April 17, 2019

On Monday, the Notre Dame De Paris caught fire, sparking worldwide discussion about the importance of the cathedral to both France and the entire Western world. Reactions on social media were mostly outpourings of love and support. However, there were some who were less than supportive. Leftist magazine Rolling Stone, for instance, called the...

April 12, 2019

A few days ago, Representative Dan Crenshaw attacked Representative Ilhan Omar on Twitter, linking to footage where she referred to the 9/11 attacks as "some people did something." Ilhan Omar responded by calling his Tweet an "incitement to violence" against her. Representative Rashida Tlaib immediately and predictably called the attack "racist," s...

April 9, 2019

Ever since the unexpected victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 election, pundits across the country have struggled to understand what has changed about America’s political landscape. A broad, consensus view is that something has gone terribly wrong—that the changes brought about by Donald Trump’s presidency represent a grave threat to progress. Some...

April 4, 2019

Earlier this week, I published a piece encouraging President Donald Trump to endorse a policy of reparations for slavery. I expected that this idea would ruffle feathers on both sides of the political aisle, and it certainly did. Reagan Republicans predictably recoiled from what they considered the policy’s “collectivism,” and Democrats instinctive...

April 1, 2019

Last year, President Donald Trump led my party, during its lame duck session, in making a bold move on race issues. In late December, less than a month before the Democrats took over the House, the Senate passed, the House approved, and Trump signed the First Step Act, a prison reform bill. This was a startling move for Trump, who styled himself a...

March 21, 2019

During the 1980’s, while Ronald Reagan was convincing Americans that capitalism was synonymous with freedom, a young politician from Vermont had very different ideas. While the Republican establishment believed that the communist USSR was an “evil empire,” mayor Bernie Sanders openly praised their socialist economic system, and even “...

March 17, 2019

Human beings desire immortality. For some people, this desire manifests itself in a weird faith that technology will soon be able to preserve (or download) their brain. For others, the desire finds fulfillment in a religious belief that the soul is eternal or in a hope for supernatural bodily resurrection. But, even for those who lack any sort of f...

March 9, 2019

If you just read news headlines, you might think there was a recent spate of homophobic, Islamophobic, and antisemitic hate crimes in America which Democrat leaders responded to with appropriate condemnation. You might also wonder how in the world, in 2019, 23 Republican Congressmen got away with openly refusing to condemn hatred. Of course, all of...

March 8, 2019

“Even if removing 98 percent of a given impurity costs twice as much as eliminating 97 percent, and removing 99 percent costs ten times as much, the political appeal of categorical phrases like ‘clean water’ may be just as potent when the water is already 99 percent pure as when it was dangerously polluted.” - Thomas Sowell

In the 1960s, a “free lov...

March 7, 2019

Are Liberals more tolerant than Conservatives? Or is it the other way around? Are rural Trump-supporters more tolerant than Democratic urban elites? Or does tolerance positively correlate with metropolitanism? An article in the Atlantic purports to give a scientific breakdown of political partisanship across America. At least one mainstream conserv...

March 5, 2019

Democrats are on defense about abortion. Ever since Governor Ralph Northam made some uncomfortable comments in defense of a late-term abortion bill in Virginia, Republicans have attacked Democrats mercilously. In February, Senator Ben Sasse forced Senate Democrats to go on record in support of infanticide by sponsoring legislation to protect infant...

March 1, 2019

For Americans, concern about "climate change" is inversely related to the immediacy of other other, more serious concerns. When the economy collapses, politicians wisely avoid talking about policies that could increase the cost of gasoline. When tragic events like terrorist attacks or school shootings occur, few politicians are willing to wax lyric...

February 25, 2019

The largest corporations in America donate more to Democrats than Republicans. This holds doubly true of the most vocal billionaires—guys like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg—who send an overwhelming proportion of their political donations to the Democratic side of the aisle. Democratic politicians typically favor progre...

February 22, 2019

Whenever you dialogue with a Left-wing populist, be prepared to fight fire with fire. That is the lesson Tucker Carlson learned when he invited Rutger Bregman, a pop-economist of the Ted Talk variety, on his show. Carlson took notice of Bregman when he trolled the Davos World Economic Forum by denouncing the philanthropy of liberal corpor...

February 8, 2019

"Toxic masculinity," a phrase coined and popularized on the far-Left during Barack Obama's presidency, has gone mainstream. Ever since Donald Trump's election victory, the mainstream media absorbed and promoted the phrase. By now, pretty much everyone in America has heard it. A Google search for "toxic masculinity" gets over 5 million results. A si...

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“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defense against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head.”

C. S. Lewis

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