Honor Resistance to Slavery, but Don’t Honor Nat Turner
The truth is really hard to take, especially historical truth. I was reminded once again of this reality by the conversation taking place around Birth of a Nation, Nate Parker’s controversial film about Nat Turner’s 1831 slave revolt. To ...
Stop Iran by Stopping North Korea
Twice in the last week, North Korea has attempted to launch its new “Musudan” ballistic missile. Both launches failed, but according to a new report from a Johns Hopkins think tank, the missile could be perfected and operational next year — ...
In Gettysburg, We Need the Pro-Life, Pro-Growth, King-Dollar Donald Trump
The Trump campaign has announced that their candidate will deliver a major speech in historic Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday, October 22. Donald Trump will present his closing arguments for American voters, outlining the steps he will take in his first 100 days ...
Crisis of the Conservative Intellectual
A few years before he became president, Ronald Reagan appeared on Firing Line. The topic of the January 13, 1978, episode of William F. Buckley Jr.’s long-running debate show was the treaties by which the United States relinquished the Panama Canal ...
The Price I’ve Paid for Opposing Donald Trump
I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter’s face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ...
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed Wednesday night about partial-birth and late-term abortion. Judging by the media coverage of that exchange, there seems to be a fair amount of confusion about these subjects. I’ll try to dispel some of ...
When Every GOP Presidential Nominee Is the Worst Republican Ever
Of all the great American political traditions, there is perhaps none more instructive than the progressive tendency to sentimentalize Republicans from years past. You can effectively set your watch by it: Whatever Republican ran for office four or eight or ...
Hillary Clinton’s Dishonesty Was on Display in Final Debate
The third and mercifully final presidential debate also turned out to be the most conventional. Fox News’s Chris Wallace did a solid job pressing the candidates on issues in Las Vegas, giving them space to spar but not enough ...
Despite Trump, Demotic Protest Politics Doesn’t Always Fail
This has been a big year for protest politics — not just in the United States, what with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump getting over 40 percent of primary votes, but also all over Europe and Latin America, where voters have been ...
Fear-Mongering about Citizens United Undermines Faith in Elections
Because of what came later — Donald Trump’s refusal to say whether he’d accept the results of the election — Hillary Clinton’s similar, if somewhat less incendiary remark about our system’s legitimacy went nearly unnoticed.
Right out of ...
It’s Not Okay To ‘Dress Up As’ Anyone or Anything for Halloween -- It’s All Appropriation
I am sick of articles telling people how to choose what to “be” for Halloween without being insensitive . . . because the truth is, dressing up as anyone or anything other than yourself is always offensive.
Let me say it again: It’...
Hillary Clinton Relentlessly Exploits Voter Ignorance
Let’s suppose for a moment that you’re a normal human being. And by “normal” I mean a person who keeps politics at a healthy distance. You’ve got kids, a challenging job, and thriving relationships. Your spare time ...
Hillary’s Appalling Defense of Partial-Birth Abortion
Early on in last night’s debate, Hillary Clinton confirmed that, if elected, she will toe the party line on abortion: Predictably, she promised to uphold Roe v. Wade and guaranteed that Planned Parenthood would never be defunded under her ...
Big Wind Tries Voter Payola in Vermont
A foreign wind-energy company is in such a hurry to collect the maximum possible amount of subsidies from the U.S. Treasury that it has taken an unprecedented step: It has promised to share the federal gravy with individual voters ...
It’s Time for Congress to Pass Reaganesque Tax Reforms
Thirty years ago this week President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Tax Reform Act of 1986, landmark legislation recognized as the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in our nation’s history. Upon signing the bill into ...
Some Advice for President Clinton
Criticized for his advising Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, Milton Friedman offered the only persuasive response: “I gave him good advice.” I cannot congratulate you on your election — no sane person could — but I can offer some good advice.
California’s War on Crisis-Pregnancy Centers
Last Friday, the Ninth District Court of Appeals upheld a California law requiring crisis-pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion clinics. The state legislature passed the Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act last year, and the law was subsequently ...
