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Victor Davis Hanson: The Cry-Baby Leftist Mind

Modern progressives assume moral and intellectual authority. Consequently, their supposedly superior ends naturally justify almost any means necessary to…

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Victor Davis Hanson: America Is More Fragile Than the Left Understands

The Left has been tempting fate since January 2021—applying its nihilist medicine to America on the premise that such a rich patient can ride out any toxic…

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Why Democrats Oppose Emancipation For The Unborn

The Supreme Court’s decision in Roe was as shameful as its decision in Dred Scott — and for the same reason.

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The Accelerating Purge

One week after a team of thugs working for Democratic Party activist Stephen Colbert were arrested for illegally entering a Capitol building in order to record…

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As a Former Liberal, I Can Assure You: Leftists Celebrate Abortion Because They Hate YOU

The real reason the lefty abortion goblins are misplacing their excreta lately is simple: they hate conservatives, and they believe every abortion is a swaggering middle finger to “evil, racist...

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Victor Davis Hanson: Biden and Oil - Destroy America in Order to Save It

Try to follow the Joe Biden energy plan of frantically trying to get his hands on more of something that his own party despises. During the Democratic primaries…

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January 6 for Non-Dummies

During another public hearing on Monday, the January 6 select committee featured a witness so irrelevant that his appearance should prompt even the most ardent…

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Honest Liberals Know Trump Is Innocent and the J6 Hearings Are a Sham

Any objective person can see that the Democrats are merely exploiting the Capitol riot with primetime hearings in an effort to distract the public from the nation’s economic woes....

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In the Shadow of D-Day › American Greatness

D-Day plus four marks a seldom-recalled event of great significance for America in 2022. On June 10, 1944, troops of the 4th SS Panzer Regiment surrounded the…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Sovietization of American Life

One day historians will look back at the period beginning with the COVID lockdowns of spring 2020 through the midterm elections of 2022 to understand how America for over two years lost its collective…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Joe Biden and Racial Demagoguery

Joe Biden has had a long history of racist outbursts. Can we even remember them all? The “put y’all back in chains” insults to an audience of black…

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The Approaching Food Crisis Will Be a Catastrophe For Humanity

All modern famines are man-made, usually the result of war, disease, and stupidity. In 2022, all the elements necessary for a historic famine are present

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If Democrats Really Wanted Equality, They'd Treat Criminals Equally

Remember when you were a kid and your mom yelled at you for the slightest transgression you committed, but your felonious punk sibling got away with redrum?
Democrats have the same problem. They turn...

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Victor Davis Hanson: Losing the People? Then Change the Rules

Court packing—the attempt to enlarge the size of the Supreme Court for short-term political purposes—used to be a dirty word in the history of American…

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Give Them an Inch and They Want the Third Trimester: How the Left Made This Happen

As a kid, my mother allowed me to have one cookie per day. When I pushed to eat the whole box in an afternoon, I was told I couldn’t have any more cookies. What did I learn? Don’t be greed...

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The Morning Briefing: Reminder — Barack Obama Is Un-American and Awful

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Happy Friday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Clarissa’s muumuu isn’t the declaration of independence that she thinks it is....

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Disney’s Demographic Fantasia and the ‘Underrepresentation’ Con

Anyone over 30 probably remembers a refrain, common among influential people in business, politics, and media at the end of the 20th century: “We need a [fill…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Nihilism of the Left

The last 14 months have offered one of the rare occasions in recent American history when the hard Left has operated all the levers of federal government.

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DeSantis' Nuclear Option: What Would Happen If Florida Revoked Disney's Special Governing Arrangement?

The passing of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signing of it into law have escalated into a tense war between the increasingly solid red state and The Wa...

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Victor Davis Hanson: History Should Be Our Guide in Ukraine

There are several historical referents we should keep in mind about the Ukraine war. First, no-fly zones. Lots of Westerners are calling for NATO aircraft to…

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What If a White Man Had Slapped Chris Rock?

In the court of public opinion, Will Smith will benefit from the indifference of black elites when it comes to black-on-black violence.Barack Obama will not issue a statement suggesting that “Chris Rock could be his brother.” The Rev. Al Sharpton won’t ca

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It Shouldn’t Be Hard To Condemn Jackson’s Leniency For Child Predators

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record on child predators is highly relevant to her qualifications as a Supreme Court judge.

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Democrats Need to Be Destroyed

How do you negotiate with a terrorist? You can’t. They want you dead, you don’t want to be dead; where is the compromise? Can you be half-dead? One-quarter dead? Can

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Real ‘Reset’ Is Coming

Joe Biden believes the Ukraine war will mark the start of a “new world order.” In the middle of the COVID global pandemic, Klaus Schwab and global elites…

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The Still-Masked Among Us

They are everywhere, and most of them are not elderly, obese, or suffering from compromised immune systems. They never needed the face masks they wear, as most human beings never needed the COVID-19 m...

