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Politics | Op-Ed

The Problem of Identity Politics and Its Solution

To combat identity politics, we must emphasize an American nationalism based on both a commitment to the ideals of the American Founding and a shared love of our national history and culture.

Politics | Op-Ed

PRAGER: If We're Nazis, Expect More Violence

Because of the ever-descending moral and intellectual state of the mainstream news media, there has been no outcry against the leftists who call President Donald Trump and all Americans who support him Nazis. Indeed, members of the media now regularly do

Politics | Op-Ed

No, It's Not Silly To Call Out Socialist Hypocrisy

On Thursday, Washington Post columnist Elizabeth Bruenig took on the problem of limousine liberalism – by defe

Politics | Trump

Trump Commutes Drug Dealer's Life Sentence Because Kim Kardashian Asked Him To Do So

On Wednesday, President Trump announced that he would be commuting the sentence of drug trafficker Alice Johnson.

Politics | Op-Ed

Why Hamas wants thousands of Palestinians to die next week

Palestinian terrorist group Hamas is arranging for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to march on the Israeli-Palestinian border next Monday and Tuesday. Addressing Palestinians in Gaza, Hamas' leader there portrayed the protests as a peaceful effort t

Politics | Politics

Opinion | Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation - The New York Times

If we make people stay in the ethnic and racial lane assigned to them by accident of birth, we’ll lose everything that makes this country great.

Politics | Op-Ed

Why Senators are failing the religious test for office | TheHill

Nominees should not be forced into defending or abandoning their religious convictions, regardless of how antiquated one senator finds such beliefs.

Politics | Liberal "Tolerance"

California Progressives Launch (Another) Attack on Free Speech | National Review

A California bill would criminalize conservative speech about gender.

Politics | Op-Ed

PRAGER: Whatever The Left Touches It Ruins

The only way to save Western civilization is to convince more people that leftism — not liberalism — is a nihilistic force. Quite literally, whatever the left touches it ruins. So, here is a partial listing of the damage done by the left and the Democ

Politics | Op-Ed

Why The Ignorant Parkland Kids Don't Speak for Their Dead Classmates

It’s incredibly annoying to be lectured to by high school kids because the fact of the matter is that very few of them know anything about anything. Why would they? They’re kids. Somebody else feeds them, puts a roof over their heads and pays their bi

Politics | Op-Ed

WALSH: The Rules Of #MeToo Are Clear. Women Can Sexually Harass Whomever They Want.

According to the media, Katy Perry "gave an American Idol contestant his first kiss" during his audition this week. "He kissed a girl and he liked it," beamed People Magazine. The two were "flirting," according to TMZ. "Lucky guy," said many internet comm

Politics | Op-Ed

Gun Control Advocates Parade Grieving Teens Who Make Simplistic Pleas | National Review

If we can turn children into our decision-makers, we can infantilize our politics down to simplistic statements like “you’re either with us or against us” on preventing school shootings.

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture

These basic cultural precepts could be followed by people of all backgrounds and abilities, especially when backed up by almost universal endorsement.

Politics | Election: 2018

Why Marco Rubio would have crushed Hillary Clinton

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Politics | Trump

Trump’s Enablers Will Finally Have to Take a Stand - NYTimes.com

Up through the convention there were all sorts of Republican officeholders who weren’t really for Trump, but they weren’t really against him. They sort of endorsed him implicitly, while trying to change the subject.

Politics | Op-Ed

Republicans Fighting Leftism: Conservatives must identify their ideological foe

American conservatives are rightfully annoyed with the Obama administration, and Democrats generally, for refusing to name radical Islam or Islamism as the major source of terror it is.

Politics | POLITICS

Farook Was Obsessed With Israel -What Else Do We Need to Know? - The Dennis Prager Show The Dennis Prager Show

According to the father of the San Bernardino terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook, his son was “obsessed with Israel.” In an interview in the Italian newspaper La Stampa, the senior Syed Farook said, “My son said that he shared [Islamic State leader] Al B

Politics | Interesting Links

Hillary Clinton's Islam Comments -- Saying It Has Nothing to Do with Terrorism Is a Lie | National Review Online

Dear Reader (Including those of you stunned by the news that Charlie Sheen has a sexually transmitted disease. Not since Jim J. Bullock announced he was gay have I been more shocked),

Politics | POLITICS

American Universities Are Imploding | National Review Online

For over half a century, American universities, with few exceptions, have ceased teaching and begun indoctrinating. In the past few weeks, this downhill spiral has accelerated. The university is now a caricature of an educational institution.

