Culture

The University of Maryland’s Inappropriate Commencement Address on China

Politicized remarks degrade the integrity of higher education.

After the Confederates, Who’s Next?

Today’s America is not the magnanimous country we grew up in.

How Tim Allen Became a Culturally Polarizing Figure

PC culture is an enemy of discourse regardless of party affiliation.

‘Gay Lives Matter’ and the Future of Islam

We’ve reached a high point of absurdity when pointing out human rights abuses is “demonization.”

Tucker Carlson Is Wrong

Tribalism is not the same thing as multiculturalism.

The Last Days of the Greatest Show on Earth

After 146 years, the lights will go out on the Ringling Brothers circus—one of America’s oldest institutions.

Why Colleges Fold to Students’ Anti-Intellectual Hysterics

Universities serve as finishing schools for the ruling class.

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Thank You, Stephen Colbert

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What New York Doesn’t Understand About the ‘Far Right’

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Three Days at Stagecoach, California’s Pro-Trump Honkytonk

There still are people in California who think of themselves as members of a nation and not a tribe.

Geeks, Nerdoms, and Politics

Does being a nerd make you liberal or conservative?

Film Criticism’s Identity Crisis

Diversity isn’t the only lens through which critics can talk about movies.

The Golden Age of Phony

Virtue signaling is a primal scream of self-righteousness.