Iraq’s Christians Need Sanctuary, and the West Should Provide It
It has been one year since Islamic State began its conquest of a third of Iraq and its destruction of that country’s ancient Christian civilization. While a massive international aid effort has helped most of the exiled Christians to ...
Top Senate Dem Threatens To Shut Down Government
Patty Murray, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the Senate, threatened today to provoke a government shutdown this fall if the Republican-controlled Congress won’t agree to a budget more in line with President Obama’s priorities.
“Republicans have a choice,” Murray ...
UC Faculty Training: Saying ‘America Is the Land of Opportunity’ Is a Microaggression
A University of California faculty leader-training handout instructed professors not to say that “America is the land of opportunity” because that’s a racist, sexist microaggression.
According to the handout, called “Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages they Send,” the ...
Kasich’s Squishy Svengali
Ohio governor John Kasich has yet to enter the presidential race, but his reported talks with Republican strategist John Weaver, even before the Washington Post reported Tuesday that he would serve as a senior strategist for the campaign, were already ...
Iran’s American Prisoners Are Not Bargaining Chips
Jason Rezaian, an Iran correspondent for the Washington Post, was arrested at his Tehran home on July 22, 2014. On Monday he was hauled, for the second time, before Iran’s Revolutionary Court, where he is on trial for crimes against the ...
A New Book Explains Why We Are All ‘Broken Gods’
What does God see when He looks at you? That’s a main question Gregory K. Popcak asks and answers in his new book Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart. Popcak, executive director of ...
Ted Cruz’s Analytics-Driven Plan to Steal the Libertarian Vote from Rand
Ted Cruz needs to pick off enough libertarian votes to hobble Rand Paul, and his data-analytics team thinks it has identified a way to begin to do so.
The recent fight over the expiration of the Patriot Act provisions that ...
Sorry, but the Obama Playbook Isn’t Going to Work for Hillary
Almost exactly two months after Hillary Rodham Clinton’s official announcement that she’s running for president, she will give her first “official campaign announcement speech,” on June 13, according to her Twitter account.
#ad#In other words, the Clinton campaign ...
College Kids' Advice for Seinfeld on Comedy
Hi Mr. Seinfeld,
So, we heard your comments about political correctness being so extreme on college campuses that you wouldn’t even perform on one, and honestly . . . you’re being ridiculous.
College campuses can be wonderful places to perform — as ...
Don’t Ignore the King Winners
As we await a decision in King v. Burwell, public focus is shifting from the legal arguments to the practical and political consequences if a majority on the Supreme Court orders the Obama administration to give meaning to the words “...
Don’t Let the Clintons Get Their Hands on the Ex-Im Bank Again
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Hillary Clinton is a strong supporter of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. The Ex-Im Bank is an agency where crony capitalism has flourished, and no one realized this faster than the Clintons. ...
Turkey Has a Long Road Back to Democracy
Whenever Islamists lose elections, it is to be celebrated. In that spirit, we should celebrate Turkey’s national election, in which (as Jim, John, Jay, and Pat note) the AKP — the “Justice and Development Party” run by Recep Tayyip Erdoğ...
How Do Americans See Obama?
The public has come to know three Obamas. But which, if any, of these portraits is real, and which are fantasies?
Aside from those who automatically support Obama because he is a redistributionist Democrat, and those who automatically oppose him ...
The U.N. Confuses Gun Ownership with Arms Trafficking
I spent last week at the U.N., watching so-called national experts talk about guns. Turns out most of them weren’t experts. Then again, the ponderousness of the meeting’s title — the Second Meeting of Governmental Experts for the ...
New York’s Scandalous Jail-Guards’ Union Conveniently Doesn’t Have to Disclose Its Spending
It’s been a tough couple weeks for the Corrections Officers’ Benevolent Association, New York City’s jail-guards’ union. Already under the scrutiny of the U.S. attorney in Manhattan since last August over alleged prisoner abuse at New York’...
Have Hillary’s Scandals Finally Started Damaging Her Poll Numbers?
‘Despite everything,” the often interesting analyst Jamelle Bouie writes in Slate — “everything” includes “the email controversy, foreign donors and the Clinton Foundation” — “Hillary is in good shape.” Good enough to leave her party “still positioned for victory.”
#ad#Bouie is ...
