J. Peder Zane

J. Peder Zane

Elon petition example of frightening rise of authoritarian left

Peder Zane: Recently, more than 150 Elon students signed a petition demanding that the school disinvite the woman tapped to deliver the Baird Pulitzer Lecture on Oct. 4. Her writing, they said, is informed by “prejudice and slander” and “is a consistent attack on all of the things Elon has been working toward – ending sexual assault, increasing diversity and creating a safe and encouraging environment for all students regardless of gender, race, ethnic background or sexual orientation.” Who is this enemy of the state? Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post.

J. Peder Zane

How has Hillary Clinton lied to us? Let me count the ways

J. Peder Zane: Let’s start in 1998, when Hillary attributed the Lewinsky affair and other Clinton scandals to a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” In fact, her husband had been having an affair with the 22-year-old White House intern whom Hillary had called a “narcissistic loony toon.” Like Nixon, Hillary has never been convicted of a crime. But heaven help us if that becomes the bar when we consider questions of character and fitness for office.

J. Peder Zane

Hate Clinton and Trump? Look in the mirror

When it comes to collective decision making, Americans have become so divided, so filled with fear and loathing, that we have cast aside principle for partisan gain. North Carolina Democrats relaxed the voting requirements Republicans sought to thwart because they believed it was to their advantage. But GOP claims that they were nobly seeking to curb voter fraud were fraudulent.

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