Heather Mac Donald: Medicine Under Fire

“Scientific conferences are being determined based on sex and race. It’s going to slow down medical progress, and it is also going to put physicians in the ER and the operating room who are not the top qualified.”

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Woodmont

“But then again,/it’s only ever been the thought that counts.”

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Holmesburg: Calling for an Apology from the City of Philadelphia

“My father’s skin is in those pharmaceutical companies.”

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Peter Buxtun, the Hero of Tuskegee, 50 Years On

(The National Archives)

“In later interviews, Buxtun would shrug off the accolades he later received for his whistleblowing. ‘I don’t want to be embarrassed by an oversupply of compliments. I am who I am,’ he would tell bioethicist Carl Elliott in 2017.”

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Stephen Hicks: Challenges in Contemporary Education

(Steve Dunwell)

“The ten out of a thousand entrepreneurial ideas that are amazing—we’ll find out what those are. And they will be the ones that dominate [in] the next generation.”

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Will Marshall: Where Are the Moderates?

(Lisbon Council)

“I don’t see a full, vigorous pivot by this President (and this White House) back toward the themes and approaches that Joe Biden articulated in his 2020 presidential race.”

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Harris Poll’s Will Johnson: Why Polling Still Matters

(Scott Graham on Unsplash)

At the end of the day, it’s a pretty simple business that we’re in: We want to understand culture, we want to understand consumers’ thinking, and we’re just trying to answer why’s.”

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Stephen Hicks: Lessons from the Canadian Trucker Protest

(Carlos Osorio/Reuters)

“Every generation, we need to learn and relearn how thin the line can be between having a basically liberal society and a basically authoritarian society.”

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Dwight Evans: The VICTIM Act and Combating Crime

(Rep. Dwight Evans’ Office)

No one is exempt from being a victim of some sort of crime. And it’s very appropriate that I use that title [of victim] in terms of the VICTIM Act.”

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Pat McCrory: How to Get a Handle on the Crime Surge

“My wife and I used to go vacation in San Francisco. We don’t anymore…This is what’s headed toward the rest of the nation.”

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James Lindsay: “Counter Wokecraft” and Responses to Institutional Takeover

“You have to have a steel spine in your liberalism. ‘What kind of government did you create, sir?’ ‘We created a republic, if [you] can keep it.’ The ‘if you can keep it’ part requires a steel spine.”

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Editor’s Choice: The Best Interviews of 2021

Here are our editor’s choices for his favorite interviews of this past year.

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Editor’s Choice: The Best Articles of 2021

“As is tradition at Merion West, here are our editor’s choices for his favorite Merion West articles of this past year.”

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Sean Spicer: The Steele Dossier and “Radical Nation”

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

I got the call on January 10th [2017] from CNN and then BuzzFeed about them running with this hoax. I pointed out at the time that it was wrong. I could demonstrably prove it was wrong. And yet, they stuck by it…”

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Warding off Scurvy

“Because there’s little more to friendship than warding off scurvy or having a catch.”

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