Professors Do Live in Fear—But Not of Liberal Students
June 11, 2015

The real threat to job security comes from above, not below.

Is ISIS Authentically Islamic? Ask Better Questions.
February 18, 2015

Setting out to prove ISIS is authentically Islamic may defeat more than it accomplishes.

We Shouldn't Forget Liberalism's Religious Roots
September 19, 2014

21st-century liberalism is a pale shadow of its 19th-century ancestor.

The Last Time Fatcats Tanked the Economy, the Backlash Was Huge. Why Didn't That Happen This Time?
June 02, 2014

From the Populists to the New Deal, political movements have relied on the middle class. Obama has, just barely, helped them stay comfortable enough to stay home.

Teddy Roosevelt, Not-So-Great Reformer
March 14, 2014

The liberal consensus is that Teddy Roosevelt was a great progressive. But his popularity makes it hard to see an alternative: progressivism with power not in the hands of corporate managers, or oligarchs. 

An Incoherent Harper's Essay Suggests There's No Difference Between Obama and Republicans
March 12, 2014

A new Harper's essay attacks Obama from the left—and is incoherent about the vast gap between liberals and conservatives

Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Failed. Good. But Did You Hear About Arkansas?
February 27, 2014

By all means, celebrate the Arizona gay-rights victory. But don't forget about other issues in other states.

There's One Big Difference Between GMO Skepticism and Climate-Change Denial
January 06, 2014

In The New York Times on Sunday, Amy Harmon has a long, fascinating, and superbly researched piece about the fight over genetically engineered crops in Hawaii.

Stop Fawning Over Pope Francis at the Expense of Women and Gay Rights
December 29, 2013

It's time for some perspective on papal hype

Now's Not the Time for Liberals to Say "I Told You So" About Obamacare
November 28, 2013

It has been a rough two months for the Affordable Care Act and its defenders. Having spent years fighting ridiculous allegations about socialized medicine and "death panels," supporters of near-universal coverage now face something different.