The End of the Clinton Coalition
Every time Hillary Clinton makes a left-wing policy pronouncement, it is, in effect, another eulogy marking the death of the coalition and style of politics that twice made her husband president.
Bill Clinton got elected by peeling off working-class whites ...
President Obama: Too Cool for Our Frumpy Allies?
The annual G7 conference is packed with important international figures, so it’s probably not too easy for President Obama to make sure they all get face time with the leader of the free world.
Still, today, the president seems ...
‘Broken Windows’ Policing Does Work
New York Times columnist Charles Blow is angry again. This time he’s angry at me, among other “tough on crime, fear-mongering iron fist-ers.” Also, of course, at the cops. I had debated Blow last week about a Wall Street ...
With Its Celebration of Caitlyn Jenner, the Left Doubles Down on Social Decay
Last week, when Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner was enjoying a fresh 15 minutes of fame, a number of social conservatives passed around this Wall Street Journal article by Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Arguing against transgender surgery, ...
Obama At G7: 'We Don't Have a Complete Strategy' for Combating ISIS
In the question-and-answer segment of a press conference on Monday following the G7 Summit in Germany, President Obama admitted that the United States doesn’t have “a complete strategy” to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic State fighters in ...
A New Strategic Blueprint for Defeating the Islamic State
“O soldiers of the Islamic State, continue to harvest the soldiers. Erupt volcanoes of jihad everywhere. Light the earth with fire upon all the [apostate rulers], their soldiers, and supporters. Carry on in your path, as you are the strong ...
Walker’s Iowa Expectations Game
Mason City, Iowa — Scott Walker is battling the expectations game.
The Wisconsin governor has been atop the GOP presidential polls in neighboring Iowa since January, though he has yet to officially announce his campaign.
With the Iowa caucuses still eight ...
Here’s What’s Driving Inequality
Why are wealth and income inequality increasing? Why is labor, relative to capital, commanding a declining share of national income? These have become the central questions in the economics profession, and they’re increasingly central to our political debates as ...
There have been upwards of 50 gender options on Facebook lately. Someone must have decided the list had gotten out of control, because when I checked this morning, it was down to three: male, female, and write-in custom option. I hadn’...
Every Law Should Have an Expiration Date
Milk goes bad. So do laws, sometimes. Unfortunately, most laws stick around long after they’ve gone bad.
Over the past several months, the nation had a healthy discussion about the extent of the government’s snooping on Americans’ electronic ...
Jeb’s ‘Joyful’ Campaign Gets a Reality Check
Two standing ovations into his speech at a packed Disney World ballroom last Tuesday, Jeb Bush had a strut in his step.
So when one Republican attendee stood up and asked how over a dozen GOP candidates could wrestle for ...
Hackers Hit the Federal Government Hard
The latest big computer hack, apparently launched from China, strikes straight to the heart of the federal government. Both the network and data of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have been badly compromised. More than 4 million sets of detailed ...
Hillary’s Divisive, Reckless Rhetoric on Voting Rights
The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted. The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment (“In war, the end justifies almost any means”) ...
Campaign-Finance Reformers’ First Amendment Problem
Campaign-finance “reformers” think America would be better governed if the government could thoroughly regulate campaign speech, which is speech about the composition and comportment of the government. Reformers scold the Supreme Court for construing the First Amendment as though it ...
The Strange and Enduring Friendship of Buckley and Mailer
In February 1966, William F. Buckley Jr. sent out his annual fundraising letter to National Review’s subscribers. A few weeks later, he got a pointed response.
“Dear Bill . . . Your letter was the best letter I ever read by an editor ...
The Gender Fluidity Industry’s Magical Thinking
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Dear Reader (a salutation that was gender neutral before gender neutral was cool),
The Essential King Dollar/Low-Energy Nexus
The strong May jobs report — including a 280,000 jump in nonfarm payrolls — reminds me of the big debate over the harmful effects of a strong dollar and falling oil prices. But where’s the harm? King Dollar, along with the supply ...
The EPA’s Troubled Waters
‘Clarity!” has been the battle cry of the EPA over the last year as it put the final touches on its expansive and overreaching definition of “waters of the United States” (or “WOTUS”). And yet, a week after the final ...
