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infrastructure

Completely lost in yesterday's journalistic typhoon of virtue signaling after President Trump's highly impolitic, but, as Powerline pointed out, basically accurate statement about the tragedy in...
Charlottesville

The only morally acceptable response to the events in Charlottesville is full-throated condemnation. Full stop. This is not the time for moral equivalencies. The barbarism...
mia

I’ve written here from time to time about the families of Korean War POWs whose loved ones were transferred to China after capture but never...
donald trump

The Trump administration has turned a corner, we are told. The appointment of the no-nonsense, anti-ideological General John Kelly to replace Reince Priebus as Trump’s...
English

When I was working in political public relations under the late, great Jim Vlasto, one of the first things he taught me was that, while...
majority

This week, Republicans are leaning into the culture wars and Democrats may not be aware of the extent to which the GOP has the upper...
Obamacare

Let me get this straight. Last night, Republicans in the Senate were virtually paralyzed with the fear that the bill on which they were voting...
genetic engineering

The most important news of the week was buried underneath an avalanche of dispatches involving palace intrigue in the White House and the Republican Party’s...
Transgender

On Wednesday morning, at 8:55 a.m., President Trump tweeted: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government...
Salita

I have written before about Steven Salaita. Once a tenured professor of English at Virginia Tech, he resigned from that position on the strength of...
diversity

Universities may be non-profit, but they are big business. At the end of fiscal year 2015, for example, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton’s endowments were $38...
Donald Trump

If the 2016 presidential election cycle demonstrated anything, it was that Republicans suffer from a crippling lack of imagination. That ordeal should have established that...