Information Darkness Is Coming (Unless . . . )

Just over six years ago, I attended Google’s Political Innovation Summit in New York City. Over the course of the day, it dawned on me that, in the not-too-distant future, Google and other social media companies like Facebook and Twitter would have the power to control and manipulate information flow in unforeseen and dramatic ways. […]

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The Only Option They Had as Pseudo-Conservatives

It’s been a tough two years if you’re a post-Reagan era, Bush-flunky fake conservative. Between America winning the Cold War and the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, the RINO-gravy-train had treated you well. Even if you were a former leftist, the “elite” of New York and Washington were happy to let you make […]

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Big Tech and Social Media Giants Just Got Put on Notice

Social media giants are getting some unwelcome attention from the highest levels of government. In response to recent revelations that their censorship of conservative content has been even more blatant and severe than previously imagined, President Trump is now endorsing the idea of taking government action to rein in their power. “Actually it’s incredible that […]

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Take It Easy, Ann, and Train Your Fire Elsewhere

You know we like you, Ann. We’ve liked you for years. We’ve bought your books by the boxcar. We like the way you say stuff to TV cameras that other conservatives wouldn’t whisper into their pillows at 3 a.m. We like the way you make hostile crowds laugh while looking sideways at each other to […]

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When Presidential Character Once Mattered

Here’s why I did not vote for Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ronald Reagan—despite their records. 1944: Sorry, I am not voting for a fourth term for Franklin D. Roosevelt. He’s a vindictive character and has brought disrepute into the White House. When he didn’t […]

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Tucker Carlson and the Apology Factory

Fans of TV’s “Seinfeld” will recall an episode titled “The Apology,” in which George Costanza nearly loses his mind (OK, that happened in almost every episode) because he doesn’t receive an apology he thinks he rightfully deserves. During the course of the episode, George learns that a former childhood friend, Jason Hanky, is going through […]

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No More Dirty Deeds from Morris Dees

The Southern Poverty Law Center just fired one of its founders. We know practically nothing about why the SPLC fired Morris Dees and so it is fruitless to speculate about his supposed transgressions. But we all know something about hate. Most conservatives have been the object of hate over the past few years. Many have […]

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Trump’s Task Was Caesar’s

At a meeting of the Roman Senate on this day in 44 B.C., a group of his fellow senators surrounded Julius Caesar and stabbed him to death. While his assassins claimed to have freed the Roman Republic from a tyrannical Dictator for Life, Caesar equally could claim to have freed it from them. Popular reforms […]

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Defender of the Faith

Since World War II, the war against Christianity that began in the Enlightenment has intensified across the globe. Every day, 11 Christians are killed, three-quarters of them in Muslim majority countries. In western European nations, Christians are marginalized, ignored, and mocked even as Muslim sensibilities and illiberal practices are carefully protected. And in the United […]

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Are We All Libertarians Now?

No matter who wins the Democratic presidential primary, vice will be on the ballot in 2020. Almost all Democratic candidates have embraced legalizing marijuana, and one has even expressed support for legalizing prostitution. These developments are remarkable, but the candidates backing them are not exactly breaking ground. The real surprise is that they’re pandering. Over […]

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