‘The Greatest Pop Song Ever Sung,’ Part I
In August, I was writing about the two presidential nominees, and our extreme familiarity with them. What else was there to know? I was moved to quote a song: “If you don’t know me by now, you will never ...
The Diversity Colleges Need
A specter is haunting academia, the specter of specters — ghosts, goblins, and “cultural appropriation” through insensitive Halloween costumes. Institutions of higher education are engaged in the low comedy of avoiding the agonies of Yale.
Last October, the university was rocked ...
Professor: A University Placed a Trigger Warning on the Movie ‘Clueless’
According to one anonymous professor, the film-studies program at a college in the Midwest has placed a trigger warning on the movie Clueless.
Clueless, in case you didn’t know, is a film about a bunch of high-school kids that ...
Clinton’s E-mails: The Gift That Keeps on Giving to Vladimir Putin
The mainstream media is an accomplice in the Clinton campaign’s diversion from her e-mail scandal to Donald Trump’s alleged crude behavior. As the generally anti-Trump Wall Street Journal puts it: “It’s almost impossible to turn on the ...
The Case for Shrinking the Supreme Court
Senator John McCain made minor headlines this week by stating that a Republican Senate might well be justified in refusing to confirm any nomination that a president Hillary Clinton might make to the Supreme Court. The only problem with such ...
Will the Supreme Court Rein in the Department of Education’s Transgender Locker-Room Edict?
The right to be different is what freedom is all about. Freedom-loving Americans should therefore stoutly resist government efforts to force conventional notions of masculinity or femininity on private citizens.
But there isn’t much of that going on these ...
Debate Depressive Disorder
How many more broadcast bust-ups will it take before America finally decides to make its presidential-election debates tolerable again? I can’t take it anymore. Can you?
For the past three cycles — 2008, 2012, and 2016 — I’ve chronicled the depressing, systemic bias ...
WikiLeaks Emails Will Be Like Poison, Wreaking Havoc on a Clinton Presidency
Sometimes you can’t just plan for the ball; you have to plan for the hangover, too. No matter how 2016 ends, there will be a headache that haunts the country for years to come.
Let’s start with the most ...
In the Final Debate, the Candidates Ought to Answer Questions about Ideas
No doubt tonight’s third and final presidential debate will make for good television. But there is a marked difference between entertainment and substance. We can expect this debate to once again be dominated by talk of Trump’s (or ...
Finding Strength in Melania Trump
When the now-infamous Donald Trump/Billy Bush audio feed was released, my confidence in Donald Trump all but evaporated. The so-called locker-room conversation — about kissing, groping, and fondling women — was worse than locker room. It was vile, vulgar, and inexcusable ...
Alexander Hamilton Will Save America from Hillary Clinton
As I write this piece, millions of conservative Americans are searching their consciences, trying to decide whether they should vote for a man who openly refutes and mocks their core values, and thereby ensure that Hillary Clinton wins by three ...
Trump’s Voter-Fraud Claims Don’t Hold Up
Donald Trump tweeted a startling accusation yesterday: “Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!”
It is a curious question. Why would Trump-supporting ...
If Politicians Were Rational Beings, Here’s What Trump and the GOP Would Do
Philosopher Bertrand Russell was once sufficiently famous to be a punchline in a Mike Nichols–Elaine May impromptu sketch. As a dim-witted starlet discussing her unlikely dates (Albert Schweitzer, Bertrand Russell) with a radio disc-jockey, Ms. May mused fondly, “Bertie ...
Will Hurd, Homeland-Security Heavyweight
Will Hurd has put serious miles on his car.
Hurd, a freshman Republican congressman, represents Texas’s 23rd congressional district, which wraps itself most of the way around San Antonio, then spreads out westward, covering 29 counties out to the eastern ...
In Defense of Pro-Trump Christians
There are many good conservatives who are Never Trumpers and there are many good conservatives who will vote for Trump. Eight months ago I warned that conservatives must resist gratuitous hatred or they will destroy themselves more effectively than the ...
Regulations on Background Checks Would Only Hurt Black Workers
The greatest moral claim of the political Left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves.
One of the most recent efforts ...
