biden pledges to defend the right "to choose to abort a child," while the numbers indicate that we live in a country where abortion is much rarer than it was a generation ago. And finally, another genius on the left contends that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is about to begin an effort to ban interracial marriage. It's as if the whole Ginny Thomas controversy never happened.

J. D. Vance, Then and Now

The reason many young working-class women aren't getting married isn't that the tax code gives them incentives to stay single. It's that too many of their male counterparts aren't worth marrying.

Those words were written by Vance and published in National Review on September 2, 2013 ...   READ MORE

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