Don’t laugh: Ocasio-Cortez is a true revolutionary threat

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Although some major figures in the conservative world dismiss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a minor nuisance, I have been warning that she is a serious threat to the republic. This week in my column at Real Clear Politics I continue to sound the alarm and show that she is the latest manifestation of the radical 1960s


Assault on Andy Ngo is convincing evidence of American liberty at risk

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As we celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, it is imperative that patriotic Americans look squarely at the assault on our country’s founding principles and ask ourselves if we are prepared to let it all slip away. American liberty is under assault, and that’s not just a metaphor. By now you have no doubt heard

Project Veritas plays David to Google’s Goliath and slays the giant!

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Wow! Talk about a complete lack of self-awareness! The “mea no culpa” written by Google exec Jen Gennai on Medium yesterday shows a callow shallowness not seen since the days of the proverbial Valley Girl. Either that or an utterly disingenuous denial of guilt the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Eve had to

Biden’s ‘politics as usual’ can’t survive in the party of political correctness

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I was intrigued by the latest Joe Biden “gaffe” where he said he understood the value of civility in public debate, and then was promptly condemned by his fellow Democrats for talking about how he has always been able to get along with people who had different ideas than him. It reminded me of Sen.

Kashuv has made mistakes; one of them was wanting to attend Harvard

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Most of the conservatives writing about how Kyle Kashuv’s admission to Harvard was rescinded have focused on the “injustice” of the decision. Liberals, meanwhile, say he got what he deserved because as a youthful teenager, Kashuv engaged in juvenile behavior. Kashuv is a survivor of the Parkland high school shooting and became a conservative pro-gun

Clarence Thomas: The conservative conscience of the high court

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Clarence Thomas, the only reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, appears to be taking a more activist role now that he’s on the court without Justice Scalia. We could only wish that he was the Chief Justice instead of the pusillanimous John Roberts. The latest example came Monday when Thomas wrote in a concurring

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