The Deadly Consequences of Draconian Gun Laws
Carol Bowne is dead — murdered in cold blood on her own property by a violent criminal who would not be restrained by good intentions. But there is no smoking gun, because she lived and died in New Jersey.
Bowne was ...
No Surprise: CAIR Mourns Alleged Hamas Fundraiser
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) goes to extreme lengths, both in messaging and in action, to advance the impression that the organization is not only moderate, but also the leading voice of human rights for Muslims in America.
You’ve probably heard by now that bees are mysteriously dying. In 2006, commercial beekeepers began to witness unusually high rates of honeybee die-offs over the winter — increasing from an average of 15 percent to more than 30 percent. Everything from genetically modified ...
Why Ronald Reagan’s Example Is Still Relevant for America Today
Eleven years ago, June 5, 2004, Ronald Reagan left this world for the next. In the days that followed, America witnessed sights unseen since the death of John F. Kennedy — people keeping all-night vigils to touch his casket and say goodbye, lining ...
The Corn Ethanol Boondoggle Continues — See the EPA’s Latest Rule
Last Friday, the EPA decreed the amount of ethanol that retailers must blend into their gasoline. For 2015, it will be about 14 billion gallons. That decree provides an opportunity to ask a simple question: How have ethanol producers been able to ...
Joe Scarborough’s Anti-Tax Crusade
Connecticut may be one of America’s wealthiest states, but its economy is actually limping along, with weak growth on the horizon. The state ranks near the bottom by many economic-outlook and business-climate metrics. Governor Dannel Malloy and the Democratic-controlled ...
How a Conservative Victory in King v. Burwell Could Quickly Turn Into a Political Defeat
Congressional Republicans are increasingly worried that a Supreme Court victory in King v. Burwell may prove a Pyrrhic one.
With House and Senate leadership not yet united behind a single plan, congressional Republicans have been forced to contemplate a nightmare ...
After the Riots, More Crime
Are we seeing a reversal of the 20-year decline in violent crime in America? A new nationwide crime wave?
Heather Mac Donald fears we are, and as a premier advocate and analyst of the policing strategy pioneered by Rudy Giuliani ...
Liberals Now Find Gender Identity Itself Oppressive
At a moment when many on the left are desperately trying to conjure up enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton’s bid to become the first woman president, others on the left want to turn the word “woman” into a term of ...
No One Group Should Get to Define Mixed-Race Identity
Let’s set aside whether Cameron Crowe’s new movie, Aloha, is a good or bad movie. Whatever the flick’s merits or demerits, it has inadvertently helped expose the arbitrary, capricious, and ridiculous demands of militant identity politics.
If Electronic Health Records Are So Beneficial, There Shouldn’t Be a Need to Impose Them on Doctors
I rarely do follow-up columns. I’m averaging one every ten years. And while my last such exercise resulted in a written apology from the White House (for accusing me of making up facts over its removal of Churchill’s ...
Calif. Teacher Allegedly Told Kids to Take Selfies with Parents’ Sex Toys for Extra Credit
A teacher at Encinal High School in Alameda, Calif., allegedly told his tenth-grade students to find their parents’ sex toys and condoms and take selfies with them for extra credit.
A local CBS affiliate reports that two of the students’ ...
PC Police: Replace Offensive Words with 'Inclusive' Sentences
Apparently, you should ban the word “derp” from your vocabulary and replace it with an eight-word sentence — just to make absolutely sure you’re not offending anyone.
“Go the longer route and say, ‘Hmm . . . maybe you’re not getting the ...
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday announced his second bid for the Republican nomination for president in a speech that focused on foreign policy and highlighted his service in the Air Force.
Perry, the 10th Republican to join the ...
Why Are Graveyards of American Soldiers Filling up with Suicides?
Clint Eastwood’s hit movie American Sniper has brought home to Americans the trauma that many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars bring back with them. An astonishing 22 veterans commit suicide every day, according to the Department of Veterans ...
Blessed Children and Special Dads
The book Special Children, Blessed Fathers: Encouragement for Fathers of Children with Special Needs is a new collection Randy Hain has put together to give hope and encouragement to fathers and to provide a window into the home-life hopes, dreams, ...
Watch Jillian Melchior Destroy Charlie Gasparino
For those of you impatiently awaiting Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino’s latest bout of vehemently refusing to let women half his age wear his jock strap, some good news. In yesterday’s episode of Cavuto Coast to Coast, Gasparino ...
