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Katherine Connell traces the history of the political hug.

Owen Graham and Michaela Bendikova discuss a bad idea that just won’t die: the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

Heather Mac Donald argues that the administration’s action against “Secure Communities” reveals a disturbing premise.

Paul Leaf highlights the harms of teacher absenteeism, and proposes four reforms.

Colin Dueck advocates just winning the wars we have involved ourselves in.

Deroy Murdock urges Gov. Rick Perry to get in the race for the presidential nomination.

Thomas S. Hibbs reviews Woody Allen’s latest, Midnight in Paris.

Kathryn Jean Lopez celebrates Michele Bachmann as a new kind of feminist.

Michael Barone worries that our economic reforms are trying to restore the past, rather than promote dynamism.

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U.S.

The Gun-Control Debate Could Break America

Last night, the nation witnessed what looked a lot like an extended version of the famous “two minutes hate” from George Orwell’s novel 1984. During a CNN town hall on gun control, a furious crowd of Americans jeered at two conservatives, Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch, who stood in defense of the Second ... Read More
Religion

Billy Graham: Neither Prophet nor Theologian

Asked in 1972 if he believed in miracles, Billy Graham answered: Yes, Jesus performed some and there are many "miracles around us today, including television and airplanes." Graham was no theologian. Neither was he a prophet. Jesus said "a prophet hath no honor in his own country." Prophets take adversarial ... Read More
Film & TV

Why We Can’t Have Wakanda

SPOILERS AHEAD Black Panther is a really good movie that lives up to the hype in just about every way. Surely someone at Marvel Studios had an early doubt, reading the script and thinking: “Wait, we’re going to have hundreds of African warriors in brightly colored tribal garb, using ancient weapons, ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Obstruction Confusions

In his Lawfare critique of one of my several columns about the purported obstruction case against President Trump, Gabriel Schoenfeld loses me — as I suspect he will lose others — when he says of himself, “I do not think I am Trump-deranged.” Gabe graciously expresses fondness for me, and the feeling is ... Read More