June 25, 2019
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  • Climate Crusaders Poised to Claim Oregon

    The best that may be said of the drama playing out in Oregon this week is that it exemplifies the vast and growing distance between Left and Right in America today. To see it in its worst (and, perhaps, clearest) light, however, it exemplifies the relentless onslaught of corporate leftist…

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  • Project Veritas Video: Google Is a ‘Highly Biased Political Machine’

    As many have suspected, Google “is not an objective source of information” and is actively working to prevent Trump from being reelected in 2020,  the latest undercover video put out by Project Veritas confirms. “Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s…

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  • Biden’s Mythical Mass of Support

    In a 1933 classic “Duck Soup,” Chico Marx memorably says, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?” (The actual movie quote doesn’t have the word “lying” in it—it was added later in re-telling.) Chico Marx’s question seems apt today, given that following the news too closely…

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  • Crack-ups at the Crossroads of Intersectionality

    Progressives do not see the United States as an exceptional uniter of factions and tribes into a cohesive whole—each citizen subordinating his tribal, ethnic, and religious affinities to a shared Americanism, emblemized by our national motto e pluribus unum. Instead, they prefer e uno plures: out of one nation arise…

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  • Charles Reich, R.I.P.

    Remember Charles Reich? Probably not. But you probably do know the phrase “the greening of America.” It is Reich’s coinage, the title his fruity 1970 bestseller that began life as a 39,000-word essay in The New Yorker. I hadn’t thought about Reich for years. When the news came a few…

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  • What Made American Academia Great (and How It Was Destroyed)

    Since retiring from the university, several people have asked if I miss it. I tell them I miss what it was, but not what it has become. Higher education in America has gone from being the best in the world to one of the most pathetic. Why? It’s hard to…

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  • Ocasio-Cortez Showcases the Left’s Reverse McCarthyism

    My grandmother spent World War II in a concentration camp in Transnistria. Growing up in Israel, we were encouraged in school to ask our grandparents what it was like to live through the Holocaust, but my grandmother was always understandably sparse on the details. The only thing she ever spoke…

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  • Heretics in the Church of Progressive Liberalism

    Religions fear heretics more than non-believing infidels because they are, at least on paper, supposed to be closer to the truth than infidels. That’s why intra-religious disputes are often so bloody: between Catholics and Protestants, between Sunni and Shia, between Anglican and Puritan. Progressive liberalism has dogma and heresy, too.…

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  • Eugenics Returns

    The horrific recrudescence of European eugenicists marches on like a storm trooper’s hob-nailed boot to crush the inherent beauty and dignity of human life upon the drab gray, pagan altar of their globalist ideology. Defined as the “the practice or advocacy of controlled selective breeding of human populations (as by…

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  • Defending Free Speech Is More Important Than A Flag Burning Ban

    Just as Americans are beginning to be persuaded that corporate leftists are attempting to censor the speech of those on the political Right, President Trump wants to ban a form of free expression. In a Saturday tweet, Trump praised Senator Steve Daines’ amendment to make it illegal to burn the…

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  • We Need a Higher Education Reformation

    American higher education, once the envy of the world, is suffering a crisis of confidence and a loss of purpose. “Once upon a time, universities were institutions dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the transmission of the highest values of our civilization,” writes New Criterion editor and publisher Roger…

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  • Dangerous Derangement

    America cannot continue as a republic without the acceptance that one party routinely will be turned out of office. Democrats no longer accept that bedrock principle of American liberty. They see themselves as the only party entitled to govern. “Trump Derangement Syndrome” and the Russian collusion frame-up are two faces…

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  • Worshipful Procession: The Progressive Liberal Protest March

    In 2008, noted psychologist and addiction expert Stanton Peele argued in Psychology Today that, “Religious people are certifiable. They are obligated to believe crazy things . . . I write this from my hotel in Seville, on Good Friday, after marching through the streets following religious processions of floats, mournful…

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  • A Swift Demise

    As I long for the days of the anticapitalist Left, I now yearn for a time when I could enjoy mindlessly the musical talents of the once-great Taylor Swift. Swift on Monday released a song and music video titled, “You Need to Calm Down.” Designed to be a summer bop…

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  • Did Your Child Return From College a Better Person?

    When assessing America’s or any of the Western world’s universities—wondering whether you should send your child to one; whether you should pay for a child to attend one; whether you should go into great debt to attend one; whether you should donate money to one; and related questions—it would seem…

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