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Jonah Goldberg: Fighting Nazis

Fighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn't necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact. The greatest Nazi-killer of the 20th century was Josef Stalin. He also killed millions of his own people and terrorized, oppressed, enslaved or ...

Froma Harrop: Women united refuse to Be dishes on cad’s buffet

Let us briefly rest from the obscene world of politics and turn to the more wholesome subject of hookups at bars. A 28-year-old named Justin Schweiger was recently caught lining up six dates for one night. He had ordered this "buffet of women" with the help of dating apps. Lisette Pylant, date ...

Andy Schmookler: White supremacy: A form of human brokenness

It is not difficult to see that a phenomenon like “white supremacy” represents a profound form of human brokenness. This can be seen in both moral-spiritual and historical perspectives. In moral and spiritual terms, one need merely ask: what kind of psychological space must people live in ...

Scott Rasmussen: To move nation forward, lift up America’s founding ideals

In the decade leading up to America's War for Independence, much of the drama took place in and around Boston. Sam Adams was the ringleader on the colonial side and public enemy number one to the British. He had been thinking about liberty and independence since he attended Harvard decades ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Sadly, America is not ‘better than this’

It has become the go-to cliche for moments like this. We whisper it when someone breaks the mosque window or scrawls hatred on the synagogue wall. It is our assurance and our hope. "We are better than this," we say. "This is not America." So it is no surprise to be hearing that sentiment ...

Robert B. Reich: Making America hate again

Two days late, Donald Trump finally condemned violent white supremacists. He was pushed into it by a storm of outrage over his initial failure to do so in the wake of deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. But the damage has already been done. Trump's unwillingness to denounce hateful ...

Froma Harrop: Souls vs. fossil fuels

There are regions where economic stress coexists with a beloved way of life. It can be hard to make a living in parts of the rural West, northern New England and the South. But people stay put in these places for reasons other than the almighty dollar. They include community, tradition and ...

Rich Lowry: Mothball the Confederate monuments

Robert E. Lee wasn't a Nazi, and surely would have had no sympathy for the white supremacist goons who made his statue a rallying point in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. That doesn't change the fact that his statue is now associated with a campaign of racist violence against the ...

Walter E. Williams: Woman and men are equal

Google fired software engineer James Damore for writing a 10-page memo critical of the company's diversity policy. The memo violated the company's code of conduct by "advancing harmful gender stereotypes" by suggesting that biological factors were part of the cause for the male/female gap in ...

Rich Lowry: The gang that couldn’t threaten straight

It was inevitable. Eventually, President Donald Trump would treat a foreign adversary as harshly as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was on the receiving end of the alliteration heard around the world, when Trump promised "fire and fury" if Pyongyang ...

Diane Dimond: Prisoners’ summer swelter

I received an unusual letter from Arizona recently. It was written by an inmate held at the Lewis state prison complex in Buckeye, Arizona, and signed by 39 other prisoners. Their complaint? That life inside the Buckley unit there is like hell. The record-breaking heat there this summer has ...

Lawrence Kudlow: Index capital gains for inflation, Mr. President

President Donald Trump's pledge to "Make America Great Again" requires nothing less than reigniting economic growth and prosperity. Wealth creation is essential. As Congress pivots to tax reform -- which is crucial to the wealth creation -- the president could take matters into his own hands by ...

Scott Rasmussen: Regional Democratic Party helps GOP

The Democratic Party has, for the moment, become a regional party. Only 449 counties across the nation are reliably Democratic. Five times that many -- 2,226 -- are reliably Republican. The Democratic counties are generally found along the coasts and in large urban areas. Nowhere is the ...

Connie Schultz: Owning my age

Last month, I turned 60, and just like that, I swear, something changed in me. It was as if my guardian angel reached into my soul and flipped a switch without warning. What a character, that one -- a tall and wiry number with wild hair and a smoker's hack. I'm not complaining. Let's just say ...

Andy Schmookler: I never would have thought it possible

Over the past generation, the political right in America has accomplished something quite amazing. Something I never would have thought possible. (By “political right,” I mean the Republican Party and its media allies.) This extraordinary accomplishment is one that is especially disturbing ...

A new missile crisis, and a president ill-equipped to deal with it

WASHINGTON -- More than half a century ago, America faced its first nuclear weapons crisis in Cuba. President John F. Kennedy avoided the threat of a Soviet missile attack then in a nail-biting confrontation with Kremlin strongman Nikita Khrushchev. Relying more on a naval blockade and other ...

Peter Brookes: On N. Korea, U.S. has to assume worst case scenario

It's said that victory is rarely final – whether it's sports, politics or war. That old adage certainly applies to headlines about North Korea this week as Team Trump had both some really good news and some really bad news come out. Let's start with the good news: last weekend, the U.S. ...

Jonah Goldberg: Rigid strategies pave lane for outsider

"The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before," the president declared in a series of tweets Monday morning, and that "will never change." Many observers were quick to point out that this assertion isn't borne out in the polls. Such nitpicking, however, overlooks a more ...

Star Parker: Getting clear about diversity and affirmative action

Affirmative action is once again in the news. This time because of a leaked Justice Department memo indicating possible action regarding complaints from Asian-American groups that Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-Americans in its admissions policies. As this story was ...