Paul Beston
The biggest fight in a generation has plenty to fascinate, but it’s not quite the old days.
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Theodore Dalrymple
The new Whitney Museum looks like a torture chamber.


Larry Sand
Teachers’ union propaganda is creeping into California’s public school curricula.

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Playing at Protest
Seth Barron
Gotham’s confused politicians demonstrate against a system they own and operate.
The Food Stamp Pirouette
Francis Menton
By Washington’s own metrics, the program makes no dent whatsoever on poverty rates—except when it does.
Freedom From Choice?
Edward Feser
Too often, bad philosophy masquerades as good science.
Steps on an Upward Ladder
Oren Cass
Why the government should subsidize low-wage work.
Free Speech in Peril
Myron Magnet
Trigger warning: may offend the illiberal or intolerant
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Jerry Weinberger
From classical times until the nineteenth century, almost all philosophers wrote between the lines.
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Steven Malanga
The New York mayor brings his out-of-touch progressive message to the heartland.
“That’s the Way We Play Our Game”
Seth Barron
New York City’s first family has cynically made political use of their children.
Cuomo’s Sluggish “Start-up”
E. J. McMahon
The New York governor’s economic-development program is heavy on hype but light on jobs.
Tragedy, Not Pattern
Heather Mac Donald
Unjustified police shootings, like that of Walter Scott, remain rare.

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Fred Siegel
The rise of environment-
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In the News

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The Sacramento Bee
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| A Tale of Two First Ladies
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The Press-Enterprise
| Don't swat gadflies for civility's sake
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| Why Would Anyone Follow Detroit's Pension Plan?
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