Gender equity is a bad idea, even on Mother’s Day

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I’ve heard the name Jordan Peterson on occasion, but never read any of his work until today. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and has made it his life’s work to help human beings navigate the stumbling blocks that society puts in front of them. His essay “When the left

Mueller Report Is Litmus Test for a Divided Society (my new column at RCP)

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Writing a column for Real Clear Politics once a week (and for publication on a Monday) means that my commentary will generally come late in the cycle. I’ll often be preceded by great writers like Victor Davis Hanson or Mark Steyn on the same issues, so I try to develop an original theme for my

AOC and MSNBC and me: What’s 15 seconds of fame worth when the world is gonna end in 12 years?!?

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I missed the Chris Hayes special with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on MSNBC last Friday, but I saw a clip of Hayes introducing AOC that sparked my interest. “… [I]nto the vacuum has come a bold new policy proposal that might be the most controversial thing in American politics at the moment. You’ve probably heard about it. 

‘What If Everything You Know Is Fake?’ — My new column at RCP takes you beyond the Fake News

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Information, as George Orwell taught us, is power. It is also the most easily manipulated currency in the marketplace of ideas. This week in my column at Real Clear Politics, I explored how the information consumer is ripe for exploitation, using the examples of Russiagate and the Jussie Smollett hoax to make my case, with

One book ended slavery; can one film end abortion?

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There are many things to write about every day, but there is one that deserves to be written about every day that we rarely talk about — abortion. Unfortunately, in our society abortion is considered as normal and acceptable as ripping the heart out of a living human being was to the ancient Aztecs. It

Tucker Carlson does humanity proud! Not everyone on TV is dumb as a rock!

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Tucker Carlson’s show Monday night on Fox needs to be burned on a titanium disc and put in a time capsule. It was that good. Heck, it ought to be shot into space as evidence for far-away alien civilizations that no matter how stupid people appear to be if you watch CNN or MSNBC, that

‘Who is Ayn Rand?’ The woman who can stop the motor of the Green New Deal

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I came late to “Atlas Shrugged,” but once I opened my mind to its cadence of socialist catastrophe and capitalist resurrection, I realized that author Ayn Rand had perfectly imagined the world I lived in — the world of looters and political correctness and vacuous intellectuals that we all live in. So it was easy

Can we justify comparing a young socialist today to a young Hitler 100 years ago?

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My column today at Real Clear Politics compares Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Stalin, and her Green New Deal to his five-year plans that left millions dead. Stalin isn’t off-limits to those looking for historical comparisons, but for some reason Adolf Hitler generally is. Of course no one is saying that Ocasio-Cortez is either Stalin or Hitler.

Green New Deal is a 10-year countdown to death and despair — unless we kill it first!

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Here’s my column today at Real Clear Politics on the danger of the Green New Deal and the woman assigned to sell it to us — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I usually omit the ending in order to steer my readers over to RCP, but in this case I’m running the full column in order not to

The Recurring Question: ‘What About Education?’ (New at RCP)

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People who care about our culture can’t stop thinking about how to save our culture. It’s not just about American exceptionalism either. We are the point of the spear, but the spear was tossed centuries ago. You either honor our responsibility to pass the wisdom of the ages forward to the next generation, or you