Columbia Students Triggered by Old Books Are the Ones Who Need Them Most
In 8 a.d., Ovid, the poet, the toast of Rome, was suddenly exiled to the remote outpost of Tomis. The reason remains a mystery. Ovid himself said only that his fate was caused by carmen et error — “a poem and ...
Obama Is Suspendeding the Law Designed to Deter Illegal Immigration
A key part of the Fifth Circuit’s decision to keep the freeze on President Obama’s amnesty programs was the 25-page dissenting opinion written by the panel’s lone Obama appointee. Not only does it point to how the ...
The Best Conference in the World
Oslo — Many years ago The Economist published an article titled “The Best Think Tank in the World.” Its name and lost status atop the heap are not relevant, but the idea was sound. Some enterprises are so startlingly effective they ...
Obama Is Not Offended Enough by Anti-Semitism
What to make of President Obama’s interpretation of the Iranian leadership? Challenged by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg to account for the seeming inconsistency of relying on the rationality of a regime that holds a profoundly anti-Semitic worldview, the ...
Does the Media Hold Anyone to a Lower Ethical Standard than the Clintons?
Let’s say, just for kicks, you murdered your husband (or wife). Your neighbors have been suspicious ever since your nightly arguments suddenly stopped, right around the time you put something large in your trunk and drove off in the ...
Black Lives Matter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is a lie.
Taken at face value, the phrase is a truism, since obviously all lives matter. But ...
Government Is Forcing Doctors to Spend More Time on Data Entry and Less with Their Patients
About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice. “How did you know to get out of medicine in 1978?” he asked with a smile.
“I didn’t,” I replied. “I had no idea ...
Shootings in Baltimore Are Way, Way Up — Why?
Amid worries across the country that worsening relationships between communities and police will allow violence to rise, the worst already seems to be coming true in Baltimore. Shootings are up dramatically compared with this time last year, following this spring’...
Rand Paul’s NSA Metadata Concerns Are Misplaced
On Tuesday night, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly conducted an incisive interview with Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) about his opposition to the National Security Agency’s metadata-collection program under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act (the business-records provision). The abbreviated ...
Halting Obama’s Immigration End-Run around Congress
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court kept in place an injunction preventing President Obama from implementing his executive action on immigration, known as DAPA. The majority opinion, by Judge Jerry E. Smith, recognized the administration’s policy for what it ...
This is a money appeal — a fundraising pitch — so I’ll keep it short and sweet. Or certainly short.
I don’t ask others to give to what I myself don’t give to. I give to National Review, though ...
Humans Have Plenty of Time to Adapt to Global Warming — If Government Stays Out of the Way
In a speech last week at the Coast Guard Academy commencement ceremony, President Obama reiterated the assertion that “climate change is real.” He then leapt to the conclusion that “climate change will mean more extreme storms,” before predicting that we ...
Why the Next President Will Face a Dangerous Predicament Abroad
For a time, reset, concessions, and appeasement work to delay wars. But finally, nations wake up, grasp their blunders, rearm, and face down enemies.
#ad#That gets dangerous. The shocked aggressors cannot quite believe that their targets are suddenly serious ...
In the Campaign Process, There’s No Such Thing as ‘Outside’ Money
A simple apology would suffice. Instead, campaign-finance reformers, horrified by the predictable results of their handiwork, aspire to yet more regulatory wrinkles to limit political speech. These, too, would have consequences unintended and undesired by reformers, “requiring” a new round ...
Scientists Don’t Actually Know What’s Causing ‘Extreme Weather’
Eleven inches of rain drenched Houston on Memorial Day. The Texas metropolis is among the areas hardest-hit by a storm system that has soaked much of Texas, Oklahoma, and northern Mexico since the weekend, resulting in more than 30 deaths and ...
Christie, Jindal Hit Rand on Foreign Policy
While most 2016 GOP hopefuls have their eyes set on the likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, two Republican governors have their eyes set on a different target: Rand Paul.
On Wednesday morning’s Fox & Friends, New Jersey governor Chris Christie took ...