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Florida’s Fictional ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Doesn’t Go Nearly Far Enough

The problem with Florida’s much derided “Don't Say Gay” bill is not just that the moniker is a complete lie. It’s that the bill so lambasted by Democrats and…

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The Identity Cult: On the mass conversion of our institutions

Linking to a Sesame Street celebration of “Latinx culture,” Antonio García Martínez, sharpest wit on Twitter, wrote last fall: “One of the great mysteries is how every elite institution, from universities to corporations to media to even Sesame Street, all spontaneously coalesced on the same narrow set of values all of a sudden.”

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Victor Davis Hanson: Vladimir Putin, the Latest of the Failed Irredentists

Irredentism—the romance of reclaiming “unredeemed” old lands—is a symptom of messianic presidents and premiers, and national paranoia and insecurity.

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As threat of nuclear war looms, how Democrats spin a crisis

No wonder Putin regards the West as so weak that he could stroll into Ukraine with impunity. The fact he met such fierce resistance is due to the courage of the Ukrainians, not fear of the West.

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Biden's Remarks Were a Mess, But He Got Nailed for It Big Time Twice During the Speech

Biden's brain breaks mid-remark and he doesn't have any idea at all what he's saying.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Putin’s Predictabilities

For all his caginess, dissimulation, and opportunism, Vladimir Putin is more or less predictable. Putin’s aims? The Russian president’s two-decade dilemma has…

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Where Did Our Freedom Go? The Cities.

In the 2000s, when I was in high school, civil disobedience was lauded as something almost inherently noble. Our teachers encouraged us to think like Rosa Parks…

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BLM privilege and Jan. 6 shame

When far-left activist Quintez Brown was arrested last week for trying to assassinate a Jewish mayoral candidate, he was immediately bailed out of jail by his LM comrades.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Hillary Clinton’s Greatest Masterpiece

Hillary Clinton’s never-ending shenanigans in 2015-2016 could be summarized as an attempted slow-motion coup. Four years of national hysteria, a divided nation…

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Why They’re So Afraid of the Truckers

“Nonetheless we will still need to react—and by that I mean react concretely—to the stunts of hooligan elements now active in Poland, whom the government has…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Our Elite is No Elite At All

An elite is always variously defined. The ideal elites, as ancient philosophers argued, were a “natural elite” due to their exemplary character, aptitude…

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It Sucks To Be a Democrat Right Now

If you’re a Democrat, things are going very, very badly for you. And it’s not going to get better. According to a recent McLaughlin and Associates study…

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Through CRT, Democrats Declare War on Reality

Let’s remember who are the real enemies of fundamental truth, and not become immersed in internal debates over theological principles.

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Rolling Over When It’s Payback Time › American Greatness

According to, among other sources, Politico and the Federalist Society, Senate Republicans are not exactly bracing for a “bare knuckle” fight over Biden’s…

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Why The Wall Street Journal Is Wrong About The 2020 Election

The problem is not ‘mass voter fraud,’ but a privately funded ‘shadow campaign’ for Joe Biden within the election system.

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Some Much Overlooked Facts Unravel the Emotional Neil Young/Spotify Squabble

Mr. Young was not exactly negotiating from a standpoint of strength – and a Spotify man doesn't need him around anyhow.

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Biden's Supreme Court Pick Sexually Assaulted Me 25 Years Ago

The news that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring is still fresh. He won’t even officially retire until October, and the Biden administration will likely spend months vetting potent...

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Republicans Plan To Win Back The Senate, Then Do Nothing, Per Usual

Republicans cannot do what they have largely always done with a Senate majority: set it on a shelf, polish it, and admire it from afar.

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The Next Fight For Civil Rights Lies In Ending The Federal City

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has banned nearly 60 percent of the city's black residents from bars, gyms, concerts, theaters, and more.

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Some Votes Should Not Count › American Greatness

Here’s something professional politicos know well: the broader net a pollster casts, the better his poll results will be for the Left. “How out-of-touch is the…

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Victor Davis Hanson: What Makes Riots, Conspiracies, Cabals, and Insurrections ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’?

“Indeed, men too often take upon themselves in the prosecution of their revenge to set the example of doing away with those general laws to which alike can look…

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Why Is the Left Worried Suddenly About the End of Democracy?

