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Tim Kaine Is Wrong about America and Slavery

That the Founders’ vision took centuries of struggle and a Civil War to be properly realized is no reason to doubt its righteousness.<p>Last week’s …

War

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By Jack Crowe 8:19 AM<p>Jackson has been considering removing himself from contention since allegations of professional misconduct first emerged.<p>By J. …

Left-wing Politics

The GOP Tax Bill’s Disconcerting Raid on University Endowments

A little-noticed provision would tax America’s elite universities to help fund the federal government’s operations. There’s nothing conservative …

College & University

One Hundred Years of Hell

A century ago today, Vladimir Lenin unleashed the deadliest political system in human history on the Russian people. The world is still living with …

Cold War

The Conservative Inequality Paradox

Yes, the game is rigged for the rich.<p>Conservatives have two intellectual commitments that are increasingly incompatible. They believe that the …

Income Inequality

Brazile Blowback: Democrats Circle the Wagons and Defend Their Party

They’re focused on their main goal: the ‘resistance.’ Republicans should emulate their discipline.<p>Donna Brazile probably wasn’t seeking to start a …

Government

How Feminism Ditched Marriage and Motherhood for ‘Intersectionality’

A new play critically examines the personal history of second-wave feminism.<p>It’s startling to be reminded, in 2017, that as of the mid 1960s the …

Feminism

Conservatism’s Way Forward

It must learn from Trump and his populist followers what Americans truly want.<p>Is there a way forward for American conservatism? Is there even such a …

Political Science

The Surprising Joy of Stranger Things

A good, non-angry, non-political TV show is hard to find.<p><i>Editor’s Note:</i> <i>This article originally appeared in the November 13, 2017, issue of</i> National …

Stranger Things

Luther’s 95 Theses, 500 Years Later: A Mixed Legacy

The rapidly fragmenting American body politic might relearn the wisdom of the near-saintly Erasmus, Luther’s sparring partner.<p>As the Christian world …

Theology

Swamp Things

The Manafort scandal dates back a long, long time.<p>Who is Paul Manafort?<p>If you believe the federal indictment handed down against him, he is a pretty …

Donald Trump

Christ Church Should Be Ashamed

Washington’s good works outweighed his wrongs, and honoring him and other Founders increases public tranquility.<p>Christ Church is a historic religious …

Christchurch

The Russian Revolution, 100 Years On: Its Enduring Allure and Menace

Violent Communist leaders of the past are still embraced on the far left, where their discredited ideas remain in circulation.<p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>This</i> …

Communist Party

To Break the Opioid Crisis, Repair the Family

Too many Americans are dying deaths of despair, and their lack of a support system is a big part of the problem.<p>I want to share with you an …

Loneliness

Gillespie Targets Northam over Restoration of Rights for Convicted Felons

Northam has embraced a policy that made it easier for violent ex-cons to get guns.<p>As the gubernatorial race in Virginia grows increasingly heated one …

Rights & Freedoms

Allahu Akbar-itis

America’s deadly and debilitating disease<p>‘Shout ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers.”<p>Who knew hijacker …

Extremism

The Politics of Assumption

Trump’s supporters are accused of being uninterested in facts. The Left’s reaction to the Mueller indictments shows the same indifference.<p>As far as …

Donald Trump

After the West Side Highway Jihad: What Does ‘Extreme Vetting’ Mean?

Our immigration system needs to take Islam into account, to distinguish pro-American Muslims from sharia supremacists.<p>To the surprise of exactly no …

Immigration

How China Cheats

China pursues economic goals through protectionism, dubious practices, and outright theft.<p>President Trump is heading to Asia, with a stop in Beijing. …

China

Stop Relitigating the Civil War

Please, just stop.<p><i>Author’s Note:</i> <i>This mysterious letter was delivered to my office yesterday, along with a request that it be read to the tune of the</i> …

War

Pondering the Question of Confederate Honor

Yes, honorable men can fight for dishonorable causes.<p>In the town square in Mount Pleasant, Tenn. — just a few miles from my house — there stands a …

Black History

Picking which Tragedies to ‘Politicize’ Based on Politics, Politicizes All of Them

I’m certainly not singling out President Trump on this one.<p>Many people have noticed how President Trump’s response to the Islamic terror attack in …

Gun Control

On Tax Reform, Republicans are Defining Victory Down

Republicans should have gone big and bold. Instead the only large change will be to the national debt.<p>Needing a victory to validate their majorities, …

Economics

We’re Too Afraid to Die

End-of-life care is the third rail of health-care debates.<p><i>Editor’s note: Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, a conservative writer and a fellow at the Ethics and</i> …

Health Care

Sex Is Cheap

A new book explores the economics of modern mating.<p>In 1960 came the Pill, which disconnected sex from childbearing. In the 1990s and 2000s came …

Mike Pence

As Australians Vote on Same-Sex Marriage, Concerns for Religious Liberty Loom

Some worry that legalizing same-sex marriage may be a slippery slope toward official discrimination against Christians.<p>Nearly 30 countries have …

LGBTQI

Political Correctness Aided Radical Islamic Bike-Path Attack

Disconnected dots enabled Saipov’s terrorist mayhem.<p>Eight people were killed and twelve injured on Tuesday, merely because they were on the wrong …

United States

Bring Back Political Parties

Two cheers for the corrupt DNC<p>Just after the 2016 election, I dared to hope “that I may never be obliged to write the name ‘Clinton’ again.” I often …

Middle-class

Mueller’s First Indictments

Little evidence, so far, against President Trump<p>Robert Mueller has made his first strike. He indicted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and …

Donald Trump

Ferguson: A Dramatist Corrects Journalists

Playwright Phelim McAleer has done a public service in depicting how all the destruction that the town rained down on itself sprang from one man’s …

Justice