Put Not Your Faith in Duggars, or Any Other Christian
I’ll never forget the first time I learned that I couldn’t put faith in Christians. I was in middle school, and our church had hired a new “pulpit minister” (that’s what my church called pastors) — a man ...
Why Rand’s Second Filibuster Flopped
In Rand Paul’s most famous Senate filibuster, he roared, forcing the Obama administration to rule out using drone strikes to kill American citizens on U.S. soil without a trial. When he attempted to repeat that success last week, ...
Mr. President, the Fall of Ramadi Is Much More than a ‘Setback’
In war, our military leaders sometimes employ misdirection or outright deception to achieve tactical or strategic gains. Eisenhower’s deception of German commanders in 1944 regarding the Allied invasion of Normandy is one example among many.
And then there are times, ...
How the U.S. Lost the World’s Respect
All polls and even informal observations by well-connected people confirm that the world’s opinion of the United States as a serious world power has eroded markedly. As President Obama and his entourage and imperishable following persevere in their conviction ...
Wisconsin GOP Fires First Shot in Feingold-Johnson Senate Rematch
The fourth consecutive election cycle to feature Obamacare as a key issue has officially begun. Wisconsin Republican operatives just launched their first attack in one of the most crucial races in the country — the rematch between former Democratic senator Russ ...
How the Wright Brothers Reinvented the American Dream
In The Wright Brothers, David McCullough’s latest book and perhaps his best, he tells the story of the two brothers who accomplished what scientists, inventors, and dreamers throughout the centuries hadn’t: They taught man how to fly.
A So-So Republican Budget
There was none of the sturm und drang that has accompanied past budget battles, but earlier this month the Republican-controlled Congress passed the first fully Republican budget since 2005. A historic event, to be sure, but, given that it has been ...
How Warfare Has Evolved over the Past Century
Over the past year, I’ve been reading books inspired by the centenary of World War I, a war with horrific casualties painful to contemplate. What helps in comprehending the scale of the slaughter is a book by one of ...
Ask Venezuelans How Sanders-Style Socialism Is Working Out for Them
Socialist genius Bernie Sanders has figured out what’s really ailing America.
Our store shelves have too many different brands of deodorant and sneakers. Just look at all those horrible, fully stocked aisles at Target and Walgreens and Walmart and ...
Santorum, Pataki Set to Join Expanding 2016 GOP field
Over the course of the next two days, the ever-growing Republican presidential field will gain two more candidates: former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former New York governor George Pataki.
While a recent Pew poll found that Republicans view the ...
Social Liberalism Isn’t as Popular as a New Poll Would Have You Believe
Late last week, Gallup released the results of a survey which showed that the percentage of Americans who have liberal views on social issues equaled the percentage of those who identify as socially conservative. Gallup has been conducting surveys on ...
What Is the Huckabee Plan for Social Security?
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is setting out on a populist course in hopes of securing the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Among other things, he has come out against the next round of free-trade agreements. He also wants to ...
Will Evangelicals Propel Another Bush to Victory in South Carolina?
As part of an effort to win over South Carolina’s evangelical leaders, Jeb Bush held a private breakfast meeting on May 2 with a group of about 40 pastors in Greenville.
“Governor Bush did himself a lot of good that week,” ...
Disasters at Home and Abroad
“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” – W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming”
Things are starting to collapse, abroad and at home. We all sense it, even as we bicker over who caused ...
To Defend a Position, You Must Understand Both Sides
Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose.
But if you can’t explain both sides, how do you ...
A Nation Greater than We Deserve
There is a place near my home — in a rural county in middle Tennessee — that is especially beautiful. A dirt path leads off from the main road, through a hay field, up to an old barn nestled just at the ...
The Home of Intellectual Populism Could Use Your Help
I have written for National Review since the third bleak day after September 11, 2001, and have not missed a column since. I live and work on the West Coast, but the editors and writers at NR in New York over the ...
Truth, Served Up with Kindness
I ran into Kirsten Powers briefly in Washington, D.C., the other day, and afterwards, I thought to myself: I hope she knows she is a profile in courage.
“The more I got to know actual conservative and religious people, ...
