Articles by Curtis Ellis

A Blueprint for American Greatness

ou can’t fight somethin’ with nuthin’, as the old saying goes. The “something” I refer to is the progressive curricula populating so much of what passes for our education system these days. Speech codes and safe spaces are multiplying like rabbits on our college campuses. The Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” has franchised its “America is […]

Tedros Exposes Another Disease the WHO Can’t Cure

n a short video posted this month, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells us what we must do to deal with the Chinese coronavirus. What he actually reveals is the pathology afflicting the World Health Organization and our own body politic. Here’s the not-so-good advice the not-a-medical-doctor offers: There will be no return […]

Word Salad in the Time of Coronavirus

n his classic essay “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell describes how politicians hide their actions beneath generous helpings of words chosen to mislead. Today’s media-saturated environment has supersized the high-calorie, low-nutrition verbiage. The twin crises of the China virus and George Floyd unrest provide a virtual all-you-can-eat buffet. “Social Distancing” Why “social” distancing? […]

This One Weird Trick Will Keep Americans Healthy, Help Them Sleep Better, and Restore the Economy

s Congress prepares a booster shot to help the economy deal with the pandemic, there’s one measure they should take up that’s good for the nation’s healthcare and good for the nation’s economy. A temporary subsidy to pick up COBRA premium payments would ensure 30 million Americans continue their coverage with employer-provided health insurance. COBRA […]

Big Philanthropy and the Battle Against ‘Systemic Racism’

ho would have thought the Gates Foundation would endorse tearing down statues of Christopher Columbus, Ulysses S. Grant, George Washington, and other dead white men? Sure, you won’t find “mob violence,” “vandalism,” or “destruction of public property” in any grant applications, but the paroxysms of rage racking our country and the desire to rip racism […]

It’s Not Left vs. Right,
It’s Big vs. Small

he primary contradiction in our society, the fault line that defines our politics and economy, is not Left versus Right. It’s big versus small. Anyone surprised to see corporate America (an anachronism in itself) kowtowing to cultural Marxism is trapped in the old Left-Right map that tells us “capitalists oppose Marxists.” But today’s landscape is […]

We Need the Voice of America

he corporate media’s outrage du jour concerns the Voice of America (VOA). VOA is the government-funded international broadcast service, our official radio channel to the world. President Trump has exercised his prerogative to replace the political appointees overseeing the enterprise. The usual suspects, the New York Times and Washington Post among them, are sounding the […]

How Beijing Buys Influence

he Chinese Communist Party is waging information warfare to shape American public opinion and influence our economic and government policy to their benefit. The CCP doesn’t shape public opinion by buying billboards and TV ads. That kind of persuasion is far too American for them. Instead, they co-opt our leaders and buy entire companies. China’s […]

The Lies of Our Times Exposed

ver since he first descended the escalator in the Trump Tower lobby, Donald J. Trump has exposed the mendacity and hypocrisy that passes for politics in America. The candidates sharing the primary stage with him came off as wooden dummies mouthing platitudes no one believed. The political media showed it was in on the joke, […]

The Lie of the ‘Politics-Free’ Pandemic and Pandemonium Policy

t’s hard to separate the double-talk from the double standards in these days of double trouble, especially since the double trouble is itself doubled. The pandemic trouble has a double nature, consisting of a public health problem (which, miraculously, has evaporated—but we’ll get to that in a bit) and the economic trouble. Simultaneously we have […]

Common Sense on Communist China

resident Trump repeatedly has called on companies to move their factories out of Communist China. He imposed tariffs after determining the Chinese government was illegally subsidizing the production of those goods. Companies responded by asking the president to lift the tariffs, parroting the Chinese Communist party line. Then the coronavirus came along and exposed the […]

It’s Time to Boycott China

resident Trump says he expects China will pay a “substantial” amount of money for damages caused by the coronavirus pandemic. You can’t help but suspect the Chinese Communist Party deliberately withheld crucial information and hoarded protective supplies needed to prepare for the virus in order to wreak maximum damage both mortal and material on the […]

Some Problems Are Too Important to Leave to the Partisans

t 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced a bipartisan joint resolution to remove U.S. armed forces from hostilities between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis in Yemen pursuant to the War Powers Resolution. Their bill laid the groundwork for the first-ever successful vote […]

Are We Witnessing a Targeted Hit Against Trump Voters?

he debate about “reopening the economy” is a phony debate. It’s phony because “the economy” isn’t shut down. Far from it. Walmart is still open. Dollar General is open. Amazon is open. Alibaba is open. It just so happens that the big-box mass merchandisers and online retailers responsible for flooding our country with crap from […]

Ventilator Blues

Don’t matter where you are Everybody’s gonna need a ventilator — “Ventilator Blues” Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Mick Taylor he Wuhan coronavirus has laid bare America’s dependence on Communist China for critical medical supplies, from pharmaceuticals, facemasks and hospital gowns, to medical ventilators. Besides suffering from the Wuhan virus, America has a bad case of […]