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.

‘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|

Leftist Naysaying Can’t Overcome the Wall

The past few weeks, peppered as they have been with countless think pieces and policy analyses explaining—in great detail—why President Trump’s border wall would be ineffective, promise to continue in a similar vein. This is nothing new. Ever since Donald Trump started running for president, promising to build a great wall, academics and

By | 2019-01-16T21:16:55-07:00 January 16th, 2019|

Protecting Greatness from Unthinking Memes

In a letter to investors last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook revised the company’s first quarter earnings forecast down by about $9 billion, largely due to lower-than-expected iPhone sales. Predictably, Cook attributed the weak sales to macroeconomic trends outside of Apple’s control, including the strength of the dollar, rising trade tensions with China,

By | 2019-01-07T21:40:41-07:00 January 7th, 2019|