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evergreen state

In the world of academics, on rare occasions, a department that cannot govern itself is placed under receivership. An outsider is empowered to run and...
donald trump

It’s clear that President Trump really, really wants his “travel ban” to become a defining issue for his administration. His Justice Department just filed an...
McMaster

Tom Ricks has known and respected H.R. McMaster many years. So have I. Ricks argues in this Politico article that McMaster should step down as national...
Confederacy

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has generated widespread approbation, along with some ill-deserved opprobrium, for his decision to take down statues honoring Confederate war heroes...
memorial day

For too many Americans, Memorial Day is a day off from school or work, or the beginning of the summer barbecue season. Of course, it...
blame

Americans are passionate about blame; casting it about, of course, but also desperately avoiding it. This is a relatively recent phenomenon, and it’s poison. Take, for...
diversity

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a middling Midwestern state university, is not a hotbed of radicalism. Yet it recently joined a handful of other colleges...
Confederacy

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has made a point of removing statues honoring Confederate heroes. As NPR notes, “On April 24, a monument to a...
donald trump

Let me see if I have this straight. After a conversation in the Oval office with President Trump, James Comey, then the Director of the FBI, remembered...
donald trump

Noah has aptly summarized the shameful way in which Donald Trump routinely treats his aides by sending them out to lie for him and then...
neo-nazi

This weekend, a cluster of throwback white supremacists got at least something they were looking for: publicity. As for the rest of their demands, the...
Hillary Clinton

It seems that Western democracies are now fated to become the target of foreign hackers when their elections roll around. At least, that will be...