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Opinion: Canceling conservative voices smacks of totalitarianism

People often try and sound profound by quoting Santayana’s apocryphal statement, “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” But Santayana had his finger on the pulse of my nat...

 

Opinion: Race had nothing to do with Capitol assault

Why should we be surprised that at a time when everything is supposed to be about race, from the skin color of certain newspaper editors forced to resign to whether we should capitalize the “B...

 

Opinion: Left's behavior toward death of congressman-elect toxic

My father had terminal lung cancer. He fought like a Spartan at Thermopylae, his body riddled with chemo and radiation, his stomach filled with macrobiotic foods lovingly prepared by my mother, his...

 

Opinion: Title IX should protect only biological women

Civil rights legislation always has its genesis in humanitarian principles: Protecting the weak, advocating for the voiceless, providing opportunities for the disenfranchised. The Civil Rights and Vot...

 

Opinion: Vaccine priority arguments have tinge of eugenics

I have always thought that Planned Parenthood got a pass on its origins. While most people know that Margaret Sanger was an avid eugenicist, defenders of the organization she founded have tried to...

 

Opinion: Magic of Christmas common sense, decency

We are just past the anniversary of the most horrific gun massacre in the history of the United States. This time of year, I'm overwhelmed with the memory of those little boys and girls who will...

 

Opinion: Keep dissent to what is necessary, appropriate

I have been pretty honest and clear about my refusal to sing Kumbaya with the other side on policy. But I’m not willing to demonize people with whom I disagree in areas where politics and policy,...

 

Opinion: Erasing white voices not answer

People might get tired of stories about my father Ted and his summer in Mississippi. They might roll their eyes when I, once again, write about how he faced hostility and the KKK during his time in...

 

Opinion: Crusade to close schools unnecessary

In the suburbs of Philadelphia, Montgomery County’s Board of Health issued an order by unanimous vote this month to shut down all in-person learning at school for two weeks. The reason for the shutd...

 

Opinion: This time, #Resistance will be better dressed

A few days after the election, when things were still a bit murky, I made an offhand remark to some friends about what kind of hat I should crochet for the march that would be taking place the day aft...

 

Opinion: Philadelphia striking blow for religious freedom

Philadelphia often makes national news for unfortunate reasons, like bombing its own neighborhoods, rioting in its streets, pelting Santa with snowballs, and threatening the Boy Scouts with eviction...

 

Opinion: Barrett good conservative role model

At the beginning of the Senate confirmation hearings on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Lindsay Graham observed that it was a great moment for young conservative women...

 

Opinion: Pro-life voices may not win, but we will be heard

Earlier this month, I passed by a small group of people outside a Planned Parenthood building in Philadelphia praying in the rain, heads bowed and exposed to the fine mist from heaven. Even though I...

 

Opinion: Kamala Harris' only standout trait is her novelty

When Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his running mate a couple of months ago, it was historic. Third woman, first “woman of color” as we keep being reminded, first “child born of immigrants,...

 

Opinion: No call for hateful behavior toward Trump

I know that social media is not the real world, just as Kim Kardashian is not your average working mother. But we have all started to spend parts of our days in the virtual world, and in the...

 

Opinion: Many ways to honor, fight for women

I just signed up to be a mentor at my law school, and did something that is atypical for me: Display a preference for female law students. It even surprises me when I look at that sentence, since my...

 

Opinion: Cancel culture full of hypocrisy

Cancel culture and cancer both begin with the letter “C,” which is not a coincidence. The urge to obliterate, annul, remove, censor and excise from our collective social conscience is akin to what...

 

Opinion: Pelosi's hair date more than just hypocrisy

Before I decided to tackle this topic, I had a moment’s hesitation. Is the fact that Nancy Pelosi decided to get her hair done really an issue of national importance? And of course, I concluded that...

 

Opinion: Paraplegic's stand not intended as a rebuke

It's rare that a simple tweet triggers in me the desire to write a column. On night three of the Republican National Convention last month, I had the great pleasure of watching Madison Cawthorne, a...

 

Cannon Hinnant deserves to be named

I am no longer surprised at the depths to which some people will sink in these fraught and tortured moments. A friend recently posted something on her Facebook page honoring the life and tragic death...

 

Opinion: Promise to treat Harris like human being

I’ve been all over the place with Kamala Harris. Before Joe Biden picked her as his running mate, I was convinced that of all the possible choices, she was the most palatable. Harris has a lot of...

 

Opinion: Feeling bad for women named 'Karen'

I've been pretty lucky in the name department. With the exception of that brief period when I hated the fact that “Christine” became a symbol for women who couldn't keep their hair out of their...

 

Opinion: Hypocrisy of US leadership astounding

One of the few things that seem to unite all three levels of government these days — local, state and federal — is the astounding and blatant level of hypocrisy exhibited by their leaders....

 
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