June 27, 2019
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  • Buttigieg’s Shameful Pandering Pleased No One

    Earlier this month, a 54-year old African American man named Eric Logan was shot and killed by a South Bend, Indiana police officer. We do not yet know the whole story, but according to officials, Logan had a knife and the white officer was responding to a call that someone…

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  • Andrew Yang’s ‘Freedom Dividend’: The Stuff of Fiction?

    Andrew Yang, one of 24 Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for president, is not a career politician. He’s an entrepreneur who, according to him, “understands the economy.” The candidate was once the CEO of an elite test prep company, which he and his partners sold to Kaplan in 2009. At…

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  • Undocumented and Afraid

    President Trump last week announced that starting at the end of June, “ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.” “They will be removed as fast as they come in,” he said. Administration officials said they…

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  • Immigration as Reparations?

    The New York Times recently published an op-ed advancing a rather peculiar argument. Author Suketu Mehta builds on the familiar, hackneyed debate over reparations for slavery to make an even bolder, but more politically contemporary proposal: as penance for colonialism, the West should open its borders to the Third World.…

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  • Crack-ups at the Crossroads of Intersectionality

    Progressives do not see the United States as an exceptional uniter of factions and tribes into a cohesive whole—each citizen subordinating his tribal, ethnic, and religious affinities to a shared Americanism, emblemized by our national motto e pluribus unum. Instead, they prefer e uno plures: out of one nation arise…

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  • What Made American Academia Great (and How It Was Destroyed)

    Since retiring from the university, several people have asked if I miss it. I tell them I miss what it was, but not what it has become. Higher education in America has gone from being the best in the world to one of the most pathetic. Why? It’s hard to…

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  • Heretics in the Church of Progressive Liberalism

    Religions fear heretics more than non-believing infidels because they are, at least on paper, supposed to be closer to the truth than infidels. That’s why intra-religious disputes are often so bloody: between Catholics and Protestants, between Sunni and Shia, between Anglican and Puritan. Progressive liberalism has dogma and heresy, too.…

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  • Demographics Is Not Destiny

    A special election is scheduled for September 10 in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District to replace former incumbent Walter Jones, the long-serving Republican who died earlier this year. The district is solidly Republican. Jones earned twice as many votes as his Democratic challenger in nearly every election since he first…

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  • We Need a Higher Education Reformation

    American higher education, once the envy of the world, is suffering a crisis of confidence and a loss of purpose. “Once upon a time, universities were institutions dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the transmission of the highest values of our civilization,” writes New Criterion editor and publisher Roger…

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  • Dangerous Derangement

    America cannot continue as a republic without the acceptance that one party routinely will be turned out of office. Democrats no longer accept that bedrock principle of American liberty. They see themselves as the only party entitled to govern. “Trump Derangement Syndrome” and the Russian collusion frame-up are two faces…

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  • The September 12 Election

    President Trump just launched his reelection campaign to great fanfare in Orlando, Florida. It’s good to see the President back on the campaign trail, bringing his America First message to the American people—this time with the benefit of an extraordinary record of promises kept. Still, I worry that some voters…

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  • A Swift Demise

    As I long for the days of the anticapitalist Left, I now yearn for a time when I could enjoy mindlessly the musical talents of the once-great Taylor Swift. Swift on Monday released a song and music video titled, “You Need to Calm Down.” Designed to be a summer bop…

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