The Corner

The State Welfare Office Has the Same Checkout Policy as the Hotel California

Chuck Devore, the Republican candidate for Senate running against Barbara Boxer, has come up with a series of graphs to help you visualize one of California’s biggest problems: Even though the state has only 12 percent of the country’s population, it has 32 percent of the nation’s welfare recipients.

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Education

The Deflation of the Academic Brand

Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council on Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the ... Read More
Elections

My Journey into the Heart of Obama-Trump Country

After eight years of displeasure with Barack Obama’s presidency, Carla Johnson was ready for a drastic change. The 41-year-old lab technician from Cresco, Iowa, fell for Donald Trump very early in the 2016 primary season. She loved his “take-no-[sh**]” style, his conservative stances on gun control and ... Read More