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How the West Changed the World for the…

Bust of Plato in the library of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters) Its achievements were built on Jerusalem and Athens — revelation and reason. Last week a white supremacist murdered 50 innocent Muslims…

The SPLC Designates Itself

Morris Dees in a Southern Poverty Law Center video (SPLC/via YouTube) The SPLC: a left-wing outfit with the same shoddy standards as Joe McCarthy, but with a better business sense.  The Southern Poverty Law Center…

Withered Ivy

On the campus of Yale University in 2012 (File photo: Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters) Higher-ed institutions have long ignored merit and squelched freedom, all while failing to educate. A  number of liberal bastions are daily being hammered —…

The Extraordinary Jeffrey Hart

Professor Jeffrey Hart Scenes from a life, excerpts from a mind Jeffrey Hart was one of the brightest, most learned people I have ever known. He had a prodigious memory and instant recall. I never…

Stick a Fork in O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke speaks with supporters during a three day road trip, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, March 15, 2019. (Ben Brewer/Reuters) The boutique candidate will quickly get eaten up by the media If, as I wrote…

Theranos and the Dangers of Silicon Valley Hubris

Elizabeth Holmes in The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO) A new documentary explores the scandal that engulfed Elizabeth Holmes’s now-infamous biotech startup. ‘There’s no shortcut to really hard work,” Elizabeth Holmes claimed…

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Just Stop Spending

President Trump in the White House, Washington, D.C., March 14, 2019 (Jim Young/Reuters) Under the budget just proposed by President Trump, we’re not only spending money we don’t have -- we’re spending money we don’t…

Amy Webb’s ‘The Big Nine’ predicts the impact…

The year is 2023, and Google, Microsoft, and other influential AI companies are joining an international coalition of businesses and democratic governments to declare AI a public good. Using China’s AI strategy as motivation, teachers…