The Corner


I use that word a lot (I did in my syndicated column this week). I should probably find more adjectives, but it really does capture so much of the misery of the hour on matters of family, and relations between men and women, and the lack of flourishing among so many around us. It’s a miserable thing that the institutionalization of the sexual revolution (well represented by the HHS mandate) characterizes so much of the welfare state. That so much of this is done in the name of “social justice” and “women’s health” (The Tyranny of Clichés, anyone?) is criminal. But it’s also a challenge. We can reach the best intentions of people with solutions that actually work. You want a conservative way forward? Compellingly articulate them in practical ways, with real models, and we’ll get somewhere. 

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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
Politics & Policy

Students’ Anti-Gun Views

Are children innocents or are they leaders? Are teenagers fully autonomous decision-makers, or are they lumps of mental clay, still being molded by unfolding brain development? The Left seems to have a particularly hard time deciding these days. Take, for example, the high-school students from Parkland, ... Read More