My Family’s Safety Is More Important than San Francisco’s Crazy Gun Laws
On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a dreadful Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld a violation of what the Supreme Court has called a “basic right” — the right of self-defense. San Francisco’s ...
American Lack of Purpose Will Lead to a Nuclear Iran
It is probably time for those of us who have strenuously opposed acquiescing in Iran’s development of nuclear weapons to throw in the towel. President Obama’s determination to transform his and then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s ...
How Is Obamacare Working?
We haven’t heard much about Obamacare from the media lately (with the exception of Paul Krugman, who slips a paragraph into every other column — regardless of topic — to tell us how well it’s working). It’s as if ...
How ISIS Executes ‘Justice’ — and an Isolated Woman in a City Street
A gang of men encircles a woman in territory controlled by Islamic State. Standing on a curb, their ringleader launches his sermon, hands folded on his belly. Above stocky ankles, the hemline of his winter thobe announces his puritanical Islam.
Pernicious Political Activities
We are ruled by criminals.
Consider the case of Rodney Thompson, the school superintendent in Berkeley County, S.C., who is currently collecting a $168,714 salary while he awaits trial on a public-corruption charge related to the misuse of government resources ...
Mandatory Overtime: Price-Fixing for Workers
According to a report in Politico, the Obama administration is on the verge of greatly expanding the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay. Ever since the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, many workers earning below a certain ...
Agitating for Leftist Causes Does Not Impart Academic Excellence
It’s increasingly difficult to tell the difference between Teach for America — whose leaders are at the forefront of inflammatory anti-police protests in Baltimore, Ferguson, and now McKinney, Texas — and left-wing activist groups such as Organizing for Action (President Obama’...
Just in Time for 2016, Hillary Aims to Dismantle Voter ID, Expand Early Voting
Hillary Clinton knows she won’t be able to count on the more than 60 million votes that Barack Obama secured to win the White House in both 2008 and 2012. Instead of wallowing in self pity, Clinton’s campaign has come up ...
Did the Supreme Court Just Give Obama’s Iran Deal a Major Assist?
At first glance, yesterday’s decision in Zivotofsky v. Kerry might seem destined to end up as but a footnote in most constitutional-law books. It decides only whether the president or Congress controls the content of U.S. ...
Beer-Brewing Monks Take Gregorian Chant Beyond Their Monastery Walls
Fr. Cassian Folsom is the founder and prior of the Monks of Norcia, an order of Benedictine monks in the Italian hometown of Saint Benedict and his sister Saint Scholastica. The monks — who, by the way, brew beer — have issued ...
Why We Couldn’t Solve the Jewish Liberalism Puzzle
Given the attention lavished on American Jewish liberalism, one could sensibly conclude that it ranks alongside Stonehenge and Bigfoot as one of the world’s greatest mysteries. Indeed, the “phenomenon” has inspired countless theses, lectures, surveys, and symposia, not to ...
The State Department’s Dangerous New Proposal to Regulate Gun Enthusiasts’ Internet Speech
Over the last couple of decades, Edmund Burke’s plucky “little platoons” have found a thousand homes in the quiet recesses of the Internet. Day in and day out, online forums buzz and crackle with the untrammeled energy of volunteers, ...
Student-Loan Deadbeats: Fashionable Theft
He was the greatest poet and critic of his time, but poetry and criticism do not in general pay all that well, and T. S. Eliot, unfortunately for him, lived in an age in which celebrity academics did not bank ...
The Obama Administration's Newly Political Approach to FOIAs
At the Treasury Department, the memo came down from the deputy executive secretary, Wally Adeyemo, in December of 2009. Going forward, the memo stated, “sensitive information” requested under the Freedom of Information Act was to be reviewed not only by career ...
Why It’s Wrong to Equate Bush’s Iraq Mistakes with Obama’s
After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question: “Who lost China?” China was, of course, never ours ...
Nothing More than Feelings: The Liberal’s Policy Yardstick
A fundamental difference between Left and Right concerns how each assesses public policies. The Right asks: “Does it do good?” The Left asks a different question.
One example is the minimum wage. In 1987, the New York Times editorialized against any ...
What’s Driving the Long-Term Decline in Abortions?
