Vanderbilt: Share and Ask Pronouns When Making Introductions ‘Even to Familiar Colleagues and Students’
Vanderbilt University is asking faculty to tell everyone they meet on campus which pronouns they prefer and to ask other people to tell them theirs, even when dealing with “familiar colleagues and students.”
“When introducing yourself, offer your name and ...
As I suggested when I gave readers a rest from me five weeks ago, the Republican convention successfully celebrated the complete rejection of the post-Reagan Republican party: The Bushes, McCain, and Romney weren’t present or mentioned, or much missed. ...
The ‘Strength’ of Vladimir Putin
Donald Trump’s lamentable habit of batting his eyelashes flirtatiously at frequently shirtless Russian strongman/Buchananite pinup girl Vladimir Putin has produced predictable results, in the form of qualified praise for the Moscow autocrat.
You’ll be familiar with the ...
Federal Agencies’ Rampant Incompetence Fuels Zika Outbreak
When I was an FDA official, the agency’s lawyers laid down a basic principle: “When public health is at stake, do what you need to, and we’ll find a legal justification. We have plenty of legal tools.” I ...
Is Deference Really Safer than Deterrence?
Deterrence is a nation’s ability to discourage aggressors by instilling in them a credible fear of punishment far greater than any perceived gain that could be achieved by an attack.
Deterrence is quite different from deference, which is a ...
Why Rob Portman Is Crushing His Opponent
Columbus, Ohio — Ohio Stadium, or “The Shoe,” is a sea of red and white as fans stream in to see the Buckeyes face off against the University of Tulsa. Football here is a quasi-religious experience. But today, another set of ...
Reversing Black Unemployment and Poverty Depends on Education
Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue. But if black lives really matter, as they should matter — like all other lives — then it is hard to see any racial issue that ...
Pneumonia May Be the Only Thing Hillary Clinton Is Cured of By Election Day
Now that the facts surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health have changed, the message from her supporters has shifted from “She’s not sick! That’s a conspiracy theory!” to “Of course she’s sick! Campaigning is very stressful!”
Now, the “...
The Left Loves Its ‘Deplorables.’ Will the Right Follow Suit?
Before Hillary Clinton appeared to collapse while boarding a Secret Service van on Sunday, weekend Twitter was ablaze over Hillary’s assertion that fully half of Trump’s supporters belonged in what she called “the basket of deplorables.” In her ...
The Historical Amnesia about Hillary’s Health
Hillary Clinton’s fall in New York and absence from the campaign trail will spur a lot of discussion about presidential health, the kind of discussion that inevitably ends up invoking Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. One implied ...
Hillary’s Health — Let’s Talk about the Facts
Let’s take a break for a moment from the long-distance medical diagnoses of Hillary Clinton and simply consider a few facts — all facts that we learned in the last ten days.
First, we know that Clinton informed the FBI ...
The Syrian Cease-Fire: Putin’s Trojan Horse
Equo ne credite, Teucri. Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes. (“Do not trust the horse, Trojans! Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even bringing gifts.”) — Laocoön, from Virgil’s Aeneid
President Obama has accepted another Trojan ...
As the Family Goes, So Go the Public Schools
When it comes to education, Florida faces a paradox: Its public schools are highly rated, but its students register just average scores and high suspension rates. The Urban Institute in a recent report finds that, when adjusted for demographics, Florida ...
The D.C. Swamp Has Its Surprises
Washington, D.C. — People think Washington is broken. They should meet Anna Eshoo and Jeff Fortenberry.
That was pretty much the unanimous consensus at the Solidarity Dinner hosted by the advocacy organization In Defense of Christians right there, in the ...
Fifteen Years After 9/11, Blindness to the Islamist Threat Is Official Policy
If there is a theme to this 15th annual observance — the word “anniversary” just seems so wrong — of the most lethal enemy attack ever carried out on American soil, it is erasure.
At least that’s what they’re being ...
Impeach the IRS Commissioner
Republican congressional leaders ardently want conservative members of the House to not force a vote on impeaching the IRS commissioner. The public does not care about John Koskinen’s many misdeeds. And impeachment will distract attention from issues that interest ...
Would Hillary’s ‘Not Marked CONFIDENTIAL’ Story Work for You?
John Lester, the Air Force vet who buzzed Hillary Clinton at this week’s candidate forum with a tough question on her mishandling of classified information, is a smart guy. And that’s not the only reason he’s got ...
