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by | Jun 9, 2022

Once again, after the terrible school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Democrats are calling for gun control. A cynic might say calling for gun control is the perfect strategy for Democrats: They know it will never happen, so it makes a…

by | Feb 8, 2022

A memo was delivered to this column — obviously by mistake, given its contents. It had clearly been dropped, trampled on, recovered, and then delivered wrongly because the address was by then unclear, and parts of it were unintelligible: Washington…

by | Feb 3, 2022

The king is dead. Long live the queen. That’s not quite what the Dem-Libs were shouting when Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his impending retirement — except, of course, the Biden administration didn’t have the decency to let him…

by | Jan 28, 2022

It has become ever more difficult in recent years to write satire because the world is going crazy so fast that satire becomes reality — sometimes poisonous reality — before you can finish writing or even start laughing. Even somewhat…

by | Jan 11, 2022

Neal Freeman wrote last week in The American Spectator that the “National Conservatives,” as they style themselves, and Christopher DeMuth, the chairman of the two conferences the NatCons have held, have chosen to “move on” (as Freeman puts it) from…

by | Dec 24, 2021

The most extraordinary letter received here in 2021 (or perhaps in the last five years) was a response to an email of mine on colleges’ appointing atheist chaplains. The letter (edited to protect the writer) went as follows: The appointment…

by | Jun 28, 2021

The past has its charms, but it’s still the past. Andy Kessler of the Wall Street Journal (and no doubt thousands of others) seems mesmerized by an antitrust theory developed in the 1960s. In case you haven’t been paying attention,…

by | May 21, 2021

Your son is about to start his second year at college. You get a notice from the school saying that he must, every morning, jump up and down 12 times, three times facing north, three facing south, three east, and…

by | May 30, 2020

Reading the Washington Post every morning is not a labor of love. It’s just a labor — like watching CNN or any of the other progressive, identitarian, woke “news” outlets. But with the correct attitude it can be a hoot….

by | Jan 18, 2020

Can a woman get elected president? Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s possible disagreement was a cause célèbre at the most recent (and boring) debate among six Democrats vying for their party’s nomination. Is their question the same as “Can a…

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