Mark Twain famously said that there were three kinds of lies — "lies, damned lies, and statistics." Since this is an election year, we can expect to hear plenty of all three kinds.

That Muslims are receiving preferential treatment in the U.S. probably won’t shock astute cultural observers. But it may shock them to learn that, at least in a current case in Alabama, the ACLU is taking exception to it and is suing.

Hillary Clinton obviously knows that explosive words can lead to explosive actions, which is why she attacked Donald Trump’s statement about the "Second Amendment people." But if she were held to the standard she has set for Trump, she would long ago have become a political has-been.

A general economic principle is that any law or regulation that restricts market entry tends to impose the greatest burden on those who can be described as poor, latecomers, discriminated-against and politically weak.

We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone.

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