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Olson: Packing the Supreme Court would lead to a slippery slope

By Walter Olson | “Nine seems to be a good number. It’s been that way for a long time … I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court.” The words of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an NPR interview last year point up something important. Whatever you think of the […]

Elder: Fatherless households; a national crisis

By Larry Elder | In a recent television appearance, I discussed my appointment to a presidential commission called “The Social Status of Black Men and Black Boys.” I called fatherless households America’s top domestic problem, a particularly severe phenomenon in the black community where nearly 70 percent of kids begin their lives in households with […]

Williams: Racial deception

By Walter E. Williams | During slavery, many black women, often in a forcible union with a white man, bore mixed-race children. Based on their percentage of white blood, they were deemed “mulattos,” “quadroons,” “octoroons” or even “hexadecaroons.” Depending on skin color, they could pass as white and avoid the gross racial discrimination suffered by […]

Olson: No, Amy Coney Barrett Is not ‘anti‐worker’

By Walter Olson | According to Sens. Sherrod Brown, D‐ Ohio, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D‐ Mass., Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is “anti‐ worker.” From Jacobin and Salon to In These Times, voices on the left have joined the chorus to denounce the Notre Dame‐trained jurist as overly inclined to side with bosses […]

Brennan: Debates miss key audience

By Tom Brennan | Those who plan those big debates are still missing an important point. The purpose of the debates is — or should be — to give the American public a better understanding of the presidential and vice presidential candidates. Both of this season’s nationally televised face-offs largely failed in that regard. The […]

Matzko: Talk radio is turning millions of Americans into conservatives

By Paul Matzko | At least 15 million Americans every week tune into one of the top 15 talk radio programs. They are not monolithically conservative, but they are overwhelmingly so. A dozen of the top 15 shows feature conservative or libertarian hosts — with devoted followings like Rush Limbaugh’s “Dittoheads” or Michael Savage’s “Savage Nation” — and […]

Healy: The long history of official lies about presidential health

By Gene Healy | Let’s hope President Trump’s health is as sound as he says it is and he’s well on the road to recovery. He certainly seems… chipper, at any rate. Still, you’d be a fool to take such professions on faith—not just because of the non‐ stop frenzy of dissembling and double talk we’ve seen since […]

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