Politics | POLITICS

Prager: Why I Am in Israel — and Why You Should Be | Truth Revolt

I want to explain why I am in Israel. I am in here with 450 American (and a German and a Canadian) listeners to my radio show. About 400 are non-Jews. We are here on a “Stand with Israel” tour organized by the syndicator of my radio show, the Salem Ra

Politics | Op-Ed

Political Correctness Has Peaked | National Review Online

If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar. You actively spread absurd falsehoods about the nature of men, women, sex, and culture that can’t withstand even the slightest scrutiny. You change history and conceal facts to fit preferred narratives, even when it costs human lives.

Politics | The Iran Deal

Dennis Ross: Critics were right about Obama, Iran and Israel - The Washington Post

Dennis Ross, former senior adviser to President Obama, arguably should have come out strongly against the Iran deal — and advised Hillary Clinton (he served in her husband’s administration) that the administration was not leveling with the American people. His interview with the Times of Israel is revealing.

Politics | POLITICS

They Really Hate Ben Carson

The invective against Dr. Ben Carson coming from the left is extraordinary, even for the left. Now that Carson, one of the pre-eminent brain surgeons in America, has become a viable candidate for president, the left has labelled him everything awful it ca

Politics | Op-Ed

Europe Is Making a Fatal Mistake | RealClearPolitics

Allowing millions of Syrians and others from the Muslim Middle East into Europe will end up a catastrophe for Europe, and therefore for the West. This may be the most difficult sentence I have ever...

Politics | Op-Ed

Andrew Breitbart and Michelle Malkin warned conservatives about The Donald | RedState

The rise of The Donald has been remarkable. He is, it seems, supported by conservative Republicans and independents. At least that is the what they claim to be. He is supported by people who impose strict litmus tests on politicians-ready to denounce them

Politics | Op-Ed

Cecil the Lion -- Human Rights Matter Too | National Review Online

The uproar over the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, is further proof that secular society inevitably produces moral confusion.

Politics | The Iran Deal

Millennials Support Iran Deal | Cato Institute

The polls are in: A majority of Americans supports President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. But in what is emerging as a significant new element of the political landscape...

Politics | Op-Ed

Iran Deal: we could have imagined - The Washington Post

Congress needs to act in order to rob the deal of its domestic legitimacy.

Politics | Resources

Why Palestinians Cannot Make Peace with Israel

Americans and Europeans fail to acknowledge that in order to achieve peace, the leaders must prepare their people for compromise and tolerance. If you want to make peace with Israel, you do not tell your people that the Western Wall has no religious

Politics | Op-Ed

Imminent, Dreadful Iran Nuclear Deal Must Be Stopped

THE NEGOTIATIONS over Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons are about to be completed. This will trigger one of the most important congressional debates in American history. From all that we now know the agreement will set off a chain reactio

News | In The News

The Right Way to Remember the Confederacy - WSJ

The indelibly tainted battle flag was removed in South Carolina, but in context, other Confederate monuments can help teach history for all Americans.

Politics | Politics

Obamanism and Alinskynism

Now that Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, told us much about Obama’s nature and sentiments toward Israel, it is time to remind the world who Obama's teachers were.

Politics | Op-Ed

GREENFIELD: America's Black Racist Hypocrisy | Truth Revolt

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Over twenty years ago, five young Latino women were among the seven victims of a fire. They were in their late teens and early twentie

Politics | Op-Ed

The Formal End to Judeo-Christian America - Dennis Prager

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the redefinition of marriage seals the end of America as the Founders envisioned it. From well before 1776 until the second half of the 20th century, the moral values of the United States were rooted in the Bible a

Politics | Op-Ed

MALKIN: The Media's Vile Attacks on Conservative Assimilationists | Truth Revolt

I have had enough of smug liberal elites wrapped in their "Celebrate Diversity" banners tearing down minority conservatives. Look in the mirror, media and academia bigots. Your own reflexive racism and divisive rhetoric are poisoning public disc

Politics | Politics

Michael Oren: Time to Say, I Told You So

Former Ambassador Michael Oren is no hero. In his recent bombshell interviews and the publication of his book he simply brought to light what I have been saying for a long time.

