• Two Weeks of Great Clarity

    Two Weeks of Great Clarity

    If you prize clarity, then these past weeks were some of the best in memory. 1. When America leads, the world is better. For the first time in eight years, the allies of America and the world's decent people celebrated America's return to leadership. Just about all of them understand…

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  • Purists Kill Whatever They Believe In

    Purists Kill Whatever They Believe In

    According to The New York Times, 10 moderates, 15 conservatives, and eight other Republicans would have voted against the Republican repeal and replace Obamacare bill. So, then, 15 or so conservatives made it impossible to pass the bill favored by nearly every other Republican and by President Donald Trump. If…

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  • A Nation of Immigrants — Only If They Assimilate

    A Nation of Immigrants — Only If They Assimilate

    I am writing this column in Japan, a country whose crime rate is the lowest among countries with large populations. I asked my Japanese translator, a middle-aged woman, what she thought. “Why is there is so little crime in Japan?” I asked. Without taking a moment to reflect, she responded,…

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  • Why Professors Object to Being Recorded

    Why Professors Object to Being Recorded

    After the election of Donald Trump as president, a professor at Orange Coast College in California, Olga Perez Stable Cox, went into an extended hate-rant against the president-elect. Among other things, she described the Trump election as an “act of terrorism,” labelled him a “white supremacist” and called Vice-President-Elect Mike…

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  • Audi: The Car for the Unhappy Woman

    Audi: The Car for the Unhappy Woman

    In the Audi Super Bowl ad, a male voice in grave tones says: “What do I tell my daughter? “Do I tell that her grandpa is worth more than her grandma? “That her dad is worth more than her mom? “Do I tell her that despite her education, her drive,…

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