Jason Michael Morgan
[U]niversities are not akin to ships, moving through uncharted waters toward horizons of higher truth. No, American institutes of higher learning are plagues of locusts. Firing a single shot at them is as effective as squishing one insect in the swarm.
Aaron D. Wolf
From the beginning, Barack Obama’s dreams of endless “Change,” of permanent national flux, were a recipe for racial animosity and violence. Ultimately, the impression that his words left was that magnanimity is impossible.
The civil-rights revolution effected a sea change not only in the realm of law but in the political culture; unless that change is reversed or ameliorated, the displacement of property rights by civil rights will become permanent and all-encompassing.
Chilton Williamson, Jr.
The Democrats and the rest of the left are taking the results of last November’s election no better than they predicted the Republicans and the right would do if their man lost.
Scott P. Richert
A sober, rational discussion of the danger of fake news has been hampered by the problem of definition: What, exactly, qualifies as fake news?
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