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Obama’s Education Hypocrisy — Again

If you were a child in the District of Columbia school system (51st in state rankings for academic achievement, first for school violence), you and your parents probably greeted the election of Barack Obama with great joy. If someone had suggested to y…

Transgender Five-Year-Old?

A five-year-old child with large dark eyes, full lips, and a button nose stares out from the front page of the Washington Post Sunday edition. “Transgender at Five” declares the provocative headline. The child’s hair is being cut in a…

Obama, Barnard, and Women

The president dropped by Barnard College (my alma mater) this week to deliver the commencement address. It wasn’t long-planned. No, the college had lined up a woman speaker — Jill Abramson, editor of the New York Times. But in March, as par…

Spitzer Wants to Focus on Economy?

Appearing on ABC’s This Week, former governor Eliot Spitzer (why do they give him a forum?) offered the Democratic party’s defense of the Obama economy. The Republicans, Spitzer sputtered, “want to go back to medieval medicine, blood-…

To Bigotry No Sanction

Now that President Obama has “evolved” on the matter of same-sex marriage to the position favored by “enlightened” Americans, this would seem to be a good time for some rhetorical hygiene.
There are modest and civil proponents o…