Karl Notturno

About Karl Notturno

Karl Notturno is a Mount Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness in addition to being an entrepreneur, musician, and writer. He recently graduated from Yale University with degrees in philosophy and history. He can be found on Twitter @karlnotturno.

Booker, Warren, and the ‘Traditional’ Double Standard

Minutes after President Ronald Reagan nominated Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) roused himself to give a nationally televised speech opposing the nomination. The senator’s speech was such a study in systematic defamation and vilification that it helped coin a new verb—to bork. Judge Bork said that “there

By | 2019-03-22T19:08:30-07:00 March 22nd, 2019|

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

By | 2019-03-14T11:37:04-07:00 March 14th, 2019|

‘Reasonable’ Conservatives

A few weeks ago, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat urged Republicans to give up their push for stricter voter ID laws. In making this argument Douthat cites a study suggesting that while stricter voter ID laws have no effect on voter turnout, let alone disproportionate effects on certain racial groups as Democrats

By | 2019-03-07T23:38:05-07:00 March 7th, 2019|

Jumping the Shark with Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen testified in Congress Wednesday. And boy was it rough. Cohen prostrated himself in front of the House Oversight Committee and begged for forgiveness from the Democrats and the media. He even put on that special look—the look that a teenage boy puts on when he gets caught doing something wrong—to go

By | 2019-04-20T18:09:17-07:00 February 27th, 2019|

When Bureaucracy Replaces Humanity

I got a letter last week informing me that my catastrophic health care insurance was terminated. The plan was terminated because of a technical glitch. Instead of billing the credit card I had designated as my primary payment option, my healthcare provider billed an old and deactivated card. A declined payment of $10.42

By | 2019-02-25T18:26:44-07:00 February 24th, 2019|

Yale Made Me Racist

Graduating from Yale as a conservative reminded me of those scenes in films where someone speeds away from an explosion and barely avoids certain death. But no matter how bad it seemed in New Haven a few years ago, it just keeps getting worse. “I’m watching you, white boy.” That’s one of the

By | 2019-04-20T10:52:43-07:00 February 12th, 2019|

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