Nevada’s High-Stakes Senate Race Pits Reid against Republicans One Last Time
Las Vegas — Senator Cory Booker was in the midst of an impassioned diatribe.
“Whether she gets elected or not is going to determine whether the minimum wage gets raised in this country and people who are working harder than most ...
Orange County DA Sues Planned Parenthood–Affiliated Research Companies over Sale of Aborted Fetal Tissue
Last week, Orange County, Calif., district attorney Tony Rackauckas filed suit against two medical-research companies that allegedly profited from the sale of the body parts of aborted babies. The companies — Da Vinci Biosciences and DV Biologics — were two of the ...
Why the Presidential Race Will Stay Competitive
For all of the recent talk about inevitability, the presidential race is still very much up for grabs. As of Sunday afternoon, the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls shows Hillary Clinton ...
Was Trump’s Tax Loss Trump’s Tax Loss?
So much has happened in the last week, it seems like eons have passed since Donald Trump’s leaked tax-return information was all the rage. The big story was a few pages of the mogul’s 1995 state income-tax returns, which ...
No, the Election Isn’t Rigged
Donald Trump is playing the sore loser, and he hasn’t even lost yet.
The presidential contest “looks like a rigged election,” he tweeted Saturday. The “election is being rigged by the media, in a coordinated effort with the Clinton ...
What Two Chinese Women Taught Me About Donald Trump
Okay, first a confession: They’re not really Chinese women.
They’re Chinese-American women — both immigrants to the United States, one of whom I’ve never met, and one of whom is a good friend. One was a political prisoner ...
Trump vs. Clinton: A Fight about Character
As I am about to depart on an overseas trip and will miss at least one week in this space, I offer a brief forward look on the home stretch of the election campaign. The Democrats have absolutely no plausible ...
Making America Decent Again
Wisdom seems a precious and rare commodity. And yet: We have a patrimony, as the late William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of National Review, often put it, to call upon. Where we may be lacking, we’ve got a ...
Can Kelly Ayotte Outrun Donald Trump?
Portsmouth, N.H. — Four miles away from the Toyota dealership where Donald Trump had, half an hour earlier, suggested Hillary Clinton might have been on drugs during last Sunday’s debate, New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte was having a beer ...
What's to Blame for Wage Stagnation: Markets or Government?
Critics of free-market capitalism often point to the fact that the average American worker hasn’t gotten a raise in decades as evidence that free markets have failed. Yet free-market capitalism hasn’t failed. It has only efficiently responded to ...
Podesta Leaks: The Obama-Clinton E-mails
Among the most noteworthy of the hacked e-mails from John Podesta’s accounts is an exchange in which Podesta consults Clinton consigliere Cheryl Mills about the private e-mail exchanges between President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
As readers ...
Why a Politically Correct World Wants Writers Who Don’t Use Imagination
How can we know if Elena Ferrante is culturally appropriating or not if we don’t know who she or he actually is?
Let me backtrack: Ferrante, for those who don’t follow literary trends, is the author of a ...
American Christians Save Jews
Yom Kippur was this week. Yom Kippur, as most of you know, is the Jewish day of atonement, a fast day, the holiest day in the Jewish year, when Jews ask God’s forgiveness for their sins and shortcomings and ...
Unprecedented. Incredible. Never seen anything like it.
These words have been uttered often about the 2016 presidential campaign. Donald Trump, it is said, is a unique figure. He’s leading a populist movement unlike any America has experienced. His scorched-earth, apocalyptic ...
Teachers’ Unions Push Democrats to Oppose Charter Schools
Even as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of America’s first charter-school law and take pride in the nearly 7,000 schools that have arisen in its aftermath, the 3 million mostly very needy kids whom those schools serve, and the stellar results ...
Trump and Clinton Aren’t the Biggest Threats to Our Republic
I’m astonished by the number of people who are telling me that the United States of America cannot survive a Hillary Clinton presidency. A nation that persevered through two world wars, the bloodletting of the Civil War, and the ...
A GOP Senate Comeback in Wisconsin
Wisconsin – What’s it like to be abandoned by the Republican party and the Washington establishment? Ask Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin senator whose reelection race was written off early on by political poohbahs as a lost cause.
