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The Campus Surveillance State

That many college campuses have adopted a culture of intellectual intolerance has become something of a cliché, as well as a chess piece in the culture wars that are now consuming our politics. One side has turned the campus woke-scolds into an all-purpose bogeyman, a preview of an imminent totalitarianism the likes of which we […]

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The Most Important Election of My Lifetime

2020 Election Preview Below, I’m including two items I have been working on for The Bulwark, one published this morning and the other probably going up in the next week, along with some additional commentary at the end about the relative importance of this election. And yes, you will find out that my main headline […]

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“Signposts on the Road to Hell”

Five Things You Need to Read Today 1. The Humanitarian with the Molotov Cocktail My article on looting and property rights is now up at The Bulwark, where it’s getting a fair bit of attention. I’m not the only one taking on this issue. At The Atlantic, Graeme Wood offers a scathing review of Vicky […]

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Biden Needs a Sister Souljah Month

I suggested a little while ago that Joe Biden needs a Sister Souljah moment, a reference to an incident in the 1992 presidential campaign when Bill Clinton criticized a race-baiting black rapper. Facing steep odds of winning the White House, Clinton took the chance of slightly alienating the radical wing of the Democratic party for the […]

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“Poof into Thin Air”

Five Things You Need to Read Today 1. “Poof into Thin Air” Whatever else we may get distracted by, there is one vast overhanging fact that affects everything about politics, the economy, education, and just about everything else this year: the coronavirus pandemic. And the biggest fact about this big fact is the monumental failure […]

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Intensified Peacefulness

What is happening to this country? Let me give you a few scenes from the past few weeks—vignettes of a nation seemingly falling apart. Protesters go online to boast about surrounding the car of a “white woman” and to complain that police came to her rescue and wouldn’t allow them to imprison her in her […]

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Neo-Classical Liberals

Five Things You Need to Read Today I finally got around to seeing the Broadway hit “Hamilton” when it debuted on television over the July 4 weekend. Since it seems a little late to do a full-scale review of a 5-year-old show, I settled for a Twitter thread which is unrolled here. Also, check out […]

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How Not to Defend America’s Heritage

In his speech at Mount Rushmore, President Trump came out against the current mania of mindless iconoclasm. Politically, it’s an obvious play. Sinking in the polls and going into what ought to be the middle of his reelection campaign down by nearly ten points, Trump is grasping for anything he can use to prop himself […]

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The Humanitarian with the Molotov Cocktail

The rioters who tried to burn and beat their way to a better world over the past few weeks are about to learn a rough lesson. The same ever-present cellphone cameras that capture police misconduct—would we ever have heard George Floyd’s name if all we had was the cops’ own description of his death as […]

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The Democratic People’s Republic of CHAZ

What does “defund the police” mean in practice? We may be getting a little rehearsal in miniature with the establishment of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, endearingly nicknamed CHAZ. This is the product of anti-police protests in Seattle that led the mayor to order the abandonment of one of the city’s downtown police precincts, ceding […]

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