The Frightening Power of Social Media Bans

We may have reached the point where not having a Facebook or a Twitter account is something like not having a Social Security number—with this ominous difference: a faceless identity-studies major within the bowels of a tech company can take your accounts away from you forever. I understand that the number of people who have […]

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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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Omar’s ‘All Too Human’ Politics of Dehumanization and Disingenuousness

Oh, boy. The Democrats and the media are pulverizing Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her comments about President Trump. On Tuesday, Omar said it was silly to “equate” Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, adding that “one is human” and “the other is really not.” Omar’s dehumanizing language about Trump drew immediate condemnation from House […]

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rashida?

Upon her accession to the U.S. House of Representatives last fall, practically the first words out of Rashida Tlaib’s mouth were: “We’re going to go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf—er.” The object of the freshman Michigan Democrat’s derision was, of course, President Trump. This sentiment naturally got whoops and cheers from […]

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Waging War Against the Dead

The 21st century is in danger of becoming an era of statue smashing and historical erasure. Not since the iconoclasts of the Byzantine Empire or the epidemic of statue destruction during the French Revolution has the world seen anything like the current war on the past. In 2001, the primeval Taliban blew up two ancient […]

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Coming Home From College

Every year, many thousands of American parents find that the son or daughter they sent to college has been transformed by college into a leftist. For left-wing parents, this may be a blessing, but for parents who are not leftist—not to mention conservative—it is often painfully jolting. It is jolting because their beloved child now […]

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Trump Should Militarize Our Immigration Courts

Political commentator Steve Cortes suggested recently that President Trump should declare a second national emergency on our southern border. The first such emergency was designed to divert funds towards wall construction, but Cortes argues that by itself won’t deter the current wave of migrants, mostly from Central America. This is because they know that our […]

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‘Intersectional’ Democrats Reap What They Sow

The party that has spent years working to turn American politics into a mud pit of racial strife is finally reaping what it sowed. Once the exclusive province of campus leftists, “intersectionality” is the idea that all “oppressed and powerless” people ought to put their squabbles aside and unite in a common struggle. As they […]

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Identity Politics and Dual Loyalties

It is common on the mainstream Right to complain about the rise of identity politics. All the talk of intersectionality and white privilege makes conservatives wince. They are already loud and proud in their anti-racism, so they’re confused and frustrated that it has not bought them more good will. Indeed, some proclaim the Democrats are […]

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