‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates

States are sponsoring an increasingly controversial image.

President Joe Biden prepares to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, en route to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden prepares to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, en route to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

White House Staff Turnover!

Much ado about a perfectly normal phenomenon.

More on Florida’s Higher Ed “Reform”

Pointless change that will increase costs and create confusion.

Respectability Politics

A Black columnist argues that Will Smith set back a whole race.

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The College Admissions Rat Race

An interesting argument, albeit about a tiny and vastly over-discussed segment.

The Narrative of the ‘MSM Narrative’

Journalism is terrible except when compared to the alternatives.

Neverending Tabs

Stories of potential interest.

Growing Up Too Slowly?

If the younger generation seems to be maturing later, there are good reasons.

President Joe Biden poses with the Biden family dogs Champ and Major Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. President Joe Biden poses with the Biden family dogs Champ and Major Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Biden’s American Families Plan

The President is about to roll out another massive spending plan.

G. Gordon Liddy, 1930-2021

The Watergate conspirator, author, and talk show host was 90.

Arguments Over Definitions

The lack of common understandings and shared assumptions makes political conversations challenging.

How Much Student Loan Relief?

Now, we’re just haggling over price.

Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

The talk radio megastar has died, aged 70.

George Shultz, 1920-2021

The longtime public servant has died, aged 100.

Biden SECDEF Pick on Hold?

Maybe it’s not going to be Michèle Flournoy after all.

62% of Americans Afraid to Share Political Views

An interesting if frustrating new survey from Cato.

Black is Back

The evolution of America’s racial language continues.

Thinking about the Injustice that Feeds the Flame

The evidence is clear. Injustice feeds rage and rage sometimes boils over.

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Subscription Prices Skyrocketing

We seem to be in a new reality. Will readers accept it?

Rush Limbaugh Has Advanced Lung Cancer

Sad news from the conservative talk icon.

Elizabeth Warren’s Troubling Relationship with the Truth

She’s been fibbing about how she left a teaching job nearly half a century ago.

An Observation on the Mueller Testimony

On documents and the degree to which they speak for themselves.

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The Warren And Sanders Plans To Cancel Student Loan Debt Won’t Solve The Problem

Senators Warren and Sanders have both proposed plans to forgive student loan debt and make public colleges tuition-free. That’s easier said than done.

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Bernie Sanders Wants Taxpayers to Pay Off All College Loans

The Democratic Socialist wants to absorb $1.6 trillion of student debt.

I.M. Pei, World Renowned Architect, Dies At 102

One of the most well-known architects of the modern era has passed away.

Should There Be A Political Statute Of Limitations On Acting Like An Idiot?

The cases of Ralph Northam and Mark Herring raise a question of when, if ever, something we did in the past should follow us for the rest of our lives.

NPR Run by Army of Temps

While often portrayed as left-leaning, the public broadcaster is ruthlessly capitalistic in its labor practices.

Trump’s Shameful Betrayal of Immigrant Soldiers

America promised immigrants who volunteered to serve in our military a fast track to citizenship. Now, we’re throwing them out.

freddie deboer checking in and checking out

A public intellectual is getting the help he needs.

Progress towards Peace in Colombia

The FARC have disarmed. Now to the hard part.

Supreme Court Partly Upholds, Partly Lifts, Stay On Muslim Travel Ban

In a decision that hands a victory to both sides, the Supreme Court has partly upheld, and partly lifted, the stay on President Trump’s Executive Order that banned travel from six majority-Muslim nations.

A Second First Impression: Greetings!

In which I use a lot of words to say hello.

Rolling Stone Loses Defamation Suit In University Of Virginia Rape Case

Journalistic malpractice has real consequences.

Going To College Is Still The Best Thing To Do For Your Future, Graduating Is Even Better

Going to or, preferably, graduating from college makes it far more likely you’ll have a job. The numbers don’t lie.

WaPo Fact Checker Gets Three Pinocchios

A bizarre hatchet job on Carly Fiorina’s autobiography.

Syllabus Selection Sexism

International relations prof mostly assign readings by male scholars. Female profs are slightly less likely to do so.

Idiot Congressman Wants to Force Supreme Court Justices into ObamaCare Exchanges

A Congressman wants to force Supreme Court Justices to get their health care through the ObamaCare exchange.

Stealing a College Education

Lee Siegel takes to the NYT to explain “Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans.”

Rolling Stone, Campus Rape, And A Collapse Of Journalistic Ethics

A review of Rolling Stone’s now discredited report of a sexual assault at the University of Virginia reveals a shocking failure of journalistic ethics.

Harrassment, Racism, and Reductio Creep

Even innocent interactions with women in public can amount to harassment. Where should we draw the line?

Parenting as a Gen Xer

We’ve got one foot in two very different technological worlds.

Will the GOP Ever Win Another Presidential Election?

It’s hard for a party to win four straight presidential elections. The Democrats may pull it off.

In Defense of Professional Military Education

My latest for RealClearDefense: “Senator Walsh’s Unrepresentative Black Mark on Professional Military Education”

Yes, College Is Worth It (If You Graduate)

While it’s been much derided in recent years, there’s a definite economic benefit to obtaining a college degree,

How America Stopped Thinking Strategically

Today’s foreign-policy disputes rarely consider the way America’s response to one crisis might affect another.

Social Mobility and Race in Higher Education

The Affirmative Action debate is too divisive and largely misses the point.

Scientific Research Is Unreliable, Unreliable Scientists Report

Most peer-reviewed research is crap.

Most Commonly Awarded Grade At Harvard Is An ‘A’

Is Harvard University the Lake Wobegon of the Ivy League or are Harvard students really that smart?

A Qualified Yes to a Constitutional Convention

Some thoughts on reform.