Even More ‘Reasonable’ Conservatives

One can almost imagine the scene. David Brooks. Sitting in a bathrobe in his living room. With a cup of coffee. Scanning over the opinion section of the New York Times. He sees a column by his colleague Ross Douthat arguing that Republicans should give up the fight over stricter voter ID laws. He lets […]

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Why Do Blacks and Leftists Wish the Attack on Smollett Happened?

The reactions of many on the left to the case of Jussie Smollett prove two important things: There is little racism in America. The left—white and black—is morally and psychologically impaired. There is no doubt that most Americans on the left, including black Americans, are distraught over the fact that Smollet faked the “racist” attack […]

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A Fine and Dangerous Madness

To make sense of the recent spate of hysteria on the Left, it helps to understand how their minds work—or, as they like to say, connect the dots. The shortest route between an isolated instance (Jussie Smollett, John Wayne) and a knee-jerk cry of racism, sexism or some other pet -ism is from one neuron […]

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Bill Clinton’s History of Injustice Toward Blacks

This month, which also happens to be Black History Month, is no exception to the rules of nature. It offers no exemption from human nature, not so long as color blinds our ability to see character, not so long as our mutuality as sinners minimizes the worst sins against people of color. We are not, […]

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Moore, Kavanaugh, Northam: The Left’s Assault on Repentance

From a material perspective, life in America gets better and better. From a moral perspective, the same claim cannot be made. One manifestation of our moral decline is how the country, thanks to the Democratic Party and the left, is getting meaner. The case of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and a 35-year-old racist photo from […]

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Why the Democratic Party Will Become More Anti-Semitic

Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory appeared Thursday night on “Firing Line” to discuss her controversial organization, particularly the claims of anti-Semitism that have dogged the group for months. Host Margaret Hoover asked Mallory directly if Israel has the right to exist. “Everyone has a right to exist,” Mallory replied. “I just don’t feel that everyone […]

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The Greatness of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Blessed is the Abraham of our civic religion. Blessed, too, is the King whose speeches were like his sermons: a summons to testify—and a testament of service—in the fields of battle and in the streets of war, where, armed only with the force of love, he marched to glorify the Prince of Peace and the […]

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Michelle Obama Writes of “Becoming”—But Is Her Book a 2020 Vision?

Back in 2008, Michelle Obama charged that Americans faced a “veil of impossibility,” and “only one person will snatch that veil of impossibility off their heads.” Michelle proclaimed, “I am married to the answer,” and “for the first time in my life I am proud of my country.” In this and other speeches, Michelle came […]

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Why America’s ‘Minority Majority’ Will Never Happen

In America today, the phrase “It’s Okay to be White” is considered hate speech. Last week, in trendsetting California, that was the clear message coming from Sacramento’s leading local television news network, KCRA. Watching this top story on November 3, you would think co-anchors Gulstan Dart and Kellie DeMarco were reporting on another synagogue massacre, […]

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Progressive Politics Are Not Really Progressive

Some progressives lamented the apparent defeat of radical progressive African-American candidates such as gubernatorial nominees Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Florida’s Andrew Gillum by blaming allegedly treasonous white women. Apparently white women did not vote sufficiently en bloc in accordance with approved notions of identity politics tribalism. According to this progressive orthodoxy, being female, gay, […]

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