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A parable of ‘privilege-hoarding’

WASHINGTON — Nestled on the Front Range of the Rockies, the city of Crystal was a largely upper-middle-class paradise, chock full of health-conscious and socially conscious — meaning, of course, impeccably progressive — Coloradans. Then in slithered a serpent in the form of a proposal for ...

Unequal justice

One doesn’t have to be a cynic to be cynical about the Justice Department’s decision not to hold former FBI Director James Comey accountable for what an Inspector General report called his violation of FBI policies and his setting a “dangerous example” in order to “achieve a ...

The threat of red Britain

Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson has, to his credit, seized the initiative in the battle over whether Britain will truly exit the EU, and on what terms. But no one can know how this high-stakes gamble will turn out. Johnson just lost his slender parliamentary majority, and the prospect of a ...

Criminologists mislead us

John Paul Wright, professor at University of Cincinnati, and Matthew DeLisi professor at Iowa State University have penned a powerful article titled “What Criminologists Don’t Say, and Why,” in City Journal, Summer 2017. There is significant bias among criminologists. The reason for that ...

Prescription for danger: Risky meds

When you pick up your prescription at the pharmacy, it isn’t labeled “made in China,” but odds are that’s where many of your medications come from. President Donald Trump is calling on U.S. industries to manufacture here at home instead of outsourcing to China. Drug companies should ...

Stop mental health data mining of our kids

No, no, no. Hell, no! That’s my response to the latest trial balloon floated by the White House to join a program monitoring Americans’ “neurobehavioral signs” to (purportedly) prevent gun violence. President Donald Trump’s old friend, former NBC head Bob Wright, has been pushing ...