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CBS Launches Public Eye

CBS News is launching a new blog called Public Eye today. Created in the wake of the scandal involving forged National Guard documents that led to Dan Rather’s resignation, it is meant to serve as a forum for interaction with readers. My take on the project, including my conversation with Public Eye blogger Vaughn Ververs, is on NRO today.

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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

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