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    Tom Piatak

    Thomas Piatak is a contributing editor to Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He writes from Cleveland, Ohio.

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  • It’s Time to Call Out Higher Education for What It Really Is

    It’s Time to Call Out Higher Education for What It Really Is0

    There is little doubt that Glenn Youngkin would have lost the Virginia gubernatorial race if he had not attacked Critical Race Theory and rejected the mindset that says boys must be treated as girls if they identify as female. In Loudon County, that mindset reportedly led public school officials to shelter a “skirt-wearing male student”

  • The House I Hide In

    The House I Hide In0

    In 1945, liberal Democrat Frank Sinatra recorded a song about the meaning of America, “The House I Live In.” It was a perfect match for the honeyed voice of the young Sinatra, one that Sinatra continued to sing as his voice matured and his politics moved rightward. I have been vaguely familiar with the song since

  • Establishment Conservatives Call Quarantined Americans ‘Whiners’

    Establishment Conservatives Call Quarantined Americans ‘Whiners’0

    Over the weekend, Never Trumper Erick Erickson put up a profanity-laced series of tweets in which he berated pro-Trump conservatives for criticizing the lockdown that has shuttered many businesses, closed down most churches, stopped most medical procedures and examinations, and isolated most Americans from friends and family for two months or so. According to Erickson,

  • Tariffs Work

    Tariffs Work0

    For decades, American political discourse has largely operated within the spectrum of opinions voiced by the editorial pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Opinions not embraced by one of these newspapers were unlikely to advance very far, and those voicing such unapproved opinions were, sooner or later, likely to be denounced


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