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National Columnists

Who’s hurt when monopolies crash and burn?

Friends, I’m not going to talk about Twitter today. I want to focus on two other outrages. Recently, both Ticketmaster and FTX crashed. This is what unregulated monopolies do, eventually - taking lots of angry consumers with them. Which is why we need to either regulate or to bust up ...

Extreme recklessness exists in Biden 2.0

Joe Biden 2024 is a bad idea whose time has come. If Democrats had gotten the shellacking that seemed to be coming their way in the midterms, Biden might have been wounded enough for elements of the Democratic establishment to begin to try to shoulder him into retirement. Instead, the ...

Televised murder reprised and once again revolting

He’s baaaack and on a TV screen near you! Dexter, that wacky and seemingly affable character who loyal viewers were led to believe had died in a hurricane 10 years ago is, in fact, alive and well and once again up to no good. Executives at the cable service Showtime never forgot the ...

Court, Congress hammer out truce on gay rights

America could finally be on its way to hammering out a truce between advocates for same-sex marriage and religious opponents who want no part of it. It’s a tall order. Congress is the architect of one part of the truce. The Senate is advancing a bill, with bipartisan support, to ensure that ...

Black youth want freedom

Among the key headlines from the 2022 election were gains by Republicans among minority voters. According to the AP VoteCast survey, Republican House candidates got 14% of the Black vote, almost twice the 8% of the Black vote that Republicans captured in 2020 and 2018. The difference ...

Pro-abortion advocate made this case against abortion

Pundits, liberal and conservative, underestimated the impact on the midterms of the reaction to the reversal of Roe v. Wade. In states like Kentucky and Michigan, where abortion was on the ballot, restrictions to abortion lost and “protecting access” to abortion won. In California, voters ...