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The Future is Female: But Is That Entirely a Good Thing?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

"Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels." So declares the opening sentence of a Wall Street Journal piece that is creating quite the buzz.

Here are some of the eye-popping statistics: Women now account for 59.5% of college students in the United States. They also earn 58....Read more

Pro-Life Cause Deserves Better Than Texas Law

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The Supreme Court's fateful step of judicializing abortion in 1973 effectively removed it from the political process for nearly a half-century. Americans' passionate feelings on the matter were displaced from legislative disputes (where they belonged) to the composition of the Supreme Court, resulting in crude, openly political, circuslike ...Read more

The Party of Violence

From the Right / Mona Charen /

A Republican running for Northampton County executive in Pennsylvania gave a heated address on Aug. 29 about mask mandates in schools. Steve Lynch is tired, he said, of providing his school board arguments and data (he apparently thinks the data support letting kids go maskless), but the important thing about his rant is the threat of force: "...Read more

Nation Building Was Not the Point

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Damon Linker is one of the sharpest political/cultural observers writing today. If you're not already reading his contributions to The Week, you should. He is also my colleague on The Bulwark's weekly podcast "Beg to Differ." In the spirit of our podcast, I must beg to differ with his recent column about the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Linker ...Read more

What Orban's Apologists Reveal About Themselves

From the Right / Mona Charen /

As someone who was weaned on stories of leftist intellectuals and journalists traipsing off to communist countries to pay obeisance, I can only shake my head as a parade of right-wingers are making their way to Hungary to sing the praises of authoritarian Viktor Orban. Tucker Carlson of Fox News is the highest-profile rightist to make the trek, ...Read more

Vaccinate the World. Now.

From the Right / Mona Charen /

About six weeks ago, I wrote a piece urging that the United States take the lead in vaccinating the world. The case for doing so is even more compelling now.

Yes, we've been scratching and clawing at one another domestically over vaccine hesitancy, vaccine disinformation, vaccine mandates, masks, schools and every other damn thing. It's a ...Read more

Cheney and Kinzinger May Be Too Late

From the Right / Mona Charen /

I wish I could be a Cheney fan. I really do. Rep. Liz Cheney has conducted herself honorably for the past nine months. Her courage in telling the truth about the election and the insurrection of Jan. 6 has been punished by the Republican conference, which booted her from leadership and replaced her with the lying, scheming Trumpist, Rep. Elise ...Read more

Can National Solidarity Solve Our Race Problems?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

On Oct. 16, 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House. As Edmund Morris relates in "Theodore Rex," many Americans were pleased with this precedent-shattering dinner. But not all. Definitely not all. In the South, disgust and vitriol shook the rafters. A sample of headlines: "Roosevelt Dines a ...Read more

What We Lost When We Won the Cold War

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Almost exactly 60 years ago, the newly appointed Chadian ambassador to the United States, Adam Malick Sow, was heading south on Maryland's Route 40 toward Washington, D.C. He stopped at the Bonnie Brae diner and asked for a menu. The owner, Mrs. Leroy Merritt, sneered, "We don't serve ------- here," and threw him out.

The same thing happened to...Read more

Decency RIP

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Sen. Mitt Romney appeared on Jake Tapper's CNN show last weekend, and for a few brief minutes, I felt transported to a saner world. Asked about the gross things some on the right are saying about Gen. Mark Milley, he responded that "Gen. Milley is a person of extraordinary accomplishment and personal character and a brilliant man." Asked about ...Read more

The Difference a Father Makes

From the Right / Mona Charen /

There was a Father's Day parade in Washington, D.C., last week that warmed my family-obsessed heart. It was called the Black Fathers Matter motorcade, and it featured silver and black balloons, a band serenading the crowd aboard a flatbed truck, kids singing their dads' praises, community leaders, politicians and at the end, a pop-up tent to ...Read more



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