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A summer break from campus muzzling

| | May 31 2015 - 12:06am | Comments

WASHINGTON — Commence-ment season brings a respite from the sinister childishness rampant on campuses. Attacks on freedom of speech come from the professoriate, that herd of independent minds, and from the ever-thickening layer of university administrators who keep busy constricting freedom in order to fine-tune campus atmospherics.

  • Posted: Jun 29 2015 - 12:05am

    Governor must quit pandering to interests of protesters

  • | Posted: Jun 29 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Reducing Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si” to a white paper on global warming is, in George Weigel’s fitting analogy, “akin to reading ‘Moby Dick’ as if it were a treatise on the 19th-century New England whaling industry.” The whole spirit and story of the thing is missed.

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2015 - 12:05am

    Where can a kupuna go for help? The mayor’s pal, his former campaign manager, is now making $110,000 a year to help me. At the age of 76 (me), I wish he would. I really need it. If he helps me, he will in turn be helping the taxpayers that I am trying to help. Let me explain my plight.

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Although conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’ disregard of the statute’s plain and purposeful language — they have contributed to this outcome. Their decades of populist praise of judicial deference to the political branches has borne this sour fruit.

  • | Posted: Jun 27 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called this week for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse grounds.

  • | Posted: Jun 27 2015 - 12:05am

    The Supreme Court decision on gay marriage was always going to be historic. What’s surprising is that Friday’s opinion is also moving. Its final paragraph is worth quoting in full:

  • Posted: Jun 27 2015 - 12:05am

    Police, DLNR arrest wrong people

  • Posted: Jun 26 2015 - 12:05am

    Uphold the law on Mauna Kea

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Since the 1988 presidential campaign, when George H.W. Bush and Lee Atwater turned “Massachusetts liberal” into an epithet, the label has been tainted — so much so that many liberals abandoned it for “progressive.”

  • Posted: Jun 25 2015 - 12:05am

    Do the Mauna Kea observatories pay enough rent?

  • | Posted: Jun 25 2015 - 12:05am

    What’s the price point of purple mountain majesty? Thanks to increased entry fees at 130 national parks this summer, some double or even triple their former levels, the cost of America the beautiful is on the rise. The National Park Service is hardly to blame for the hikes that have begun to make hiking pricey. It is the job of Congress to fund the Park Service at a level needed to keep our parks pristine and affordable.

  • | Posted: Jun 25 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s reticence is drowning out her message, which is that she is the cure for the many ailments that afflict America during a second Democratic presidential term. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has called her “the most opaque person you’ll ever meet in your life,” but when opacity yields to the necessity of answering questions, here are a few:

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2015 - 12:05am

    We often see reports about how much government regulations cost businesses and individuals, but a new analysis from the American Action Forum, a center-right think tank headed by former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, illustrates another aspect of federal regulations: how much these unfunded mandates affect state and local governments.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2015 - 12:05am

    Witnesses say that the white gunman who killed nine people at Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people.

  • Posted: Jun 24 2015 - 12:05am

    Stand isn’t against TMT, it’s against desecration