• No Real Diversity

    No Real Diversity

    The University of Missouri has become the latest academic institution to require all students to take three credit hours of “Diversity Intensive” instruction: classes that emphasize “inequities” facing racial, sexual, national and disability groups that have been designated as disadvantaged minorities. While students can benefit from a broad education exposing…

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  • The Folly of Making Unnecessary Enemies

    The Folly of Making Unnecessary Enemies

    When our children were still in preschool, we tried to teach them an important lesson: don't pick fights with your classmates, and don't start pointless feuds with your teachers. Apparently, Donald Trump hasn't learned that lesson. After a press conference, his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, grabbed and pushed reporter Michelle…

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  • No Plausible Path to Victory

    No Plausible Path to Victory

    Public-opinion polls show Hillary Clinton consistently crushing Donald Trump in trial-heats but some Trump true-believers insist he could somehow still win. In Politico, computer modeling showed he'd first need to double the percentage of black voters won by Mitt Romney – which might be possible without Obama on the ballot.…

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  • Could Trump True Believers Ever Replace Their Leader?

    Could Trump True Believers Ever Replace Their Leader?

    Which dictionary definition of the word “conservative,” as either an adjective or a noun, applies comfortably to Donald Trump? Is he “traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness”? (Please stifle your laughter). Does he count as “cautiously moderate”? Would he even describe himself as an individual who is…

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  • Resist the Third Party Temptation

    Resist the Third Party Temptation

    Prominent conservatives gathered privately in Washington to hear arguments for leaving the Republican Party if Donald Trump wins the Republican Presidential nomination. Some of the participants, including leading office-holders, wanted to provide a third party option for those who are unwilling to vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton. While…

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  • White House “Diaper Agenda” Exposes Liberal Lunacy

    White House “Diaper Agenda” Exposes Liberal Lunacy

    With much fanfare, the White House announced a new “diaper agenda” complete with a speech by the president and a demand for $10 million in taxpayer funds. The new program means to address the newly discovered “diaper divide” in which “nearly 1 in 3 families reportedly struggle to afford diapers…

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  • Blame Uncertainty, Not “Amnesty” for Rubio’s Fall

    Blame Uncertainty, Not “Amnesty” for Rubio’s Fall

    Conventional wisdom says Marco Rubio's co-sponsorship of immigration reform in 2013 doomed his presidential candidacy, allowing opponents to smear him as advocating “amnesty.” Actually, the reform bill never authorized amnesty but did provide a difficult path to legal status – a position that most Republicans, and even bigger majorities of…

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  • Could Anyone Replace Trump?

    Could Anyone Replace Trump?

    A quick thought experiment reveals the real nature of the movement Donald Trump has inspired. Imagine that Mr. Trump, who turns 70 in June, suffered a sudden health crisis and became incapacitated. Could anyone possibly replace him as head of his movement–advancing his ideals and programs to “make America great…

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