The Second Elizabeth, a Life Appreciated

(Queen Elizabeth II’s 1977 visit to New Zealand, via Serge Lemoine/Getty Images)

“From that distant day when I saw her ride down Poonamallee High Road in Madras, the epitome of regality and restraint, Elizabeth II did her best in balancing the demands of tradition, the weight of history, the requirements of society and culture both at home and abroad, and also attended to her family.”

Read more

No Longer Running: An Interview with Felicia Heath

“And, later in life, when I was dealing with my father coming out of prison and perhaps rekindling that relationship, I started to look at my experience slightly differently. I started sharing bits and pieces of my story with people and, to my surprise, found that some of the reactions were positive and even inspiring.”

Read more

Friendships as Pathways to Upward Income Mobility

“For example, if poor children grew up in a neighborhood where 70% of their friends were wealthy, their future income on average will increase by 20%, similar to the effect of going to a four-year college.”

Read more

Salman Rushdie: The Antithesis to Moral Cowardice

(Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)

Leading by example, Rushdie refuses to be intimidated into silence.”

Read more

When It Comes to Iran, Say “No” to Appeasement

(Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

“Without an enemy to demonize, the Islamic Republic would have to answer for its many and grave failures.”

Read more

Excerpt: Jason Pack’s “Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder”

(Reuters/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo)

“And hell, if General Haftar was going to win, President Trump would happily give him some tips about where to buy vacation properties in Virginia Beach. His steering of the private ‘confidence building’ chit-chat with General Haftar to real estate matters was not actually as ridiculous as it might seem.”

Read more

NBC New York’s Jen Maxfield: Telling the Rest of the Story

Image via Columbia College Today

“Sometimes, I would even dream about some of the people I had interviewed on the stories. And, so through the years, I had the idea to write a book and put it all together and try to return to some of the stories.”

Read more

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.”

Read more

Review: Barry Strauss’s “The War That Made the Roman Empire”

(Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville)

“Barry Strauss, America’s foremost popular classicist, brings the story of Actium to life in ways that rival and surpass Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra…”

Read more

The Acute Danger of Iran’s Belligerence

“Our collective inability to push back against such a hateful worldview by holding Tehran accountable for the terror it is has funded and weaponized could soon prove to be a costly mistake.”

Read more

If the Horseshoe Fits: Illiberalism Across the Political Spectrum

While far-right ideologues make no secret of their illiberalism, their counterparts on the Left tend to cloak theirs in the language of equality.”

Read more

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.”

Read more

The Oversimplification of the American Founding

Image Via All That’s Interesting

“Devotion to reading non-politicized history and putting it into context is necessary and something to which we should diligently commit.”

Read more

What Type of Religion Is Wokeness?

(Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

“As we might expect, the Woke, often well educated and articulate, have generated their own convoluted and comprehensive ‘theology’ replete with saints and sinners, priests and heretics, and even their own kind of Heaven and Hell.”

Read more

The Greatness of Ronald Reagan

(Joe Marquette/Reuters)

“With bloated bureaucracies and top marginal tax rates at 70% when he entered office, President Reagan also carried in his mind a basic script about overreach of the federal government that resonated with Americans after a decade of stagflation and presidential scandals.”

Read more