Abigail Thernstrom

Amnesia at the NAACP

The president of the NAACP, Ben Jealous, has demanded that tea-party supporters “expel racists from the ranks.” In an interview with ABC News, he claimed that the organization ...

Advice for Michael Steele

Mr. Steele (and RNC staff), just as a little experiment, you might try thinking before you speak. In a tribute to Justice Thurgood Marshall shortly before his death, Supreme Court nominee ...

Merrick Garland?

Might President Obama nominate a white man and another Jew to the Supreme Court? Somehow, I don’t really think so. Indeed, it is a little puzzling to me that no contributor ...

Answer the Race Question

Many of us believe America is too preoccupied with race. The race question on the census reflects that preoccupation. Why answer it, when it just perpetuates race-think? Aside from the ...

Fill Out Your Census Form!

I hope Juan Williams, writing in the Washington Post today, is wrong to say that an alarming number of conservatives have become paranoid about the U.S. census. Census officials themselves, ...

One Person, One Vote

I deeply admire Hans von Spakovsky, and I join him in worrying about the extent to which the Voting Rights Act is being used as an instrument to further partisan ...