‘Make America Great Again’ Is (Wait for It) Racist
Donald J. Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is racist. What seemed like an inclusive, inspiring call to national renewal really is a cry for Caucasian power.
How do we know this? Bill Clinton said so.
The president of the United States lands with all the majesty of Air Force One, waiting to exit the front door and stride down the rolling staircase to the red-carpeted tarmac. Except that there is no rolling staircase. He is ...
Comey’s Unintended Favor to Trump
Perhaps FBI Director James Comey did Donald Trump an unintended favor.
Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server was always going to be a problem for her. But it was unlikely to be enough, by itself, to torpedo her campaign.
Fairly or ...
If the ‘Aleppo’ Flub Disqualifies Johnson, Then Trump and Clinton Are Disqualified, Too
There’s no doubt about it: Governor Gary Johnson asking “What is Aleppo?” during a national television interview was an atrocious, humiliating mistake for him to make.
I’m a libertarian. I know Gary Johnson; I like him, and yet ...
Why the Clinton Mental-Health Plan Won’t Succeed
Ms. Clinton’s mental-health plan is doomed to fail, because, like many before it, it funds pop psychology and ignores the most seriously mentally ill. There are 43 million Americans who have some sort of mental-health “issue,” but only 10 million have “...
What the Perpetually Aggrieved Mean by 'Winning'
My mother was a poor sport.
High-school football, as played in West Texas, isn’t exactly what you would call gentlemanly, but there is a code of conduct. If you sack the quarterback, you offer him a hand up afterward. ...
Cyberdisaster: How the Government Compromised Our Security
Last year, John McCain told National Review that “the most disturbing briefing that I have ever received” had to do with cyberwar, adding: “We better start doing a helluva lot better job” addressing cybersecurity threats.
Given the current presidential prospects, ...
Make America ‘Plate’ Again?
In the weeks before Election Day, food trucks will roll into battleground states such as Ohio and Iowa to serve up local fare with a side dish of liberal politics. The trucks are sponsored by the “Plate of the Union” ...
American Psychic Wounds: Clint Eastwood’s Sully
In Clint Eastwood’s Sully, the title refers to more than just a man’s nickname; it’s a term for the disparagement and distrust that Americans now regularly inflict on each other. A movie about the emergency landing of ...
Why the Polls Are Tightening Up
Maybe Hillary Clinton isn’t going to be elected president after all. That’s a thought that’s evoking glee in some, nausea or terror in others, and relief at the removal of an increasingly tedious figure from public view ...
Trump’s Moral Equivalence Game Is Right out of the Left’s Playbook
There was a time when one of the worst sins you could commit on the American Right was to buy into “false moral equivalence.”
During the Cold War, this usually meant saying that we were no better than the Soviet ...
Spare Us the Overwrought 9/11 Analogies, Donald
My old friends Dennis Prager, Bill Bennett, and Rush Limbaugh, among many others, seem to have made a transition. It’s not enough to vote for Trump. No, even reluctant supporters must now talk themselves into believing that conservative “principles” ...
Obstruction of Justice Haunts Hillary’s Future
Like a trio of famished buzzards, three ugly words have started to circle over Hillary Clinton: obstruction of justice.
After reviewing the FBI’s recently released E-mailgate files, House Government Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) on Tuesday wrote ...
Why Texas Is Fighting Obama’s Unconstitutional Directives on Bathrooms and Locker Rooms
The New York Times is unhappy with me and the State of Texas for challenging yet another of President Obama’s sweeping directives. This one would require all school districts across the country to permit transgender students to use the ...
The 2016 Political Event Horizon
Christopher Nolan’s 2015 blockbuster Interstellar did something either fiendishly clever or aesthetically unfair, depending on your tolerance for suspending disbelief: He set the key to the story inside a black hole. As all-purpose plot devices go, the inside of a ...
An Agenda for K–12 School Reform
American primary and secondary education offers a complicated challenge for reformers. On the one hand, some American schools clearly underperform, and the U.S. consistently underperforms in international comparisons. On the other hand, most parents are satisfied with their children’...
Lena Dunham Wears Men’s Clothes, Is Shocked Men Aren’t Attracted to Her
Sexual entitlement, fragility, and objectification are problems in the entertainment industry. If you want evidence of that, look no further than feminist hero Lena Dunham.
