Trump’s Saudi Policy Gamble

By:               Michael Barone Seventy-three years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on his trip back from the Yalta conference with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin, held his last meeting with foreign leaders, aboard the USS Quincy in the Suez Canal’s Great Bitter Lake. One was with the desert warrior king, Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, who sailed in…

Genetics Is Undercutting the Case for Racial Quotas

By: Michael Barone “I am worried,” writes Harvard geneticist David Reich in The New York Times, “that well-meaning people who deny the possibility of substantial biological differences among human populations are digging themselves into an indefensible position, one that will not survive the onslaught of science.” Reich was responding to anticipated resistance to his forthcoming book,…

Women Against Free Speech?

By: Michael Barone Sometimes, for those of us who are constantly reading statistics and poll results, something that you didn’t expect to see stands out — a number that makes you think the future will not be what you have been expecting. My latest sighting of such a number was in a March 12 New…

Gentry Liberals Own the Democratic Party

By: Michael Barone Amid the brouhahas about the Nunes memo and immigration, an item from Greg Hinz of Crain’s Chicago Business caught my eye. Demographers crunching census data estimate that Chicago’s black population fell to 842,000, while its white non-Hispanic population increased to 867,000. National political significance: In our three largest cities — New York,…