Woke Capitalism in a Secular World

Woke Capitalism in a Secular World

This week’s emotional response by employees at Penguin Random House Canada when they learned that their company would publish best-selling author Jordan Peterson’s next book follows Target’s flip-flop last week on whether to sell Abigail Shrier’s book, “Irreversible Damage: The…

Fireworks Over Religious Liberty

Fireworks Over Religious Liberty

Wow. That word rarely applies to Supreme Court opinions. But it does in our view to the Court’s order on Thanksgiving eve enjoining New York’s Covid-19 order restricting attendance at religious services. The Court is back as a sentinel protecting…

The Truth About Chinese Bonds

The Truth About Chinese Bonds

Here’s some advice for investors trying to make sense of recent turmoil in China’s domestic bond market: Good luck. Beijing appears to be gearing up for what could become one of its most consequential financial reforms, at a time when…

Justice for Michael Flynn

Justice for Michael Flynn

Chief Justice John Marshall once described the presidential pardon as “an act of grace.” In the case of Mike Flynn, Donald Trump’s pardon was something more. It was a requirement of justice. Mr. Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday that he’d…

Blessings in a Hard Year

Blessings in a Hard Year

It’s been a fairly gruesome year—pandemic, lockdowns, economic woe, death and illness. We’ve done a column in past years asking friends and acquaintances what they’re thankful for. This year we emailed a dozen people whom we respect and who know…

A Progressive Assault on Selective High Schools

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has fired the latest salvo in America’s assault on meritocracy: a 61-page opinion holding that the suburban Loudoun County school system discriminated against black and Hispanic youngsters because its selective-admission high school, the Academies of…

Covid Lockdown at the North Pole

Covid Lockdown at the North Pole

I can see him now, sitting by himself in the cramped but clean breakfast buffet area of a roadside hotel near the Fox River in eastern Wisconsin. Baggy red trousers with suspenders, full white beard, big belly, he would sometimes…

A Pardon for General Flynn

A Pardon for General Flynn

President Trump’s decision Wednesday to pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn is an overdue act of justice that ends four years of political harassment, unjustified prosecution and judicial abuse. If it sounds like we feel strongly about this one,…

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