At the 2016 Met Gala, Dunham treated NFL player Odell Beckham, Jr and actor Michael B. ...
Louisiana's Gutting of School-Choice Programs Deprives Its Poorest Children of a Good Education
Across the country, school-choice programs — whether they’re charter schools, vouchers, lotteries, or others — are typically structured to benefit the neediest students and families first. Louisiana’s is no different, but recent budget cuts have kept hundreds of these students ...
Of Course Hillary’s Health Is Relevant
Of course Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health is a legitimate issue for the 2016 election.
So is Donald Trump’s. So is Gary Johnson’s. So is that of any presidential candidate.
Mrs. Clinton’s media allies (which is to say, ...
In a ‘Change’ Year, Rob Portman Deserves Reelection
Terrace Park, Ohio — Senator Rob Portman probably will win a second term, despite the fact that he deserves to. The swarm of young people who gathered on a Saturday morning in this Cincinnati suburb to feast on doughnuts and his ...
Racist Extremism Is Wrong, No Matter Its Color
Let’s ask a rhetorical question. Can you imagine the Washington Post publishing a piece by a prominent white poet, activist, and performer that contains a gem such as “could it be that black folks are . . . completely full of it”? ...
The Protected Classes Must Not Hear Harambe Jokes—Or Anything Else ‘Offensive’
I’m a sucker for Harambe jokes.
Given the media’s insanely myopic focus on the sad death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, the Internet’s hysterical memeing surrounding Harambe appeals to both my absurdist and dark-humor sides (...
Stephen Harper Wanted Canada to Be Great—Trudeau Wants It to Be Mediocre
Stephen Harper’s career as a Canadian politician spanned three decades, in which he belonged to three right-leaning parties, won three election victories, and served three terms as prime minister. After resigning his federal seat on August 26, he is highly ...
Expect the Unexpected between Now and Election Day
Ready, set, go. With Labor Day in the rear-view mirror, the unofficial start of the presidential campaign is upon us. The post-convention bounces have worn off. Donald Trump is finally beginning to put together something that resembles a campaign and ...
Yes, the ’96 Welfare Reform Helped Reduce Child Poverty
Last week, I took an epistemological look at what it means to say that the ’96 welfare reform was a success. In this essay, I want to lay out a specific empirical case affirming the success of welfare reform — 20 years old ...
Trump Calls for More High-Skill Immigration
Would he go hard or go soft? That was the mainstream-media template for judging Donald Trump’s speech on immigration in Phoenix last Wednesday. The verdict: hard. “How Trump got from Point A to Point A on immigration,” was the ...
Sicko Terrorist Lynne Stewart: Still Hating Cops
Old age and illness have not dulled the tongue or treasonous soul of convicted jihad-enabling lawyer Lynne Stewart.
She’s as vile and violence-promoting as ever.
Freed from prison two years ago on “compassionate release” after being diagnosed with advanced ...
Brie Larson Had to Apologize to Animal-Rights Activists for Petting a Dolphin Twelve Years Ago
Actress Brie Larson has been forced to apologize to angry Internet mob that was accusing her of supporting animal cruelty — because she posted a picture of herself petting a dolphin in 2004.
“I posted a photo previously that encapsulated a silly ...
At U Mass, Harambe Jokes Now Considered Racist Attacks and ‘Sexual Assault Incidences’
Resident assistants at the University of Massachusetts have warned students “any negative remarks regarding ‘Harambe’ will be seen as a direct attack to our campus’s African American community.”
The strict no-Harambe policy was posted by two of the school’...
My Brain Injury Made Me Forget, but My Health Is Not an Issue!
There are two things you are definitely, absolutely not allowed to talk about if you want your writing to be taken seriously. You should definitely, absolutely not say that Hillary violated criminal law and belongs in jail. After all, when ...
The Real Motivation Behind the EU’s Attack on Ireland and Apple
Here’s a name to conjure with: Margrethe Vestager. Ring a bell with you? An old girlfriend from your backpacking days around Europe maybe? Or Emmanuelle’s best friend in the 1970s “sophisticated” series of sex movies perhaps? No? Nothing ...
California Democrats Suddenly Think Mandatory Minimums Are a Good Idea
Progressive politicians contend that mandatory-minimum prison sentences are unjust and lead to mass incarceration — until, that is, a judge grants a lenient sentence to someone convicted of a crime that they especially abhor. Then, they suddenly change their narrative.
