The Leftist Effort to Revise American History

August 6th, 2020 6:05 PM

There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant's first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of Joseph Stalin. The Soviet government erased figures from Soviet history by renaming cities —  such as the Imperial capital of St. Petersburg to…

John Lewis Funeral Was a Political Event

August 5th, 2020 7:12 PM

Traditionally, funerals are supposed to serve at least three purposes: honor the life of the deceased, comfort those who mourn his passing and preach a message about eternity and the brevity of life. Tradition was discarded during John Lewis' funeral last week in Atlanta. Like the memorial service of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) in 2002, the Lewis service was a political event that…

The Left’s Willingness to Tolerate Violence Should Frighten Everyone

July 30th, 2020 4:08 PM

“Mostly peaceful.” So goes the characterization of demonstrations that have routinely turned into looting and rioting for months on end, from Portland to Seattle to New York to Los Angeles. “Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified,” read one recent ABC News tweet.

The Private Space Race

July 29th, 2020 5:09 PM

This week, American astronauts will return to earth. Their trip to the space station was the first manned launch from the U.S. in 10 years. By NASA? No. Of course, not. This space flight happened because the government was not in charge. An Obama administration committee had concluded that launching such a vehicle would take 12 years and cost $36 billion. But this rocket was finished in…

Is Racism Responsible for Today’s Black Problems?

July 29th, 2020 3:46 PM

I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd's death -- rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and blacks. The pretense is that police conduct stands as the root of black problems. According to the NAACP,…

Rioters Are Seditionists, Not Protesters

July 28th, 2020 6:01 PM

The violence perpetrated in the streets of cities across America continues because state and local elected officials (all Democrats) refuse to do what is necessary to stop it. These acts no longer fit the definition of protest. Rather, sedition defines them: “Incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.” President Trump has ordered agents from the Department of Homeland Security…

‘Anti-Racism’ Is Racism in Disguise

July 25th, 2020 3:05 PM

America's colleges, media, and cultural institutions are being swept by the ideology of “anti-racism.” It openly advocates racial discrimination against white people, and promotes bigoted, lower expectations for black people. “Rationality” and “hard work” are vestiges of racism, declared the “anti-racism” web site of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.…

Progressive Policies Wreck Everything

July 23rd, 2020 11:12 PM

I laughed when I saw The Washington Post headline: "Minneapolis had progressive policies, but its economy still left black families behind." The media are so clueless. Instead of "but," the headline should have said, "therefore," or "so, obviously." Of course, progressive policies failed! They almost always do. "If you wanted a poster child for the progressive movement, it would…

Historical Ignorance and Confederate Generals

July 23rd, 2020 10:09 PM

The Confederacy has been the excuse for some of today's rioting, property destruction and grossly uninformed statements. Among the latter is the testimony before the House Armed Services Committee by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley in favor of renaming Confederate-named military bases. He said: "The Confederacy, the American Civil War, was fought, and it was an…

Spending as If There Is No Tomorrow

July 22nd, 2020 5:26 PM

I am not in the habit of quoting leftist Noam Chomsky, but this line seems relevant when one considers our growing national debt: "When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think." Perhaps now is not the time in the middle of a pandemic, job losses and threats of even higher unemployment, to mention the national debt. Or, perhaps it is.

Column: The Journalistic Malpractice of Touting 'Devout' Biden

July 22nd, 2020 6:23 AM

Get a load of this badly disguised press release from AP, headlined "Biden's bid touts faith, courts even religious conservatives." A Biden aide declared Biden's identity as "a very devout Catholic and person of deep faith" is "baked into" his campaign. Rebuttal? Not allowed.

Safety Lies Only in Surrender ... or Resistance

July 17th, 2020 9:28 AM

This week, gadfly New York Times columnist Bari Weiss resigned her position at the so-called newspaper of record. She did so after years of fielding slings and arrows from her own colleagues and editors, who treated her as an ultra-conservative enemy -- this, despite the fact that her perspective on the world is an eclectic mix of social progressivism, skepticism toward regulation and…

Too Much Faith in Models

July 15th, 2020 11:22 PM

Between 2 million and 3 million Americans will die! That was the prediction from "experts" at London's Imperial College when COVID-19 began. They did also say if there was "social distancing of the whole population," the death toll could be cut in half, but 1.1 million to 1.46 million Americans would still die by this summer. Our actual death toll has been about…

Despicable Behavior of Today’s Academicians

July 15th, 2020 5:25 PM

The Michigan State University administration pressured professor Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and innovation because he touted research that found police are not more likely to shoot black Americans. The study found: "The race of a police officer did not predict the race of the citizen shot. In other words, black officers were just as likely to shoot…