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Summer Reading

I just finished Ramesh Ponnuru’s excellent book, Party of Death . It should be required reading for all college courses dealing with abortion and other life issues. The book’s arguments were thorough, thoughtful, powerful, and compelling. The research was excellent, and Ponnuru’s argumentation was impeccable. The pro-abortion-rights crowd–or, as the author puts it, the party of death–has got to be hoping that this book doesn’t make a big splash, because its contents are damning for their cause.

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Law & the Courts

It’s a Set-up

In my column yesterday, I contended that the unverifiable sexual-assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh bore “all the hallmarks of a set-up.” I based that assessment on the patently flimsy evidence, coupled with Senate Democrats’ duplicitous abuse of the confirmation-hearing process. To repeat ... Read More
Law & the Courts

Censure Dianne Feinstein

Regardless of the fate of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, the Senate should censure the ranking Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein. Her deception and maneuvering, condemned across the political spectrum, seriously interfered with the Senate’s performance of its constitutional duty to ... Read More

Are We on the Verge of Civil War?

Americans keep dividing into two hostile camps. It seems the country is back to 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, rather than in 2018, during the greatest age of affluence, leisure, and freedom in the history of civilization. The ancient historian Thucydides called the civil discord that tore apart the ... Read More