• No Market for Mauling the Middle Class

    No Market for Mauling the Middle Class

    SUBURBICON, the prestigious new movie release from director George Clooney, features Matt Damon and Juliane Moore with a screenplay co-written by the Oscar-winning Coen brothers. The film opened with high hopes on more than 2,000 screens, but proved to be a commercial disaster with just $2.8 million on opening weekend.…

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  • Undeniably Different, After All

    Undeniably Different, After All

    Recent charges of sexual harassment have tarnished or destroyed powerful figures in entertainment, journalism and the military. Alleged perpetrators are conservative and leftist, repentant and defiant, but nearly all have one thing in common: they are all male. Despite politically correct insistence that men and women are indistinguishable, the current…

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  • Mr. President: Ignore the Barking Dogs

    Mr. President: Ignore the Barking Dogs

    President Trump should install a new sign on his Oval Office desk, one that would remind him of the timeless wisdom in an old Arabic proverb: “The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.” Ideally, that message might discourage the leader of the free world from damaging his presidency by…

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  • A Vile Attempt to Tarnish Lincoln

    A Vile Attempt to Tarnish Lincoln

    A group of students at University of Wisconsin used the recent Indigenous People's Day to try to discredit Abraham Lincoln. They covered a monumental statue of the 16th President with derisive signs and staged a “Die-In” in front of it. “Let's be real,” said a protest leader. “He owned slaves,…

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  • “The Dogs Bark, the Caravan Moves On”

    “The Dogs Bark, the Caravan Moves On”

    As a candidate, Donald Trump used a nifty slogan—”Make America Great Again”—to connect the different themes of his agenda. Approaching the end of his first year in office, he needs another slogan to focus on important goals while avoiding destructive distractions. Perhaps we need a sign on the president's desk,…

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  • Appropriate Praise for the Trump-McConnell Team

    Appropriate Praise for the Trump-McConnell Team

    Some conservatives expressed dismay, and even a sense of betrayal, over the President's recent press conference with Mitch McConnell, in which Trump praised the Senate Majority Leader for his loyalty and effectiveness. What did Trump have in mind, McConnell's many right-wing critics seemed to wonder? Very likely, he appreciated the…

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  • Winning the War of Ideas?

    Winning the War of Ideas?

    The liberal author of a recent book praising “The Naughty Nineties” and the influence of the Clintons, came to a surprising conclusion about our ongoing battle of ideas. “I thought the left had triumphed,” David Friend told the New York Times. “I was wrong. The more research I did, I…

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  • Underrated Presidents, Good Times

    Underrated Presidents, Good Times

    Beyond his legislative failures, despite his futile feuds with professional athletes, GOP senators and members of his own Cabinet, in the face of feeble poll numbers and relentless condemnation from prestigious commentators, President Trump could yet preside over four dynamic years of peace, prosperity and progress. Those who dismiss this…

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  • The Nobel Prize Encourages a Dangerous Fantasy

    The Nobel Prize Encourages a Dangerous Fantasy

    In another inane choice for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee selected an organization known as ICAN—the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The idea of “abolishing” nuclear weapons is absurd, of course: if the world enacted the restrictive treaties proposed by the campaign, then decent, law-abiding…

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  • When Political Correctness Tops Personal Decency

    When Political Correctness Tops Personal Decency

    The New York Times recently reported on allegations of shameless sexual harassment by Oscar-winning movie mogul Harvey Weinstein from dozens of young women, with expensive settlements paid out to at least eight of them. In his bizarre response, Weinstein acknowledged that he “caused a lot of pain” and planned to…

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