Refugees and Bart Simpson’s Paradox

In the summer of 2002, Brent Scowcroft published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal under the self-explanatory title “Don’t Attack Saddam.” His analysis was as incisive and free from partisan malice as one might expect from a former Air Force lieutenant-general and national security adviser to two Republican presidents. Someone must have paid [Read More…]

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Kim Davis and the Wild Leap of Faith

To all appearances, when Kim Davis, claiming to act “Under God’s authority,” imposed a ban on marriage licenses to gay couples, she was effectively placing herself on a par with Louis XIV – inexcusable, considering her clerkship wasn’t even in Bourbon County. Consequently, even many conservative commentators are calling her a loose cannon. For whatever [Read More…]

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My Mother: Muse and Proxy Fighter

Last Thursday at the office, right in the middle of her work day, my mother received an urgent phone call. “Hey, Mom,” the caller began. “I know you’re busy running the ESOL program and compiling that annual review where your students write about being trapped in mudslides and bitten by mongeese and beaten with sjamboks [Read More…]

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