The First Amendment and the very idea of free speech are under attack in America today. A growing number of Americans don’t believe you have the right to speak your mind if what you have to say might offend someone, somewhere. They advocate for “safe spaces” in which people won’t be offended by ideas they may find troubling. But is that what […]
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Money cost saving for goal and success in school, education concept : US dollar bills / cash in burlap bags, a black graduation cap or hat, a certificate / diploma and a book on basic balance scale. Last week, I compared the risk of a college football bet against the odds of an “investment” in […]
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect Bryan Stevenson’s 1995 MacArthur Fellowship. The New York Times’s controversial “1619 Project” is a series of essays and features examining the history of slavery in the U.S. and how that still affects modern America. Commenting on the history of the project itself, the media giant credits the idea […]
The Architects of Woke will release episodes throughout 2019. The series takes aim at far-left post-modernist and Marxist thinkers and activists responsible for the spread of identity politics from college campuses to society at large. The second episode, “Slavoj Žižek & the Romance of Revolutionary Terror”, covers the influence of the famed Slovenian communist […]
As presidential candidates promise to refuse so-called “dark money” and Members of Congress decry the role of money in politics, a Special Report from CRC dispels one of the biggest myths in political discourse: the Left doesn’t use “dark money.” CRC’s report by investigative researcher Hayden Ludwig, Big Money in Dark Shadows: Arabella Advisors’ Half-billion-dollar “Dark […]
The “Green Whitehouse” Agenda (full series) The Enemies List | Green Pays | Sheldon’s Endgame Summary: Americans are accustomed to politicians saying one thing and doing another. But arguments about the funding behind think tanks and advocacy organizations are perhaps the most one-sided of the recurring debates on Capitol Hill. Few are as outspoken on the issue as Rhode Island […]
The first episode of Dangerous Documentaries’ new web series, The Architects of Woke, is live on Facebook and YouTube. The first episode exposes the outsized influence of Professor Judith Butler, the Berkeley feminist, famous as the mother of the modern theory that dozens of “genders” exist, with no relation to the two biological sexes. Judith Butler’s War on Science explains the myriad ways Butler’s gender-bending […]
This opinion originally appeared in the Detroit News on February 13, 2019. Right before Election Day a Gallup poll ranked voters’ top concerns: number one was healthcare (a major issue for 80 percent), followed by the economy and immigration (both at 78 percent). The rest of the list trickled down through sexism, guns, taxes, foreign policy, trade, […]
A fair and trustworthy vote accepted by all citizens is necessary for functioning democratic processes. The actions of the Democratic National Committee, Marc Elias, and George Soros have jeopardized that. What Elias has done in recounts is proof that we need strong election integrity laws, ones that partisans can’t overpower. Watch our video on partisan […]
The Trump Administration intends to appeal the decision of Judge Jesse Furman at the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after the Southern District of New York ruled that the Commerce Department must strike a question from the 2020 Census. The question: “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” The use of his question has […]