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Kevin Portteus
Kevin Portteus is an associate professor at Hillsdale College, where he holds the Lawrence Fertig chair in politics.
by | Sep 7, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh began with a series of embarrassing spectacles engineered by Leftists in and out of the Senate. Inside, Democratic Senators interrupted the proceedings at least 40 times in…

by | Nov 4, 2017

We all knew it would happen eventually. The social justice warriors, having spent their fury on monuments to the Confederacy, have gone in search of other targets. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they have set their sights on America’s sixteenth…

by | Feb 12, 2016

Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that “the world has never had a good definition of the word ‘liberty.’” Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the…

by | Oct 30, 2013

I NEVER WENT to graduate school, but I did graduate studies of a kind in a D.A.’s office. The district attorney was Jim Garrison, and his main interest was the assassination of President Kennedy. I worked with Garrison for two…

by | Oct 2, 2013

I spent a couple of nights in Berkeley. That may bring student radicals to mind, but they are long gone. Some of the professors still at the university no doubt filled the bill, but now they hold the whip hand…

by | Sep 18, 2013

Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design By Stephen C. Meyer (HarperOne, 496 pages, $28.99) Recently the Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer published Darwin’s Doubt, a book that raises many questions about the theory…

by | Aug 7, 2013

THE SOVIET mathematician Igor Shafarevich once spelled out the elements that have inspired socialists throughout the ages. Having won many prizes, he was freed from Soviet oversight and spent his days in the Moscow University library. Not surprisingly, it was…

by | Jul 19, 2013

GLOBAL WARMING BECAME the environmentalists cause celebre in the late 1980s. They had turned on a dime, for only a few years earlier global cooling had been their mantra. They didn’t know what had caused that earlier “cooling trend,” but…

by | Jul 11, 2013

I’ve given up on network television, but I still often watch the PBS NewsHour, mostly out of habit. Until about three years ago it was run by Jim Lehrer, who today is called executive editor.  But his connection has become ever…

by | Apr 30, 2013

ONE PARADOX OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY is how it has retained the support of young people and minorities despite the damage its policies have done to their economic prospects,” wrote the Wall Street Journal in a February editorial. “In his latest…

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