Tom Brady Is a Gent

February 11th, 2021 5:44 PM

What did you do Sunday evening? I watched the gaudiest pageant ever performed on television, interspersed with a football game. The football game was serious, dare I say, dignified, adult entertainment. Yet what came with it was typical American excess. Lights flashing, deafening noise, hundreds of people marching, and I believe there were cartoon figures parading around the field. I worried…

When the Hateful Think They Are the Virtuous

February 11th, 2021 3:28 PM

This week, Virginia Heffernan, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, unleashed the most perverse column in recent memory. The title: "What can you do about the Trumpites next door?" Heffernan wasn't lamenting neighbors who had tagged her house with pro-Trump graffiti, or who had participated in the Jan. 6 riots, or who had even held an election watch party and turned the music up too…

Five Myths About Socialism, Part Two

February 11th, 2021 12:24 AM

Last week, I reported on two myths about socialism. My new video covers three more. Myth No. 3: Socialism works if it's "democratic." As the Democratic Socialists of America put it, "Society should be run democratically -- to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few." Sounds nice. If socialists are elected, then we'll have a more just society. But Venezuela's socialists were…

The Spending Addiction

February 10th, 2021 10:24 PM

The problem with free money is that it leads to an addiction much like an addition to drugs. In the case of the $1.9 trillion "relief" bill that has no Republican support, Congress is the supplier, while those on the receiving end become increasingly addicted to government and less self-reliant.

New York Times Fires Reporter For Using Word It Used, Too — the N Word

February 8th, 2021 4:49 PM

The New York Times has fired a prize-winning reporter, Donald McNeil, for asking about the context in which someone used the N word. As journalist Jesse Singal notes, “One of the most important coronavirus reporters on the planet” was forced out of “the Times because he used the N-word in the context of asking about a controversy involving the N-word.”

Power to the People 2.0

February 4th, 2021 11:02 PM

During the rebellious '60s, the slogan "power to the people" became a mantra for the young to protest what they saw as oppression from their elders. Now comes a moment when significant numbers of Americans can exercise real power in ways that will improve the country. Most people will never attain a level of influence comparable to a president, a member of Congress, a Supreme Court justice, a…

Five Myths About Socialism, Part One

February 4th, 2021 7:52 PM

People hate America's big disparities in wealth. It's a reason why, among young people, socialism is as popular as capitalism. The Democratic Socialists of America want a country based on "freedom, equality and solidarity." That sure sounds good. But does socialism bring that? My new video debunks several myths about socialism. One reason for socialism's continued appeal is linguist Noam…

The Inequality of ‘Equity’

February 3rd, 2021 11:17 PM

President Joe Biden took office pledging a return to unity and decency. A new era of good feelings is at hand, we were informed by both his administration and its sycophants in the media. A new world -- a world of "equity" -- is at hand. Equity, you see, is the word of the day. Not equality -- that would be a traditionally American concept. 

Can ‘Systemic Racism’ Be Eliminated?

February 3rd, 2021 1:44 PM

Second only to his fixation on "climate change" is President Biden's focus on "systemic racism." In addition to reinstating mandatory race theory training for federal employees, Biden proposes spending even more money we don't have to fix a problem beyond the government's reach. As with original sin, curing racism is best solved internally. It is a matter of the heart.

Tyrrell Column: American Authoritarianism

January 29th, 2021 11:57 AM

If there was one dominant theme to President Joe Biden's inaugural address, it was unity. All Americans -- left, right and middle-of-the-road -- are to come together in unity, Joe said. On his theme of unity, Joe was emphatic, and the media cheered him on. Yet shortly thereafter, his perfumed rhetoric evaporated in the wintry air, and reality intruded. It began with Joe's executive orders.

Biden: A Liberal Wolf in Moderate Sheep’s Clothing

January 28th, 2021 9:42 PM

President Biden and his press secretary, Jen Psaki, have assured us he is a "devout Catholic" who "attends church regularly." The question is not new but should be asked again and a credible answer demanded. How can one be devout about one's faith and not comport with Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church? As the Apostle James wrote, "faith without works is dead." (James 2:14-26…

John Stossel Column: Rule-Breaking Politicians

January 27th, 2021 10:49 PM

After Joe Biden's inauguration, he ordered everyone on federal lands to wear a mask. That night, he and his family posed for pictures at the Lincoln Memorial -- none of them wearing a mask. California Governor Gavin Newsom told Californians it's "essential" to avoid "mixing with people outside of your household." Then he had dinner with lots of people outside his household, without masks. You…

Ben Shapiro Column: This Is Not Normal

January 27th, 2021 2:48 PM

For four years, we were informed by our establishment media that President Donald Trump's behavior was "not normal." The abnormality of Trump's behavior became a near rallying cry for the self-appointed heroes of journalism, who spent every waking hour poring over his bizarre tweets and his bloviating self-absorption. The media dedicated themselves to preventing Trump's supposed normalization…

Cal Thomas Column: They’re Coming to America

January 22nd, 2021 6:34 PM

In 1980, singer Neil Diamond recorded a song that celebrated American immigration, first in the early 1900s and then more recently. The song included this chorus: "On the boats and on the planes / They're coming to America / Never looking back again / They're coming to America." The song makes no distinction between the legal and orderly immigration of the early 20th century and the…