His opponent is ...
Moonlight: A Plea for Pity for a Black, Gay Statistic
Moonlight is structured in three parts, separating the case history of a black gay Florida youth into childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Each phase is titled by nicknames — Little, Chiron, Black — that were bestowed and then, eventually, self-chosen so that identity ...
Clinton’s Pretense That She Didn’t Understand ‘C’ Was for ‘Classified’
So now Hillary finally knows what the “(C)” stands for in government documents: It’s Cartwright . . . as in four-star Marine General James E. Cartwright, the retired 67-year-old former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the expendable federal official ...
‘The niceties of liberal democracy,’ &c.
Before there was Trump and Trumpism, there was Buchanan and Buchananism. PJB — Patrick J. Buchanan — is still kicking, and someone sent me his latest column.
It is about how the “establishment” is doing down “the people,” etc. And, more specifically, ...
Chaput: To Contribute to American Life, Catholics Must First Step Back from Its Culture
The Al Smith Dinner usually specializes in self-deprecating humor by the candidates, but while some of that was on display last night, both Hillary and Trump used the occasion also to try to land a few body blows.
During the final presidential debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton declared herself a totalitarian. She did not use that word, of course, but that was the substance of her remarks.
She began by arguing that the Supreme Court, and lesser federal courts, ...
Hillary Clinton’s Blackout America
Three presidential debates in which there was only one question on the subject that, more than any other, would transform America under Hillary Clinton. “We can be the 21st-century clean-energy superpower and create millions of new jobs and businesses,” the ...
‘The Greatest Pop Song Ever Sung,’ Part II
Not long ago, I posed a question to readers: What is the Greatest Pop Song Ever Sung? It had come up, for reasons I could explain. In fact, I do, in Part I of this series. I realize the question ...
Reporters’ Political Biases Should Be Clear
‘Let me say for the billionth time: Reporters don’t root for a side. Period.”
This declarative tweet came from the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza on October 16. The next day, Cillizza posted on Twitter, “Well, this is super depressing. ...
No one can accuse Kellyanne Conway of complacency. She is already preparing for post-election recriminations.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager has recently cited Hillary Clinton’s financial advantage, media bias, and President Barack Obama’s popularity as reasons Trump should ...
The case against Hillary Clinton could have been written before the recent WikiLeaks and FBI disclosures. But these documents do provide hard textual backup.
The most sensational disclosure was the proposed deal between the State Department and the FBI in ...
Chris Wallace Was Right about How to Moderate a Debate After All
In the run up to last night’s debate, moderator Chris Wallace was widely maligned for declaring that he would not fact-check the candidates during the event; in its aftermath, he’s been widely praised for a performance that easily ...
Does Hillary Believe in an Individual Right to Bear Arms or Not?
In last night’s third and final presidential debate, Hillary Clinton made two seemingly conflicting assertions about the Second Amendment: that she supports an individual right to bear arms and that the Heller case was wrongly decided.
Here’s the ...
Déjà Vu — Time for the GOP to Stop a ‘Blank Check’ for a Clinton
The last time an inarticulate, septuagenarian Republican candidate fared poorly in debates while running against a member of the Clinton family was 1996. That year Bob Dole lost to Bill Clinton. Dole is not Donald Trump, but Republicans reacted to Dole’...
The Coming ‘Sexism’ Tsunami
Say what you will about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, but it’s done a heck of a job of feeding various ideological hobgoblins across the United States. Some will fade away after November 8; others, alas, will quickly shoot up ...
Religious Freedom? A Judge Bans a Jewish Ritual in California
‘That should not happen in America,” exclaimed a left-leaning friend of mine upon hearing that a federal judge had prohibited some Jewish Californians from engaging in a ritual that Jews have performed for thousands of years. Unfortunately, it did happen ...
The Media Will Learn to Love Trump in Due Time
He is the worst major-party candidate in history.
He’s a gaffe machine. He’s an evil racist who wants to return black people to slavery.
He’s a brutal sexist who wants to return women to the subservience of ...
In Las Vegas, a Tale of Two Debates
Las Vegas — Donald Trump saved his best for last, and his best wasn’t good enough.
