Unpopular speech needs to be protected. But the FBI’s arrest this month of four members of a California-based white supremacist group on federal charges of “rioting and conspiracy” before and during the deadly August 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., is good news for the free speech of peaceful protesters and those seeking to bring violent hate groups to justice.
In a 1985 Ms. magazine article headlined “Deal Me In: Why Women Should Play Poker,” feminist psychologist Mary Parlee dissected the gender gap in the quintessential American card game of poker. “Risking valued property, bluffing, challenging, strategically retreating from no-win situations, winning at the expense of others — these are the heart of poker,” she wrote. “Is it any wonder most women don’t play poker?”
Most of the liberal anger about the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been directed, naturally enough, at Republicans. Some of it has, however, been aimed at Democrats (whom some liberals think have been insufficiently ruthless) and at the structure of our political system (which they consider rigged against them).
With less than a month until Election Day, it’s time for Democrats to hunker down and get serious about their midterm messaging. In the dispiriting aftermath of the recent Supreme Court confirmation circus, this means taking a couple of deep breaths, not flipping out over the Republicans’ purported “Kavanaugh bounce” (which might be more of a hiccup) and focusing on a few key issues that resonate with a broad swath of voters.
WASHINGTON — In the recent Supreme Court nomination showdown, American institutions underwent a stress test. And we saw the political equivalent of the collapse of Lehman Bros.
Sometimes a seemingly small change has large negative consequences. And so it is with a revision to American policy that the Trump administration is implementing at the United Nations.
Everyone’s perspective is framed by their life circumstances and experiences. From our perspective, we act on our choices.