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    Who Gets to Define Campus Rape?

    Who Gets to Define Campus Rape?


    Gleckman-Krut & Bedera, New York TimesThat is the core question raised by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s decision this month to replace Obama-era guidelines on how universities handle sexual misconduct complaints. In a strongly worded speech, Ms....

    Gleckman-Krut & Bedera, New York Times
    That is the core question raised by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s decision this month to replace Obama-era guidelines on how universities handle sexual misconduct complaints. In a strongly worded speech, Ms. DeVos made clear that she believed the previous administration had used “intimidation and coercion” to force colleges to adopt disciplinary procedures that deprived accused students of their rights.
    Higher Ed's Latest Taboo Is 'Bourgeois Norms'

    Higher Ed's Latest Taboo Is 'Bourgeois Norms'


    Heather Mac Donald, Wall Street JournalAn op-ed praising 1950s values provokes another campus meltdown— from the deans on...

    Heather Mac Donald, Wall Street Journal
    An op-ed praising 1950s values provokes another campus meltdown— from the deans on down.
    When the U.S. Almost Went to War With North Korea

    When the U.S. Almost Went to War With North Korea


    Gordon Sander, PoliticoOn August 19, 1976, the day after the Republican Party nominated President Gerald Ford as its candidate in the forthcoming presidential election against Democrat Jimmy Carter, readers of the New York Times were greeted by the...

    Gordon Sander, Politico
    On August 19, 1976, the day after the Republican Party nominated President Gerald Ford as its candidate in the forthcoming presidential election against Democrat Jimmy Carter, readers of the New York Times were greeted by the following harrowing front page headline:
    Listen Up, U.N.: Trump Means What He's Telling You

    Listen Up, U.N.: Trump Means What He's Telling You


    John Moody, FOX NewsTo all you besuited, bespectacled, and soon-to-be bewildered diplomats slogging around the United Nations General Assembly this week, try to understand this: Donald Trump means every word of what he's going to tell you. Which is: the...

    John Moody, FOX News
    To all you besuited, bespectacled, and soon-to-be bewildered diplomats slogging around the United Nations General Assembly this week, try to understand this: Donald Trump means every word of what he's going to tell you. Which is: the United States is done with being blamed for everything that goes wrong in the world, and then paying to fix it.
    The Hapless Smear Campaign Against Jim Comey

    The Hapless Smear Campaign Against Jim Comey


    Bradley Moss, PoliticoFrom the moment Steve Bannon stated in his 60 Minutes interview that President Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey was the biggest political mistake in modern presidential history, there simply was no...

    Bradley Moss, Politico
    From the moment Steve Bannon stated in his 60 Minutes interview that President Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey was the biggest political mistake in modern presidential history, there simply was no chance that this week would proceed without a fair amount of political insanity. The fact that the president’s former chief strategist would publicly and brazenly disparage that decision was bound to result in a fierce White House pushback. And so it has. But over the past three days, the White House has repeatedly advanced flawed and in some instances...
    New Deadline for FBI as Trump Dossier Standoff Deepens

    New Deadline for FBI as Trump Dossier Standoff Deepens


    Byron York, DC ExaminerNunes originally subpoenaed the FBI and Justice on Aug. 24, demanding dossier documents by Sept. 1. When none were produced, Nunes agreed to extend the deadline to September 14. During that time, arrangements were made for...

    Byron York, DC Examiner
    Nunes originally subpoenaed the FBI and Justice on Aug. 24, demanding dossier documents by Sept. 1. When none were produced, Nunes agreed to extend the deadline to September 14. During that time, arrangements were made for intelligence committee investigators to visit the Justice Department to make sure officials on both sides understood precisely which documents the committee seeks.
    Leftists at UVA Prove Trump Right on Jefferson Statues

    Leftists at UVA Prove Trump Right on Jefferson Statues


    Daniel Payne, The FederalistAll of which is to say that Trump was right to ask his question, and his critics—histrionic, hysterical, unwilling to acknowledge just how unhinged activist progressivism has become in twenty-first-century America—were...

    Daniel Payne, The Federalist
    All of which is to say that Trump was right to ask his question, and his critics—histrionic, hysterical, unwilling to acknowledge just how unhinged activist progressivism has become in twenty-first-century America—were wrong. Of course they’re going to come for the other statues; that was a given. Whether they succeed in tearing them down depends on the resolve and the integrity of the people who are in charge of such decisions. “Where does it stop?” We’ll surely find out soon enough, one way or the other.
    'The First White President' Is a 'Bad Dude'

    'The First White President' Is a 'Bad Dude'


    Jonathan Capehart, Washington PostI have a confession to make. I have not been as enamored of Ta-Nehisi Coates and his writing on race as some white people, particularly liberals, are. In fact, recently, I’ve discovered that I’m not alone in thinking...

    Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post
    I have a confession to make. I have not been as enamored of Ta-Nehisi Coates and his writing on race as some white people, particularly liberals, are. In fact, recently, I’ve discovered that I’m not alone in thinking that Coates’s views on race are too emotional, too dark, too relentlessly pessimistic. As one friend wrote in an email, “I tend not to agree with Coates because the premise of everything he writes is all white people in this country are evil and just look at the history of America to prove it. I tend to be a lot less cynical than that.”
    An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Dream Is Real

    An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Dream Is Real


    Jason Hill, CommentaryI read your book Between the World and Me, an elegant and poetic elegy written to your son on “the question,” as you put it, “of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the [American] Dream.” In the...

