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Piggy bank with graduation hat and jar with money for education on table. Tuition fees concept

Who Wants Higher Tuition?

President Joe Biden and Democrats want to lower the cost of higher education by increasing Pell Grants and forgiving student debt. Biden wants to forgive $10,000 per student. Progressives want to up the ante to $50,000 per individual. Here's a novel idea: Maybe the better way to cut the cost of college is to cut the cost of college. Read More ›
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Beware the Street Name Police

Do I care about Robert E. Lee? Not really. I care about a political atmosphere that is so toxic that the South's heritage must be utterly obliterated. Or else. People are afraid to speak up lest they be labeled as racists, when what they really are is tolerant. Read More ›
New York City, NYC, USA
New York City, NYC, USA

The Witch Hunt Party in the Looking Glass

There was more reluctance than indignation in President Joe Biden's voice when he told reporters Tuesday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign. His remarks occurred hours after the Empire State's attorney general, Letitia James, announced that investigators found Cuomo had sexually harassed a number of state employees and his behavior created a "hostile work environment." Read More ›
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Want to Solve Homelessness? Call a Cop

"We can end homelessness in the State of California," California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Monday. It's a goal Newsom shares with President Joe Biden, despite Democrats' inability to curb homelessness by throwing money at it. Read More ›
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Who Will Prosecute the Prosecutors?

Fun fact: It took special counsel Robert Mueller less than two years to release his report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane. It's been more than two years since then Attorney General William Barr named John Durham to head a probe into the origins of the Russian investigation. Read More ›
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Marvin Olasky’s ‘Lament’ for Earthly Father Leads to Heavenly One

Why do sons write books about their fathers? Perhaps it’s because they feel a need to figure out the guy who sired their existence. If they’re like Marvin Olasky, the eminent public intellectual who edits World magazine, the act of writing promises to make someone distant and mysterious “come alive.” Read More ›
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California Targets Free Speech and Charities

After the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling Thursday that invalidated California's practice of demanding that charities disclose their largest donors to the state attorney general, lawyer Casey Mattox of the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation marveled at the coalition that came together to fight the machine. Read More ›
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Jan. 6 or June 2020

President Joe Biden released his National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism on Tuesday. A fact sheet on the measure cautioned that narratives about election fraud, the Jan. 6 Capitol breach and COVID-19 "will almost certainly spur" extremist groups to engage in domestic violence this year. Read More ›