Yesterday, the Associated Press published an analysis of recent abortion trends. Although the last year that the CDC released abortion data was 2011, a team of Associated Press reporters compiled more recent state-level abortion data obtained from state health departments. Overall, ...
Technology Is the Answer to Stagnant Wages, Not the Reason for Them
Starting the year out at a snail’s pace has become something of an annual ritual for the American economy. True to form, GDP shrank by 0.7 percent in the first quarter of this year on an annualized basis, a revision ...
The Pentagon's ISIS Strategy, By Its Own Accounting, Is a Mess
On June 5, at a Pentagon press conference, Lieutenant General John W. Hesterman III, Combined Forces Air Component Commander, vigorously championed both the success of the bombing in Iraq and Syria, and the Defense Department’s method for controlling air strikes. ...
Obama Hits Supreme Court For Agreeing to Take King v. Burwell in the First Place
President Obama took a shot at the Supreme Court today for even agreeing to hear King v. Burwell — the pending lawsuit challenging the legality of how his team has implemented Obamacare — in the first place.
“This should be an easy ...
Pro-Family Policies Aren't 'Social Engineering,' They're Conservative
The breakdown of the family has been one of the most dispiriting changes over the past 50 years, and conservatives have rightly sought to combat it at almost every turn. That being said, in their efforts to encourage family formation and ...
Nevada Enacts Universal School Choice
On Tuesday night, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed into law the nation’s first universal school-choice program. That in and of itself is groundbreaking: The state has created an option open to every single public-school student. Even better, this option ...
The Conservative Case for Trade Promotion Authority
By almost every standard, America’s economic recovery following the 2008 recession has been disappointing. In fact, the Commerce Department just released revised estimates showing negative growth in the first quarter of this year. Under President Obama’s leadership, Washington has ...
We Yell Not Just ‘Stop’ But ‘There’s a Better Way’
‘I cannot remember a time when so many energumens were so variously proclaiming the Word to the multitude and telling them what they must do to be saved,” Albert Jay Nock wrote in an essay titled “Isaiah’s Job” (1936). “This ...
GE Is Considering Leaving Connecticut Over Democrats’ Tax Hikes
Well, that didn’t take long. The same week Connecticut governor Dan Malloy pushed through a $1.1 billion in tax increases in the already heavily taxed state, the iconic firm General Electric appears to be considering fleeing the Constitution State, and ...
What’s Loving Got to Do with It? Gay-Marriage Supporters Misuse a Precedent
In the same-sex-marriage case recently argued in the Supreme Court, the petitioners have claimed a “fundamental right to marry” protected by the Constitution and unmoored from biology, the complementarity of the sexes, or the universal understanding of what “marriage” has ...
Rayma Suprani is a Venezuelan cartoonist — a journalist and cartoonist. That’s what her business card says: “journalist & cartoonist.” It takes guts to do what she does in Venezuela. She has guts. But she is also thinking of leaving the ...
Sometimes, you really have to give the New York Times credit for the sheer amount of reportorial labor it undertakes.
This is not one of those times.
A couple of Times reporters spent Friday morning basking in praise for their “...
Rubio Channels JFK on the Trail in Iowa
Ames, Iowa — Marco Rubio doesn’t have to say much to make a generational argument for new leadership. The baby-faced 44-year-old is himself an embodiment of it. But the Florida senator drew on Saturday drew on another young, dashing, silver-tongued ...
Herbert Gelernter and American Science
Last week I wrote about being toured around Taiwan; during the trip, several Taiwanese government officials asked me how I happened to have become interested in tiny democratic Taiwan’s struggle for legitimacy in the shadow of big, brutal Communist ...
Rand Paul’s Faux-Libertarian Opposition to the Patriot Act
At Powerline this week, Steve Hayward penned a post aptly entitled “The Insincerity of Rand Paul.” The senator’s legal arguments against the Patriot Act, he posits, mimic papa Ron Paul’s 2003 calls for a formal declaration of war against ...
Even Obama's EPA Now Admits Fracking Hasn't Harmed Water Supplies
If it bleeds, it leads — a useful mantra for making sense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s comprehensive new study of fracking’s effects on America’s water supply.
The EPA has grown especially politicized under the Obama administration, so ...
