Linda Hirshman, the woman who wrote Get to Work, a book that argued that women who choose to leave the workplace for childrearing are traitors to feminism (Carrie Lukas reviewed it for NRO), is at it again. In a TNR piece today, she hilariously attempts to use a handful of quotes from “mommyblogs”—the online diaries of rich, mostly urban mothers—to prove that… Marx was right after all! Well gee, it all makes sense now. Capitalism, as well all know, has failed miserably, but communism, on the other hand, has provided wealth, longevity, and opportunity to the masses. And if you needed any more evidence, just look at all those educated, well-off moms pushing thousand dollar strollers through the park and sitting at cafes with their laptops tapping out mommyblog entries. Why didn’t I think of this before?
The actor Jussie Smollett continues to talk about the alleged January 29 attack on him during a frigid night in Chicago, giving Good Morning America his fullest description yet of his claims. It differs substantially from what he told police initially after the alleged assault. Smollett told GMA that the ... Read More
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that President Trump will sign the homeland-security-spending bill pending before Congress while simultaneously declaring a national emergency in order to fund his long-promised border wall. The spending bill, which provides just $1.35 billion for the construction ... Read More
Everybody needs a vacation, and after Hamilton maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda needed one more than most. At some point, though, relaxing becomes loafing. Miranda has a wonderful gift, but what he’s done with it lately is unconscionable. This week marks four years since Miranda’s musical masterpiece Hamilton ... Read More
In 1994, the Clinton administration decreed a bright shining future for education. Its Goals 2000 legislation proclaimed that by that year America's high-school-graduation rate would be 90 percent and American students would lead the world in math and science achievements. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D., N.Y.) ... Read More
1. Kirsten Gillibrand’s maternal grandmother was Polly Noonan, who became the longtime trusted aide of Erastus Corning II, Albany’s “mayor for life” from 1942 to 1983. Former New York governor Mario Cuomo once characterized their relationship this way: “Corning was the de facto leader. Polly was the ... Read More