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Trump's caution is, at best, madcap

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

The worry last week was that the Trump administration was ginning up fake intelligence about Iran blowing up oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz to justify a war against Iran. Then, this week, President Donald Trump said the Iranian attacks weren't a big deal.

The episode is another indication of the underlying modesty -- not a very Trumpian ...Read more

Oberlin is forced to check its woke privilege

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

If there is one thing you learn about at Oberlin College, the notoriously progressive liberal arts college, it is surely privilege: white privilege, hetero privilege, gender privilege, you name it.

Now, an Ohio jury has identified an entirely new variety, woke privilege, and resolved to hold people who believe they are protected by it to ...Read more

Democrats are falling into a climate trap

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

The more the climate debate changes, the more it stays the same.

Polls show that the public is worried about climate change, but that doesn't mean that it is any more ready to bear any burden or pay any price to combat it.

If President Donald Trump claws his way to victory again in Pennsylvania and the Upper Midwest, his path will likely go ...Read more

CEOs standing foursquare for abortion

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Clarity of thought and expression about moral issues is not a core competency of CEOs.

If anyone had any doubt, look no further than the "historic" pro-abortion statement by nearly 200 CEOs that ran in a full-page ad in The New York Times. It is a festival of absurdity and euphemism, an exercise in perverse virtue-signaling to a progressive ...Read more

Post-liberalism will reach a dead end

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

The most bracing pieces are sometimes the least defensible.

So it is with Sohrab Ahmari's fusillade in the religious journal First Things against my National Review colleague David French that has occasioned a cataract of conservative commentary.

Ahmari's piece is part of the "post-liberal" ferment among a coterie of mostly Catholic writers on...Read more

The Daily Beast's alleged scoop is actually pretty shabby

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Breaking news: Some guy posted a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi.

But fear not. The website The Daily Beast sprang into action. It tracked down the random, Trump-supporting man who allegedly posted the offending clip, hounded him until he talked, then published his name and other details about his life in a shocking instance of harassment ...Read more

The wayward special counsel's performance won't age well

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

In the end, by-the-book Robert Mueller departed wildly from the book.

He invented an extraconstitutional legal standard for his obstruction investigation and acted, at best, in violation of the spirit of the special-counsel regulations.

His departing act was a public statement meant to influence the public debate in a manner inappropriate for ...Read more

On the crime bill, Biden has nothing to apologize for

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Donald Trump and Bill de Blasio agree: Joe Biden should be ashamed of his support for the 1994 crime bill.

The bipartisan legislation that was long a point of pride for Bill Clinton, who signed it into law, is now in such malodor that CNN the other day identified it in a chyron as the "infamous" crime bill.

Trump says that African Americans ...Read more

 

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