British Novelist to American Grads: There’s Nothing Virtuous about Being Offended

Mark Antonio Wright National Review 5/19/2015

A rather uneventful college commencement season full of the usual platitudes and bromides was shaken up by British novelist Ian McEwan’s refreshingly challenging the zeitgeist of trigger warnings, free-speech zones, and campus censorship at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania this week.

McEwan did not shy away from addressing the current […]

Full Speech: Rand Paul announces 2016 presidential bid

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announces he will run for president in 2016.

CBS News 4/7/2015

 

 

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After Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) announced the launch of his 2016 presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) released the following statement welcoming him into the […]

Indiana’s Law Is Not the Return of Jim Crow

Jonah Goldberg National Review Online 4/1/2015

…The war for gay rights has been won, and that’s basically fine by me. But there are a few holdouts — most famously devout Christian wedding planners, florists, photographers, and bakers — who don’t want to be part of such things. Why a gay couple would want a photographer […]

Shuddering at a world without American values

Daniel Hannan Opinion The Washington Examiner 3/2/2015

…I love America’s obsession with immediacy and convenience: not just drive-thru Dunkin Donuts, but drive-thru wedding chapels. I love the fact that every city stages a Shakespeare festival, yet Americans persist in thinking of their national culture as low-brow. I love “The Simpsons” and “The Wire” and “America’s […]

Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak to the FCC: ‘Keep the Internet Free’

Steve Wozniak The Atlantic 12/21/2010

…When young, I remember clearly how my father told me why our country was so great, mainly based on the constitution and Bill of Rights. Over my lifetime, I’ve seen those rights disregarded at every step. Loopholes abound. It’s sad. For example, my (Eisenhower Republican) father explained the sanctity of […]

Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard

Robert Pear The New York Times 1/5/2015

For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.

Members of the […]