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Conservatives Should Not Abandon the Free Press
The same day that lawyers for 16-year Covington High student Nicholas Sandmann filed a $250 million defamation suit against the Washington Post, Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that the court revisit and overturn the media’s most important...
Zion Williamson’s Injury and the Injustice of College Sports
The Duke star’s scary knee sprain highlights the fundamental wrong done to young athletes by the NCAA.
Leave John Wayne and his airport alone — for now
It’s too late to blacklist John Wayne, and it’s too illegal to ban his films, so critics are going after the only emblem they can: John Wayne Airport.
Was kiss in iconic picture an unwanted sexual advance? She didn’t see it that way
The iconic photo of a post-war back-bending kiss in Times Square has, in recent years, been reinterpreted as more forceful than friendly.
RIP Culture War Thread
Slate Star Codex
I. I Come To Praise Caesar, Not To Bury Him Several years ago, an SSC reader made an r/slatestarcodex subreddit for discussion of blog posts here and related topics. As per the usual process, the t…
Publishing legend Betty Ballantine dies in Bearsville at 99
Hudson Valley One
Betty Ballantine, editorial half of the husband/wife team who pioneered the American paperback, died — as she’d wished she might — in her home on Ballantine Hill in Bearsville.
In Memory of Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner, murdered 50 years ago in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing
The deaths of Eddie and Leon changed the lives of their families forever. And decades later, would change mine.
The Sources of the West’s Decline
The American Interest
The growing problems in the Transatlantic community long precede the Trump Administration, Brexit, and the rise of populist movements.
Good piece on the fraying of the "liberal order"
The Creeping Liberalism in American Islam
Far from spreading Shariah, as Islamophobes have suggested, America’s Muslim clerics are focusing on a more familiar trend: youngsters blending into American life.
America Is Not as Racist as Jussie Smollet's Defenders Fear or White Supremacists Hope
We make a mistake when we think outliers somehow represent who we are as a country.
Strategy Isn’t Everything
Sean Trende, one of my favorite analysts, has an interesting thread expressing his consternation at the folks at the Bulwark and what they are up to.
Not the Fun Kind of Feminist
How Trump helped make Andrea Dworkin relevant again.
Stop Letting People Lie to You About Hate Crime and Human Trafficking Spikes
Elizabeth Nolan Brown
Government statistics often show more reports of both. That doesn't mean either is on the rise.
カワウソコタローとハナ ピアノを弾く Otter Kotaro&Hana Playing The Piano
How to Fight Anti-Semitism | The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center | New York City
Sadly in Washington, DC that day and still haven't figured out how to be in 2 places at once
Rush Limbaugh Has Betrayed Principles For Politics and His Audience Doesn’t Care
But you should
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This Is What You’re Not Tweeting About
Published in print with British press Open Pen. Published online for Arc Digital with Open Pen’s permission.
Outrage culture is out of control
Because I questioned the excess of the #MeToo movement in a YouTube series, my husband's business is now in jeopardy.
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