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Scalia's legacy is the opposite of hatred

From the Right / Mona Charen /

I knew the late Justice Antonin Scalia a little, and like millions of others, I was an avid fan of his jurisprudence, the great bulk of which he produced after I was no longer a law student, so much the worse for me.

What do I have to do with it? Nothing, except that reading opinions as a law student was often like trying to swallow great bowls...Read more

An American madness

From the Right / Mona Charen /

All countries have mental illness, but its expression differs dramatically by culture. Historically, in Southeast Asia, men whose minds were coming unglued displayed symptoms of wild, uncontrolled violence. It was called "amok" and entered our language as "running amok." In the Middle East, the afflicted showed symptoms called "zar" -- ...Read more

Football and racial fault lines

From the Right / Mona Charen /

According to an account my son came across a while ago: "Football is one of the most powerful institutions in American society. It is so powerful that it claimed an entire day of the week. It said, 'This day is ours. We own it.' Not only did football take a day of the week, but the previous owner was God."

Though a failed fan myself (no less a ...Read more

Appreciating John McCain

From the Right / Mona Charen /

For many years, conservatives were ideological zealots. Like Spanish inquisitors, they were on guard for the slightest indications of heresy. Talk radio gurus in particular were punctilious keepers of the flame. If a Republican figure was thought to be "squishy" on any matter -- guns, spending, immigration, or anything else -- he or she was ...Read more

Do conservatives take rape seriously?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Have conservatives forsaken rape victims? That's one of the more challenging questions posed following the furor over Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' announcement that her department will revise the Obama-era guidance on how sexual assault allegations are to be handled by universities. Because we live in an age of rage, the move sparked some ...Read more

Poking the Beehive

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Professor Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law has poked a stick into a beehive. Tenure is liberating that way. In an op-ed for Philly.com, she argued, with Larry Alexander, a law professor at the University of San Diego, that the decline of "bourgeois values" since the 1950s has contributed to a host of social ills. Male ...Read more

What a Difference a Leader Makes in Crisis

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Editor's Note: Mona Charen is off. The following is a column by Jamie Stiehm.

What a difference a mayor makes -- for better or worse. Houston, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Charlottesville, Virginia, residents have learned that fact real good.

Houston's mayor, Sylvester Turner, has not come through Hurricane Harvey with flying colors. ...Read more

A Nation Divided By Identity Politics

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Editor's Note: Mona Charen is off. The following is a column by Suzanne Fields.

Every generation has its own axe to grind, attitudes to assume and enemies to attack. It's the way the young move into maturity, sometimes with smarts and sometimes without. Every generation wants to make the world over in its own image.

Action and reaction can be ...Read more

Is the party of Lincoln now the party of Lee?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

This year will mark my 30th anniversary as a syndicated columnist. During these years, I have written more words than I would have preferred about race. But race is America's great moral stain and unending challenge. I've tackled school choice, affirmative action, transracial adoption, crime, police conduct, family structure, poverty, free-...Read more

Google burns a heretic

From the Right / Mona Charen /

James Damore is fortunate that we don't burn heretics at the stake, because he has blasphemed.

The fired Google engineer might as well have been writing a script designed to prove that one of the world's largest companies embodies every left-wing stereotype imaginable -- blinkered, intolerant and authoritarian. Damore's memo alleged that one ...Read more

Liberal opinion-shaper mattress girl discredited

From the Right / Mona Charen /

If you haven't heard of the "mattress girl," it's not for lack of trying among liberal opinion-shapers. Emma Sulkowicz, who dragged a blue mattress around Columbia University's campus in 2014 to dramatize her plight as a rape victim, was profiled sympathetically in New York magazine, The New York Times and other publications. Sen. Kirsten ...Read more

Demoralized

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, perhaps attempting to curry favor with this week's court favorite, Anthony Scaramucci (who -- stay with me here -- had just accused the president's chief of staff of a felony), popped up on "Fox and Friends" to suggest that it is "demoralizing" to fill out all the forms required for government service. ...Read more

Why would you want Putin as a friend?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Leaving aside the question as to whether there was actual collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, it is undisputed that candidate Donald Trump was eager for a friendship between our two nations. The most recent accounts of the president seeking out more one-on-one time with Putin at the G-20 ...Read more

 
 

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