Why US boys are failing at school—and men are losing in life

In New York, boys are now lagging behind girls in math and a full grade level behind in English. Similar patterns can be seen across the nation. Boys graduate high school at about the same rate as poor students, while girls account for two out of three high schoolers in the top 10% ranked by … Read more

Putin Has Left the World No Other Option But Regime Change

Vladimir Putin must go. His demented Kremlin speech Friday, during a ceremony in which he feebly asserted Russia was annexing portions of Ukraine, made the strongest case for the necessity of regime change in Moscow that any world leader has yet to make. But it has been clear the Russian dictator must be removed from … Read more

Italy’s election shows us that politics isn’t black and white

“Far-right,” “Fascist,” “Extreme,” “Ultra-MAGA.” How many terms have we had thrown around in recent years? And how many times have they been used completely unfairly? In recent years, whenever the left has wanted to destroy someone they have used all these terms and more. Consider how The New Republic magazine chose to attack two Democrat … Read more

As Putin tries to carve up Ukraine, Biden must go for broke — and deliver Kyiv better weapons

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to deliver a widely anticipated speech celebrating the annexation of Ukrainian territory into the Russian Federation. Its contents have been staring us in the face since before the beginning of the war. Putin is going for broke in Ukraine, and the Biden administration should adjust its strategy … Read more

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Does Not Deserve This Lavish State Funeral

TOKYO—The state funeral for Japan’s longest-reigning prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is set to take place on Tuesday. The majority of the public opposes having the lavish funeral and many in Japanese society are increasingly critical of his time in office. Even in his own Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), where he ruled with an iron fist … Read more

Italy Is Just the Latest Country to Paint a Pretty Face on Fascism

Italy is providing the latest example that lipstick and a feminine touch can help sanitize and mainstream fascism. Giorgia Meloni, the 45-year-old leader and co-founder of the Brothers of Italy Party, is set to become the country’s prime minister a month before the 100th anniversary of the infamous March on Rome that led to Mussolini’s … Read more

As Bad as the World Looks Right Now, It’s Actually Worse

The annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York is generally reviled by New Yorkers for the traffic jams it causes, but otherwise ignored by the public at large. One by one, heads of state typically give speeches that cause their staffs great anxiety but, for the most part—laden as they … Read more

Putin bluster is all bluff — he’s losing at home and in Ukraine

Make no mistake: Vladimir Putin is losing the war in Ukraine. The menacing speech, broadcast mysteriously on Wednesday morning instead of the originally scheduled Tuesday night, might be the closest the Russian dictator will ever get to admitting defeat before his hold begins to crumble. The address had several audiences. For one, it aimed to … Read more

UK’s Crackdown on Anti-Royal Protests Makes US Free Speech Look Good

“Who elected him?” Shouting these three words led to the arrest of Symon Hill, a British republican activist in Oxford at a coronation ceremony parade of (now) King Charles III. Hill was arrested (although later de-arrested, which is a thing in the UK) under the recently enacted Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (PCSC … Read more