• Underrated Presidents, Good Times

    Underrated Presidents, Good Times

    Beyond his legislative failures, despite his futile feuds with professional athletes, GOP senators and members of his own Cabinet, in the face of feeble poll numbers and relentless condemnation from prestigious commentators, President Trump could yet preside over four dynamic years of peace, prosperity and progress. Those who dismiss this…

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  • The Nobel Prize Encourages a Dangerous Fantasy

    The Nobel Prize Encourages a Dangerous Fantasy

    In another inane choice for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee selected an organization known as ICAN—the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The idea of “abolishing” nuclear weapons is absurd, of course: if the world enacted the restrictive treaties proposed by the campaign, then decent, law-abiding…

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  • When Political Correctness Tops Personal Decency

    When Political Correctness Tops Personal Decency

    The New York Times recently reported on allegations of shameless sexual harassment by Oscar-winning movie mogul Harvey Weinstein from dozens of young women, with expensive settlements paid out to at least eight of them. In his bizarre response, Weinstein acknowledged that he “caused a lot of pain” and planned to…

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  • The Vegas Killer’s Obvious Addiction

    The Vegas Killer’s Obvious Addiction

    While motives behind the Las Vegas massacre still​ remained very much in doubt, liberal pundits rushed out​ to blame the killer's fascination with firearms for pushing an ordinary man to mass murder. Actually, Stephen Paddock nursed another obsession far longer, and far more intensively, than he ever indulged an interest…

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  • The Greatest Libel Since the Blood Libel

    The most infamous libel in history is the one known as the Blood Libel. This was the medieval lie leveled at Jews in some European countries that accused the Jews of killing Christian children to use their blood to make Passover matzo. As the author of a book on the…

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