Cooke Defends Free Speech in Rollicking Debate
In a debate at Kenyon College September 28, “Hate Speech and the Limits of Free Expression,” Charlie Cooke debated two would-be campus censors, Stephanie Fryberg and Ulrich Baer.
I saw the video last night and found myself unable to stop watching — ...
This Is Not a Time for Dialogue
As we pore over the hour-by hour news in the wake of the Orlando shootings, political lines are already being drawn. We can guess which politicians (and which party) will prefer to emphasize gun control and hate crime, and which ...
‘Die, Dad, Die! Go to Heaven!’
‘I came home to find all our pets dead.” So said one of the family members attending the “Families of the 4%” summit on the Hill last month in Washington, D.C. This man, father of a son diagnosed with schizophrenia, ...
Brian Williams Really Loved That Iraq Story
About a year or so ago, my husband and his boss were in a car with Brian Williams for about 15 minutes in Manhattan, going from 34th Street to 30 Rockefeller Plaza. In the course of that quarter hour, they all chatted, ...
It’s last on the list of Obamacare problems but, in my mind, first on the list of apt symbols for our national train wreck: the lowercase “is” in the headline of the site’s homepage. It reads, in the ...
The GOP and Animal Intelligence
For those of us, unlike Representative Paul Broun, who prefer our exotic animals alive and well, rather than dead and on display next to the table lamp in our office, this weekend’s Wall Street Journal has a terrific story ...
Someone Is Mentally Unstable Here. It Might Not Be Trump.
This letter landed in my In Box this morning, from an ardent Hillary activist who signs all her e-mails “Hillary For Us”:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
November 29, 2016
Dear President Obama,
We are writing to ...
Mainstream pundits and fashion editors have recently weighed in on the hot topic of Marco Rubio’s stylish boots — or “high-heeled booties,” as Fit News described them in a piece pondering whether they were Cuban or European. Elle magazine chided ...
New Hampshire Journal: In the Backyard Today with Rick Perry
Rick Perry — accompanied by his wife, the Luttrell twins, novelist Brad Thor, and a number of combat veterans, including Medal of Honor winner Mike Thornton — met with a handful of New Hampshire residents this afternoon in Meredith. These backyard meet-and-greets ...
No one is catcalling Rosie O’Donnell, Barbara Bush, or Janet Napolitano. No one is catcalling my plump elderly mother as I wheel her down the sidewalk in her wheelchair. Marilyn Monroe once observed that she could walk down the ...
Long Island Bishop Excoriates Un-Christian Americans
Yesterday, while the younger Tsarnaev brother lay recovering and apparently unable to communicate, receiving treatment in the same hospital as some of his many victims, the bishop of Long Island visited an Episcopal church in Brooklyn. He began his sermon ...
Obama Is the Go-To President We Need in an Emergency
Sunday, during the Fox New Sunday panel discussion, Obama broke in for a live nationwide emergency-awareness announcement about Hurricane Sandy. We’ve been hearing about the storm nonstop for days on every single TV and radio station, but our president ...