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A smear, pure and simple

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats seeking to derail Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination knew they had a problem. In other prominent cases of the #MeToo era, multiple victims had come forward to corroborate each other's stories and … more

The huge stakes of today's confrontations

Today is shaping up to be the Trump presidency's "Gunfight at O.K. Corral." Today, the fates of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and much else, may be decided. The New York Times report that … more

University corruption in the U.S.

I'm thankful that increasing attention is being paid to the dire state of higher education in our country. Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has just published "The Diversity Delusion." Its subtitle captures much of the book's … more

People of S.C. strong, resilient in trying times

Entire towns submerged. Homes and businesses destroyed. Lives lost. Hurricane Florence has devastated communities and impacted thousands of lives across South Carolina but particularly in the Pee Dee region. While some are anxiously waiting for … more

Editorial Roundup: Sept. 26, 2018

A recent editorial from a South Carolina newspaper: Index-Journal Sept. 19 Humanitarian acts appreciated after Florence It is indeed true that the Lakelands was largely spared from Florence. Many preparations were made and the best … more

What Democrats have become

Editor's note: This column by Daniel Henninger first appeared in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. It is still true: What begins as tragedy can end as farce. So it is with the case of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused … more

Has Russia given up on the West?

By the end of his second term, President Ronald Reagan, who had called the Soviet Union an "evil empire," was strolling through Red Square with Russians slapping him on the back. Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive. And how have we … more

Air has seeped out of collusion balloon

"I did not, and of course I looked for it, looked for it hard." That was Bob Woodward, promoting his book on the Trump White House, "Fear," replying to talk radio host and columnist Hugh Hewitt's question "Did you, Bob Woodward, hear anything in … more

How much evidence do we need to destroy someone?

WASHINGTON - Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett M. Kavanaugh of attempted rape while they were both in high school - a charge he unequivocally denies. She can't remember the date the alleged attack took place. She isn't even certain about the … more

Attacks remind us of our own vulnerability

Adapted from remarks at "Journalists in the Hot Seat: Staying safe in a hostile political climate," a panel discussion at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications convention in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 9. (The discussion … more

Editorial Roundup: Sept. 21, 2018

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Sept. 17 Design for the National Medal of Honor Museum It's often difficult to peer into the future, but Mount Pleasant town officials should focus on what … more

A cold wind off Lake Michigan for U.S.

"It's the Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street," wrote columnist John Kass in the Chicago Tribune. In case the references are unclear, whether because high schools haven't been assigning the William Golding novel in the last few decades or because … more

Trump racking up a record of foreign policy successes

WASHINGTON - In his new book "Fear," Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me … more

Reasoning about race

So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty. In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same … more

The late hit on Judge Kavanaugh

Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his reputation and possibly his career on the nation's second-highest court. And much more. If Kavanaugh is voted down or … more
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