Blogs

  • How the Mainstream Media Operate

    “Our leading media” are characterized by “indefensibly corrupt manipulations of language repeated incessantly.” Patrick Lawrence in The Nation, Aug. 9, 2017, on the media's reporting of the alleged collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia To understand America's crises today, one must first understand what has happened to two institutions:…

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  • Why Not to “Follow Your Heart”

    Why Not to “Follow Your Heart”

    By Diane Medved, Ph.D. It could be that “follow your heart” is the most destructive piece of advice parents, rom-coms and love songs ever dispensed. “Follow your heart” can be blamed for the divorce skyrocket in the late 1970s that now leaves adult children of split families skittish to commit.…

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  • Trump’s Media Strategy Could be Working as Planned

    Why does President Trump continue his ferocious attacks on media as “fake news” and “really bad people” who “don't love our country”? Surely, he understands that relentless assaults won't win him more favorable, or even more balanced coverage. Trump defenders say the President rips the press because they deserve it;…

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  • Confronting the Truth Behind the Monument Debates

    Confronting the Truth Behind the Monument Debates

    The raging debate over statues honoring Southern leaders in the Civil War turns on the true nature of the Confederate cause. Ten days after adoption of the Confederate Constitution, the future Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander H. Stephens, proclaimed: Our new government is founded upon exactly this idea: its…

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  • The Real Reason the South Left the Union

    The Real Reason the South Left the Union

    Tragic recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia raise new questions about an old debate. Why did Southern states leave the Union in the first place, resulting in a war that killed more than 700,000 Americans? Mississippi, the 2nd of 11 states that ultimately seceded from the federal government, gave a clear…

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  • Drawing the Line on the Confederate Monuments

    Drawing the Line on the Confederate Monuments

    Current arguments over Confederate monuments often involve the question of drawing a line. The majority of the first nine American presidents owned slaves, so should we destroy memorials to all of them? The obvious answer is no—unless such monuments specifically honored these men for their support of an evil institution,…

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  • The Over-hyped “Dangerous Divisions”

    The Over-hyped “Dangerous Divisions”

    Following the horrible events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the public seems deeply alarmed at the dangerous divisions in the country. But what are the substantive issues that actually divide the country? When it comes to hate festivals staged by neo-Nazis and the KKK, there's virtually no disagreement: nearly every American, left…

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  • Yiannopoulos: Dangerous

    Dennis talks to Milo Yiannopoulos, journalist, author, pundit, a provocateur. His issue is free speech. His new book is Dangerous. The post Yiannopoulos: Dangerous appeared first on The Dennis Prager Show.

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  • Charlottesville: David Duke Still Matters — Who Knew?

    Who knew David Duke mattered? Cable news made the former wizard of the KKK quite visible in Charlottesville, at what planners billed as the largest gathering of the “alt-right community.” The “Unite the Right” rally encouraged the like-minded to go to and demonstrate in Charlottesville, Virginia. Counter-protesters, of course, showed…

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