Blogs

  • ESPN Tennis Analyst Sacked Over Bogus Charge of Racism

    Doug Adler does tennis commentary for ESPN. Strike that. Doug Adler used to do tennis commentary for ESPN. After several years working matches for the sports channel, the former tennis pro was advised that his services would no longer be necessary. Full disclosure. I've known Adler for 20 years. Before…

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  • No Quick Fix on Health Care

    No Quick Fix on Health Care

    President Trump and Speaker Ryan failed to notch a GOP victory by repealing and replacing Obamacare, but the defeat of The American Health Care Act did highlight an important conservative principle. Conservatism has always emphasized incremental, pragmatic change, based on the will of a majority; it's progressives who favor sweeping,…

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  • Honor the Law, Not Feelings or Favoritism

    Honor the Law, Not Feelings or Favoritism

    Democrats opposed to the Supreme Court nomination of Neal Gorsuch cite his “legalistic” failure to show consistent favor to “the little guy” against big corporations. But Gorsuch defenders insist that an impartial judge can't allow emotion to tilt the scales of justice. In this, Gorsuch echoes both his mentor, Justice…

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  • Purists Kill Whatever They Believe In

    Purists Kill Whatever They Believe In

    According to The New York Times, 10 moderates, 15 conservatives, and eight other Republicans would have voted against the Republican repeal and replace Obamacare bill. So, then, 15 or so conservatives made it impossible to pass the bill favored by nearly every other Republican and by President Donald Trump. If…

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  • Losing Ground in the “Happiness Rankings”

    Losing Ground in the “Happiness Rankings”

    The Sustainable Development Solutions network, an initiative of the UN, is out with its yearly “World Happiness Report,” in which respondents around the globe were asked how close their current circumstances came to their “best possible life.” The United States placed 14th of the 155 surveyed nations—well ahead of Germany,…

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  • Exaggerating Bad News on Anti-Semitism and Racism

    Exaggerating Bad News on Anti-Semitism and Racism

    Bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers and desecration of Jewish cemeteries make the news and produce fears of surging Jew hatred, even though scientific studies show anti-Semitism at historic lows. A survey from Pew Research Center in February of 2017 showed Jews to be the most popular religious group in…

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