A Firing Line Conversation with Angelo Codevilla
I have been following the Trump camp in recent days, picking my way through rowdy campaign events and empty campaign offices, trying to sharpen my understanding not so much of the candidate, who has defeated understanding, but of his supporters ...
On the Folly of Perfectly Proportional Representation
Sex has once again reared its distracting head in politics — this time in Australia, where I happen to be. But rest assured, gentle reader, that the occasion was both a very modest and a very representative one. Many similar but ...
Not Deplorable, Not Horrible, Not Irredeemable
When Hillary Clinton denounced half of Donald Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables” last Friday, it seemed less an unscripted gaffe and more part of a targeted messaging strategy. Earlier last week, in an interview with an Israeli ...
With concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health intensifying, Congress is poised to revisit the FBI’s investigation of her e-mail scandal. As the Washington Examiner’s Byron York reports, the House Government Oversight Committee chaired by Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) ...
To Reform the VA, Congress Must Lead by Example
No veterans should go without quality health care after the sacrifices they have made for our country. . . . The way our veterans have been treated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a crime. . . . We are morally bankrupt as a ...
It’s Time for the Media to Stop Downplaying Hillary’s E-mail Scandal
What do you do when the truth is not enough? That is a question many of us have been asking ourselves throughout the Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. When, in the course of a debate, hard facts no longer suffice — ...
How Is the Godless West Working Out?
Some recent developments in the godless West:
The supreme court of Italy last week ruled that public masturbation is legal (except in front of minors).
The New York city council voted last month to legalize public urination.
The San Francisco ...
The Clinton Diagnosis -- Chronic Secrecy and Dishonesty
With the Clintons, mistrust always pays.
A couple of weeks ago, Hillary was yucking it up with Jimmy Kimmel over the absurdity of rumors that she was hiding something about her health. Look, she can open a pickle jar! That ...
‘Deplorable’ Hillary Clinton Maligns Nearly 50 Million Americans
Leave it to Hillary Clinton to hammer almost 50 million citizens whom she aspires to govern.
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.’ Right?” Clinton ...
The Most Ridiculous Reactions to Hillary Clinton's Fainting
Having routinely denounced anyone who so much as mentioned Hillary Clinton’s health as denizens of the Internet’s right-wing fever swamps, Democrats and their media allies were forced to switch gears yesterday after footage emerged of the Democratic nominee’...
Hillary Clinton, Allergic to Transparency
Somewhere in the afterlife, William Henry Harrison is having a good laugh.
That a woman on the precipice of 70 should have some health problems is neither surprising nor particularly concerning. That the leading presidential candidate should be so consistently dishonest ...
Another Illegal Obamacare Bailout Appears to Be on the Way
As Ronald Reagan might say, “There they go again.” The Obamacare Perpetual Bailout Machine went into high gear again on Friday, in a typical late-afternoon news dump released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In a five-paragraph ...
Hillary’s Empty Moralism Is a Reflection of the Greater Progressive Movement
‘Hillary, Eleanor Roosevelt would love you.” Thus, in 2000, did retiring New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan introduce Hillary Clinton as the candidate anointed to be his successor.
While many first ladies exert influence behind the scenes, Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary ...
Rapunzel wasn’t raised by her mother. In the traditional fairy tale, her father was caught in a witch’s garden, stealing rampion greens (in German, rapunzel) to feed to his pregnant wife. Faced with an angry witch in a ...
It is nearly impossible to believe that a decade and a half has passed since al-Qaeda wiped out 2,977 innocent souls on September 11, 2001.
As I recall this horrid occasion, I think specifically of those whom I knew who were killed. My ...
The Facts about Medicaid Fraud
‘Waste, abuse, and fraud.” These are the words politicians say when you ask them what it is they would cut to balance the budget. If they’re really wonky, they might add “duplication.”
I have put the question to dozens ...
Obama Messes Up Our Relationship with Another Important Ally
Last week I wrote about the shortening odds of a war in Asia over China’s rapacious land claims. China is threatening war with Japan over Japanese-controlled islands that it claims, and is threatening war with Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the ...
Knocking Down the Leading Myths about Guns
In the course of this God-awful, drink-inspiring, litter-runt of a presidential election, it has become common to hear it said in certain of the Right’s more histrionic quarters that conservatism has failed and needs to be burned swiftly to ...