What is behind recent pessimistic appraisals of democracy’s future, from Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Brian Williams and other elite intellectuals…

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The War We Must Fight › American Greatness

“And what is most repugnant to me in America is not the extreme freedom that reigns there, it is the lack of a guarantee against tyranny.” “I have found genuine…

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Civilizational Suicide, Not Omicron, Is Killing Us › American Greatness

Last week in this space, I included a few words about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s remarkable new book, The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma…

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Obsessing Over ‘The Health Of The Nation’ Conjures Some Dark Places

Hatred of vaccine dissidents expresses itself first in marginalization and demonization. Then it advances to punishment. It's about more than public health.

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A Hollow Kind of Freedom › American Greatness

Earlier this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a pre-dawn raid on the home of James O’Keefe, the founder of the investigative journalism…

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Republican Victory in 2022 Will Put America at a Crossroads

Imagine that you are a middle-aged husband and father, as well as a highly successful sales executive, with a loving wife and growing kids. Like other suburban American families, you have a mortgage,...

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Why The Left Always Projects › American Greatness

The Left is addicted to projection—the psycho-political syndrome of attributing all of one’s own sins to one’s opponents. The woke apparently do this out of…

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Why the Mandate is Illegal And Why It Will Still Be Imposed

Yesterday's ruling in a federal appeals court in New Orleans granting a temporary injunction against the vaccine mandate was encouraging.

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The Corporate Media Ignores a Few Firsts in Virginia Because They Can't Explain Them

The corporate media will never acknowledge the firsts in the Virginia election. They can't explain it because they lack curiosity and humility.

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The Injustices Facing J6 Protesters Are Warnings to You

A Google news search for Nathan DeGrave will show nothing more recent than two weeks old. This is peculiar, given that his letter on the conditions at the D.C.

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Where Have You Gone, Columbus Day?

What does your calendar say today? If you’re lucky, it still says Christopher Columbus Day only, but more likely it’s shared with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” (IPD)–or the latter is listed alone....

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The Great Divorce: Divided We Stand

America is badly divided. The evidence for this sad state of affairs abounds. For the record, I know a bit about countries in various degrees of separation.

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Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ B.S. › American Greatness

The winding road to American utopia is dotted with potholes, buckling bridges, leaking canals, and lit by flickering lights. To repave America’s highways…

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How It Might End, Act I › American Greatness

A couple of years ago, I had the honor of publishing American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup by Frank Buckley, a prolific author and law…

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Victor Davis Hanson: ‘Science,’ They Said

The scientific method used to govern much of popular American thinking. In empirical fashion scientists advised us to examine evidence and data…

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What American Children Are Taught About 9/11 Can Be Dangerous

The American education system will school the children of the tens of thousands of largely unvetted Afghan nationals who filled flights out of Kabul.

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Victor Davis Hanson - Our Afghan Nightmare: Tanks for Nothing

Joe Biden’s scripted or no-questions press conferences, and the clean-up afterward by Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, and Jen Psaki, have been some of the most…

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Why H.R. 4 Imperils Free and Fair Elections › American Greatness

As the summer comes to a chaotic and tragic close, I can think of many reasons why members of Congress should be called back from their August recess.

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Hey, Biden Voters! › American Greatness

Damn you all. You’re American citizens, with the right to vote in presidential elections. For four years, we had a president who, over the course of a single…

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The Emerging One-Party State › American Greatness

The sudden dip in Joe Biden’s poll numbers in the wake of his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan compounded with his refusal to control illegal immigration…

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America Is Now Actually the Mess Dems Pretended It Was Under Trump

Long before Donald Trump even had the chance to take office, we were constantly assured by Democrats and their flying monkeys in the mainstream media that the United States as we knew it was pretty mu...

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Nancy Pelosi’s Secret Police › American Greatness

We recently saw the first phase of the January 6 show trial. The congressional hearing, which the House Republican leadership has boycotted…

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Welcome to the Brave New America › American Greatness

The Left is achieving their fundamental transformation of America into a socialist hellhole, consolidating control over our major institutions and enacting…

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Be Safe: Don't Visit Your Dying Parent. Don't Leave Your House. Don't Get Married. Don't Have Children. Don't ...

As many observers have noted, staying safe has become a religion. “Safetyism,” as it is sometimes called, like all religions, places what it values — in this case, being safe —...

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‘Juneteenth’ Should Not Be A Federal Holiday

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to make “Juneteenth National Independence Day” a federal holiday. Until recently, few Americans had even heard of “Juneteenth,” and for good reason: relative to other events in history, the date does not much

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Guilt for January 6 Belongs With Those Most Eager to Condemn It

It is once again with great regret that I take issue with my friend of more than 40 years, George Will. From my perspective of unambiguous admiration and…

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Socialists Are Children › American Greatness

In 1886, Henry James, who may be the greatest novelist of all, published what he considered at the time to be his greatest work—The Princess Cassamassima.

