Censorship: Another Cheap Chinese Import We Don’t Need

Chinese censors nearly won again. Cambridge University Press last week confirmed it would comply with requests from Chinese authorities to block access in China to certain articles published in The China Quarterly, a top peer-reviewed journal. Three days later, the publisher reversed course, announcing it would keep the journal intact, and make the

By | 2017-08-31T16:26:46+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

The Proverbs of Pelosi

In her attempt to deny the free speech rights of a group called "Patriot Prayer," Nancy Pelosi argued that the group should not be granted a permit to hold a prayer rally on public lands because you can't "yell wolf in a crowded theater." Below, American Greatness' resident poet, Joe Long, memorializes the howling stupidity and mixed

By | 2017-08-28T12:07:45+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Trump’s Error: Failing to Follow the Left’s Talking Points

As I watched President Trump’s initial reaction to the violence in Charlottesville from Bedminster, New Jersey, I felt proud of our nation’s new leader. At 3:36 p.m. on Saturday, he appeared for a press conference and after thanking our nation’s veterans, he addressed “the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia.” His opening line,

By | 2017-08-17T09:08:27+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

McAuliffe’s Progressive Government Riot

For over a century, police and military have been used successfully to contain possible violence between demonstrators and their opponents in our communities. Everyone knows how it works. One hardly need reinvent the wheel to support the conduct of decent civil demonstrations. By simply interposing a police cordon between the opposing factions and

By | 2017-08-16T15:01:51+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

‘Freedom of the Press’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Progressive propaganda, relying on misdirection, misinterpretation, and outright falsehoods, permeates American life and touches or taints every topic. The corporations that produce mass entertainment and news, the government bureaucracies that shape and fund education, the schools from kindergarten to college, and the tech firms that control the flow of information and ideas, are

By | 2017-08-15T11:25:08+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

What the #GoogleMemo Reveals About the Left

Much digital ink has been spilled over the recent #GoogleMemo incident: why former Google employee James Damore should have been fired, why he shouldn’t have been fired, what this says about political correctness, what this says about conservatives’ hypocrisy and fitness for the tech industry, etc. But precious little has been said about

By | 2017-08-14T18:01:49+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

Of Memos and Pitchforks

James Damore had to be fired. There was no way around it. He spoke out, eloquently, against orthodoxy and if history is any guide, he'll be lucky to escape with merely a loss of employment. I'm less disconsolate about his ouster—as that was a foregone conclusion—as I am troubled by the cultural tempest

By | 2017-08-14T17:35:12+00:00 August 11th, 2017|