A Virginia Senator’s Lonely Quest to Rein In the Executive on War Powers
The Revolutionary War and Civil War ended in Virginia, which was involved, by the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, in the beginning of today’s war with radical Islam. Now a Virginia senator is determined that today’s war shall not ...
Americans Wildly Overestimate the Share of the Population That’s Gay
Asked if he had any gay friends, William F. Buckley Jr. once quipped that, “If there are only 2.5 percent gays in America, I know them all.” Buckley was kidding, but lots of Americans, it seems, have ended up with the ...
The Rise of House Clinton
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays.
Dear Reader (including Josh Duggar who foolishly got a job at the Family Research ...
Jeb Bush: ‘Go to the Black Churches and Talk About School Choice’
Oklahoma City, Okla. — Earlier today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush touted his record of education reform in the state with perhaps the strongest grassroots opposition to the Common Core standards his foundation supports, and it turned out alright.
“Education reform ...
Hillary Clinton: Just an Everyday American with a $25 Million Income
Recent news of the Clintons’ $25 million jackpot in 2014 makes it tough for Hillary to push her core campaign theme with a straight face. Indeed, widespread laughter will greet her efforts to champion “everyday Americans” against those who allegedly make too ...
GOP Hawks Duel over NSA Reforms as Clock Ticks
As the Senate prepares to vote on the most controversial aspects of the Patriot Act, with traditional political coalitions scrambled by Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks, conservative foreign policy hawks are burning the phones in the dueling lobbying ...
The Tolerant Jeweler Who Harbored an Impure Opinion of Same-Sex Marriage
In the American Conservative yesterday, Rod Dreher related the following story:
So, a Canadian Christian jeweler custom-made a pair of engagement rings for a lesbian couple, Nicole White and Pam Renouf, at their request. Later, when they found out that ...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s more florid admirers sometimes refer to her as “The Notorious R.B.G.,” as though notoriety, which she seems intent on courting, were a virtue for a justice of the Supreme Court.
On the matter ...
Kermit Gosnell Speaks from Prison
Ann McElhinney is one of the filmmakers at work on a movie about the case of Kermit Gosnell, who has been described as “the worst serial killer in America.” For this work, McElhinney has interviewed Gosnell, most recently in person.
Why Are Palo Alto Kids Killing Themselves?
This week, San Francisco Magazine published an anthropological incursion by Diana Kapp into the lifestyles of the most privileged teens in the nation in order to ask: Why are the kids of Palo Alto killing themselves?
A cluster of teen ...
Freedom of Thought Ain’t Free
Look, let’s get this out of the way. You don’t like reading these requests for donations, and I don’t like writing them. If they weren’t necessary, we wouldn’t do them.
#ad#In an interview with ...
Historical Treasures Take a One-Two Punch — from Jihadists Here, Mother Nature There
The human toll of the Islamic State’s rampage through the Middle East is horrifying enough proof that the group must be stopped. Yet while Washington roils with arguments on whether America’s national interests require a more direct U....
Presidential divorce, &c.
I was sad to read an obit of Happy Rockefeller. I met her once, when Bill and Pat Buckley invited her to dinner. She came with a British fellow, Sir John. She was very pleasant. And she seemed happy, à la ...
Will Hillary’s Accomplishment Deficit Be Her Undoing?
There are plenty of reasons to believe 2016 will be a very ugly election year. Here’s one more.
#ad#Bloomberg Politics convened a focus group of Iowa Democrats. Nearly all loved Hillary. “She’s a bad mama-jama,” said one female ...
Hillary Clinton Counts on Expanding the ‘Coalition of the Ascendant’
Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of the Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presidency in 2016 by running as the same kind of ...
Heritage Breaks with Rand on NSA
National Security Agency officials should continue to have the power to review phone-data records in pursuit of terrorists, albeit in a reformed manner, according to a rare Heritage Foundation report on the NSA released on the heels of Senator Rand ...
The Democrats’ Blatant Hypocrisy on Equal Pay and the Minimum Wage
Democrats’ relentless efforts to tell Americans what to do might be a few microns less annoying if they obeyed the rules and exhortations that they inflict on everyone else. Alas, hypocrisy has become a core Democratic principle.
#ad#Consider one ...
