Ingrid Melander, ReutersFrance goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.
Andrew Klavan, PJ MediaWhen a news story includes sex, it becomes about sex. The reason is simple: sex is sexy. It's sexy to think about and talk about and argue over. We all have strong opinions about it. It tends to overshadow everything else. So the story of Bill O'Reilly's fall at Fox News is now about sex and that's what everyone […]
Lucy Jones, LA TimesThe March for Science on Saturday is expected to draw tens of thousands of scientists and supporters of rational inquiry to the streets of cities and towns across the United States. This is not a protest march. We march to proclaim what we believe is a fundamental tenet of human life: Reality matters.
Daniel Payne, FederalistToday is the 47th annual Earth Day. On this day, it is worth reflecting on how completely, totally wrong environmental alarmists often are. Few things tell us more about the environmental movement—where it’s been and, more importantly, where it is now—than its dismal track record in the predictive department.
Thomas Friedman, New York TimesDid you catch this gem on CNN.com from April 6? “The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is switching to solar power to save money. … Communications director Brandon Robinson told CNN affiliate WYMT that the project ‘will help save at least eight to ten thousand do […]
Roger Kimball, American GreatnessThe great nineteenth-century man of letters William Dean Howells once made a remark that I have long cherished as a sort of personal motto: “The problem for a critic,” Howells said, “is not making enemies, but keeping them.” A critic who does not make enemies is unlikely to be doing his job, inasmuch as criticism is the appli […]
Maxim Suchkov, Al-MonitorSince US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit April 12 to Moscow, Russian diplomats and officials have been busy meeting with all the key regional stakeholders in Syria. In just three days, on April 13-15, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hosted in the Russian capital the foreign ministers of Syria, Iran and Qatar. On April 16, the […]
Harry Lewis, Washington PostWhen should traditional liberal values be sacrificed to important but narrower ends? That is the question behind Harvard University’s effort to subordinate freedom of association and freedom of speech to a locally fashionable form of “nondiscrimination.” Last spring, the university decided to attack the off-campus, all-male Final […]