Force-Feeding Ideology in Elementary Schools

August 30th, 2023 5:11 PM

It was just a matter of time before choice became mandatory. Last week, a federal judge denied a request by parents of students in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Montgomery County, Maryland, to be able to remove their children from classrooms when books containing LGBTQ+ characters are read aloud. Christian and Muslim parents had sued the school system, claiming such books force religious…

Joe Biden Is a Narcissist, Not an Empath

August 25th, 2023 4:47 PM

President Joe Biden, we keep hearing, is a deeply empathetic man. This has been the pitch for Biden for decades: not much in the way of brains, not a tremendously resourceful politician, awkward on his feet — but he cares. Or maybe, just maybe, Biden was never an empathetic man. Maybe he simply trafficked in ersatz empathy, all the while feeding his own narcissism.

When The Washington Post Has Misgivings About Democracy

August 23rd, 2023 3:09 PM

Legacy journalists are upset about the decline of what they call "democracy". They whine about Supreme Court power, small states electing senators or simply that they can’t change the Constitution as easily as their side wants. The Washington Post is so frustrated that it launched a series digging into the issue, calling it "IMPERFECT UNION." The Post headlined its more than…

What’s Going on in Russia? Is Putin Asleep at the Wheel?

August 17th, 2023 4:43 PM

WASHINGTON -- There was a curious report in The Washington Post late last month. I saw it in no other newspaper. It began thus: “When Yevgeniy Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, launched his attempted mutiny on the morning of June 24, Vladimir Putin was paralyzed and unable to act decisively, according to Ukrainian and other security officials in Europe.” Did you get…

The Barack Obama Biography Cover-Up

August 11th, 2023 9:45 PM

This week, Tablet released a fascinating conversation with historian David Garrow, author of a massive unauthorized biography of former President Barack Obama in his early years titled “Rising Stars.” By all rights, the book should have been a massive hit upon its release in 2017. Instead, it underperformed. The revelations contained therein never hit the mainstream.

Judith Curry: How Climate ‘Science’ Got Hijacked by Alarmists

August 10th, 2023 4:42 PM

We are told climate change is a crisis, and that there is an “overwhelming scientific consensus.” “It’s a manufactured consensus,” says climate scientist Judith Curry in my new video. She says scientists have an incentive to exaggerate risk to pursue “fame and fortune.” She knows about that because she once spread alarm about climate change. Media loved her when she published a study that…

Column: Dreadful ‘Fascist’ Barbie Dominates the Cinema

August 4th, 2023 9:04 AM

Anyone watching television in the last few months has been inundated with marketing for the “Barbie” movie. It wasn’t just in the movie commercials. It was in commercials for cars and other products.  It was inserted into the plots of reality shows. It was everywhere. It’s not a movie I had any interest in seeing, whether it was a movie made for grade-school girls or a satirical sendup for the…

Shame on Us for Abandoning Character

August 2nd, 2023 5:31 PM

Plymouth Notch, VT – One hundred years ago on Aug. 2, President Warren Harding died and Calvin Coolidge became America’s 30th president. The contrast between the two men is stark. While Harding was extremely popular with voters, later revelations doomed his presidency to the bottom rungs. Scandals included paying hush money to cover up extramarital affairs (sound familiar?), an out-of-wedlock…

Free Market in Colorado? Democratic Gov. Argues for Economic Freedom

August 2nd, 2023 12:26 PM

There is actually a Democratic governor who cares about economic freedom! He’s Colorado Gov. Jared Polis. He’s the subject of my new video. Before Polis got into the ugly field of government, he did useful work. He was an entrepreneur. He started an online flower company, modernized his parents’ greeting card company, and founded charter schools, an internet access company, Spanish-speaking…


Meet the Company Trying to Control Your Mind

August 2nd, 2023 10:48 AM

There’s a group of people who control what you are allowed to see -- the news you read, the videos you watch, the posts you engage with. You haven’t heard of them. You don’t know their names, but they determine, through methods both direct and indirect, whether you are allowed to be exposed to particular messages. Their decisions can bankrupt companies, silence voices and fundamentally shift…

No, Israel Is Not in Existential Danger of Civil War

July 28th, 2023 6:22 PM

This week, according to sources ranging from the Biden White House to Moody’s to The New York Times’s Thomas Friedman, Israel entered into a period of severe existential danger. What prompted this crisis? Not a potential Iranian nuclear attack, not the presence of violent terrorist groups embedded in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. According to our foreign policy elite, the breaking point…

Tony Bennett Was More Than a ‘Crooner’

July 26th, 2023 5:30 PM

It was in the early ’60s. I was a copy boy at NBC News and the overnight disc jockey for the local radio station called and asked if I’d like to go on a boat ride down the Potomac River with his guest, Tony Bennett. For several hours we cruised past some of Washington’s most famous landmarks. Tony let me take a picture of him, shirtless and with a big smile on his face. He later signed it and…

Ukraine, Inner Cities, and Character Attacks

July 21st, 2023 9:12 AM

This weekend, Tucker Carlson interviewed a bevy of Republican presidential candidates in Iowa. Despite the fact that polls show that nearly zero Americans consider the war in Ukraine to be a top voting priority, Carlson spent a disproportionate share of his time grilling the candidates over their position on Ukraine.

At War With the Middle Class

July 17th, 2023 4:55 PM

Inflation numbers are out. Living costs are decreasing, but that does not mean things are cheaper. It just means things are not getting more expensive as quickly as they were. The cost of living is still high, and rental and mortgage prices continue to rise. During these times, the Biden administration has found a new target for their ire: airplane bathrooms.