Politics | Op-Ed

A National Tragedy and a Partisan Response | Truth Revolt

Why do black lives only seem to matter when white people take them? Why does the president of the United States think it’s proper to take a horrible racial tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina as an excuse to bash America as the violence capital of the

Politics | Op-Ed

The fiction of the Israel-Palestine peace dividend - David's Harp - Israel News | Haaretz

Sorry, RAND: Israel is doing fine economically without peace, and the Palestinians should be skeptical that their state will bring them much prosperity.

Politics | Op-Ed

The Left’s ‘Microaggression’ Obsession Is Indicative of Its Micro-totalitarian Tendencies | National Review Online

Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as “America is the land of opportunity.” Why? Because this is considered to be an act of “microaggression” against minorities and women.

Politics | Op-Ed

Left-Right Differences -- The Left Rejects Painful Truths | National Review Online

Here’s a difference between Left and Right that is rarely noted despite the fact that it is at least as important as any other and even explains many of the other differences.

Politics | Op-Ed

The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts: How Obama and Israel Changed the Stakes of Jewish Power

Last week an issue that has simmered for some time in private conversations burst out into the open—in a very unpleasant way. At the Jerusalem Post conference in New York on June 7, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew offered a stirring defense of the White Ho

Politics | BDS

Anti-Semitism Is Running Rampant At California’s Elite Public Universities | The Daily Caller

Anti-Jewish agitprop has been appearing with alarming frequency on the prestigious, taxpayer-funded campuses of the University of California (UC) system this

Politics | Op-Ed

Blog: Yesterday I was informed that I am not a resident of Israel - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Six Supreme Court Justices from the United States informed me that, as far as they were concerned, I am a resident of Jerusalem, Full Stop.

Politics | BDS

The ugly effort to boycott Israel - The Washington Post

The chief executive of Orange, the global telecom company based in France, says he is going to Israel, surely to apologize for recently saying that, if he could, he would end his company’s relationship with its Israeli partner “tomorrow morning.” The hitch is that he can’t, since there is a contract, and now Stéphane Richard says he doesn’t want to do it anyway.

Politics | Politics

'Does It Do Good?' vs. 'Does It Feel Good?' Left-Right Differences: Part III - The Dennis Prager Show The Dennis Prager

A fundamental difference between the left and right concerns how each assesses public policies. The right asks, “Does it do good?” The left asks a different question. One example is the minimum wage. In 1987, The New York Times editorialized against a

Politics | Op-Ed

J Street: The Jewish enemy within - www.jewishaz.com: Your Voice

In late March 2015, a New Yorker article concluded that despite the difficult economic conditions of many Israelis, the Israeli public by and large did not trust Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni, who head the Zionist Union political bloc, with Israel’s secu

Politics | Op-Ed

American Imperialism FTW | Washington Free Beacon

The rest of the world loves to whinge and moan about U.S. aggression—until it needs something done, of course. And then they're happy we haven't given in to the reigning international order like the rest of the failed imperial powers out there.

Politics | Op-Ed

To Defend a Position, You Must Understand Both Sides | National Review Online

Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose.

Politics | Interesting Links

Should America be the World's Policeman? - Prager University

Should America be the world's policeman? Does the world even need a policeman? Or would humanity be better off if America weren't the dominant military superpower? Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and foreign affairs expert Bret Stephens weighs in.

News | Israel

A Curable Disease | Nurit Greenger | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

End the Wars of the Jews against Jews Discrimination of Jews by Jews is in the spotlight in Israel right......

Politics | Op-Ed

No, Calling the Baltimore Rioters ‘Thugs’ Does Not Make You a Racist | National Review Online

I was going to write about the latest Clinton stuff but, frankly, I can’t muster the energy. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.

Politics | Politics

A Prophet in Her Time

Over a year after she left us, my friend Batya's warning came true, and we have been living it since, just as she predicted.

Politics | Op-Ed

No holds barred: President Bush redux - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

Hearing former president George W. Bush speak on Saturday night at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas sent me into a nostalgic reverie. The president was in top form, speaking lucidly and compellingly about the threat from Iran and Islamic State. So this is what it’s like to hear a world leader speak about evil with moral conviction. Oh yes, I remember this.

