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  • Is Private Bad Judgement Relevant to High Public Office?

    Is Private Bad Judgement Relevant to High Public Office?

    The controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court poses complicated questions about the connection between private misbehavior and service in high office. In the 1960's, a 21-year old college student met a married public official when she was assigned to write a term paper about him. He made…

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  • The Real Basis for Anti-Kavanaugh Hysteria

    The Real Basis for Anti-Kavanaugh Hysteria

    Hysterical opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court isn't based on the alleged sexual assault of a teenager in the distant past; it's based on fears of judicial assault on the purported “right to abortion” in the near future. The determination to defeat Kavanaugh started long before Christine…

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  • Ford, Ramirez and a Woman Named Broaddrick

    As with the first allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, his second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, levels a claim of sexual abuse supposedly witnessed by others. As to why this accuser came forward, Ronan Farrow, co-author of the New Yorker piece that broke the story, said: “She came forward because…

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  • Kavanaugh Fight Shows Liberal Hypocrisy

    Kavanaugh Fight Shows Liberal Hypocrisy

    Whatever the final outcome of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation fight, the struggle has exposed the hypocrisy of Democratic opinion leaders in stark, glaring terms. They seek to destroy Judge Kavanaugh over uncorroborated charges about drunken teenaged incidents 36 years ago, while they rally behind a sitting Congressman, and their party's…

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  • What Does Female Empowerment Mean?

    My last column elicited tens of thousands of comments – from the thoughtful to the sick – on the internet and Twitter. In the column, I made two points. One was that the accusation made against Judge Kavanaugh – for which there is no evidence, that was made by an…

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  • Senate Must Resist a Last-Ditch Smear

    Senate Must Resist a Last-Ditch Smear

    In their desperate attempt to smear Judge Brett Kavanaugh, many left-leaning commentators try to connect him to #MeToo malefactors like Harvey Weinstein. For two reasons, this association is utterly unfair. First, the #MeToo villains all exploited positions of power; Kavanaugh was a 17-year-old high school junior at the time of…

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