Trump Is Taking a Huge Gamble on the Wall
President Trump’s announcement that he will likely declare a national emergency to get the money to build his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will surely delight his base, but risks reinforcing negative views of him among the voters he needs to win reelection.
You Can’t Say That on Twitter
Threats, vile abuse, and harassment have become a key part of Twitter’s brand, but only a select few offenders are punished or banned.
Mr. McCarrick’s Mess
In one sense, laicization would bring Theodore McCarrick’s part in the saga of the clerical sex-abuse crisis in the Catholic Church to a deservedly ignominious end. But of course, the bitter fruits of his sins are still ripening to harvest.
The Ever-Present Totalitarian Temptation
In several states, efforts are underway to drive pro-life Americans to the margins of public life and to coerce the consciences of pro-life physicians and nurses. Those initiatives illustrate a hard truth: The totalitarian impulse can rear its ugly head in well-established democracies like the United States.
The Green New Deal Is a Declaration of an Unwinnable ‘World War G’
The Green New Deal is exciting progressive Democrats, but that name is a misnomer. “World War G” would be more accurate because the plan commits the United States to an endless, unwinnable global quagmire.
The Campus Intellectual Diversity Act: A Proposal
Knowledge advances through debate, yet our universities are dominated by an intellectual monoculture, while public-policy debates common to society at large are scarcely to be found in the halls of the academy. This problem can be addressed in a way that respects academic freedom.
Amy Klobuchar is Trump’s Worst Nightmare
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has shown that she can appeal to both blue-collar Trump Democrats and white-collar, anti-Trump Republicans.
Ferocity, Courage, and Grace — Remembering the Great Frank Robinson
It seems wrong to wish Frank Robinson requiescat in pace. He was too ferocious a competitor to imagine him quiescent, even post mortem.
Republicans Got Us into This Mess, and They Have to Get Us out of It
It may seem fanciful to think that President Trump might be forced out of office by members of his own party. Yet sometimes things that seem impossible one moment become inevitable the next.
The Longest Day for Trump’s Adversaries
In his State of the Union address, President Trump appeared presidential for seemingly the first time and dramatically advanced his chances for re-election in 2020.