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2016 – Never a Better Time to Be a Working Woman

A recent article by former White House official Avra Siegel in Fortune was titled “The Brutal Truth About Being a Pregnant Worker in 2016:  It’s Pretty Awful.”   At Acculturated, I explained how Siegel, while heavy on the self-pity (in...Show More Summary

Unionizing Student Assistants Places Students at Risk

In a ruling that could disrupt many students’ educations, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled student assistants at private universities and colleges can unionize, collectively bargain over working conditions, and go on strike. Legally,...Show More Summary

Trump's Detail-Free Incoherence Keeps Botching Winning Arguments

America could use a substantive debate about the way police pursue their duties, charges of racial profiling, training, the culture within police forces, and how the media cover racially-charged accusations of abuse. The contention from...Show More Summary

Chickens NOT "Akin to Children"

An illegal immigrant will not be deported for having engaged in a crime of moral turpitude after pleading guilty to participating in a cock fighting crime. I bring this up because the original immigration judge ordered Augustin Ortega-Lopez deported because, the judge ruled, acting as a driver to the cockfight was akin to harming children. Show More Summary

Re: Amnesty Is Not the ‘Core Dilemma’ in Immigration Policy

Mark Krikorian argues that the core issue in immigration policy, superseding that of “amnesty” for the 12 million or so illegal immigrants living here today, is how to fix the system to prevent the next wave of illegal immigrants. That’s...Show More Summary

When Those Health Industry Villains Are Just Part of the Family

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: When Those Health Industry Villains Are Just Part of the Family For once, the Democratic complaints about greedy health care company executives don’t seem exaggerated… The pharmaceuticalShow More Summary

Can Christianity Save America?

R.R. Reno thinks so. He’s the author of Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society (as well as the editor of First Things) and he’s my podcast victim this week. Is America a Christian Nation?

Wednesday links

August 24: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii in A.D. 79. They Drew Fire is a collection of paintings selected from the works of the World War II combat artists. Humongous Tunnel Boring Machines. Supercut of Improbable Weapons. U.S. Show More Summary

A Muddled McMullin on Marriage

Mark Halperin asked Evan McMullin, the little-known conservative independent candidate for president, whether he would try to appoint justices who would overturn the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. McMullin said that he would not. Show More Summary

VIDEO: The Clintons Are Corruption Defined

Our latest video displays Clinton corruption in all its most recent glory: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton: Corruption Defined (Video)

Trump's Immigration Mess

Byron York writes:   What is the status of his old proposal to deport all immigrants who are in the United States illegally? After days of Trump and his senior advisers talking about it, the answer is entirely unclear. The fundamental problem vexing Team Trump is that the deportation proposal was never really clear. Show More Summary

Welfare Reform Worked

Over the last few years, liberals have become more and more convinced that the welfare reform of 1996 immiserated the poorest Americans. Scott Winship of the Manhattan Institute has a new paper arguing that many measures of child poverty have dropped since that reform. Show More Summary

Amnesty Is Not the 'Core Dilemma' in Immigration Policy

Since meeting with a group of Hispanic Republicans over the weekend, Trump’s been floundering on immigration, suggesting, for instance, that he may not be against amnesty after all. His embarrassing performance on O’Reilly Monday was...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Clinton Selling Access ‘May Not Be Illegal but It’s Damning’

Bret Baier read a statement from the Hillary Clinton campaign that denied any wrongdoing with the Clinton Foundation during her tenure at the State Department, and Charles Krauthammer took aim at the way people look at this issue: Everybody here is wrong. Show More Summary

The GOP’s Deluded Nationalists

During Paul Ryan’s recent primary, he was attacked as a “globalist.” That term might have some polemical value, but it is misleading as to Paul Ryan and some other key Republican leaders who basically agree with him. Paul Ryan mightShow More Summary

Panglossing the Robots

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler maintains that we shouldn’t be too concerned about the ‘robot threat’ to jobs. Much of his argument revolves around the idea that technological change has worked out in the past and so...Show More Summary

Those Wacky, Carbon-Tax-Backing, ‘Guns-Are-WMDs’ Libertarians

Gary Johnson, speaking with the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times earlier this month: I’m open also to the notion of a carbon tax. That it does have an impact, that it ends up being revenue-neutral. I’m not looking at this asShow More Summary

Priebus Must Go

I’ve taken some grief from my # NeverTrump friends over Reince Priebus and his stewardship of the RNC in the Trump era (short may it reign). Where the prevailing sentiment seems to be, “Off with his head!” I’ve been something of an apologist for the beleaguered party boss. I think the expectations placed on Priebus have been unrealistic. Show More Summary

Trump: ‘Obama Got Tremendous Numbers of People Out of the Country.’

From the Tuesday Morning Jolt: Trump: ‘Obama Got Tremendous Numbers of People Out of the Country.’ Meet Donald Trump’s new immigration stance, which is to… praise how tough President Obama has been on deportations. Huh? What? “We’re going to obey the existing laws. Show More Summary

Tuesday links

St. Bartholomew’s Day – some history (including the massacre), a brief documentary, and Monty Python. How sunflowers track the sun across the sky. Which bathroom stall should you choose if you want the cleanest one? How to Undress in...Show More Summary

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