• Recalling Tiananmen Square Sheds Light on Tyranny of Communism

    Thirty years ago, a series of student-led demonstrations in Beijing were put to an end, violently, by China’s military.

    After months of peaceful protests in 1989, the Chinese Communist Party unleashed the might of its military on the unarmed civilians: this included the use of machine guns and tanks.

    Unofficial death tolls are often estimated to be in the thousands, however, the actual number is unknown.

    At a regional forum in Singapore, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe recently defended the Tiananmen Square crackdown, in which the government and the military killed hundreds if not thousands of protesting citizens and wounded, imprisoned, or otherwise suppressed countless others.… Read More...

  • Abortion Debate Shows How Media Deploys Language Gymnastics to Serve Left-Wing Goals

    “Pregnancy Kills. Abortion Saves Lives.”

    That was the headline on an absurd opinion article in The New York Times, deploying Orwellian language to turn the abortion debate on pro-lifers and comfort those who support abortion on demand.

    While the conversation over Alabama’s new abortion law has drawn out some wild arguments from the left, it’s easy to miss the less obvious ways the media reinforce the pro-abortion side.

    The media, cleverly and often subtly, use rhetorical adjustments to reinforce left-wing ideas under the guise of objectivity.

    It’s not just on the abortion issue that the media kowtow to the left in the terminology they use in charged public debates.… Read More...

  • The War on History Comes for George Washington

    They finally came for George Washington.

    The perpetual war on history now has the father of our country in its sights as the San Francisco Board of Education considers removing a mural of Washington from a local school.

    If the board succeeds in politicizing Washington, whose legacy was once so secured and uniting that his home at Mount Vernon was considered neutral ground during the Civil War, then we have clearly crossed the Rubicon of social division.

    Critics of the mural point out that, in addition to Washington, it also depicts slaves and Native Americans—and one of the Native Americans appears to be dead.… Read More...

  • Equality Act Could Impose Left-Wing LGBT Curriculum on Whole Nation

    If Democrats’ priority legislation becomes law, public schools could be forced to include discussions about transgenderism in math and history classes for elementary school students.

    The Equality Act, if passed and signed into law, would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the list of classes–race, color, religion, sex, and national origin–protected in the Civil Rights Act.

    And although it sounds good to say you oppose discriminating against people on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s priority bill, known as HR 5, has far-reaching legal implications.

    A variety of Supreme Court cases, including Meyer v.Read More...

  • A Higher Minimum Wage Fails in California

    A Higher Minimum Wage Fails in California

    Issues such as job losses and automation have become concerns for the American people as technology transforms our economy.

    Some have proposed universal basic income and other policies  to salve these problems, but they risk sapping the dignity of work and creating a kind of bifurcated warehouse society with huge numbers of people barely skating by on welfare.

    The false notion that America must inevitably become a nation of welfare dependents and the super rich is toxic to the idea of the American dream.

    Instead, we should look to avoid policies that harm Americans’ potential to enter the job market.

    Minimum wage increases are supposed to be great for low-income workers and a boon to working-class Americans.… Read More...

  • This Venezuela Native Has a Message to Americans Who Want Socialism

    This Venezuela Native Has a Message to Americans Who Want Socialism

    Socialism is just a theory, an ethos, for many born and raised in the United States.

    But for Ricardo Pita, who was born and raised in socialist Venezuela and came to America about a decade ago, socialism is not just theoretical. He has a message for those who haven’t experienced it and think it will improve their country.

    “What we try to tell others, having lived under a socialist regime, is that they sell it as a gamble; it’s a gimmick,” Pita said. “They will tell you this nebulous word of socialism, they promise you the moon, and then it never comes around.”

    “It’s not worth the gamble; [socialism] only works for those in charge of implementing it,” Pita said.… Read More...

  • Sen. Mike Lee Explains How the Declaration of Independence Makes America Exceptional

    Sen. Mike Lee Explains How the Declaration of Independence Makes America Exceptional

    “The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past.

    On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas speak to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, about the Declaration of Independence and how it makes America exceptional.

    Lee is the author of the new book “Our Lost Declaration: America’s Fight Against Tyranny From King George to the Deep State.”

    The following is an excerpt from the interview with Lee:

    Jarrett Stepman: So, now we have the pleasure of being joined by Sen.… Read More...

  • Mueller Report: Trump Cleared, Media Condemned

    Mueller Report: Trump Cleared, Media Condemned

    The Mueller report was finally released this week and it’s good news for President Donald Trump and all Americans who believe in the sanctity of our elections.

