Politics

Middlebury Riot Shows the Veneer of Our Civilization is Thin

Middlebury Riot Shows the Veneer of Our Civilization is Thin

Video of the ugly scene in the lecture hall at Middlebury College has emerged.

The Alt Right's Intellectual Roots Go Way Back

The Alt Right's Intellectual Roots Go Way Back

Here is a prehistory of what we call the alt-right today.

Ted Kennedy Had Secret Dealings with Soviets Before 1984 Election

Ted Kennedy Had Secret Dealings with Soviets Before 1984 Election

A KGB memo shows clear evidence of an "unabashed quid pro quo" between a U.S. Senator and a top Kremlin official. 

Which States Spend the Most Per Student?

Which States Spend the Most Per Student?

Compared to a generation ago, the cost per pupil is a bit staggering.

Scholar: White Guilt is Responsible for Our Toxic Politics

Scholar: White Guilt is Responsible for Our Toxic Politics

'White guilt is not angst over injustices suffered by others; it is the terror of being stigmatized with America’s old bigotries..'

Entrepreneur: Why I Left the Left

Entrepreneur: Why I Left the Left

An entrepreneur who spent nearly a decade in ‘hard’ left movements explains why he abandoned the left.

Can States Secede from the United States?

Can States Secede from the United States?

History sheds some light on the question. 

Good Samaritan Fined for Plowing Out Elderly Neighbors

Good Samaritan Fined for Plowing Out Elderly Neighbors

The man ticketed said he likes "to take care of the neighbors. They're all elderly and I like to help them out."

Labor Employee Wins $21K Settlement Over 'Insensitive' Email From Boss

Labor Employee Wins $21K Settlement Over 'Insensitive' Email From Boss

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concluded that a ‘reasonable person’ would be traumatized by a single insensitive email.

Husbands Are Not the Enemy

Husbands Are Not the Enemy

In our kneejerk compulsion to show effusive support for women we unfortunately have become correspondingly casual about culturally demonizing men.

Gloria Steinem Embarrasses NYT By Rehashing Decade-Old Column

Gloria Steinem Embarrasses NYT By Rehashing Decade-Old Column

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem wrote an op-ed about a “recent” triggering experience. She must have forgot she wrote about it a decade ago.

CIA Analysts Love to Read French Philosophy

CIA Analysts Love to Read French Philosophy

In 1950, the CIA established a headquarters in Paris and employed an army of operatives to recruit anti-Marxist intellectuals. 

Deconstructing a Viral Pro Gay Marriage Commercial

Deconstructing a Viral Pro Gay Marriage Commercial

Are there a few details that undermine the “marriage equality” theme?

Joe Biden’s New Job at Penn is a Mystery

Joe Biden’s New Job at Penn is a Mystery

Penn students hoping to see the former VP in the classroom appear to be out of luck. 

Two Branches of Government Are All We Have Left, Scholar Says

Two Branches of Government Are All We Have Left, Scholar Says

The days of three independent branches of government are long gone, says a former Harvard teacher. 

Did Dem Leaders Stay ‘Firmly Seated’ During the Carryn Owens Applause?

Did Dem Leaders Stay ‘Firmly Seated’ During the Carryn Owens Applause?

Reports claimed Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Keith Ellison refused to stand or clap for Carryn Owens during last night's speech.

Immigration has become a ‘screaming match' thanks to media bias

Immigration has become a ‘screaming match' thanks to media bias

And important questions remain unaddressed, says a journalism expert.

Are Pre-K Advocates Overlooking Its Problems?

Are Pre-K Advocates Overlooking Its Problems?

The evidence for preschool isn't as rosy as it appears.

College Sex Assault Investigations Are Scary

College Sex Assault Investigations Are Scary

The Title IX stories are disturbing. 

Not Everything Is Political

Not Everything Is Political

You probably know at least one person for whom everything has political implications... 

How Historical Illiteracy Fuels Political Polarization

How Historical Illiteracy Fuels Political Polarization

Greater knowledge of the past would help improve America’s public discourse.

Retina Scans at Airports Have Arrived

Retina Scans at Airports Have Arrived

It happened without any change in the laws or regulations. 

Philosopher Roger Scruton on 'The Virtue of Irrelevance'

Philosopher Roger Scruton on 'The Virtue of Irrelevance'

According to Scruton, an education who truly respects a child will instill him with the values which have today become irrelevant.

Dear Professor Tirrell: Speech isn’t Toxic, People Are

Dear Professor Tirrell: Speech isn’t Toxic, People Are

Speech does hurt people’s feelings. But it isn’t the speech itself that’s toxic. It’s the people engaged in the discourse.

Delta Paid for Its Own Security Upgrade and  Solved All its Problems

Delta Paid for Its Own Security Upgrade and Solved All its Problems

Delta persuaded the TSA to let them pay for a new system. The results are astounding.

Fewer Doctors Are Telling Patients They’re Overweight

Fewer Doctors Are Telling Patients They’re Overweight

...and it has to do with our over-sensitive culture.

Does America Still Believe in its Own Ideas?

Does America Still Believe in its Own Ideas?

"There was a time when the West knew what it was about. It did so because it thought about itself—often in freshman Western Civ classes."

Justice and 'Social Justice': Two Very Different Things

Justice and 'Social Justice': Two Very Different Things

Americans cannot have both liberty and social justice.

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