What's Up with Al Shaprton's Daughter's Shadowy Nonprofit?
Al Sharpton’s daughter Dominique has recently grabbed headlines for her $5 million lawsuit against the City of New York over a sprained ankle — but the shakedown may not stop there.
New records reviewed by National Review show Sharpton’s daughter ...
Rick Santorum’s Pro-Worker Campaign
Rick Santorum has a work ethic like nobody else. As he launched his campaign today, this work ethic made his signature issue the needs of the average “working family.”
“Working families don’t need another president tied to big government ...
Amtrak Is a Train Wreck Engineered by Politicians
After the recent Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia, some politicians and pundits used the terrible tragedy to perpetuate the misleading claim that the federal government’s passenger-rail operation suffers from a lack of taxpayer assistance. This rush to judgment was ...
American Colleges and Universities Have Grown Bloated and Dysfunctional
American colleges and universities, long thought to be the glory of the nation, are in more than a little trouble. I’ve written before of their shameful practices — the racial quotas and preferences at selective schools (Harvard is being sued ...
Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge?
How many times have you heard President Obama and his minions pat themselves on the back for their noble “investments” in “roads and bridges”? Without government infrastructure spending, we’re incessantly reminded, we wouldn’t be able to conduct our ...
Report: NYC Cops Arrested Men for ‘Manspreading’ on the Subway
New York police allegedly arrested two men for “manspreading” (sitting with their legs far apart) on the subway, according to a report entitled “That’s How They Get You” released by the Police Reform Organizing Project.
“On a recent visit ...
Beijing’s Drive to Become a World Naval Power
Yesterday, China’s State Council Information Office released a document entitled China’s Military Strategy. The United States is alluded to in a number of passages, such as the section on national security, where the document states: “There are, however, ...
Rush Limbaugh as a Silencing Trigger
Kirsten Powers has done a public service with her new book The Silencing: How the Left Is Killing Free Speech, a bit of a thankless task if Twitter is any indication.
Still, Mary Eberstadt has noted the treasure that it ...
Recognize Kurdistan and Arm It, against ISIS in Northern Iraq
In April, several members of Congress met with Kurdish, Christian, and Yazidi leaders at the Kurdish Mission in Washington to discuss the political, military, and humanitarian crisis and what could be done. The question of Kurdish independence lingered unspoken for ...
Using the Josh Duggar Case as a Soapbox
Axiom No. 1: Instances of sexual abuse among Catholic clergy, conservative Protestants, the military, and police agencies tell us a great deal about the dysfunctional culture of those communities and institutions, and suggest avenues of reform. Axiom No. 2: Instances of sexual ...
Teflon Tony Rodham, the Clintons’ Shady Id
Sitting in a courtroom three years ago, after skipping out on a sizable legal bill, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s youngest brother struck a reassuring tone: Don’t worry, the money is coming.
“I deal through the Clinton Foundation,” Tony Rodham ...
British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal to Consider Eliminating Gender from Birth Certificates
The Human Rights Tribunal in British Columbia will consider completely eliminating gender designations from birth certificates in response to complaints from the Trans Alliance Society (TAS) and other transgender individuals, according to an article in the National Post.
With a Heavy Dose of Economic Populism, Santorum Launches Second White House Bid
In an exclusive interview Wednesday afternoon with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who came in second to Mitt Romney in the battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, announced today that he is “ready” for a ...
International Soccer Is Governed by Clueless Hacks
Well, well, well. Seemingly out of nowhere, the U.S. government has entered the fray and done what nobody else would. After a lengthy investigation, the New York Times records today, the Justice Department, the F.B.I., and the ...
Bernie Sanders’s Dark Age Economics
As of yesterday afternoon, a nonstop round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles on Independence Day weekend cost $484. That the price is so low is an incredible story in itself, one that is more important than most of ...
Rand Paul: Republican Hawks Are Arming ISIS
With the Islamic State gaining ground in Iraq, 2016 presidential contender Rand Paul is suggesting that more hawkish members of his own party are actually to blame for the brutal group’s rise. “ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the ...
