Article Archive

It’s Time to Rediscover the Power of Poetry

Memorizing it has become a lost art in the age of the iPhone, but it can still awaken us to a deeper understanding of our world.

September 20, 2019

Bye-Bye Bibi: Why Netanyahu Failed

He bullied, he bragged, and his bromance with Trump couldn’t save him. In fact his own tactics may have done him in.

September 20, 2019

The Road to Serfdom is Still the Best Indictment of Centralized Power

75 years later, Hayek’s opus contains salient lessons for proto-socialists and newer devotees of government power.

September 20, 2019

Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Billy Pilgrim’ Turns 50

How a comrade of the author became the protagonist of one of the most read anti-war novels of all time.

September 20, 2019

The West Fails to Social Engineer South Sudan

The country is in deep crisis and those in Washington who made it a “project” haven’t done much good.

September 19, 2019

Meeting the Transgender Moment

Coming this fall: Supreme Court battles may change the meaning of “sex” under the law.

September 19, 2019

The Comic Strip: A Gloriously American Institution

It’s been criticized as little better than the horoscope section. But there’s great wisdom in there for those willing to look.

September 19, 2019

Why Evidence of Iran’s Role in Attack Doesn’t Matter

Tehran is equipped to take us off-guard at any moment. Questions should focus on how and why.

September 19, 2019

Trump Appoints ‘Bolton Lite’

For foreign policy realists, a disappointing but not cataclysmic end to the search to replace John Bolton.

September 19, 2019

The PC Brigade Takes Another Scalp: an SNL Comedian

In our cancel culture, comics like Shane Gillis who push the envelope and don’t virtue signal have become suspect.

September 18, 2019

Nationalism and Its Discontents

They believe we’re a long way from communitarian excess—and from home. Their opponents see something more sinister.

September 18, 2019

Trump Revives a Tried and True Attack: Shaming Our Cities

From Baltimore to San Francisco, many of America’s urban areas are blighted and in desperate need of reform.

September 18, 2019

Iran and the Poisonous Fruits of ‘Maximum Pressure’

This is what happens when you unilaterally pull out of a nuclear deal and then try to smother another country.

September 18, 2019

Don’t Sweat the Saudi Oil Disruption

Hand-wringing over diminished supply and prices will only lead to war talk. Besides, the market will quickly adjust.

September 17, 2019

The Washington Post‘s War on ‘Racist’ Trump

Which is really a mission to alienate most of the country.

September 17, 2019

When Students Melt Down Over a ‘B’

Rampant grade anxiety is a reflection of deeper American social dysfunction, with our children the biggest victims.

September 17, 2019

This Wasn’t How Trump’s War on Iran Was Supposed to Go

The U.S. thought it was cleverly choking the regime, but now it’s clear that ‘maximum pressure’ goes both ways.

September 17, 2019

Stop the Trade War in the Name of Prosperity

It’s slamming farmers and raising prices on consumer goods. China will want to make a deal soon and America should agree.

September 16, 2019

Why Identity Politics Kills Democracy

A true politics unites disparate people under a single label: citizen. Not so for our current multiculturalism.

September 16, 2019