The Great Boor of the Galaxy
Get a Star Trek fan talking — and believe me, we love to talk — and inevitably you will hear about the television and movie franchise’s optimistic portrayal of the future. The twenty-third century depicted in the series is a liberal ...
Who Politicized the Trump Intelligence Briefings? (Hint: It Wasn’t Trump)
The Clinton campaign and the mainstream media are in high dungeon over comments Donald Trump made at Wednesday’s “Commander in Chief Forum.” Trump said that intelligence analysts who briefed him recently were not happy with President Obama, who often ...
Who Will Stand Up for Simple Human Decency?
Where is the party of simple human decency?
Back in 2012, at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., a 45-year-old transgendered, biologically intact male named Colleen Francis insisted on undressing in front of a woman and girls as young as six ...
Trump Is Right: Democrats Have Failed African Americans
Donald Trump’s highlighting the devastating situation in many black communities run by Democratic politicians has created a potential problem for Hillary Clinton. In response, the attack dog Paul Krugman has tried to come to her rescue. In a misleading ...
The Democrats’ ‘But Sipowicz Does It’ Defense of Hillary Clinton
Marge Simpson: Homer, I don’t think you should wear a short-sleeve shirt with a tie.Homer Simpson: Ohhh, but Sipowicz does it.Marge Simpson: If Detective Sipowicz jumped off a cliff, would you do that too?Homer Simpson: (walking ...
Unfair Treatment of Hillary? Give Us a Break
If the mainstream media are to be believed, Hillary Clinton is attacked more unfairly than any presidential candidate in history, and these attacks stem from a sexist bias against her as the first female presidential nominee.
The latest example: After ...
The Sleeper Issue: Judicial Appointments
One issue in the upcoming election that could have a huge and long-term impact on the country is rarely mentioned by either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
That issue is the federal courts — and not just whom the president appoints ...
What Would You Do to Save Your Child’s Life?
When accidents happen and kill people, it’s a tragedy. But when Congress creates the equivalent of a legislative accident that kills people, it’s an outrage.
Every single year, between 2,000 and 3,000 Americans die after failing to find a matching ...
Cheer Up, Conservatives: We’re Not Stuck on Flight 93
I’m a sucker for drama, so I suppose I should have loved the introduction to a now-viral piece, “The Flight 93 Election,” published on September 5 at the Claremont Review of Books.
“2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you ...
The Media Are Giving Hillary Clinton a Free Pass
Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was finally asked a tough question during NBC’s commander-in-chief forum, so naturally the establishment media immediately coagulated around the notion that NBC’s Matt Lauer was the worst moderator ever.
An Air Force and Navy ...
Julian Assange Is Still a Creep
If Julian Assange plays this right, he just might score an invitation to CPAC next year.
The notorious WikiLeaks founder would have to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference remotely because he is still holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy ...
The News Has Become Our Master, Not Our Servant
I saw an odd thing this morning: A man on an apartment balcony, not a few feet from where I was standing, was listening to the news on the radio.
By listening, I mean that he was listening purposefully, not ...
Trump and Clinton — Unfit to Be Commander-in-Chief
Never before have American primary voters presented the general public with two candidates so manifestly unfit to be commander-in-chief. Never before have we watched two candidates lie so boldly and brazenly to our faces, and never before have we been ...
20 Weeks of Living Dangerously — Obama’s Weakness Will Tempt Foreign Leaders
President Obama has just returned from a disastrous G-20 summit — humiliated by his Chinese hosts, stared down by Russian president Vladimir Putin, traduced by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte — and yesterday Iranian patrol boats were once again playing deadly games of ...
What Did Clinton’s Lawyers Say to Her Tech Guy a Few Days Before He Destroyed Her E-Mails?
Imagine a mafia don who wants to have some evidence destroyed, maybe even have a witness “disappear.” Does he have a sit-down with his trusted capos, who will then give the job to a reliable button-man? Not if he’s ...
Why — and How — the U.S. Navy Must Send Iran a Message
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) continues to threaten the U.S. Navy. In recent weeks, the IRGC’s Naval component has conducted numerous simulated swarm-attacks against U.S. Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf. In each case, IRGC sailors have ...
