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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...
nuclear power

Progressives, environmentalists, politicians, and even many corporations have dedicated themselves to increasing the amount of alternative energy Americans produce and use. To many Americans, this...
Russia

Republicans are in denial. The GOP’s response to the bombshell revelations regarding the Trump campaign’s inclination to indulge an offer of assistance from a Kremlin...
immigration

President Trump was elected on a platform that called for deporting more illegal immigrants who committed crimes and doing more to stop illegal arrivals. In...
immigration

It’s clearer than ever that Barack Obama’s permissive immigration policies encouraged prospective immigrants to endure hardship and risk lawlessness. Illegal immigration from Mexico peaked in 2007,...
constitution

With President Trump spending the days leading up to the Fourth of July tweeting an increasingly outlandish and offensive series of insults against members of...
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...