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How abortion polarized America

"Here's my question," tweets legal scholar Jeffrey A. Sachs, obviously in response to the controversy over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "What is the alternative reality where Roe was never decided, levels of partisan polarization are … more

Kavanaugh fights back at hearing

WASHINGTON - As the father of two daughters, I want them to live in a world where they are treated with respect and never experience sexual abuse - and if they ever do, they are taken seriously. As the father of two sons, I want them to live in a … more

President Trump should dump Rosenstein

Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear," and a review of President Donald Trump's record indicate that Trump sometimes swerves at the last minute, betraying his own good instincts and listening to insider advisers. Now is not the time to falter. Trump … more

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
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