History | History

Why Is Pakistan More Legitimate than Israel? - The Dennis Prager Show The Dennis Prager Show

Whenever I have received a call from a listener to my radio show challenging Israel’s legitimacy, I have asked these people if they ever called a radio show to challenge any other country’s legitimacy. In particular, I ask, have they ever questioned t

Politics | Op-Ed

When did America forget that it’s America?

On a number of occasions during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Israeli government has appealed to the United States and its allies to demand a change in Tehran’s aggressive behavior. If Iran wishes to be treated as a normal state, Israel has said, then it should start acting like one. Unfortunately, these appeals have been summarily dismissed.

Politics | Op-Ed

Liberals Are the New McCarthyites—and They're Proud of It

It was just over 60 years ago that the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy were repudiated when he was censured by the Senate in December 1954. Ever since then, McCarthyism — the reckless hurling of accusations at adversaries so as to destroy their reputations — has been considered one of the lowest forms of political behavior and one liberals love to crusade against.

Politics | Op-Ed

Black Hats and White Hats

With elections upon us, a return to the Evil-Man Theory of Everything. American governance is complex – even its subcomponents are so complex that the well-meaning people who are handsomely paid to manage them throw up their hands in despair, e.g. IRS agents who freely admit that there are too many changes in the tax code – an average of more than one per day – for them to keep up with.

Politics | Op-Ed

Hillary Clintons Candidacy Is Depressing

She has accomplished nothing, but she’s a woman (who’s a liberal), and that’s all that matters to the Left.

Politics | Op-Ed

Mashable: Duping Millennials All the Way to Pete Cashmore’s More Cash Bank Account

I am astonished that the Agenda Mongers at Mashable do not think that every single thing on the list of “Weird Facts” about Ted Cruz is just awesome.

Politics | Op-Ed

Please, Please, PLEASE #BoycottIndiana | The Daily Caller

As a proud resident of the Hoosier state, I don't mind if leftists, social justice warriors, and all my other social superiors decide to go away and leave the

Politics | Op-Ed

Krauthammer: No peace in our time

Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are now dead because Netanyahu has declared that there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel’s prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection does not portend more strife in the Middle East.

Politics | Op-Ed

Obama Cant Force His Iran Deal on the Country without Congress’s Consent

It is no secret that Barack Obama does not have much use for the United States Constitution. It is a governing plan for a free, self-determining people. Hence, it is littered with roadblocks against schemes to rule the people against their will. When it comes to our imperious president’s scheme to enable our enemy, Iran, to become a nuclear-weapons power — a scheme that falls somewhere between delusional and despicable, depending on your sense of Obama’s good faith — the salient barrier is that only Congress can make real law.

Politics | Op-Ed

Fighting Terrorism with Social Justice | FrontPage Magazine

State Department spokesperson Marie Harf became the target of much ridicule last week when she inanely suggested that we can combat Islamic terrorism through job creation. But the concept makes perfect sense to an administration that considers the solution to every issue, including “violent extremism,” to be “social justice.”

Politics | Op-Ed

Obama’s offensive against Netanyahu backfires - The Washington Post

The Obama administration is going all out to see that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is defeated, but the campaign of veiled threats and anonymous leaks is backfiring: Instead of sinking in the polls, Netanyahu is rising.Obama's offensive against Netanyahu isn’t working.

Politics | Op-Ed

If the President Couldn't Tell a Lie | RealClearPolitics

In the famous 1997 movie comedy "Liar Liar," actor Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who, as a result of his young son's birthday wish being magically fulfilled, cannot tell a lie -- he can only tell the truth -- for 24 hours. Let's imagine that such a wish forced President Obama to do the same, not for 24 hours, but only during his State of the Union address.

Politics | Op-Ed

Have Jews ever been safe in France? | Warren Adler | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

There is a jewel of a museum in the Marais district of Paris. It is the Musée d'Art et......

Politics | Op-Ed

Obama's State of the Union Foreign Policy Translated - Bloomberg View

"The truth is, the world is on fire and there’s not a whole lot anybody can do about it."

Politics | Resources

▶ Dr. King's pro-Israel Legacy (in 5 minutes) - YouTube

For more or to donate visit: www.ibsi-now.org Correction: Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 (not April 6) Directed by: Sara Washington Music: Randy ...

Politics | Op-Ed

For Zion's sake: Netanyahu in Paris – pushing Israel’s dignity to the front row - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

To the Left, Netanyahu’s trip to Paris was a public relations disaster for Israel.