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Men Give Birth. America Was Founded in 1619. And Israel Is the Aggressor. | RealClearPolitics

When you meditate for a moment on what the left expects honest and decent people to believe, you confront the world of absurdities and lies in which we...

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Victor Davis Hanson: Biden Mocks Ancient Wisdom

Human nature stays the same across time and space. That is why there used to be predictable political, economic, and social behavior that all countries…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Tuning Out Wokeism

If wokeness should continue and “win,” by now we all know where it will end up. After all, this is not a prairie-fire, peasants-with-pitchforks…

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8 Righteous Reasons Why Derek Chauvin Deserves a New Trial –– and That Juror's Shirt Is Only One of Them

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has moved for a new trial in the killing of George Floyd after yet another juror admitted bias in the case. But that’s only part of the reason why...

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Those Who Hold Power Today Are Those Who Claim Powerlessness

Faisal Hussain is not oppressed. He is a member of the new elite. He has an art show featured at a respected gallery, although his work has no artistic value.

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Victor Davis Hanson: The New Antiracism Is the Old Racism

What will be the future of the mass hysteria spawned last summer? No one knows. But its destination, if unchecked, will be ethnic tensions and sectarian strife…

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There's No Way Americans Can Trust The Jury's Chauvin Verdict

A fair trial for Chauvin might have come to the same conclusion. But we'll never be able to trust this one, because the left made a fair trial impossible.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Can the Great ‘Awokening’ Succeed?

We all know that we are living in revolutionary times. The origins, ascendence, values, laws, and future of the United States are all under assault by self…

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A Narrative Collapse in Chauvin Trial - American Greatness

Though not as prominent as the George Zimmerman prosecution, the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death last year of George…

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What Happened to Our Country? – RedState

"It is all insane. It will all get far worse before any of it even has a chance of getting any better. Perhaps it will take decades or more. If it happens at all."

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Progressives, Hispanics are not 'Latinx.' Stop trying to Anglicize our Spanish language.

Hispanic Americans face plenty of challenges as it is. The last thing we need are English-speaking progressives 'wokesplaining' how to speak Spanish.

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On ‘People of Color’ and ‘Systemic Racism’ — And Why I Am Sick of Hearing It | The American Spectator

I am sick of it. I really am sick of it. I understand, better than most, what prejudice is. When...

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Can You Afford to Ignore Politics? - American Greatness

Although it is somewhat hard for me to believe, I am told there are people who do not follow politics closely. All joking aside, I have always understood there…

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Victor Davis Hanson: In Rush Limbaugh, We Have Lost an American Genius

Rush Limbaugh created modern national talk radio as we now know it. For over three decades he kept at rapt attention — live from noon to 3 p.m. on weekdays — the largest conservative audie...

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When Will the Woke Go Full Caligula?

A bust of the Roman emperor Caligula. Photo: public domain. The other day, I was scrolling through Twitter when I …

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I Saw Provocateurs At The Capitol Riot On Jan. 6

The deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol bore the markings of an organized operation planned well in advance of the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress.

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Democrats Don't Care About Your Children and They Never Have. School Lockdowns Prove It.

The Biggest Lie the Democrats Ever Told
In my three plus decades of conservative political activism I’ve pretty much learned every go-to trick in the Democrats’ playbook. As leftism is &#...

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The First Step Towards Righting America Is Refusing To Believe The Left About Anything

The weakness and stupidity of America’s right has allowed false narratives to cement in the minds of the public. It’s killing our freedoms.

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A Bad Week for The Science™ - American Greatness

The late comedian Mitch Hedberg, known for his clever one-liners, had a great quip about following his dreams. “I’m sick of following my dreams,” he said.

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The Pandemic Is Over - American Greatness

Conservative writers and pundits haven’t done too well this past year, and many of them turned out not even to be especially “conservative.

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Is Joe Biden Looking to Take Obama's Place as the Most Anti-Israel President in History?

Barack Obama’s antipathy toward Israel during his two terms was unprecedented at the time, but it looks like Joe Biden is going to give him a run for his money....

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Stop Calling It an 'Insurrection'

So, I was out at dinner with my old battalion commander – literally outside, because dining inside apparently is super deadly if you live under blue tyranny – and we

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Who Killed the Anti-War Democrats? - American Greatness

After three generations the anti-war tendency within America’s oldest political party has been thoroughly alienated from its leadership and rendered impotent.

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Biden Regime Embraces ‘Great Reset’ Plan to Destroy Capitalism - American Greatness

The Biden regime is fully embracing a radical globalist plan that seeks to destroy capitalism and replace it with a socialist system. "The Great Reset"

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To Hell With Unity - American Greatness

The recent betrayal by Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and former Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is a reminder that the ruling class…