From One Frenzy to the Next

America is in another of its Salem moments. Frenzy is almost a living, breathing monster. It moves from host to host, fueled by rumor, gossip, and self-righteous furor. The Greeks knew well of the transitory nature of these mass panics. They claimed such fits were inspired by the Maniae, the three daughters of

By | 2017-11-14T01:12:04+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

It Did Happen Here—How Fascism Came to America

 Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 satiric novel about a fascist takeover, It Can’t Happen Here, has made a furious comeback at the expense of the maligned Donald Trump. That it is an act of supreme political ignorance for anyone to think Lewis’s novel somehow foreshadows the rise of Trump has not prevented such ignorance from manifesting

By | 2017-11-10T14:59:30+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

NeverTrump Makes a Left Turn

National Review in February 2016 published “Against Trump,” a special issue that made a reasoned case for why conservatives should oppose Donald Trump’s nomination as the Republican candidate for president. Nearly two-dozen conservative writers and influencers weighed in; most of them cogently—and correctly—explained that Trump was not a “true conservative.” He had supported

By | 2017-11-09T14:12:57+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

Anatomy of a Witch Hunt

A year has now passed since Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. Trump frequently refers to the daily barrage of attacks on his presidency as a “witch hunt.” A quick review of the opinion essays published by mainstream (liberal) outlets shows the president is not exaggerating. The liberal media

By | 2017-11-07T12:42:04+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

Deadly Frenemies: Cultural Marxism, Islam, and the War Against the West

At first glance, there seems to be little in common between the modern “progressives” of the culturally Marxist Left and the regressive cultural, political and religious force of recrudescent Islam. One prizes social license while the other enforces a punitive “moral” code; one claims to celebrate eccentric individuality while the other, both literally

By | 2017-11-07T12:21:01+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

So Many Screamers, So Little Reason

They’re screaming in New York City. They’re screaming in Chicago and San Francisco and L.A. About 4,000 people were supposed to scream on Boston Common, but the event’s organizer inexplicably canceled due to “reasons beyond our control.” Nevertheless, thousands of Americans are supposed to assemble on Nov. 8 to “scream helplessly at the

By | 2017-11-02T15:53:30+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

Sky Screamers

Why,” inquired the Psalmist, “do the heathen rage?” That’s a question to revisit, in every age. If King David were to ask me that today, I’d reply: “I suppose they did not get their way.” Why do the coyotes howl at the moon? Though it is a particularly soulful tune, Those aren’t astronomers,

By | 2017-11-02T15:39:23+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

The NeverTrump Nerds’ Quest to Save Mueller

The shrewd, erudite club of NeverTrump “conservatives” has finally hatched a plan to reclaim the Republican Party from Donald Trump and win the hearts and minds of Republicans across the country. Yes, this wily gang—who named themselves “Meeting of the Concerned” because it sounds better than “Republican AV Club of Geeks and Losers”—launched

By | 2017-11-02T16:48:49+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

Trump Has Broken the Apology Hypnosis on Race

He broke me,” Kathy Griffin famously said of our 45th President as she gazed, narcissistically, upon her self-inflicted wounds after incomprehensibly and symbolically decapitating the man Politico once called an outsider and an outer-borough brawler. Many Americans of the conservative persuasion have been waiting for a brawler who would fight the good fight

By | 2017-11-02T09:36:33+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|