Politics | Op-Ed

Nylons for nothing in Cuba - The Washington Post

Obama walks away empty-handed in a one-way deal with Cuba. There’s an old Cold War joke — pre-pantyhose — that to defeat communism we should empty our B-52 bombers of nuclear weapons and instead drop nylons over the Soviet Union. Flood the Russians with the soft consumer culture of capitalism, seduce them with Western contact and commerce, love-bomb them into freedom.

Politics | Politics

Progressives and Disorder - WSJ

The next two years may be the most dangerous since the Cold War ended, the Wall Street Journal writes in an editorial.

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

Rabbi Shmuley: The Strange American Fascination with Royalty | New York Observer

Because I’m an American, I don’t see them as any more special than the next person. That’s in fact the very essence of being an American.

Politics | Illegal Immigration

President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration has no precedent - The Washington Post

The scale of his move goes far beyond any of his predecessors. The White House has defended President Obama’s unilateral decision to legalize the presence of nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants as consistent, even in scope, with the executive actions of previous presidents. In fact, it is increasingly clear that the sweeping magnitude of Mr. Obama’s order is unprecedented.

Politics | Op-Ed

We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One - Dennis Prager

As we await protests and riots scheduled for Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere if a grand jury in Missouri does not indict the white officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, a little moral clarity is called for. For decades now, we hav

Politics | Op-Ed

The Nuclear Option: Democrats Win if Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid Lose Power Nov. 4

If pollsters are to be believed, Democrats nationwide do not have much to look forward to in next week's elections. There is, however, a silver lining that stands to benefit the party and liberal-leaning voters everywhere in ways that far outweigh the

Politics | POLITICS

Why the Teenage Girls of Europe Are Joining ISIS – Tablet Magazine

Teenage girls are the West’s center of gravity: Virtually all of Western pop culture, the key to our soft power, is tailored to the tastes of teenage girls. Through the wonders of information technology, the mobile phone mass-produced the mores and habi

Politics | Op-Ed

Bill Whittle: You're Not A Liberal!

More and more these days, people who call themselves "liberals" have bumper-sticker philosophies that are liberal -- they're not even leftist. They're infantile. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle dissects one of these childish, undeservedly self-righteous positions and compares the modern "liberal" to the real deal.

News | Media Bias

Why The Gaza War Looked Different on Israeli TV Than It Did on CNN – Tablet Magazine

We live in a country whose people don’t agree with each other on anything. And yet one activity—besides bickering—comes close to uniting everyone: watching the news. Israelis want all the information, all the time. This is true even on a normal, cal

Politics | Op-Ed

Dear Fellow Liberals: I’m Done Apologizing for Israel | TIME

Some years ago, I was seated at dinner next to a British law professor, whom my husband, also a law professor, had invited to a conference that he’d organized. The conversation soon turned, as conversation often does among professional intellectuals, to Israel...

Politics | Op-Ed

Memo to the BBC: The 'Far Right' Did Not Decapitate David Haines nor Rape 1400 Girls in Rotherham

Here is the news: in Australia, a plot by Islamic State sympathisers to capture random members of the public and chop their heads off has been foiled by security services; in Syria, two Americans and a British hostage have been beheaded by an Islamist nic

Politics | Op-Ed

In Praise of Student Supporters of Israel | Cherryl Smith | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

In spite of the many biases, phobias, anti-“isms” and micro-aggressions studied at universities, anti-Israelism does not seem to be......

Politics | Op-Ed

The American Jewish Community Should Join the GOP | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

The recent Gaza war has demonstrated that the era of bipartisan support for Israel is over. Republicans overwhelmingly sided with Israel while Democratic leaders hemmed and hawed over every conceivable statement calculated to alienate the least amount of

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

NOTE to Diane Sawyer: "thank you for doing so much for women" | Gretawire

Diane Sawyer has now left the ABC News anchor desk and I want to tip my hat to her and thank her. She has done so much for women by being a great example.

Politics | Op-Ed

Take Away Their Guns -- Then We'll Talk

There will never be peace in the Holy Land until Hamas is totally disarmed.

Politics | Op-Ed

2014 Gaza Conflict Is Part of Hamas' Long, Effective War on Israel | New Republic

That there won't be one—and that there will be one.