    But it’s bad news for those, some in the media, who want to believe the president is a treasonous crook.

    The released and lightly redacted report by the special counsel found that Russians did try to manipulate the 2016 election, but that the president and the Trump campaign had nothing to do with it.

    As for allegations of obstruction of justice, Attorney General William Barr addressed them in a press conference.

    “The report recounts 10 episodes involving the president and discusses potential legal theories for connecting those activities to the elements of an obstruction offense,” Barr said.… Read More...

  • Correcting Media Distortions About the Electoral College

    Correcting Media Distortions About the Electoral College

    “The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past.

    On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas discuss the various media attacks, and in some cases, outright distortions about the Electoral College. They break down why the Founders created this institution to elect presidents and why it’s still relevant today.

    Stepman and Lucas also interview Tara Ross, who wrote “The Indispensable Electoral College: How the Founders’ Plan Saves Our Country From Mob Rule.”

    The following is a transcription of that interview:

    Jarrett Stepman: We’re now joined by Tara Ross, who is the author of literally the book on the Electoral College.… Read More...

  • The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

    The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

    A full-blown war is raging against the Electoral College.

    But as activist groups become more desperate to overturn our way of electing presidents before voters go the polls in November 2020, their arguments become more absurd and hyperbolic.

    CNN recently ran a preposterous segment suggesting that James Madison called the Electoral College “evil,” a shameful distortion and an absurdity given that the man known as the Father of the Constitution had a direct hand in creating the institution.

    Others have made more serious but ultimately absurd indictments of the Electoral College.

    Among the biggest stretches made by critics of the Electoral College is that the institution was created simply to benefit slavery.… Read More...

  • Mueller Report Is a Damning Indictment of the Media

    Mueller Report Is a Damning Indictment of the Media

    After over two years of speculation and endless media coverage, the Mueller report is here, and it arrived with a whimper.

    Questions will now turn to what’s shaping up to be the bigger scandal.

    The only indictment we’ll likely see in the coming weeks is of America’s media elite, who oversold the report, misled the public, and otherwise appeared to be laser-focused on the goal of ending Donald Trump’s presidency rather than faithfully drawing out the truth.

    For those who were hoping the report would unveil evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the fact that it was submitted late on Friday afternoon wasn’t a good sign.… Read More...

  • CNN Smears Electoral College, Lies About the Founders

    CNN Smears Electoral College, Lies About the Founders

    Many on the left are calling for the nation to get rid of the Electoral College.

    And it appears that many in the media support this notion.

    Unfortunately, progressives and their media allies have waged a disinformation campaign to bury the intentions of the Founders, or distort the Founders’ views on an institution vital to the republic.

    Detractors have absurdly connected the Electoral College to racism and slavery.

    The creation of the Electoral College had nothing to do with slavery; it was never even mentioned as part of the slavery debate at the Constitutional Convention. There were many slave states with large populations and free states with small populations.… Read More...

  • Embrace of Socialism Shows Why We Shouldn’t Lower the Voting Age

    Embrace of Socialism Shows Why We Shouldn’t Lower the Voting Age

    The left really wants to give kids the right to vote.

    This idea is so popular on the left that a majority of House Democrats voted in favor of lowering the voting age to 16.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., endorsed the idea as well.

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16…I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school” pic.twitter.com/Enxr0kPJ3v

    — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 14, 2019

    Why would Pelosi and others on the left want to give high school children—hardly known for deep wisdom and sound judgment—a vote?… Read More...

  • The Left Is Doubling Down on Schemes to Pack the Supreme Court

    The Left Is Doubling Down on Schemes to Pack the Supreme Court

    Anything the left can’t control, it aims to destroy.

    From campaigns to abolish the Senate to the growing movement to upend the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election, progressives have few qualms about getting rid of long-standing constitutional institutions.

    Now they’re doubling down on their efforts to wage war on the Supreme Court.

    Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that Democrats should consider court-packing during an appearance at Yale, noting that he would try to add two seats if he were president.

    Eric Holder said in an appearance at Yale today that Democrats should look at possibly packing the Supreme Court, per a spox.… Read More...

  • Media Ignores Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Comments

    Media Ignores Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Comments

    Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, stirred controversy again with an anti-Semitic tirade last week, declaring to a packed audience, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country [Israel].”

    According to the Media Research Center, “CBS This Morning” devoted 30 seconds of air time to Omar’s comments Monday—while the other two broadcast networks didn’t cover it at all.

    Many in the media have downplayed this incident. ABC News even called it a, quote, “family feud.”

    And others in the media seem to be making excuses for the representative.… Read More...