We don’t know what the Obamas’ deal with Netflix is. They may be a draw personally, but having a constituency is not the same thing as knowing how to produce great content, as Al Gore’s experiment with Current TV showed.
Liberals’ faulty thinking about Michael Avenatti goes like this: “It’s OK if he acts badly because he’s accomplishing things.” Lawyer Ken White sees a parallel to the way avid Trump supporters defend the president’s unsavory behavior.
Never Trumpers think he is the opposite of conservative: a radical intent on upending order and smashing tradition, twin pillars of their political philosophy. Among grass-roots partisans, though, they appear to be losing sway.
Even if the president’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen explicitly sold access in the form of meetings with Trump administration officials, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to mount a successful public-corruption prosecution.
Matthew Vines, a gay Christian, does a good job of refuting the “clobber quotes” — places in the Bible often interpreted as condemning homosexuality — in “The Gay Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality,” a video easily findable online.
Condemning violent criminals for acting like animals is certainly defensible. But all this context requires a context of its own, which is Trump’s general approach to immigration and crime. He frequently links the two.
The lavish support of Charles Koch and many other conservative donors has surely been a big factor in the department’s success and prominence. But that’s true any time someone makes a big donation for a particular purpose.
Democrats bend over backward to show conservative white voters respect, only to see some remark taken out of context and their entire agenda characterized as stealing from white people to give undeserved benefits to shiftless minorities.
Perhaps most importantly, President George W. Bush was “America Best,” not “America First.” He was hugely patriotic and optimistic about America’s role in the world, but not in service of denigrating other countries or cultures.
A splendid new organization, Speech First, headed by Nicole Neily, is not content merely to respond after the fact to violations of students’ constitutional rights. It is suing the University of Michigan over its free speech policies.
If the United States were at its pre-recession level of labor force participation, today’s unemployment rate wouldn’t be 3.9 percent — it would be a disappointing 8.6 percent. The opioid epidemic is one of the biggest culprits.
The best solution, obviously, would be to stop horse slaughter altogether, which we’re close to accomplishing in the U.S. Slaughter for human consumption is currently not permitted here — but not yet permanently outlawed.
The law at issue is PASPA, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which Congress enacted in 1992. It prohibited states from either operating sports gambling or authorizing private actors like casinos to run sports gambling.
Megan Jones, a daughter of evangelical missionaries who was then a graduate student at the University of Kansas, entered the political arena over Kansas’ gun laws. “That really made me angry,” she recalled in an interview in March.
This campaign is a continuation of one Martin Luther King Jr. was working on when he was killed. In 2018 as in 1968, its challenge — and promise — lie in getting people to understand the intersectionality of their problems.
Until the Robert Bork nomination in 1987, Supreme Court fights were remarkably staid affairs. But by the late ‘80s, the court had become a bulwark for laws that should be in the portfolio of the legislative or executive branch.
Pence praised Trump once every 12 seconds for three minutes: “I’m deeply humbled.” Judging by the number of times Pence announces himself “humbled,” he might seem proud of his humility, but that is impossible because pride is a sin.
The whole point of feminism was to give women the freedom to make their own decisions. We now seem mostly to agree that women shouldn’t be told how to lead their lives by men. Why should being told what to do by other women be different?
Horses that ran their best in the Kentucky Derby will be off to the slaughterhouse in the next two to three years. Because the U.S. has outlawed horse slaughter, some may be among the 130,000 sent out of sight to die, horribly.
Crossroads Academy high school students plan to travel to the Global Solutions Lab next month and share ideas for solving some of the world's most pressing issues at the United Nations in New York City.