• ‘You’re a hater’: the fashionable slander

    Hatred has been having a boom time. No insult cuts us more deeply than “you’re a hater”. It means that you are intransigent, intolerant, bigoted and probably a secret nose-picker. “You’re a hater” (or its close cousin, "you're a bigot") shuts down all dialogue and turns the alleged... Read more
  • No Hate Left Behind

    A recent survey asked Republicans and Democrats whether they agreed with the statement that members of the opposition party “are not just worse for politics — they are downright evil.” The answers, published in January in a paper, “Lethal Mass Partisanship,” were startling, but... Read more
  • Childbirth and marriage are “just a pain” in Korea

    We are all after beauty, meaning, love and truth.  Or are we? Childbirth, love and marriage, so central to the drama of human life, have become “just a pain” for young people in South Korea, according to Prof. Lee Sam-sik of Hanyang University. In fact, many don't even... Read more
  • New Jersey Lawmakers Ask Schools To Ban ‘Huckleberry Finn’

    It’s been a few years since someone has tried to ban Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from a high school reading list. Some lawmakers in New Jersey are making sure the sanity doesn’t last too long. As reported by Matt Friedman of Politico, New Jersey Assembly members... Read more
  • Outrage Mobs Might Be More Forgiving If They Believed in Hell

    Why did Plato need Hell? In the opening pages of the Republic, Cephalus relates that old age lends new terror to the “stories we’re told about Hades, about how people who’ve been unjust here must pay the penalty there.” Many people prefer to act unjustly if they can get away with it,... Read more
  • Nick Sandmann’s Lawyer Announces $250 Million Lawsuit Against CNN

    CNN is likely to be hit with a massive lawsuit worth more than $250 million over alleged “vicious” and “direct attacks” on Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, his lawyer has told Fox News. Lawyer L. Lin Wood discussed his decision to sue CNN for its reporting and... Read more
  • What the Jussie Smollett Story Reveals

    I was one of many people who found Jussie Smollett’s story a little off from the beginning. Two white men in ski masks are out in 10-degree weather in the middle of the night, equipped with a bottle of bleach or something like it and a rope that they fashioned into a mock noose. These thugs,... Read more
  • Covington High student’s legal team sues Washington Post for $250 Million

    Attorneys representing the Kentucky high school student involved in a confrontation that went viral on social media last month announced Tuesday that they were suing The Washington Post for $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in... Read more
  • The Coddling of the American Mind

    Something strange is happening at America’s  s and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The... Read more
  • Investigative Team Releases Final Report on Covington Catholic

    On January 22, Greater Cincinnati Investigation was retained on behalf of the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School to investigate the incident at the Lincoln Memorial after the March for Life. The GCI team devoted more than 240 man-hours to the investigation. They interviewed... Read more