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March 2015

Steven Malanga
Pension Sticker Shock | Funding woes in Illinois and Arizona should worry New York taxpayers.
26 March 2015

Theodore Dalrymple
The Man Who Made Singapore | Lee Kwan Yew willed a well-ordered and disciplined society into existence.
23 March 2015

Myron Magnet
Iran and the Lessons of History | With the pending nuclear deal, Obama courts dishonor—and possibly war.
22 March 2015

Theodore Dalrymple
Macron Economics | A minor economic reform leads to panic in France.
18 March 2015

Matthew Hennessey
Policing Wikipedia | So what if someone from the NYPD edited Eric Garner’s Wikipedia page?
17 March 2015

Dennis Saffran
Parade Blarney | Organizers of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration renege on a promise to allow pro-life groups to march.
13 March 2015

Matthew Hennessey
Springtime for Chaos in Ferguson | Sadly, the latest violence was entirely predictable.
12 March 2015

Michael J. Totten
A Real Downside to Any Deal With Iran | It could push moderate Sunnis into an alliance with ISIS.
10 March 2015

Andrew Klavan
The Wrong “America Works” | House of Cards borrows the name of a real-life jobs program that actually puts people to work.
9 March 2015

Matthew Hennessey
Taking None of It Back | Mayor de Blasio stands by his statements on the police and racial bias.
6 March 2015

Steven Malanga
Politics on the Plate | The government’s dietary guidelines peddle an environmental agenda with no connection to health.
3 March 2015

Heather Mac Donald
Perpetual Grievance | The latest advancement in victimhood links “queer theory” with illegal immigration.
1 March 2015

February 2015

Theodore Dalrymple
The Coulibaly Chronicles | The rappers and ex-cons in the terrorist’s inner circle were none too bright.
27 February 2015

Heather Mac Donald
Not Your Parents’ Open House | At Wesleyan University, if you’re oppressed, there’s a “safe space” for you.
26 February 2015

Aaron M. Renn
Rahm’s Runoff | Chicago’s problems run deeper than many in the city want to acknowledge.
26 February 2015

Marcus A. Winters
Charter Myths and Realities | The nontraditional public schools are not discriminating against special-needs students.
25 February 2015

Joel Zinberg
When Transparency Isn’t Transparent | A planned release of Medicare and Medicaid physician data will likely confuse patients and the public.
24 February 2015

Fred Siegel
Ranting About Rudy | Giuliani’s criticism of Obama has sparked fury—because it rings true.
22 February 2015

Myron Magnet
You Work for Me, Mac! | Public employees should act like public servants—because they are.
20 February 2015

Kay S. Hymowitz
How Smart is 50 Shades of Grey? | This smart.
17 February 2015

Theodore Dalrymple
Denial and Grandiosity | Some observations after the Copenhagen killings
17 February 2015

Jared Meyer
Small Justice | Eric Holder’s welcome, if limited, reform to civil asset forfeiture
13 February 2015

Stephen Eide
Debts That No Honest Man Can Pay | Will Chris Christie bail out Atlantic City?
12 February 2015

Myron Magnet
Bring Back Self-Government | That’s Job One for conservatives.
11 February 2015

Stefan Kanfer
Hamas, Hitler’s Hope | An update on campus anti-Semitism
9 February 2015

Nicole Gelinas
Rail Tragedy and Triumph | Despite this week’s deadly crash, New York’s commuter railroads are safer than they’ve ever been.
6 February 2015

Seth Barron
Mayor Blue Sky | Bill de Blasio’s empathy agenda for New York City
6 February 2015

Heather Mac Donald
Queering Agriculture? | On campus, theory is as high as an elephant’s eye.
5 February 2015

January 2015

Tim Hoefer
Albany’s Corruption Cauldron | Sheldon Silver exemplifies it, but he isn’t the end of it.
28 January 2015

Nicole Gelinas
Thumbs-Up for the Transit Shutdown | Despite public whining, the governor and the MTA made the right call.
28 January 2015

Aaron M. Renn
After the Mirage | New Yorkers grumble and get back to life as usual.
27 January 2015

Matthew Hennessey
Connecticut’s Homeschool Hokum | The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission continues to tread on parents’ rights.‚Äč
26 January 2015

Myron Magnet
Debates, Not Game Shows | How to make the Republican primary contest more effective
25 January 2015

Theodore Dalrymple
Looking Away from Europe’s Muslim Problem | It’s easier to condemn Steven Emerson than to confront issues of assimilation and culture.
22 January 2015

Nicole Gelinas
Silver’s Lining | New York voters should have kicked out the assembly speaker years ago.
22 January 2015

Steven Malanga
Hail to the States | President Obama takes credit for growth stoked largely by red state policies.
21 January 2015

Heather Mac Donald
A Tale of Two Very Different Cities | The New York Times resurrects a disingenuous comparison between New York and San Diego.
20 January 2015

Matthew Hennessey
A Parade of Troubles | Irish politics come to the streets of New York.
15 January 2015

Robert Pondiscio
Because Carmen Fariña Says So | New York’s schools chancellor has a history of ignoring evidence.
14 January 2015

Aaron M. Renn
Why Policing? | Without public safety, cities fail.
12 January 2015

Nicole Gelinas
Words, Pictures, Bikes, and Freedom | One murdered French cartoonist stuck up for Paris in more ways than one.
12 January 2015

Stefan Kanfer
Them Damn Pictures | Cartoonists provide the only effective answer to the barbarity in Paris.
11 January 2015

Jared Meyer
Gordon Tullock’s Legacy | The father of public choice theory deserves a Nobel Prize.
9 January 2015

Theodore Dalrymple
Tyranny of the Minority | There is more to fear in one terrorist than to celebrate in 99 well-adjusted immigrants.
9 January 2015

Theodore Dalrymple
Equating Prudence with Cowardice | France must continue to mock, bait, and needle its Muslims.
7 January 2015

Dennis Saffran
On Steven Scalise—and Al Sharpton | What conduct should disqualify someone from a public career?
6 January 2015

Matthew Hennessey
Ending Broken Windows? | The NYPD’s critics set new standards for hypocrisy.
5 January 2015

E. J. McMahon
Mario Cuomo, Tax Cutter | The three-term governor wasn’t just a big-government liberal.
2 January 2015