Rage for the Machine

The Left has co-opted the anger of the disaffected. The Right needs to figure out who its friends are, play to win, and devote its energies to community-wide organizing that goes beyond electoral politics.

The Saddest Memorial

We honor the lives lost on 9/11 by remembering the victims and saluting the bravery of the first responders. But the worst memorial of all is continuing the fruitless war in Afghanistan.

Parallel Deaths

By ignoring the murder of Jessica Whitaker, the national conversation on race is not a dialogue but a hectoring monologue, where one side is dehumanized as the implacable enemy.

A Second Wave of Stupidity

The coronavirus panic was starting to ebb after the successful state reopenings of May and enthusiastic public protests of June. Rather than acknowledging this good news story, the same lunatics are clamoring to tighten the screws again.