Latest from Matt Philbin
January 20, 2017, 9:26 AM EST

If we know anything about Hollywood celebrities, it’s that their understanding of constitutional law is matched only by their stalwart vigilance against subversion and treachery.

January 18, 2017, 11:40 AM EST

Comrades! We must get to Havana before the counter-revolutionary Yanqui influence corrupts the Workers’ Paradise! So says far-left moonbat mag The Nation (though in not so many words) in an email inviting readers to join it in Havana this spring.

January 18, 2017, 9:01 AM EST

Phew! That was close. It looked for a moment that Americans might be denied the trenchant political observations of Lady Gaga during the Super Bowl halftime show. The Huffington Post had reported that the NFL ordered Gaga to shut up and sing.

January 17, 2017, 2:51 PM EST

Here’s a question nobody is asking – at least, no sane person: “When straight men kiss, is it good for LGBT equality or a step back?” That’s the actual title of a Washington Post article Jan. 17. Apparently, actors Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield kissed during the Golden Globes. Why? Who knows? But it upset The Post’s David Oliver, and not in the way it would upset most guys.

January 16, 2017, 9:40 AM EST

We're not in Sunnydale anymore, Buffy. Joss Whedon, big shot director turned big-time deranged progressive hack, probably speaks for his Hollywood peers when pounding his highchair over the election. He just does it more creatively and crudely than most. 

January 13, 2017, 10:32 AM EST

Well, it can’t be as embarrassing as the “I Pledge” video, can it? You may remember the creepy, statist statement of fealty to the Dear Leader celebrities put out at the beginning of the Obama administration. Well, now A-listers are putting out a video to mark the start of the Trump era and, in its way, it’s as gobsmackingly stupid and un-American as “I Pledge.”

January 10, 2017, 10:30 AM EST

It’s an opening line that’s compelled generations of teens: “When I stepped out into the bright sunlight, from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and cruising for dudes ...”

January 9, 2017, 11:23 AM EST

You silly American. You thought Meryl Streep’s six minute Golden Globes rant was just another instance of an entitled Hollywood gasbag using her position to speak whatever the opposite of truth to power is. You probably chafed at being talked down to by a political partisan who’s forked over six figures to Democrats in just four years.

December 22, 2016, 2:53 PM EST

Yes, it’s GQ. And yes, they don’t stand a metrosexual’s chance at a tractor pull of getting you to care who they think matters or not. Still, the glossy “men’s” magazine’s jokey annual list of the Least Influential People, written by Drew Magary, is instructive.

December 22, 2016, 10:09 AM EST

Finally, something sticks! After months of flinging just about every accusation they could think of against Trump et al, media lefties have hit on a charge that’s demonstrably, undeniably true: The Trumps have bad taste in art.

December 13, 2016, 8:38 AM EST

Dear distraught Hillary/Bernie supporters, 

Yes, the world is now a terrifying place, but Lebron James is there for you. The NBA superstar is on the cover of Sports Illustrated sporting a safety pin. He shares your fear, and he's the Sportsperson of the Year, according to SI.

December 7, 2016, 12:39 PM EST

BuzzFeed must have a use-it-or-lose-it malevolence budget, because as 2016 draws to a close, the hate pieces are coming fast and thick. Last week it was the hit job on the Gainses, (they may believe in traditional marriage!). Now, “White people are a plague to the planet.”

November 25, 2016, 12:15 PM EST

Lefty rags like Mother Jones wouldn’t exist without dudgeon -- low, high or in between. But surely they can give it a rest on Thanksgiving? No! Thanksgiving is a day to get especially dudgeony for good progressives. (You know, the kind of morally serious individuals that would publicly compare a lost election to the 9-11 attacks.

November 22, 2016, 10:34 AM EST

Thanksgiving is upon us, and so are the seemingly endless articles about the dread of meeting politically incompatible relatives across the dinner table and [shudder] actually conversing with them. Call it the insufferable encountering the unimpressed.

November 17, 2016, 9:06 AM EST

Oh, Washington Post, you’ve gotta stop moving the goal posts of parody. On Thursday, the Post ran something titled “'Do not say mean things’: Kids are writing to Donald Trump, asking him to be a kind president.” Writer Amy Wang spent nearly 1,100 words accompanied by many, many pictures of colorful handwritten letters from kids imploring President-elect Trump to “be kind to all people.”

November 16, 2016, 9:04 AM EST

Thought experiment: Assume for a moment Hillary won the election last week. Yes, birds are chirping, butterflies flitting about and unicorns are leaving piles of mint-scented equality on everyone’s lawn. 

November 9, 2016, 4:11 PM EST

Prior to election night, nearly 30 famous people publicly indicated their intentions to leave the country if Donald Trump prevailed. Now that he has, will they actually go? If so, Canada's in for a windfall. 

November 3, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT

Know what’s really funny? VA hospitals. Real fertile territory for sitcom wackiness, what with the amputees and PTSD and the needless suffering of veterans at the hands of an incompetent and callous bureaucracy. 

November 1, 2016, 11:14 AM EDT

What do you suppose happens on YouTube to a video that is a “discourse on the First Amendment and the tactics that progressives are using to limit speech and political engagement by conservatives”? Well, according to the Wall Street Journal, it falls victim to an algorithm with absolutely no sense of irony.

November 1, 2016, 9:26 AM EDT

Baby steps, Washington Post, baby steps. On November 1, the Post published yet another long (1,166 words) piece about the NFL’s viewership woes. But unlike the last one, sports columnist Sally Jenkins mentioned the elephant kneeling in the sports newsroom.