The World is Your Oatmeal

When Lisa De Pasquale first informed me she was writing a new book about the Left, I was concerned for her mental health. Fortunately for all us but those on the Left, she’s kept her head; and, buoyed by her common sense, conservative principles and—something sorely lacking in her quarry—a sense of humor,

By | 2017-10-06T14:08:36+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

Don’t Blame the Kneelers—Blame Those Who Brainwashed Them

The brouhaha over political demonstrations during the National Anthem makes me think of a scene from “Junior Bonner,” a 1972 Sam Peckinpah film about rodeo cowboys starring Steve McQueen. A barroom brawl has broken out during the rodeo’s noontime break, and the biggest bruiser in the joint decides to put a stop to

By | 2017-09-27T08:44:26+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

Ben in Berkeley Scolds the Poor

Democracy is still new to conservatives in certain ways. Even so, it’s strange for a democratic people to see full-throated moralism denouncing the poor from an oligarchic position. For a certain brand of conservative—and in spite of all trends pointing elsewhere—it remains what’s hot today. Ben Shapiro just stood up for that kind

By | 2017-09-20T10:31:52+00:00 September 17th, 2017|

Liberal Bullies

Forty-thousand versus 25. Those were the relative numbers of people that showed up in Boston last month for a free speech rally and its counter-protest. It was an absurd spectacle. CBS Boston has aerial photos showing the two-dozen free-speechers huddled on a bandstand with officers milling around them. A fence encircles the area,

By | 2017-09-20T10:12:48+00:00 September 17th, 2017|

Antifa Activists Are Enemies of America

Fascism is indefensible. Antifa is also indefensible. Both are antithetical to civil society and need to be put down decisively. Street violence in Berkeley last month left several people injured, all in the name of opposing “fascism,” “white supremacy” and “hate.” Even Mayor Jesse Arreguin, who tried to excuse Antifa vandalism in the

By | 2017-09-12T17:45:56+00:00 September 9th, 2017|