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A road map for dealing with campus radicals

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Jonathan Haidt is a member of one of America's smallest fraternities -- those who attempt to see beyond their own prejudices. In the left-leaning Chronicle of Higher Education, he notes that "intimidation is the new normal" on college campuses. The examples are well-known: The shout-down/shutdown of Heather Mac Donald at Claremont McKenna ...Read more

Progressive's silly 'March for Science' cherry picks its facts

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Do you have march fatigue yet? The left, apparently, does not, so we're in for some street theater on Earth Day, April 22, with the so-called March for Science.

It's hard to think of a better way to undermine the public's faith in science than to stage demonstrations in Washington, D.C., and around the country modeled on the Women's March on ...Read more

Why Doesn't College Work for Blacks?

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The headline was numbingly familiar: "For Blacks, College Is Not An Equalizer." The op-ed in The Washington Post by Ray Boshara explored what he called a "troubling paradox," namely that so many well-educated black Americans "feel so economically insecure."

It's a startling fact, Boshara continued, "that blacks with college degrees have lost ...Read more

Thinking About Pence and O'Reilly

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Last week, we spent six or seven days gawping at Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, for their supposedly bizarre or retro marriage rules. Pence, as even villagers in Bora Bora doubtless know by now, does not attend one-on-one dinners with women other than Karen, and he does not drink alcohol in social settings when Karen is not with ...Read more

Democratic Vendetta

From the Right / Mona Charen /

We are witnesses to an abuse of power by government that represents a test of our democracy. Anyone who fails to rally to the cause of the Americans victimized in this case should be discredited.

Though I have not been shy about criticizing President Donald Trump when I think he deserves it, he is not involved.

I refer to the Kafkaesque ...Read more

We're Against Emotionalism, Except When We're Not

From the Right / Mona Charen /

Conservatives have rightly taken pride in Neil Gorsuch's calm and cerebral performance at his Senate confirmation hearings. Many commentators, along with Republican senators, have mocked Democrats for presuming to evaluate Gorsuch based on the outcomes of his cases. Did he "side with the little guy" or with big corporations? The right answer, ...Read more

More Conservative Than Thou

From the Right / Mona Charen /

In our ideologically scrambled age, it's getting very hard to tell who's who.

Political conservatives have been opposed to "socialized" medicine pretty much forever. Republicans who agreed with this philosophically paid a heavy political price as Democrats rolled out the "Mediscare" tactic every election season.

But how are we to make sense of...Read more

O.J. and Us

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The cover image on iTunes for the Academy Award-winning documentary series "O.J. Simpson: Made in America" is a dripping glove in the design of the stars and stripes. It perfectly captures the message of the series -- the "trial of the century" was really a reflection of America's sins.

So, yes, the history of the Rodney King beating, the Watts...Read more

National Sigh of Relief

From the Right / Mona Charen /

The morning after President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress, the Dow Jones industrial average shot up 300 points, lifting the stock market above 21,000. But the excitement of the money managers couldn't touch the ecstasy of conservative observers. John Hinderaker of the Power Line blog gushed that the speech was "tremendous" and "...Read more

All I Can Say is Sweden is Just Stupid

From the Right / Mona Charen /

President Donald Trump was more right than wrong about Sweden. Fox News was slightly misleading.

As you've heard, Trump referred to "(what happened) last night in Sweden." On Twitter, smug critics circulated lists of anodyne events like concerts and road accidents and accused the president of inventing a terror attack. He didn't cite a terror ...Read more

Patriotism, Not Nationalism

From the Right / Mona Charen /

National Review has sparked an important debate about nationalism. As someone who has been accused throughout her life of excessive love of country (can't count the number of times I've been reproached for arguing that despite slavery, Jim Crow and the internment of Japanese-Americans, our country is eminently lovable), I feel a bit awkward ...Read more

Another Kind of Resistance

From the Right / Mona Charen /

There is no way to prove this, but see if you agree with me: The average American parent would be glad to see his public high school celebrate Martin Luther King Day with tributes to the Civil Rights movement, lectures on the history of slavery and Jim Crow and discussions of the challenges faced by blacks and other minorities in America today. ...Read more

It's Not What You Say; It's How You Say It

From the Right / Mona Charen /

On Feb. 9, 1950, at a speech before the Ohio County Women's Republican Club in Wheeling, West Virginia, Sen. Joe McCarthy brandished a piece of paper. "I have here in my hand a list of 205 ... known to the secretary of state as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State ...Read more

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