It was a tale of two debates — and two elections — here on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where the Republican ...
The Election Year Features More Than One Presidential Race
A presidential campaign is figuratively called a “race.” Two runners sprint toward the Election Day finish line for the prize of the presidency.
But the 2016 presidential campaign has spawned lots of weird races.
The first sprint is one between embarrassments ...
DePaul Invokes ‘Catholic Values’ to Ban Pro-Life Poster
Last week, Reverend Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., the president of DePaul University, prevented a College Republicans poster bearing the phrase “Unborn Lives Matter” from being displayed on campus.
According to Holtschneider’s open letter to the DePaul community, the ...
Did the State Department Float a Quid Pro Quo to the FBI over Hillary’s E-mail Scandal?
This is a long column, so let me cut to the chase. Hillary Clinton’s circle, including Patrick Kennedy, the State Department’s under secretary of state for management, absolutely subordinated national security to politics and broke federal law. But ...
Why the U.S. Role in Mosul Is Crucial
Approaching from the east and south, Iraqi forces have begun operations to retake Mosul. Their fight will not be easy. While ISIS, or Daesh, knows it will lose the city, it hopes to make the Battle of Mosul as militarily ...
Obamacare Is Falling Apart, and Liberals Want to Replace It with a Single-Payer System
The Affordable Care Act was never designed to be a permanent solution. Obamacare’s architects predicted that the law’s success would prove the government could be trusted to federalize health care, paving the way for a single-payer system. Reality ...
Trump Is Losing because He’s Losing — Not because the Election Is Rigged
Donald Trump protests that his ascent to the White House is threatened by a “rigged election.” By the phrase “rigged election” he means different things at different times: that the media treats him unfairly, that other institutions have failed in ...
Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. Someone tells me, “We’ve always suffered from Second City syndrome. We’ve been trying to catch up to Oklahoma City for generations.”
Man, is the sky big. I don’t know if ...
Why Does the Left Stop the Poor from Choosing How to Educate Their Children?
It is never easy to tell what people’s motives are. But, when the political Left proclaims their devotion to improving the lives of others in general, and of the poor in particular, we can at least get some clues ...
The Clinton-Obama E-mail Scandal
John Podesta’s e-mails, which we now have courtesy of WikiLeaks, confirm what we already knew: The Justice Department’s decision not to indict Hillary Clinton was a politicized travesty.
Podesta, a longtime Clinton hand and Democratic party operative, was ...
How the Clinton Camp Decided to Let Foreign Lobbyists Raise Its Cash
According to e-mails released by WikiLeaks, the Clinton campaign’s high command debated whether it would appear unethical to have registered lobbyists who worked for foreign governments raise money for her campaign. In the end, the campaign concluded that any ...
Mindy Finn’s Quest for the Vice Presidency
Mindy Finn wouldn’t have guessed a year ago that she’d be running for vice president of the United States.
But today, the longtime Republican campaign strategist (she worked for George W. Bush in 2004 and Mitt Romney in 2008), recent ...
A Columnist Said That Trump’s Drug-Test Request Was Sexist — and That Harms Women
According to a piece in the U.K. newspaper the Independent, Donald Trump’s request that he and Hillary Clinton both be drug tested before the next debate is “the oldest form of sexism in the book.”
“By suggesting that ...
Our Neutron Bomb Election
The infamous neutron bomb was designed to melt human flesh without damaging infrastructure.
Something like it has blown up lots of people in the 2016 election and left behind empty institutions.
After the current campaign — the maverick Trump candidacy, the Access ...
The ‘Trump Test’ Will Haunt the GOP in 2020
As a long-time loyal Republican, my chronic fear is that George W. Bush will be the last Republican president. (A fear expressed earlier this year by Bush himself.)
This fear predates Donald J. Trump’s rise to the GOP nomination. ...
Which Party Will Hold the Senate and House?
Which party is going to control the House and hold a majority in the Senate in January 2017? Even if you regard the presidential contest as over — a proposition for which there is powerful evidence, including Donald Trump’s current campaign ...
