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When it comes to China, Joe Biden is Relativist-in-Chief

These days, the Holocaust is compared to anything, and Jews frequently resent it. They are right to feel offended. When you compare the systematic killing of six million human beings with, say, imposing economic sanctions on a corrupt South American dictator, we have a problem. And, that problem is the trivialization of the Holocaust. But, that […]

Who needs the Stasi? We’ve already got Google

The cancelling of Gina Carano foreshadows more sinister developments. The Force is no longer with Gina Carano, one of the stars of The Mandalorian, the wildly popular spin-off from the Star Wars films. She has been cancelled. Twitter erupted with #FireGinaCarano and Lucasfilm dutifully complied. Carano, a 38-year-old mixed-martial arts expert who has moved into acting, […]

Can American democracy survive Big Tech?

Roars of outrage can’t be heard unless Big Tech approves of the roar. Two articles I came across recently raise the question in the headline of today’s column.  One is by a journalist named Allum Bokhari, who gave a speech last November at Hillsdale College, one of the very small number of U. S. colleges that does […]

Biden’s intersectional policies are incoherent

In the victim stakes the person with the thickest overlap of intersectional disadvantage wins. Under the Biden Administration, we are going to be hearing a lot about “intersectionality” as an ineluctable dimension of social justice and the American Dream. Intersectionality is a refinement of identity politics. It is not as complex as it might sound. […]

Joe Biden’s Abortion Imperialism

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela Over 80 percent of Americans don’t believe that they should pay for abortions in developing countries. During her first press conference, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about President Joe Biden’s […]

Five reasons Biden’s move to rejoin the WHO is bad news

The WHO promotes permissive policies on prostitution, drug use, abortion, gender theory, and sex for kids. Last year President Trump halted US funding to the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO). On his first day in office President Biden reinstated US funding for the WHO. Here are five reasons this is a very bad news: 1. The WHO advocates […]

Why corporate America loves the Left

The leftward drift of many American business executives is driven by dubious economic calculations as well as cultural and political pressures. Amid the political ads with which we are bombarded during every election, one theme emphasised by progressive candidates concerns the evils of business. Corporate America is especially singled out for allegedly not paying enough […]

How Missouri became the first abortion-free state in the U.S.

Grassroots action over decades has borne fruit. Although the pro-life movement has faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision illegalizing abortion in the U.S., the movement continues to make legal and cultural gains. This is one of the latest. In July 2019, I wrote the blog “The Last Planned Parenthood Clinic in Missouri […]

‘Folks, this is a time of testing.’

President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech was a sonorous snorefest, competent but not memorable. To put Joe Biden’s inaugural address into perspective it might help to think back to Clinton’s or Eisenhower’s second, or Coolidge’s or James Buchanan’s first and only. But you can’t remember them and neither can I, because they were sonorous snorefests quickly forgotten and […]

Big Tech Doesn’t Censor Conservatives and Other Myths

We’ve moved from ‘conservatives should build their own platforms’ to ‘conservatives don’t deserve their own platforms’. For several years, I’ve been highlighting Big Tech bias when I encounter it, knowing that my ability to do so online may not last forever. I’ve received a lot of pushback to this. The many examples I’ve provided were […]

What Shakespeare foresaw about Donald Trump’s impeachment

‘Julius Caesar’ offers political lessons for Nancy Pelosi. “What means that Trump?” asks Timon in Shakespeare’s play Timon of Athens. Good question, that, and one that all of America and all of the world is asking. But the answer is in another play, the oft-performed Julius Caesar. It was written more than 400 years ago, but its […]

Time for Twitter & Co to take responsibility for news — and lies

The censorship of Trump and Section 230 have far-reaching ramifications. The events in Washington DC last Wednesday, and the subsequent permanent suspension by Twitter of the account @realDonaldTrump, throw into the spotlight the question of how responsible social-media companies are for the material that users post by the technical means that the companies provide.  They add urgency […]

Restricting free speech on social media may be a slippery slope

The market may soon offer an alternative that will lead Facebook and Twitter to regret their authoritarian impulses. On Monday, Facebook blocked former presidential candidate Ron Paul from his own page. The move came hours after the longtime congressman and libertarian hero shared an article he wrote criticizing Twitter and Facebook for banning President Donald Trump from […]

The endgame of transgender ideology is to dismantle the family

Nancy Pelosi and her fellow gender-inclusive enthusiasts have taken a bold and much-disparaged move to erase language that expresses the reality of familial relationships. In the name of inclusivity, words like “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, son-in-law, and daughter-in-law” have been targeted for erasure from House proceedings. If pursued, […]

Do American Conservatives Have A Fertility Advantage?

Holding conservative beliefs and attitudes probably makes people more determined to marry and have children earlier. In an election post-mortem interview, progressive election analyst David Shor claimed that increasingly delayed marriage and childbearing have given Democrats an electoral advantage and that these changes in family formation are “reason for hope” for Democrats. Indeed, the recent presidential […]