Adam Carolla on Free Speech, Cancel Culture, AOC and Covid Hysteria
Performers censor themselves -- fearing they might offend. Those who offend Hollywood lose work. Some lose friends. Adam Carolla doesn't care. That's why he's the subject of my video this week. Carolla is one the most successful performers in America. His books are bestsellers. His comedy shows sell out. He hosts one of America's most-listened-to-podcasts. Recently, Carolla dismissed Rep.…
Monarchs of the American Big City
WASHINGTON -- The enormous outpouring of affection for Queen Elizabeth II has recently demonstrated to the world that monarchy is not dead. Now attention will turn to King Charles III, and we shall see how he will do. As I intimated last week, I think he will do very well. I said his initial speech to his subjects and to the world was “brilliant.”
Looks Who’s Talking, Justice Kagan
Supreme Court justices return to work next month following a tumultuous last session in which the majority issued some controversial rulings, most notably the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Liberals in general and Justice Elena Kagan in particular, are upset by the decisions of the conservative majority. Justice Kagan recently spoke at Northwestern University School of Law in…
MRC Honors Cal Thomas With Bulldog Award for Lifetime Achievement
Wednesday night during the Media Research Center’s 35th anniversary gala, we were honored to present our friend, legendary conservative columnist, TV commentator, and longtime MRC Gala attendee Cal Thomas with the first annual Bulldog Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Immigration and Roosting Chickens
The saying “the chickens have come home to roost” seems to apply to the immigration policies of the Biden administration, sanctuary cities and states. Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) have been sending hundreds of people who have illegally crossed the border into their states to Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and Delaware. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)…
How Can You Befriend a ‘Semi-Fascist’?
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, at a recent event with a liberal audience, praised Justice Clarence Thomas, her ideological adversary. Sotomayor said, “He is a man who cares deeply about the court as an institution.” She added that while the two often disagree over judicial decisions, “We share a common understanding about people and kindness towards them.”
California Dream Could Become a Nightmare
“Well, they’re out there a-having fun In that warm California sun” – (1964 song by The Rivieras) California has become an example of what a state looks like when it is controlled by a single party – in this case Democrats – who are trying to impose a green energy secular religion on their people. State officials have banned the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035, but…
Unserious Leadership in a Serious Time
We live in a deeply serious time with deeply unserious leaders. Historian Niall Ferguson has written that the "extreme violence of the twentieth century" was precipitated by three preconditions: "ethnic conflict, economic volatility, and empires in decline." It is difficult not to see such preconditions repeating themselves in this century. The West is currently tearing itself apart over…
Is the ‘Red Wave’ Fading?
People who follow politics are familiar with the scenario. When a Republican “wave” appears likely, or a Republican presidential candidate develops a significant lead over the Democrat candidate, the media begin reporting “stories” that the wave is receding, and the Democrat is gaining ground. Television networks prefer close races because it adds to ratings. For once influential newspapers,…
Progressives, Not the Pandemic, Hurt Kids’ Education
“The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading,” read the New York Times headline. The subtitle declared, “The results of a national test showed just how devastating the last two years have been for 9-year-old schoolchildren, especially the most vulnerable.” But the pandemic is not really to blame. Progressives' preferred policies are to blame. Down where I am in…
Student Debt Relief — Reparations for Rich White People
To reduce inflation, battle climate change, reduce gas prices, stem rising crime and to protect our southern border, President Joe Biden has forgiven $10,000 in federal student loans and extended $20,000 in debt cancellation to Pell Grant recipients for borrowers making less than $125,000 a year. A study by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School found that “Between 69% and 73% of debt…
Joe Biden Is the Real Semi-Fascist
This week, President Joe Biden -- in search of a new label to pin on his political opponents after the failure of his “ultra-MAGA” branding, which prompted peals of laughter rather than shudders of horror -- landed on a new slur with which to tar those who don't support his agenda: they are, he said, semi-fascists.
Will Governor Youngkin Be Number 9?
Richmond, VA – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has been in office only seven months and already he is listed at number five in a Washington Post story about possible 2024 GOP presidential candidates. In an interview, I asked him to respond to suggestions in some quarters that he might be well positioned to run for president in 2024.
Climate Change Forecasts Through the Years
“‘The trouble with almost all environmental problems,’ says Paul R. Ehrlich, the population biologist, ‘is that by the time we have enough evidence to convince people, you’re dead. ... We must realize that unless we are extremely lucky, everybody will disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years.’” --The New York Times, 1969.