John Hood belatedly recommends principle over pragmatism at NRO:
The lesson for conservatives is never to be tempted in the midst of panic or entreaties by purportedly “conservative” politicians to abandon our basic principles of constitutional government and human action. These principles are tools and guardrails, not handcuffs or roadblocks.
It’s great advice, but more than a bit late. Because it’s shameful that so many “conservatives” at National Review supported the first round of bailouts. And the second round. And, in some cases, the subsequent rounds. Because, you know, if it’s a REPUBLICAN president signing a massive emergency spending bill, well, then it really must be an emergency!