Why the Fifth Circuit Smacked Down Obama’s Immigration Appeal
Once again, President Obama’s unlawful amnesty push has suffered a legal blow, this time from a higher court. Yesterday the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Obama administration’s request to lift a district-court injunction against its DACA ...
Elizabeth Warren Bought Foreclosed Homes to Make a Quick Profit
Nearly two years after Veo Vessels died, her daughter, 70-year-old Mary Frances Hickman, decided to sell the home her mother had left to her. A sprawling brick house in Oklahoma City’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, it was built in 1924, ...
Loretta Lynch Should Stand Up for the Voting Rights of Every Citizen, Regardless of Race
A May 8 decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has given new attorney general Loretta Lynch her first public test: Will she break from Eric Holder’s policies by enforcing voting-rights law on a race-neutral basis, as Congress intended, ...
Moral Individuals Make for Limited Government: John Adams’s Conservative Message
Beneath news headlines and politics focused on ephemeral issues, the great questions of political life in American society continue to roil. Perhaps the most important is the relationship between the citizen and the state.
As conservatives look at a rapidly ...
What to Expect from Iraq’s Attempt to Take Back Ramadi: Chaos
In 2007, the U.S. Marine Corps fought for months to recapture Ramadi from al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). And even with their exceptional training, leadership, equipment, and enabling support — logistics, intelligence and aviation etc. — the Marines’ battle was bloody and hard-won.
Believe the Hype (or Not)
The other week, I had a journal from Istanbul. I said I had been wowed by the Topkapi Palace. And maybe a little less wowed by Hagia Sophia, by which the whole world is wowed.
In a separate blogpost, I ...
Huckabee’s Anachronistic Brand of Progressivism
Mike Huckabee doesn’t have a lot of prominent defenders, and I am not volunteering for the job.
Huckabee has always struck me as a right-wing populist-progressive. A deeply religious — and by all accounts decent — man, Huckabee nonetheless has a ...
Collecting Metadata Isn’t Spying
If the National Security Agency’s bulk-data program expires, the coroner should conclude that it was “death by bumper sticker.”
Rarely has a controversial government program been so fiercely debated and so poorly understood. Authorized by soon-to-expire Section 215 of the ...
Hawaiians Offended that a Movie Is Named ‘Aloha’
Native Hawaiians are offended because Cameron Crowe’s new movie, Aloha, does not include anything about the historical or cultural significance of the word “aloha.”
“If you have a romantic comedy about the military in Hawaii . . . but a title that ...
What Price Are We Prepared to Pay to Keep ISIS in Check?
Joe Biden — who is, incredibly, vice president of these United States — took the occasion of Memorial Day to telephone the Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, for the purpose of making the political equivalent of a halftime locker-room speech: “Biden assures ...
Carly Fiorina Is a Great Communicator
Oklahoma City — A Republican activist approached Carly Fiorina after her speech at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Saturday not just to pledge her support, but also to say that she hopes her daughter grows up to be like the longshot ...
Hillary’s Support of Sleazy Corporate Welfare Is a Political Gift — If the GOP Will Seize It
Hillary Clinton is an artful dodger when it comes to taking positions on lots of issues, but last Friday she opened a clear gap between herself and virtually every possible GOP presidential candidate.
#ad#Breaking with sincere progressives such as ...
How to Open the Mind of a College Graduate
This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving the world of academia and heading out to face the challenges and opportunities of adulthood ...
At Sea in an Alien Culture, Where ‘Normal’ Is Defined as ‘Deviant’
Some of us now struggle to recognize the culture we live in. We are profoundly baffled and greatly disturbed by what seems like a complete inversion of values.
The zeitgeist looks at actions that to us seem utterly unremarkable and ...
Race-Track Owners Consider Moving One of the Triple Crown Tracks out of Baltimore, and the City’s Clueless Leaders Cry Foul
Just 19 days after Baltimore suffered a chaotic night of rioting, the city showed its resilience by hosting a wonderful Preakness Stakes.
Not even a pre-race cloudburst could dampen the spirits of 131,000 racing fans at Pimlico, a 145-year-old track in one ...
