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Why the ‘Diversity Lottery’ Needs to End

Almost immediately after the Manhattan terrorist attack on Tuesday, President Trump faulted the “diversity lottery” visa program under which the Uzbek immigrant suspected in the attack entered this country, and laid the blame for the program’s existence on Senator Charles Schumer and other …


Morality Is Negotiable for Mr. Trump

This week President Trump reached a deal with Democrats to enshrine into law protections for young illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children. Within a matter of days, these young people went from fearing deportation to homelands some had never known, to having a potential shot at …

Donald Trump

When History’s Losers Write the Story

I visited a summer camp in western Russia in July 2015. Its theme was “military patriotism,” and it involved dozens of teenagers lounging around in tents, wrestling, carving wood and making garlands. They were also taking history classes. Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader who killed millions of …

Williams College

How Not to Sustain Prosperity

President Trump clearly inherited an economy on the upswing, according to the 2016 Census report, with income, health coverage and poverty levels having all improved in the past two years.<p>The question is whether his administration and the Republican-controlled Congress will sustain the momentum, or …

Health Care

Women’s Voice Remains Faint in Politics

Women have led New York’s City Council — two of them in a row as speaker — for almost 12 years. Some people may be tempted to say it means that female lawmakers in America’s largest city finally have a solid grip on political power. It’s a temptation to be resisted.<p>The reality is that women in New …

Mitch McConnell