The Insincere, Arrogant Clinton Campaign
The website PolitiFact jumped all over Rudy Giuliani earlier this year when he said, “Hillary Clinton is for open borders.”
It spent about 700 words sifting through the evidence, and ended up rating the former New York City mayor’s claim “...
FSU Poster: Harambe Costumes Are ‘Cultural Appropriation’
According to a display at Florida State University, dressing up as Harambe for Halloween is an example of “cultural appropriation.”
The warning is one of many on a “My Culture Is Not a Costume” bulletin board hanging at the school’...
Trumpism Is Failing the Romney Test
Here is the measuring stick for Donald Trump’s performance in 2016: Can he win more votes than Mitt Romney did in the swing states?
To do that, Trump must finish with more than 1.18 million votes in Colorado, 4.16 million votes in ...
America Has a Second Chance to Do the Right Thing in Iraq
The most important news of the day has nothing to do with sexual assault, a firebombed GOP office in North Carolina, or WikiLeaks: Thousands of miles and an ocean away from the American presidential circus, Iraq has launched its offensive ...
Maybe it’s the fever of the election season, but prophecies of doom, despair, and darkness have begun to flare. Partisans of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton argue that it is imperative – for the future of the country, the ...
The Left Is Undermining Confidence in Our Elections
In a recent speech in Michigan, Donald Trump irked liberals by asking his supporters to monitor and observe the electoral process to “make sure it’s on the up and up.” He explained:
You’ve been reading the same stories ...
A Firing Line Conversation with James Grant
For the past 33 years, the estimable James Grant has published Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a newsletter covering in remarkable depth, as you might possibly have guessed, Jim Grant’s observations on interest rates. If that doesn’t sound like ...
Donald Trump needs a unified Republican party in the homestretch if he is to have any chance left of catching Hillary Clinton — along with winning higher percentages of the college-educated and women than currently support him. But even before the ...
At a dinner party in Warsaw earlier this month, I listened to a dozen highly intelligent Poles with significant experience of public life discuss the current woes of the European Union. Like so many of their countrymen, these men and ...
Over the course of four years, Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia, negotiated with the guerrillas known as “the FARC.” This is the Spanish acronym for “Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.” The guerrillas have waged war for more than ...
A Judicial Slap to a Careless Congress
Another small step was taken last week on the steep and winding ascent back to constitutional norms. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the nation’s second-most important court, did its judicial duty by reprimanding ...
Trump Is Right to Point Out That Clinton Should Be Prosecuted
With due respect, the estimable Charles Krauthammer is way off base in his weekly column, addressing Donald Trump’s “threat, if elected, to put Hillary Clinton in jail.” (The headline refers to this threat as a “promise,” but I don’...
A Mother for a People in Need of Virtue
I don’t know about you, but with the news over the past week — and reactions to it — I need a good dose of peace, humility, and virtue. A month ago, Pope Francis celebrated a household name, whose message should ...
One year ago this summer, Americans were jolted out of their complacency about abortion by a series of shocking videos, some depicting Planned Parenthood executives casually negotiating the price of fetal body parts procured in abortions, others featuring clinic workers ...
CUNY Prof: I Was Accused of Sexual Harassment for Saying Effort Is 10 Percent of the Grade
A professor at Brooklyn College of City University of New York was forced to change his syllabus after a portion stating that effort was 10 percent of the grade was deemed “sexual harassment.”
According a piece penned by the professor, David ...
Four Reasons Surprises Always Come in October
‘Why are all these stories breaking now, when it’s too late to do anything about it?” a puzzled friend asked, speaking of the disgusting behavior of Mr. Trump. We had the longest primary campaign in history — almost nine months, ...
The Progressives’ Plot to Change Catholicism
There has been much talk of a “Post-Christian” America lately. All these wonderful Pew studies keep the theme of Christian decline ever before us. One thing these studies often raise is the problem of “religious switching,” which always builds in ...
Female Victims, Male Abusers, Revenge of the Sisters in the Very Boring, Very Politically Correct Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train, last week’s top box-office film, is so thoroughly lousy that it augurs a horrible future for the American movie-going plebiscite. This woman’s revenge story (dramatized in triplicate, with Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and ...