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American Society

minimum wage

The City of Seattle, as blue as they come, raised its minimum wage in 2014 from $9.47 to $11.00. This year, it went up to...
iPhone

The iPhone, and its imitators have become so much a part of our culture that it is hard to believe it was introduced only ten...
media

Recently, the White House has adopted a habit that seems designed to maximize the frustration of the reporters who cover it. Occasionally, the administration flirts...

The following is an excerpt from COMMENTARY's symposium on the threat to free speech: When Heather Mac Donald’s “blue lives matter” talk was shut down by...
conservatives

It is in the professional interest of any political commentator to have as large and engaged an audience as possible. It is thus an assertion...

The following is an excerpt from COMMENTARY's symposium on the threat to free speech: Of course free speech is under threat in America. Frankly, it’s always...
anti-semitism

In January, I wrote about a surprising and heartening turn of events at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, an academic organization devoted...
James Mattis

Word that President Trump is delegating decisions about troop levels in Afghanistan to the Pentagon arrived at almost the same time as news that ISIS...

I was deeply saddened, though not particularly surprised, to hear of the passing of Samuel V. Wilson. “General Sam,” as he was widely known in...
disaster

Believe it or not, the Trump administration has been lucky. Sure, the president is an embattled figure, but the scandals and controversies with which he...
Violence

You’ve not heard much from “The Resistance” lately. Though the liberal political activists who made up its backbone are still committed to the cause, the...
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...