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Abolition and the American Founding

Today’s leftists denounce the Declaration and Constitution as pro-slavery. It’s not a new argument, political scientist C. Bradley Thompson says.

The Wages of Reopening

A strong June jobs report shows gains from ending the lockdowns.

New York's Cop Out

The city cuts the police budget by $1 billion amid rising shootings and murder.

The Gun Sales of June

When citizens conclude cops won’t protect them, they buy firearms.

RFK vs. D.C. Statehood

The Framers had good reason to keep the federal district apart from any state.

Historical Fiction Through the Ages

From Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy to Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin novels, WSJ readers share their favorites.

The Coronavirus Credibility Gap

Politicians and experts sow distrust with double standards on protests and dissembling about masks.

Hotel San Francisco

A pair of lawsuits highlight the decline of public order.