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America Needs Dr. Fauci, and so Does President Trump

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Apr 18, 2020 12:09PM

If any of Dr. Fauci’s or President Trump’s critics manage to drive an immovable wedge between the two men, absolutely nothing good will come from it.

Dear Media: Toxic “Bernie Bros” Do Not Speak for the Average Sanders Voter

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Mar 7, 2020 12:52PM

Do anecdotal stories of online harassment tell us that much about the average Sanders voter? The answer, I believe, is no.

An Open Letter to Jussie Smollett

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Feb 22, 2020 12:39PM

I certainly don't think you belong in jail and I'm a believer in second chances. But first, you need to apologize. 

What Kind of Party Does the Democratic Party Want to Be?

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Feb 9, 2020 1:05PM

The battle between moderates and leftists is far from over, but one thing is clear: if Democrats don't win in 2020, it could take another four years to get an answer. 

'Star Trek: Picard' Can't Avoid Being Political, But it Should Refrain From Being Unnecessarily Preachy

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Jan 23, 2020 3:00PM

If the show’s writers and producers choose to turn Picard into a garden-variety polemic against the Brexiteers and their conservative counterparts in America—they’ll waste a golden opportunity. 

Dispelling the Myth of the Moderate Michael Bloomberg

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Jan 18, 2020 1:10PM

Bloomberg's ego-driven paternalism is both indistinguishable from President Trump’s authoritarian style and antithetical to the very notion of political moderation.

Let This New Decade Bring With it the Demise of Authoritarianism in America

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Jan 1, 2020 11:44AM

Neither party seems to have much respect for rules, rights, or traditions these days—except, of course, when they’re not the party in power.

Congress Must Continue to Ignore Calls to Regulate Controversial Speech on Social Media

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Dec 14, 2019 11:23AM

Thoughts on Sacha Baron Chone's recent speech to the Anti-Defamation League. 

Review: Patricia Marcoccia's 'The Rise of Jordan Peterson'

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Dec 7, 2019 1:41PM

 I’m still not sure who the real Jordan Peterson is, and I’m not sure I ever will.

Dear Boomers and Millennials: Please Stop the Childish Bickering

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Nov 23, 2019 12:41PM

We don’t have time for petty arguments over the precise amounts of blame that each generation should have to bear for the problems with which we’ve all been cursed.