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Did Bernie Sanders steal his wealth?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

In 2016 and 2017, Bernie Sanders raked in over a million bucks. Last year, his gross income was down to $561, 293 -- still not too shabby. The point is not to rib the senator about his membership in the top 1 percent, though that's tempting. Nor is it to chide him for his relatively paltry charitable donations. His contributions to charity ...Read more

Twitter ain't America

From the Right / Mona Charen /

An appropriately Twitteresque meme circulated recently on that platform: Write a sad story in just three words. This was an homage to Ernest Hemingway, who, challenged to write a sad story in only six words, grabbed the nearest blank paper and scrawled: "For sale: baby shoes. Never worn." Or so the story goes. It's too good to check. Responses ...Read more

Biden brings attention to the problem of touch

From the Right / Mona Charen /

"If I profane with my unworthiest hand
"This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this:
"My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
"To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss."

-- William Shakespeare. "Romeo and Juliet," Act I, Scene 5

Joe Biden's explanatory video in response to stories of his sometimes overly exuberant ...Read more

Mueller did the right thing

From the Right / Mona Charen /

It seems that "13 hardened Democrats" or "angry Democrats" did not deliver a politically motivated, illegitimate hit job after all. Based on what we know so far, the special counsel's office reported that it did not find evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. This is a fabulous vindication of the integrity ...Read more

More misconceptions about college

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Now that we've all had a good airing of grievances about elite colleges and their attendant injustices, let's get some perspective.

While the numbers of high school graduates heading off to college has increased in recent years, the percentages graduating with a four-year degree have not increased much. Many students, especially those who are ...Read more

Liars and cheats deserve our scorn

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Operation Varsity Blues has unleashed a veritable orgy of stereotypes. "Entitled white kids" have been trending, along with told-you-so's about how the system is "rigged." Several commentators have suggested that this scandal should quiet concerns about affirmative action because the criminality of Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, and Co. proves...Read more

If You're Serious About Climate...

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Do you ever wonder why people run for office? I mean, unless you're a total cynic, you must assume that at least part of the motivation is wanting to do good. Sure, those who run for office want fame and prestige, but they also have strongly held views and want to affect public policy, right? So why in the world would they engage in sabotage of ...Read more

Trump's fatal attraction is to thugs

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The good news is that the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, did not result in a deal -- because any deal would have been nothing but a scam perpetrated by Kim Jung Un. Selling this same rug repeatedly is a North Korean specialty. The Kim dynasty inked agreements to denuclearize in 1985, 1992, 1994, 2005, 2007 and 2012. You've seen the results....Read more

Unwarranted: Elizabeth Warren's flawed idea

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Elizabeth Warren, one of the -- what is it now, 211? -- candidates for president, seems intent on proving that having been a Harvard law professor is no bar to fatuous policy prescriptions. She has endorsed the farrago of foolishness called the Green New Deal, promises to tax the rich to "make the economy work for us" and recently proposed a ...Read more

You can't say that on Twitter

From the Right / Mona Charen /

She tweeted that "men are not women," and for that, Meghan Murphy, feminist journalist, was banned from Twitter. An anodyne statement of biological reality qualifies as "hate speech" for some of the gnomes at Twitter HQ. Murphy received a rote notification that "you may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis ...Read more

An opening for a party of reality

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Here they come, the newly resurgent Democrats, ready to take on "the man" (Rep. Rashida Tlaib); protect America's middle class from "attack" by big corporations and billionaires (Sen. Elizabeth Warren); provide "Medicare-for-all" (Sen. Kamala Harris); offer universal pre-K (Julian Castro); and fight capitalism in general without any idea of how ...Read more

 

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