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.

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 |2019-01-16T21:16:55-07:00January 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 |2019-01-07T21:40:41-07:00January 7th, 2019|

Imagining a Libertarian Society (It Looks A Lot Like . . . )

Here’s a fun game to play with libertarians and anarcho-capitalists. Ask them how society would organize after the repressive tendrils of government were pared away from the lives of its citizens. The smarter ones will say the free market would come up with much better answers than they, as mere armchair philosophers, could

By |2019-01-06T20:12:41-07:00January 6th, 2019|

The Impending Death of Science

There were approximately 2.5 million scientific papers published last year. Think about that. A researcher would have to read nearly 300 papers an hour, non-stop, just to keep up. And that is not accounting for the more than 50 million scientific papers that have been published since the 17th century. If the researcher somehow

By |2018-12-02T22:20:30-07:00December 2nd, 2018|

Standing Up to Leftist Racism

In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s elections, the increasingly relentless accusations of racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia reached a fever pitch. But this is nothing new. The mainstream media and the Left—but I repeat myself—have used these terms as cudgels to club their opposition into submission for years. And, until recently, this

By |2018-11-07T01:00:44-07:00November 7th, 2018|

Saudi Hit Squads May Saw My Bones, But Words Can Never Hurt Me

We do not know what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who disappeared after stepping into a Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul last week. The Saudis say that he left the consulate, unharmed, through a back door. The Turks say the Saudis ambushed him, dismembered him with a bone saw, stuffed

By |2018-10-14T00:35:11-07:00October 14th, 2018|

The Phantom Pain of the Left

As the president of the Senate called for a sufficient second to move to a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a . . . noise . . . erupted from the Senate gallery. It was as though the gates of Hell had been opened and a demonic voice shrieked, “Where is my representation?”

By |2018-10-09T21:57:01-07:00October 10th, 2018|