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Truth suffers in defense of antifa

For decades, liberal journalists have often tried to discredit conservative protest movements, from the tea party to the pro-lifers, by smearing them with violent extremists. So it’s fascinating to read liberal Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan warn on Sept. 4 against tarring ...

Immigrant children and rule of law

Recently Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that in six months, the Department of Justice will begin the long process for deportation proceedings against 800,000 young people who came to America as babies and young children in the care of their parents and others because those entries ...

Trump gets DACA right

Even in our divided politics, it should be a matter of consensus that the president of the United States can’t write laws on his own. That’s what President Barack Obama did twice when he unilaterally granted amnesties to swaths of the illegal immigrant population. The courts blocked one ...

DREAMers put themselves in front of the line

Over and over again, from the mouths of politicians in both parties, identity politics purveyors and cheap labor lobbyists, we hear the same refrains about President Obama’s 800,000 amnestied illegal alien youths: “They don’t deserve to be punished.’’ “They deserve ...

Assassination: A fool’s errand

Assassination! The word itself repels most Americans – It sounds totalitarian, fanatic, vicious and violent. For most, it conjures up the horrific spectacle of a presidential assassination. We have been there too often. Our history haunts us. Four American presidents have been ...

Leftist artists show hate for Houston victims

The nation’s eyes are fixated on dramatic flooding in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, where the death toll (so far) is thankfully small compared to flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The government response on all levels seems to be fairly effective, and unlike with ...

Turkey’s choice: Past or future

ISTANBUL — Coming from the airport into this city of about 15 million people and 5 million cars, as my driver describes it, I pass ancient Roman ruins and blocks of upscale shops; an old hotel where Agatha Christie penned “Murder on the Orient Express,” smoke shops and modest restaurants, ...

They aren’t terrorists, but stop appeasing antifa

The Obama Department of Homeland Security concluded that left-wing “antifa” forces were engaged in “domestic terrorist violence,” according to documents obtained by Politico. Who am I to argue with the fine men and women of former President Obama’s DHS? In fact, as someone who has ...

Harvey reveals better side of divided America

Even hurricanes have a silver lining: The downpour washes away a lot of bull. Don’t get me wrong. This is a tragedy for untold thousands of people. And no upside could possibly balance the scale against the downside. The full human toll of Harvey remains to be determined, but it’s ...

Keith Ogre-mann: Misogynist-in-Chief

Once a woman-hating blowhard, always a woman-hating blowhard. Keith Olbermann, the “new’’ face of the Democratic resistance on Conde Nast’s digital video platform, is the same old foul-mouthed beast he was on cable TV. Recently, the former MSNBC frother went berserk over Trump ...

The liberal media didn’t work against Hillary

As Hillary Clinton prepares to promote her new book on her 2016 election loss, simply titled “What Happened,” the rest of us prepare to hear every excuse about how her allegedly inevitable juggernaut landed in a ditch. The most implausible villain in this scenario is the liberal media; ...

Obsessed over extremes, media loses touch with mainstream

The America portrayed on the evening news is unrecognizable to most Americans. Rather than reflecting the realities of a complex and dynamic nation, the national news media seems to treat real events as little more than a Rorschach test for measuring what the political activists think is ...

Diana, still our goddess of beauty

What is it about the month of August that finds so many celebrities dying? In the August just past, we saw the passing of Glen Campbell, Barbara Cook, Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis. Thomas Meehan, who wrote the book for the musical “Annie,” also died. Marilyn Monroe died in August ...

Stop making excuses for Antifa thuggery

One of the least safe places to be in Berkeley, California, is in the vicinity of someone holding a “No Hate” sign. So-called anti-fascist, or Antifa, activists bearing shields emblazoned with those words assaulted any of the handful of beleaguered Trump supporters they could get their ...

Needing an ‘Enemy’

Eric Hoffer, a San Francisco longshoreman and philosopher who died in 1983, the year President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, could have been analyzing contemporary American politics when he wrote, some 66 years ago, that “mass movements can rise and spread ...

ESPN’s Robert Lee Belly-Flop

ESPN has been working hard for several years to establish itself as just another sermonizing member of the liberal media, most audaciously by hailing “Caitlyn” Jenner with an award for “courage” in 2015 for facing down such tortures as the disrespectful use of “incorrect pronouns.” ...

Metal detectors and murder

It seems like everywhere we go these days there are metal detectors and security people waving wands over our bodies. At the airport, we enter full body scanners. Visiting the Statue of Liberty or a courthouse entails taking everything out of your pockets, removing belts, and making sure that ...

Evidence suggests millennials do matter

They have arrived. "Millennials" the largest age cohort in American history is now pushing 80 million. They were born roughly between 1982 and 2000. (There is no precise agreement on this.) The youngest is about 18 and the oldest about 35. Over the next 10 to 20 years they will dominate the ...

Afghanistan: A bottomless pit?

President Trump is not the first U.S. leader to pivot when it comes to foreign policy. His speech Monday night before American military personnel at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, was in stark contrast to his campaign pledge to put “America first” and his promise to avoid “foreign ...