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Moving Away From template of ‘Oppressor vs. Oppressed’

The violent campus takeover by protesters — some of them students, many not — has had the unintended effect of discrediting the premise underlying the protest. That premise is that the world is divided between oppressors and the oppressed, and that the oppressors are always evil and their ...

Good question: Is your car spying on you?

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Last week, Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Edward Markey of Massachusetts revealed that ...

Congress enters thorny debate on defining antisemitism

Who would oppose legislation to outlaw antisemitism? More people than you might think. First, there is the thorny question of definitions. Consider: How do you define “antisemitism”? As with some attempts to define racism, you may find yourself settling on a version of the late Supreme ...

Wrong time to increase jobless benefits

Looking to the future, Michigan’s small business owners are worried about a lot of things, including inflation, tighter regulations and a dearth of talent. But near the top of the list is concern the Democratic controlled Legislature will deliver on a promise to increase unemployment ...

We are entering a new world of caregiving

Is it fair to ask teenagers to give up sports and parties to care for parents or other older relatives? That’s an important question these days, because so many now do. The Wall Street Journal reported on a 15-year-old high school kid, Leo Remis, who is helping his disabled mother. Leo ...