    Jason Hill, Commentary
    I read your book Between the World and Me, an elegant and poetic elegy written to your son on “the question,” as you put it, “of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the [American] Dream.” In the book, you reflect on your revelatory experiences, from the fears you felt growing up in your neighborhood in Baltimore to attending Howard University to visiting the South Side of Chicago to your relentless study of African history to your reckoning with the meaning of the Civil War. Many of your readers will come to know the often lonely and...
    Will Trump Keep Swimming With the Democrats?

    Will Trump Keep Swimming With the Democrats?


    Jeffrey Frank, The New YorkerHe does keep surprising us, doesn’t he? The quasi-alliance that sprang up between Donald Trump and Democratic leaders on issues such as hurricane aid may not last long—it’s fraying already—but then party loyalty has...

    Jeffrey Frank, The New Yorker
    He does keep surprising us, doesn’t he? The quasi-alliance that sprang up between Donald Trump and Democratic leaders on issues such as hurricane aid may not last long—it’s fraying already—but then party loyalty has never been Trump’s thing. One need only recall the first Republican debate, more than two years ago, with ten Presidential aspirants on the main stage. (There were seven more at the “undercard” event.) One of the first questions was posed by Fox News’s Bret Baier, who asked for a show of hands: Was there anyone who wouldn’t...
    Trump to Push Nationalist Policy in First U.N. Address

    Trump to Push Nationalist Policy in First U.N. Address


    Fassihi & Stokols, WSJIn his first speech at a U.N. General Assembly, president will appeal to others’ self-interest on North Korea, Iran and...

    Fassihi & Stokols, WSJ
    In his first speech at a U.N. General Assembly, president will appeal to others’ self-interest on North Korea, Iran and terror
    World Leaders, Help Us Out Here

    World Leaders, Help Us Out Here


    Jen Psaki, CNNWhen world leaders meet with Trump for the first time at the UN General Assembly, they'll have golden opportunity to press him on North Korea, Iran nuclear deal, Paris climate pact and human rights. Don't let the US down, writes Jen...

    Jen Psaki, CNN
    When world leaders meet with Trump for the first time at the UN General Assembly, they'll have golden opportunity to press him on North Korea, Iran nuclear deal, Paris climate pact and human rights. Don't let the US down, writes Jen Psaki.
    A Way Out for Dems: The President Offers a Deal

    A Way Out for Dems: The President Offers a Deal


    William Allen, American GreatnessPresident Trump is offering Democrats a lifeline with his recent efforts to work with their leadership on budget negotiations and the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for illegal aliens. With...

    William Allen, American Greatness
    President Trump is offering Democrats a lifeline with his recent efforts to work with their leadership on budget negotiations and the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for illegal aliens. With Republicans showing themselves unwilling to bring their party more in line with
    What Happened? America's Political Axis Tilted.

    What Happened? America's Political Axis Tilted.


    Eugene Robinson, Washington PostThe traditional Democratic-to-Republican political axis is no longer a valid schematic of U.S. political...

    Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
    The traditional Democratic-to-Republican political axis is no longer a valid schematic of U.S. political opinion.
    Trump's U.N. Trip Draws Spotlight to Nikki Haley

    Trump's U.N. Trip Draws Spotlight to Nikki Haley


    Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPoliticsAs President Trump prepares to deliver his maiden speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, his visit to the Manhattan headquarters also places a spotlight on his top ambassador, Nikki Haley, who has...

    Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics
    As President Trump prepares to deliver his maiden speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, his visit to the Manhattan headquarters also places a spotlight on his top ambassador, Nikki Haley, who has emerged as a high-profile player on the foreign policy stage.
    What Really Drives China's North Korea Policy?

    What Really Drives China's North Korea Policy?


    Shulsky & Libby, RealClearPoliticsLast week, China weakened a UN Security Council resolution against North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs by excluding an embargo on oil sales to Pyongyang. Nonetheless, Secretary of State Tillerson urged China, as...

    Shulsky & Libby, RealClearPolitics
    Last week, China weakened a UN Security Council resolution against North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs by excluding an embargo on oil sales to Pyongyang. Nonetheless, Secretary of State Tillerson urged China, as a great power, to embargo such sales unilaterally. It seems unlikely that even the Secretary believes his request will be honored.
    Trump's Move to the Left Ensures a Primary Opponent

    Trump's Move to the Left Ensures a Primary Opponent


    Shirley & Mauer, RCPIs it realistic for someone to challenge the president in 2020? Trump’s loyal apprentices who will vote for him no matter what – he said as much during the 2016 primaries – but that means little. Ford was an incumbent and nearly...

    Shirley & Mauer, RCP
    Is it realistic for someone to challenge the president in 2020? Trump’s loyal apprentices who will vote for him no matter what – he said as much during the 2016 primaries – but that means little. Ford was an incumbent and nearly lost the nomination in ’76, even though Reagan received more votes in the primaries. Being president does not make you immune. Just ask Harry Truman in 1952. Or LBJ in 1968. A recent poll from early August revealed that over half of Republicans in New Hampshire would, if faced with a John Kasich vs. Trump primary, vote for the Ohio governor....