A few nights ago, I was in the grocery store, late. And I was marching to the cash register when a lady cut me off. She walked slowly, slowly in front of me. I kind of trudged. She was a typical West Side lady – trust me on this. And, to add to my irritation, she boasted a big Obama button on her jacket: It showed an image of The One (are you allowed to show his image?) and it said, “Change is coming to America.” I thought, “It sure is, lady, it sure is.” (I know the election’s not sewn up, I’m just being a little rhetorical.) Later, I read Amir Taheri’s account of his conversation with Jesse Jackson (here). Said Jackson, “Obama is about change. And the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it.” You are right, Rev, you are right. If Obama gets in: There will be change indeed, and nothing to cheer about – not for America, not for the world.
The U.S economy is aching for many more highly skilled, technically trained people. But what if men end up limiting their eventual marriage prospects if they pursue careers in the trades or other jobs that don’t require a four-year degree? Some proportion of women who have bachelor's and post-baccalaureate ... Read More
B uzzFeed published an explosive allegation that the president of the United States ordered his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Specifically, in a news story sourced to two anonymous law-enforcement officials said to ... Read More
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In a statement on the Senate floor yesterday, Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) doubled down on her attacks against the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus and accused her colleague Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) of “embrac[ing] the alt-right position” by offering a resolution rebuking the use of unconstitutional ... Read More
Whatever the significance of the BuzzFeed story, it’s not that Trump is getting impeached. That was going to happen regardless. If the BuzzFeed story is true (and everyone should be cautious about that given the fate of some past Trump-Mueller bombshells) it tells us what one of the impeachment counts will be, ... Read More
A ruling issued tonight by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has torpedoed several of the abortion-rights movement’s key talking points in defense of Planned Parenthood. The case dealt with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s decision to terminate the state’s Medicaid provider agreements ... Read More
Karen Pence is a believing Christian woman. She took a part-time job at a private Christian school. And this, believe it or not, is a scandal. Don’t believe me? Her job has already merited not just one, but two critical Washington Post stories. There’s the obligatory CNN report, accompanied by a piece of ... Read More