Colleges and Anti-Israel Protests

Administrations are struggling to handle the biggest wave of student protests in generations.

In Honor of Confederate Heritage Month in Mississippi

If only we knew why Mississippi chose to join the Confederacy…

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A Decades-Long Stock Market Bubble?

The S&P and Nikkei are at all-time highs. Economists warn that it won’t last.

Affective Partisanship

Group dynamics and limited choices.

Hitler and OTB

A stroll through the archives.

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What Role Have “Gifts” Played In Keeping Justice Thomas On The Supreme Court?

Might not be bribery, but it’s still exerting influence.

Trump Doubles Down on Fascism

The Republican frontrunner continues to use Hitler’s language, praise dictators, and lionize traitors.

14th Amendment Solutions

One weird trick could save us from Trump.

American Physicians Make a Lot of Money!

They average more than any other occupation and considerably more than their European counterparts.

Compelled Speech and Public Accommodation

The Supreme Court sided with an anti-gay website designer.

SCOTUS Ends Affirmative Action

The inevitable has happened. Now for the fallout.

Scalia Law School is Conservative!

The New York Times looks into ties between a DC area law school and the Supreme Court.

The Limits of Academic Freedom

UPenn law professor Amy Wax as a test case.

The Experts Were Wrong on COVID

Hubris has set back the cause of science.

Ivy Ressentiment

Old men still bitter about where they went to college.

Supreme Court Clerks and Undergraduate Elitism

Culling for the primary feeder job in American legal system begins in high school.

Yellen Again Rejects Trillion Dollar Coin

A silly workaround to an infuriating problem that won’t go away.

Blake Hounshell, 1978-2023

A brilliant journalist is gone at 44.

George Will on UATX (Part II)

Wherein I examine UATX specifically.

Ash Carter, 1954-2022

A brilliant national security leader is gone too soon.

The High Price of Politicizing COVID

Republicans have died at a far higher rate than Democrats.

Ben Sasse to Leave Senate to Become Florida President

The Nebraska Republican got an offer he can’t refuse.

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Constitution

Is it time to call the whole thing off?

Maximal Angst Despite Minimal Cause

Quite often, political fights are about attitudes rather than issues and polices.

Florida Abolishes Professor Tenure

Because they’re indoctrinating the youth with their biased agendas and liberal, unfactual diastribes.

FDA to Authorize 2nd Booster for Over-50s

The public health community is divided on whether it’s a good idea.

Hunter Biden’s Laptop

New evidence changes the story ever so slightly.

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Being Unvaccinated is Like Smoking

A new way to think about the problem.

Ilya Shapiro’s Inartful Tweet

Outrage over the outrage is outrageous.

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Vigilante Politics

We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.

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The College Admissions Rat Race

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

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Americans Feel Economy Much Worse Than it Is

It turns out “the economy” isn’t just one thing.

Yale Can’t Take a Joke

A party invitation going terribly wrong.

Yet Even More Tabs

On mandates and other miscellany.

One Child, One Vote

J.D. Vance’s cynical suggestion.

The Master’s Degree Scam

Most aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

The Problem isn’t Breyer, it is one of Constitutional Design

Put the frustration where it belongs.

Has America Reached Peak Vaccination?

The rate at which Americans are getting COVID shots is slowing rapidly.

Religion and the Capitol Attack

What we know about those arrested for the 6 January insurrection.

Ohio, Trump, and the Primaries

Thinking about party evolution and behavior going into 2022.

SCOTUS Says Cheerleader’s Snapchat F-Bomb Protected by 1st Amendment

Another narrowly-crafted but overwhelming opinion from the Supreme Court.

Biden to Name Commission on Court Expansion

Fulfilling a campaign promise and keeping the discussion alive.

COVID Passports Redux

Competing analogies and externalities.

United States Less Democratic Than it Used to Be

Multiple indicators point to a decline in the representativeness of the American system.

Yale Fires Prof for Trump Mental Health ‘Diagnoses’

What at first blush appears a case of hypocrisy and cancel culture is a violation of professional ethics.

Elite Private Schools, Race, and Fear of the Woke

Also some ironic positions on capitalism.

This Week’s Dr. Seuss Nonsense

A story that is both unserious and yet emblematic of our age in a serious way.

How Much Student Loan Relief?

Now, we’re just haggling over price.

The Pending Electoral Vote Challenge

It will be symbolic, but the symbol will be an anti-democratic one.

Can Schools Punish Students for Off-Campus Speech?

Social media makes the line much harder to draw.