Life and Death in the Trenches
Today, we celebrate Memorial Day. In the light of this commemoration, we might once again consider World War I and its legacy. As chroniclers of the period have noted, in addition to our political inheritance from the Great War — including ...
Gates, Gays, and the Boy Scouts
Robert Gates has long been surrounded by men in uniform, first as secretary of defense, now as president of the Boy Scouts of America. His time at DoD coincided with the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ...
We’re coming up to the 50th anniversary of one of the best-known photographs in history: astronaut Ed White floating in space with a gem-like blue Earth floating beneath him. Ed White made America’s first space walk on the ...
Why National-Security Republicans Lost the Patriot Act Debate
The NSA doesn’t even know your name.
But you probably don’t know that. It is amazing how little the public has learned from the debate the national-security Right has lost — not is losing but has lost — over the ...
There it was — the classic Hillary charm. Close to a month had passed since the Democratic frontrunner answered questions from the press. So this week, when reporters were invited to gawk at the spectacle of Clinton sitting with “everyday Iowans,” ...
Janet Yellen’s Back-to-the-’50s Interest Rates
Janet Yellen told us last week that the fed funds target rate will be raised slightly later this year. But after that, future rate hikes will be small and gradual over the next several years. In fact, we may never ...
Did Sid Blumenthal Violate Foreign-Lobbying Law?
Clinton consigliere Sidney Blumenthal’s now-notorious e-mails to Hillary Clinton on Libya could constitute a criminal violation of U.S. foreign lobbying laws. According to several experts, if his business and intelligence ties with Libyan interim government officials were as ...
PETA’s Complaint of ‘Verbal Abuse’ Against Sheep Was Actually Investigated
Representatives from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals went undercover to get footage of a sheep farmer using curse words in front of a flock at Boorungie Station in Australia — then used it to file a complaint claiming ...
Christie Defends His Record, His Bluntness, and the NSA in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Okla. — At the Southern Republican Leadership Conference here today, Governor Chris Christie (R., N.J.) built the case for his presidential candidacy around the argument that he has the policy expertise and the experience needed to correct President ...
Disney’s Tomorrowland Is Shrink-Wrapped Self-Promotion; Güeros Saves 2015 Cinema
Tomorrowland suggests a Disney-company fire sale. Nothing is sacred in the corporation’s aim to own audiences’ imaginations by endlessly recycling its brands. The Disney brand specializes in how young people look at the world. Unfortunately, gullible parents and babysitters ...
Race, Age, and Gender Trump Experience for 2016
Recently a spate of articles have unleashed the rumor that if crowned the Democratic party’s 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton is likely to select Julian Castro, the secretary of housing and urban development (HUD), as her running mate. Keep in ...
Was a Gay-Marriage Paper Fabricated?
There’s been much ado the past couple of days about the possible retraction of Michael LaCour and Donald Green’s 2014 article in the journal Science on how attitudes about same-sex marriage can be changed.
The original study, labeled by ...
On Climate, Science and Politics Are Diverging
The good news for global-warming alarmists is that they can pretty much be guaranteed that there will always be something happening somewhere in the world to get alarmed about. “It has been a really bad week for the ice shelves ...
The Bipartisan ‘Stick It to Individual Inventors’ Act
Patent law is not something most Americans are passionate about, or indeed have ever contemplated — which is exactly why the Obama White House and Congress got away with making radical changes to our time-tested traditions of protecting the fruits of ...
There Is No Such Thing as Unbiased Journalism, So Let’s Stop Pretending
If you’re an intellectually curious person — and if you’re a journalist, let’s assume that you are — you are likely to have embraced a number of notions about how the world works, how it should work, and who ...
Can Republican Men Criticize Hillary?
Carly Fiorina is articulate, thoughtful, and accomplished. For those who keep track of such things, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, and she ran a credible if unsuccessful campaign for a U.S. senate seat from ...
Iraq’s Decline into Chaos Traces Back to 2011, Not 2003
Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti–Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration ...
One Group That Definitely Doesn't Benefit from White Privilege: Biker Gangs
One can always count on Charles Blow to distill a handful of hitherto inchoate silliness into column form, and this morning he did not disappoint. Picking up each and every one of the witless tropes that have been circulating since ...