Politics

by | Apr 1, 2020

What does education look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? At the K-12 level, you’ve got problems. At the collegiate level, you’ve got existential problems. School is out for the year in most locales. More innovative districts are…

by | Apr 1, 2020

Last week, I returned from Spain, the coronavirus epicenter. I wasn’t back for more than 48 hours before I detected an ideological fault line running through America’s cultural response to coronavirus. It looks something like this: Liberals: “We are doomed!”…

by | Apr 1, 2020

This article is not going where you think it is. As most of my American Spectator readers know, don’t even try to guess where this is going. Just come along for the ride. (In a way, it is like the letter…

by | Apr 1, 2020

Carroll County, Maryland, is largely rural and, like the rest of rural America, had little reason to fear the coronavirus pandemic — until last week. Eighteen residents of a nursing home in Mount Airy were hospitalized, 77 of the facility’s…

by | Mar 31, 2020

Call it the pork that got chopped. And as always, the goal was laudable. In the world of Washington legislating, the goal is always laudable. This time around the goal was what is called in the arcana of policy-making “surprise…

by | Mar 31, 2020

Sometimes we hear tragic news of a terror bombing or other severe injury. Maybe it is Afghanis or Iraqis or Iranians harming brave Americans. Maybe it is Arabs attacking Jewish civilians in Israel. Maybe it is a maniac doing a…

by | Mar 30, 2020

These remarks were prepared for delivery at the spring meeting of the Philadelphia Society in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 28, 2020. The meeting was canceled due to the ongoing crisis. In the late summer of 2015, I called John…

by | Mar 30, 2020

In an entry in this space a couple weeks ago, I touched on the efforts of Nick Searcy — the actor and filmmaker who has since become a viral sensation with his hilarious cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” in response to…

by | Mar 30, 2020

Last week, hundreds of Iranians reportedly died from drinking methanol — industrial alcohol — believing it was a cure for the coronavirus. Iran’s experience is just another aspect of the panic over the coronavirus pandemic gripping many people and nations….

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