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Ramesh Ponnuru

Pride, Prejudice and Covington Catholic

Instead of reacting to what other people are saying, we react to what we think people like them believe.

At the Lincoln Memorial no less.

At the Lincoln Memorial no less.

Photographer: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg

One way to tell who’s right about the kids from Covington Catholic High School is by looking at the pattern of conversions.

Students from the Kentucky school attending the March for Life in Washington D.C. were condemned for allegedly mocking a Native American drummer. As more video evidence came out, some initial critics of their behavior have apologized. Nobody who started out defending the kids (or defending them with a reservation or two) has turned critical.