The Dispatch

The Dispatch
Fact-based reporting and commentary on politics, policy and culture – informed by conservative principles
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  • Apple’s Data Privacy Push Sets Up a Showdown With the Digital Ad Industry
    27 Apr 2021 • 4 min read
    (Photograph by David Becker/Getty Images.) We have all had the unsettling feeling that our smartphones are reading our mind. You Google “sandwich places near me,” and then five minutes later you get a...
  • The Hypocrisy of Gretchen Whitmer
    27 Apr 2021 • 7 min read
    (Photograph by Drew Angerer/Getty Images.) Last October, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer “lacked the authority to declare a ‘state of emergency’ or a ‘state of dis...
  • New Witnesses Allege Kanakuk Kamps Tried to Cover Up Child Sex Abuse
    27 Apr 2021 • 12 min read
    Last month, my husband David French and I published a report describing how one of the largest Christian camps in the world reacted to repeated red flag warnings about the inappropriate behavior of a ...
  • Dispatch Live Is Back April 28
    26 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 24 12
    Join Sarah, Steve, David, and Jonah this Wednesday night, April 28, for another edition of Dispatch Live. President Biden will address a joint session of Congress—his first such address and a stand-in...
  • White House Tiptoes Into 'Anti-Racism' Culture War
    26 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 37 93
    Ibram X. Kendi. (Photograph by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images.) The American History and Civics Education programs, through which the Department of Education distributes a handful of grants per year f...
  • Americans Color Outside the Lines
    26 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 128 62
    Photograph By Marlin Levison/Star Tribune via Getty Images) In his autobiography, Life on the Color Line, Gregory Williams tells the story of discovering at the age of 10 that he was black—or at least...
  • 'Out of Many, One' Review
    24 Apr 2021 • 2 min read • 73 13
    (Photo © 2021 - George W. Bush Presidential Center.) In 2006, President George W. Bush addressed the nation on the topic of immigration, saying: “We’re a nation of laws, and we must enforce our laws. ...
  • Malcolm Gladwell's Oral Tradition of Strategic Bombing
    24 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 37 24
    (Photo © 2021 - Little, Brown and Company.) With a high-profile tenure at the New Yorker, five New York Times bestsellers, and a popular podcast to his name, Malcolm Gladwell is one of his generation’...
  • The War on Nuance
    23 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 119 147
    (Photograph by Stephen Zenner/Getty Images.) Nothing is more vital to serious thinking than the ability to make distinctions between superficially similar things. The gas pedal and the brake pedal loo...
  • The Dangers of the Populist Antitrust Movement
    23 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 28 28
    Driven by the recent rise in hostility toward Big Tech companies, discussions of antitrust have moved from the esoteric pages of academic articles to the speeches of prominent politicians—on both side...
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