Coal Miners Should Protest to Their Union, Not to Congress
Thousands of active and retired coal miners are expected to march on the Mall in Washington today. They are marching because they now see that they stand to lose something that their union has always told them they can count ...
Medicaid Doesn't Help Alleviate Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Spending More On It?
From 1975 to 2015, social spending by federal and state governments quadrupled in constant dollars, to more than $1 trillion. America now spends enough to give every person in poverty more than $20,000 per year. And yet lamentations for a collapsing safety net are ...
Trump Up, Hillary Down, Obama Out
In most presidential elections, the two candidates spar over issues. The president campaigns for his party’s nominee in hopes of continuing his legacy.
Democrats champion liberalism, Republicans conservatism. In numerous press conferences, journalists try to force newsworthy and embarrassing ...
U Colorado Student: My Prof Said Patriotism Is ‘Foolish’
A student at the University of Colorado is claiming that on the first day of class, her Intro to Political Science professor berated the class with left-leaning statements — including the claim that patriotism is “foolish.”
In a piece for PoliZette, ...
What’s the Secret of Trump’s Success in Iowa?
Donald Trump has led four of the last seven polls in Iowa, and another was tied. In a year when a lot of swing states have looked out of reach for the GOP nominee, he’s doing pretty well in ...
Anti-Semitism, Brought to You by the United Nations
The United Nations was founded as a global pact among states, but over the decades in the name of transparency and to further the aim of globalization, it has opened its doors to more than 6,150 non-governmental organizations (NGOs). While governments ...
Chicago’s Descent into Lawlessness
Thirteen people were shot to death in Chicago over Labor Day weekend, bringing the city’s gun-homicide total to 512 since the beginning of the year. Already, the city has exceeded last year’s gun-homicide total (491), and it is on pace ...
Obamacare’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Loses Its Luster
Former Obama administration official Donald Berwick once called the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) “the jewel in the crown of health-care reform.”
The metaphor is apt: CMMI, more than any other aspect of Obamacare, is an imperial enterprise.
Ann Coulter’s Bombing at the Rob Lowe Roast Damaged the Conservative Brand
Ann Coulter reinforces many of the most negative stereotypes about conservatives — that they’re heartless, elitist, and bigoted. But last week, Coulter helped perpetuate the most pernicious myth about right-wingers — that they have no sense of humor.
For some reason, ...
Phyllis Schlafly’s Death Is a Reminder That Conservatism Still Matters
Phyllis Schlafly died this week at the age of 92.
I had my disagreements with the legendary conservative activist, particularly of late. She died the day before publication of her last book: The Conservative Case for Trump. The title alone should ...
The Candidate Who Wasn’t There
William McKinley would be proud. Hillary Clinton has been running the closest thing possible in the modern context to a front-porch campaign.
She is happy to have the race all about her opponent, rather than herself. She avoids press conferences, ...
Phyllis Schlafly, Happy Warrior
Phyllis Schlafly had a wonderful talent for driving men and women — especially women of a rigid political bent — mad. She was the leading American anti-feminist and the chief antagonist of the so-called Equal Rights Amendment, making the case for traditional ...
The Specter of the $20 Avocado
The response to my recent column on how to go about enforcing U.S. immigration law — which is somewhat different from the current debate focused on how to go about not enforcing it — provides a useful opportunity to dispel some ...
Phyllis Schlafly: ‘The Sweetheart of the Silent Majority’
‘Phyllis died with her pumps on,” one of her close friends told me last night.
Indeed, Phyllis Schlafly was in the arena fighting for conservative causes to the very end — when cancer claimed her at age 92 yesterday. Just last month, ...
Impeach Clinton to Bar Her from Holding Federal Office. It’s Constitutional.
For months, I have been arguing that Hillary Clinton should be impeached. It is all well and good to prosecute a former government official for any crimes she has committed. Indeed, the Constitution expressly provides for criminal prosecution in addition ...
In an affluent postmodern society of nearly unlimited freedom and opportunity, elite celebrities, pampered athletes, comfortable academics, conniving politicians, and careerist journalists find it hard to prove that they are still relevant in a revolutionary or rather cool sense.
A Brave Letter from a French-Moroccan Charlie Hebdo Journalist
‘Your supposed identity, which you think you have lost and which has made you undertake this quest, is also mine.” So states Zineb El Rhazoui, a French-Moroccan journalist in an open letter to potential French jihadists published in Le Figaro ...