A Defense of Clichés

‘Casablanca’ at 80 reminds us of the beauty of the tried and true.

Threat Level Midnight Forever

The Doomsday Clock is a P.R. stunt, not science.

The Needle and the Damage Done

Is anti-vaxxism getting worse?

Who is ‘Velma’ For?

HBO Max’s new Scooby-Doo-less Scooby-Doo is a big swing and a miss.

Liberty’s Most Formative Friendships of the 20th Century

A review of ‘Freedom’s Furies’ by Timothy Sandefur.

The Most Important Thing You Read Today

It’s about diversity training, and it’s not by me.

The Strangeness of Psychotic Jew-Hatred

Antisemitism remains astonishingly common, especially in its less feverish expression.

The End of History 

The solution to our natural biases is a broad, inclusive, and honest study of the past.

Fairfax County Fairness?

Virginia’s attorney general says in a Dispatch interview he's investigating high schools that withheld National Merit award information from students.

Deep Questions Raised, No Answers Provided

A review of Mohsin Hamid’s ‘The Last White Man.’

Blasphemy in Minnesota

Art and the heckler’s veto.

Two Snaps and Three Cheers for Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’

A smart plot and sublime protagonist make it a must-watch.

The Novel of The Twentieth Century

‘The Leopard’ at 65.

The Best English Novel of 2022?

A review of the Booker Prize-winning 'The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida.'

Hamline Takes Quashing Academic Freedom to a Whole New Level

The college has fired an art history professor for showing students a painting depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

Bob Woodson: Civil Rights Champion and Critic

Ahead of retirement, the veteran activist says he still believes solutions to poverty come from communities themselves.