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I have often wondered why good people of good conscience don’t respond to things like slavery or the Holocaust or human rights abuse.

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No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. detention centers being used as temporary holding facilities for thousands of migrants violating U.S. Customs and Immigration laws at the southern border are not concentration camps like ones used by Nazis during the Holocaust — far from it.

Best-selling author and talk radio star Mark Levin has another terrific new book that debuted at No. 1 on the charts. The media habitually ignore Levin’s books — no New York Times reviews, no TV interviews, nothing — and it must drive them insane that he still sells millions of copies. But t…

When Sarah Sanders said recently that she hopes to be remembered for her transparency and honesty, the first impulse was to laugh — but lying to citizens while being paid by them really isn’t all that funny.

Let’s get this straight: Joe Biden is leading in the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination because he’s the most “electable” candidate in the Democratic field? A guy who doesn’t realize that I worked with segregationists isn’t a winning message with Democrats in 2020?

If you want a peek at the future, try looking at Japan. It’s a sobering exercise. Here’s how economist Timothy Taylor, managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, describes the country’s outlook:

You can’t accuse Britain’s opposition Labour Party of being dull on economics. Since Jeremy Corbyn became leader in 2015 and picked John McDonnell — an avowed socialist — as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, a long list of quirky ideas has issued forth.

This week, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv announced that Harvard University had withdrawn his acceptance to the college. In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the then-high school junior became a prominent voice for school safety, meeting with politici…

Whatever Kyle Kashuv’s defenders would have you believe, using the N-word 12 times in one sentence is not a youthful indiscretion. It’s not like Senior Skip Day or drinking Natty Boh in someone’s basement; it’s not a word that accidentally falls out of your mouth, and its offensiveness is no…

“Intersection is deadly for Jackson moose” in the June 8 edition of the Jackson Hole Daily garnered a significant amount of community reaction on the Jackson Hole News&Guide website. Here are some excerpts:

Last June, I attended my first Pride parade. I’m a 24-year-old gay man, and the downtown Washington, D.C., event came two months after I started my new job as social media manager for the National Rifle Association.

After letting outrage bubble for a couple of days, President Trump went into his safe cocoon on Fox News to try to tamp down on the blowback to his remarks that he would listen to opposition research from foreign governments, which wouldn’t be interference but would only be “information.”

Before my toddler brain could fully conceive of a “mountain,” I knew I wanted to climb one. Dad made sure of that: At bedtime, he’d sit down on the edge of my mattress and unspool one of his backpacking yarns — about the canny marmot who chewed through his sweaty bandana overnight, turning i…

It was a few days after my father’s funeral in 2008 when I went downstairs in my house to switch a load of laundry. I was feeling sad about my dad’s death from dementia, wondering how my family would do without him. Then I saw it — a slender white envelope on the floor near the washing machine.

Along with the rise of women and the expansion of civil rights, the most important social transformation of America’s first quarter-millennium has been the triumph of modern agriculture over the famine and ceaseless, backbreaking effort simply to feed one’s self that had been the dominant fa…

The earnest improvers at the College Board, which administers the SAT, should ponder Abraham Maslow’s law of the instrument. In 1966, Maslow, a psychologist, said essentially this: If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. The College Board wants to solve a comp…

The graduation caps have been thrown and summer bliss beckons. The SAT is nothing but a hazy, horrible memory — which is perhaps why the College Board chose last month to announce its latest tweak to the test from hell.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of an office job must be in want of a sweater in the summer. That’s when the air conditioning is often cranked up in offices, freezing many women out. As one comedy site, which dubbed the season “women’s winter,” explained, “W…

I’d like to make an important announcement to New York retailers: NEW JERSEY HAS AGREED TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN BUYING LARGE QUANTITIES OF WHITEFISH SALAD FROM OUR GREAT PATRIOT GOURMET MARKETS.

Because President Trump emerged as a clear winner from his weeklong confrontation with Mexico over our neighbor’s lax enforcement of its southern border, reflexive Trump critics will scramble to find some way of containing what is a clear Trump triumph, which came with assists by Vice Presid…

It has become the most natural thing to do: get in the car, type a destination into a smartphone and let an algorithm using GPS data show the way. Personal GPS-equipped devices entered the mass market in only the past 15 or so years, but hundreds of millions of people now rarely travel witho…

As I read about potential antitrust investigations into some major tech companies, I thought of my phone and my computer. I wasn’t concerned that the government was about to take away my beloved gadgets. Instead, I was reminded how much the devices I rely on every day reflect the unique conc…

Across the federal government, the knives are officially out for big technology companies. Avoiding a bloodbath should be a priority.

Editor’s note: This column originally ran in 2007.

In my capacity as a certified, government-inspected old coot, I have taken particular interest in the bubbling excitement over the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It takes me back — not to D-Day itself, when I was in knee pants, but to the 18th anniversary thereof in 1962. Darryl Zanuck’s “The Lo…

Thirty years ago in the spring of 1989, as the world’s most populous country teetered on the edge of freedom, I received a late-night phone call in my apartment in Beijing: The Chinese Army was invading its own capital.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced recently the death of a 16-year-old boy from Guatemala who had just days earlier crossed the southern border illegally as a so-designated “unaccompanied minor.” While only minimal details were released, the young man was likely headed to relatives…

The photos from Mount Everest’s summit were shocking. They showed scores of colorfully costumed climbers gridlocked in the “death zone” just below the summit. Delays caused by overcrowding contributed to several of the 11 deaths on the mountain this year — roughly double last year’s figure —…