Wrong Predictions Don’t Deter the Predictors

July 30th, 2021 2:39 PM

We have always had them among us: fortune tellers, diviners, readers of palms, tarot cards, tea leaves, stars, horoscopes, discerners of animal entrails, calling on gods of wood and stone, and all sorts of other “seers” who have attempted to convince the gullible that they have the power to predict the future. To some, climate change proponents are little more than modern-day soothsayers that…

The Mythological White Supremacist

July 30th, 2021 1:55 PM

Washington -- We at The American Spectator call it “Kultursmog,” and it is the only kind of smog of which our friends on the left approve. Actually, they not only approve of Kultursmog, but they contribute to it. Kultursmog is that aspect of American culture that is utterly politicized, and it is politicized by the politics of the left. Its leading centers of pollution are Hollywood,…

Woke Language Is Only Getting Worse. Have You Felt It?

July 22nd, 2021 4:03 PM

Have you noticed how our language is changing? At a congressional hearing on “Birthing While Black,” nearly every politician used the words “birthing people” instead of “women” or “mothers.” Asked why, Shalanda Young, President Joe Biden's budget director, said, “Our language needs to be more inclusive.” Activists have also changed “equality” to “equity” and “affirmative action” to “diversity…

Lying About ‘Misinformation’ to Justify Tyranny

July 22nd, 2021 12:14 AM

This week, President Joe Biden was asked whether he had any message for social media amidst a dramatic rise in the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases thanks to the delta variant. Biden immediately responded that companies like Facebook were responsible for murder: “They're killing people -- I mean, they're really, look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they're killing…

American Marxism Is Here

July 21st, 2021 5:22 PM

Most people sense that America is under assault by America-hating forces and worry that our freedoms are actually in jeopardy. Mark Levin's new book, “American Marxism,” confirms those fears, exposes the chilling aims and methods of these malicious groups, and provides a blueprint to restore America to a path of recovery. Levin has a gift for distilling abstract ideas into understandable terms…

Time to Play 'To Tell the Truth' With Dr. Fauci

July 20th, 2021 8:52 PM

In the 1950s there was a quiz show called “To Tell the Truth.” It has been reborn several times but retained its original format. A celebrity panel would try to discover which one of three contestants was telling the truth, as all claimed to be the same person with identical backgrounds. I thought of that show in relation to the conflicting stories and claims that have come from “experts”…

Don’t Ask Permission! Break Rules

July 16th, 2021 10:28 AM

America has so many regulations that today, often the only way to do something new, to create something great, to prosper is to ignore rules. Minutes before SpaceX launched a rocket, the government told the company that the launch would violate its license. SpaceX launched anyway. CEO Elon Musk says that the Federal Aviation Administration has “a broken regulatory structure” and that…

What Foreign Dissidents Understand About the American Flag

July 14th, 2021 4:15 PM

This week, thousands of Cuban dissidents marched against the repressive communist tyranny that has subjugated the Cuban people for three generations. They chanted “Libertad!” and called for the end of the regime. And they carried aloft a symbol of freedom: the American flag. This isn't a rarity. It's a common sight among protesters for freedom worldwide. Before Hong Kong was turned into yet…

Penalty for Early Withdrawal

July 13th, 2021 7:43 PM

Retirement plans warn of a “penalty for early withdrawal.” Might that also apply to the withdrawal of American and NATO forces from Afghanistan? If you set aside the victory by coalition forces that expelled Saddam Hussein's overmatched troops from Kuwait in 1991, the U.S. has not won a war since World War II. Not in Korea. Not in Vietnam and now, says President Biden, Afghanistan is a war we…

Who Are the Real Bullies on Race?

July 9th, 2021 12:19 PM

As absurd, extreme and reckless as the American left has been on race, and despite growing public disapproval of their antics, they are doubling down rather than pulling back. On the Fourth of July, Utah's Black Lives Matter chapter described the American flag as “a symbol of hatred.” “When we Black Americans see this flag we know the person flying it is not safe to be around,” it declared.…

Big Business Loves Big Government

July 8th, 2021 6:41 PM

Politicians say they pass laws to “protect Americans from big business.” People like hearing that. Many don't like big business. Unfortunately, most people don't realize that those laws often help big business while hurting consumers. “Big business and big government are not enemies like a lot of people think they are,” says American Enterprise Institute fellow Tim Carney in my new video. “…

Stop Surrendering Education to the Radical Left

July 8th, 2021 3:59 PM

This Independence Day, a poll from Issues & Insights revealed that only 36% of adults aged 18-24 said they were “proud to be American,” compared with 86% of those over the age of 65. This shouldn't be surprising. America's children have been raised in a system dedicated to the proposition that America itself is evil, a repository of discrimination and bigotry, a country founded in sin and…

Democrats Blame Republicans for Defunding Police

July 8th, 2021 12:59 AM

Most of us recall as children getting into a dispute with another kid and then blaming him for starting a fight. When Mom approached you said, “he hit me first.” The other kid denies it and accuses you of hitting him first.

On Race, Can We All Lighten Up?

July 1st, 2021 6:03 PM

On a beautiful Sunday morning, I was out of town for a business meeting in the city of Santa Barbara, California, an affluent area where the rich and famous live. Demographically, it isn’t exactly Wakanda. Before getting on the 101 Freeway for the long drive back to Los Angeles, I pulled into a gas station to fill up. Just as I got out of my car, I heard a booming male voice shout, “Hey, want…