Stanley Kurtz


Your Suburb or Your Roads: Biden Will Do in One or the Other

One way or another, Biden’s unprecedented plan to use state road funding to compel the elimination of single-family zoning is going to harm Americans profoundly.

Tom Cotton Introduces Campus Free-Speech Bill

Tom Cotton’s Campus Free Speech Restoration Act is at the leading edge of the fight to restore liberty and constitutional principle to our college campuses — and to our country.

Suburbs Hold Key to 2020 Presidential Choice

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule is a play to force “economic integration” on America’s suburbs. But the way to diversify the suburbs is to make all Americans more prosperous, not to undertake a massive program in social engineering.

Taking Back the Academy

The illiberal impulses that have undone our universities are now spilling into the culture at large and tearing the nation apart. After six decades of disastrous decline, culminating in today’s woke revolution, is it too late now to save the academy?

Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs

Joe Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical Left: a federal takeover, transformation, and de facto urbanization of America’s suburbs. What’s more, Biden just might be able to pull off this “fundamental transformation.”

The Silent Majority Must Sing

It’s time to push back on what has morphed into a comprehensive assault not only on America itself, but on the very conditions of social peace.

Abandoning Liberalism Will Destroy Social Peace

Banning op-eds by Trump supporters — like Senator Tom Cotton — may seem less likely to kick off violent strife than a defunded police force, but it is every bit as dangerous.

As the New York Times Goes, So Goes Biden

The resignation of the editorial page editor of the New York Times for publishing an op-ed by Senator Tom Cotton calling for the military to quell the riots marks the completion of the long, slow transformation of the Democratic Party.

“Western Civ” Was Not a Late Invention

The claim that “Western civilization” as a concept and a course of study was invented during World War I is mistaken. Under only slightly different names, Western Civ has been taught since colonial times, appealing across the political spectrum until the late 1960s.

Common Core Has Failed. Now What?

In the midst of the pandemic, with the country’s attention riveted elsewhere, something of great potential consequence for American K-12 education has just happened. Years from now we might look back on this moment as a turning point: the true beginning-of-the-end for Common Core.