Ramesh Ponnuru

For Ramesh Ponnuru's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mar 14, 2014

Rand Paul is Republicans' isolated isolationist

As Republicans start to debate foreign policy in advance of the 2016 election, it’s shaping up to be a fight between Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and everyone else. Until recently, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was on Paul’s side, but that close relationship ...

Feb 4, 2014

Republicans debating illogical immigration deal

U.S. House Republicans' big idea for advancing immigration reforms is to let Illegal immigrants who meet various conditions work in the U.S. legally, but not let them get on a fast track to citizenship. Republicans should drop this subject if they can't do better.

Jan 13, 2014

Burke, Paine still haunt U.S. politics

The British statesman Edmund Burke and the Anglo-American revolutionary Thomas Paine both favored free trade but for different reasons. More than 200 years later, their differences in outlook underlie much of our politics.