Not every politician can be a Lincoln, either in terms of character or rhetorical gifts, but certainly today's officeholders could all do better than the squalid, accusatory attacks and the hyper-partisan demagoguery that currently poison the national discourse.
The mounting hysteria over a purported plague of "book banning" stems in part from the common confusion between government sponsorship and government censorship.
In an era when political partisans view their opponents as implacable enemies, Vladimir Putin has shown the United States what a real enemy looks like.
In a totally unexpected turn of events, a message delivered during this year's State of the Union rituals revealed a clear path to future political victories—for Republicans.
In weighing a nominee's qualifications for the United States Supreme Court, should it count as a negative factor that she graduated from an elite law school?
Our polarizing, paralyzing national feud over how and what we teach our children, could use a time-out for some personal perspective on our own educational experiences.
If racist bias permeates every aspect of our society, then doesn't it stand to reason that subjective factors—including grades—would be even more profoundly influenced by such bigotry than test results?
Raging combatants in today's battles over "cancel culture" should consider the successful resolution of similar controversies in in the past.