Why Turkey’s Upcoming Election Probably Won’t Rein In Erdogan
Almost every assessment of the national parliamentary election to take place in Turkey on June 7 rates it among the most important in the republic’s nearly century-old history. The New York Times deems it “crucial” and the London Daily Telegraph “...
At a U.N. Meeting on Guns, the U.S. Stands Up under Fire
This week, Turtle Bay is hosting the second Meeting of Governmental Experts for the U.N.’s Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects – mercifully abbreviated ...
Julian Castro, Hillary’s Rumored Veep Pick, Wasn’t a Real Mayor
Months before the 2016 election really begins in earnest, there is serious speculation that Hillary Clinton, the near-inevitable Democratic-party presidential nominee, has already settled on her vice-presidential pick: Julián Castro. The former mayor of San Antonio has already gotten his ...
Spy and A Pigeon: A Sketchy Comic and a Sketch Artist
A poster for Melissa McCarthy’s Spy depicts her as a gold-plated figure holding a gun as if ready to shoot. It looks like an inexact Goldfinger spoof, but more accurately parodies Jeff Koons’s 1988 gilded porcelain statue Michael Jackson ...
Graham Courts National Guard In Bid for Iowa Win
During a visit to Iowa in March, Senator Lindsey Graham insisted that he wouldn’t be running a merely quixotic campaign for the presidency.
“There’s a pathway forward for a guy like me,” Graham told the Des Moines Register. “...
Want to Read Hillary’s E-mails? Ask China.
‘We have a lot of information about people, and that is something that our adversaries want.”
That’s how Donna Seymour, an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) official recently described the OPM hacking to a reporter for the Washington Post. ...
The affair of Laura Kipnis, writer and professor at Northwestern University, has two salient aspects: In the general, the episode joins Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s recent call for RICO investigations of those who hold nonconforming views on global warming as ...
Congress should kill the Export-Import Bank, a taxpayer-financed slush fund for crooks, cronies, and corporate flops. Rather than reauthorize this gold-plated boondoggle, Congress simply should do nothing. If so, the Ex-Im Bank will die of terminal inaction on June 30.
How the GOP Can Outmaneuver Dems on Higher-Ed Reform
Many political debates in the upcoming presidential race will play out this way: The Democrat will offer “X for all” and the Republican will respond: “Do you have any idea how much that’s going to cost?” That’s the ...
PC Liberals Devour Their Own
Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis didn’t set out to become a martyr to free speech when she wrote a spirited essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education pushing back against “sexual paranoia” on college campuses.
To stir the pot, ...
No Republicans Voted for Obamacare, so It’s Not Their Problem to Fix
If the Supreme Court were to decide not to allow retroactive legislating and uphold Obamacare as written, terrible things would happen to America. We might, for instance, find out what health insurance in fabricated, state-run “marketplaces” actually costs.
The Kaiser ...
Title IX, the All-Purpose Leftist Excuse
If you are a dissenting professor or a male student in modern American higher education, there is a chance that you’ll be subjected to legal proceedings so bizarre, so opaque, and so unfair that you won’t believe they ...
Literary Advice for White Males
Knowing that advice columnists occasionally pen their own queries, I maintain hope that an anonymous letter written to “The Blunt Instrument,” “a monthly advice column for writers” at the site Electric Literature, was penned by the “advice”-giver, poet and ...
Bad News for Hillary: Iowa Democrats Want a Candidate Who'll Answer Questions
A new poll released Thursday might contain some bad news for Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton: Iowans want a candidate who is open with the press and voters.
A survey of likely Iowa caucusgoers conducted by the Des Moines Register ...
Contra Lincoln Chafee, a Transition to the Metric System Would Be Anything but ‘Easy’
‘The metric system did not really catch on in the States,” humorist Dave Barry once joked, “unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.”
#ad#There, in one pithy line, are represented two of the supposed pathologies of ...
Why Liberals Oppose Over-the-Counter Birth Control
The supposedly pro-woman Left has erupted into fury this past week, denouncing new legislation proposed by Senator Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) that seeks to encourage over-the-counter status for birth control.
Salon’s Katie McDonough called the senator perpetually “full of ...
Help Conserve America’s Greatest Conservative Institution
I’ve felt a bit better about the country lately. I wouldn’t have bet on that.
After all, I’ve been warning that once you’ve told a lawless president that you won’t impeach him, won’t use ...