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FILE -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam during a news conference at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va., Feb. 2, 2019. In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” he vowed to resist the growing calls for his resignation — including from high-ranking fellow Democrats — by staying in office. (Parker Michels-Boyce/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Oh Sure, Now Democrats Want to Have an “Honest Conversation” About Wearing Blackface

Oh Sure, Now Democrats Want to Have an “Honest Conversation” About Wearing Blackface

“We — all of us, black, white, gay, straight —got to start extending grace to one another so that we can start having honest conversations with one another and leave room for growth,” Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Corey Booker said at an event recently. He was talking about the controversy over two Virginia Democrats admitting

Print Column: Winning Elections by Dividing Is Bad for Society

MINOT, N.D.—It’s a fashionable thing, particularly in election years, to bemoan the tone of modern politics. I understand why—the word “obnoxious” may as well have been invented to describe desperate political campaigns raining down hyperbole and opprobrium on the electorate—but to describe this as a recent development is simply inaccurate. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson,

If Apathy Counted as Votes Nobody Would Have Won the 2016 Election

I found this map on Reddit this morning, and I can’t stop looking at it. It was created by Philip Kearney, who describes himself as an amateur cartographer, and it’s pretty self explanatory. It supposes an election map which counts non-votes from eligible American voters as a vote for “none of the above.” Based on

James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois is seen in this undated photo posted on his social media account. Social Media via REUTERS

The Partisan Shooting of Rep. Scalise Is a Relatively New Thing in the History of American Political Violence

“Try to find the humanity in the people you disagree with.” That’s what I wrote in my Sunday print column this week. The subject, of course, was the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and three others. In the New York Times today Ross Douthat has some thoughts on why the motivations of James Hodgkinson, the

Actor Josh Duhamel prepares in front of the Fargo Theatre as he shoots a tourism commercial Aug. 16, 2015. Forum News Service file photo

Josh Duhamel Says He Stays Away From Politics, but Remember When He Endorsed Governor Doug Burgum?

North Dakota’s own Josh Duhamel gave an interview ostensibly about his love of baseball, and selection as an ambassador for Major League Baseball’s All Star balloting, but he also had some comments about social media and why he steers clear of politics which were pretty interesting: Fox News: You’ve described having a love/hate relationship with

Lady Gaga performs during halftime between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Bob Donnan / USA TODAY Sports

The Halftime Show America Needed

Lady Gaga may have found herself a place in the history books for being the Superbowl entertainer who won widespread acclaim for something she didn’t do. In a performance that was fun and entertaining, exactly the halftime show America needed, Gaga didn’t lecture us about politics. There was no preachy machinations. No self-righteous symbolism. Just