• Different Views of “Community Service”

    Different Views of “Community Service”

    You might expect Senate candidates to disagree on policies but in today's polarized politics they often differ on fundamental values as well. In the Voters' Pamphlet in Washington State, candidates list their “Community Service” and Republican challenger Susan Hutchison, cites a wealth of involvements, including board membership for Children's Hospital,…

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  • Losing Her Million Dollar Bet

    Losing Her Million Dollar Bet

    Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to affirm her Native American identity and to collect a million dollars in the process: President Trump in a rally promised to pay that much if DNA tests could “prove she's an Indian.” Now she cites tests indicating her genetic Indian ancestry is as much as…

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  • Lessons from the Kavanaugh Climax

    Lessons from the Kavanaugh Climax

    For three reasons, confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh has been a damaging disaster for Democrats. First, those Democrats have been indignant in defeat, and America hates sore losers. New talk of impeaching Kavanaugh, or continuing to smear him, only makes the Democrats look extreme and vicious. Second, the whole Kavanaugh fight…

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  • No, the Gold Rush Wasn’t Racist

    No, the Gold Rush Wasn’t Racist

    At Cal State Long Beach, a handsome statue known as “Prospector Pete” will be moved and sports teams will drop the “The ‘49ers' mascot” because Gold Rush references now count as racist. One Native American activist said that “walking by a statue that's put in a prominent place… that's another…

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  • No, the Gold Rush Wasn’t Racist

    No, the Gold Rush Wasn’t Racist

    At Cal State Long Beach, a handsome statue known as “Prospector Pete” will be moved and sports teams will drop the “The ‘49ers' mascot” because Gold Rush references now count as racist. One Native American activist said that “walking by a statue that's put in a prominent place… that's another…

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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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  • 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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