• The Left Wants to Transform Our Election System. It’s a Recipe for 1-Party Rule.

    The Left Wants to Transform Our Election System. It’s a Recipe for 1-Party Rule.

    Democrats intend to save “democracy” by putting themselves in charge of elections.

    As absurd as that sounds, it really is a part of the inappropriately named “For the People Act of 2019,” or H.R. 1, moving through the House of Representatives.

    The Heritage Foundation created a list of the law’s provisions, which you can read here. The Conservative Action Project also provided this quick rundown of the bill:

    • Forces states to implement mandatory voter registration, removing civic participation as a voluntary choice, and increasing chances for error.

    • Mandates that states allow all felons to vote.

    • Forces states to extend periods of early voting, which has shown to have no effect on turnout.… Read More...

  • Most Americans Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test. Here’s Why We Should Be Worried.

    Most Americans Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test. Here’s Why We Should Be Worried.

    Can a nation survive ignorant of its past? We are testing that very question right now.

    According to a recent survey by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, most Americans would fail a basic citizenship test.

    Axios published a roundup of how participants performed. The results weren’t good.

    People did relatively well on the most basic questions. Seven out of 10 knew that Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and that Franklin Roosevelt was president during World War II.

    But only 43 percent knew that Woodrow Wilson was president during World War I (nearly one out of four thought it was Roosevelt), and only 56 percent knew which countries the U.S.… Read More...

  • How Abortion Became a 'Positive Good' to Proponents

    How Abortion Became a ‘Positive Good’ to Proponents

    “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 interview Kyle Sammin, a lawyer and writer from Pennsylvania, who recently compared the shifting philosophy of pro-abortion proponents to those who defended slavery in the early 19th century.

    Sammin explains how a social situation, slavery, once treated as an unfortunate evil, was turned into a “positive good” by John C. Calhoun, a prominent Southern statesman, and why that matters to the abortion debate today.… Read More...

  • Former NYT Editor Called Out for Plagiarism in Book ‘Merchants of Truth’

    Former NYT Editor Called Out for Plagiarism in Book ‘Merchants of Truth’

    Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, is being called out for plagiarizing in her new book “Merchants of Truth.”

    While Abramson has made some interesting comments about left-wing bias at the Times, which we’ve pointed out previously on this show, it’s clear that some of her journalistic practices haven’t exactly been on the level.

    Vice News correspondent Michael C. Moynihan pointed out that many passages in her book appeared to be lifted directly from the work of other journalists.

    Certainly, mistakes happen in every field and can be forgiven. But these revelations about Abramson are not simply an isolated episode.… Read More...

  • There's Nothing New About the Green New Deal

    There’s Nothing New About the Green New Deal

    Democrats unveiled their latest version of the Green New Deal on Thursday, but despite some concessions to reality, this version is still little more than socialism masked as environmental policy.

    It’s a modern rehash of the original New Deal of the 1930s, which, despite its success in increasing the size of government and distending the Constitution, had its excesses contained by the Supreme Court.

    President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal also failed to turn the economy around.

    The Green New Deal, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., is a little less aggressive in its calls to abolish the carbon economy than previous proposals.… Read More...

  • In Rejecting the Pledge of Allegiance, the Left Is Rejecting Nationhood

    In Rejecting the Pledge of Allegiance, the Left Is Rejecting Nationhood

    Devotion to and love of flag and country is now considered hateful.

    At least that was the message given by Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees President Robert Miller when, according to a report by Campus Reform, he sent an email calling the Pledge of Allegiance “steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism” after the board announced it would stop saying it before meetings.

    While a seemingly small matter at a small school in California, it is emblematic of a larger debate that rages in America today.

    In a public comment by at the board of trustees’ Jan. 24 meeting, Celeste Barber, a proponent of keeping the pledge, was interrupted and shouted at by protesters while making her case.

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  • Double Standard Revealed in Media Attack on Karen Pence's Christianity

    Double Standard Revealed in Media Attack on Karen Pence’s Christianity

    The media have complained for months that the president is unfair to them. They have even referred to him as the “divider in chief.” But what about the media’s divisive behavior to those Americans who identify as Christians?

    The media sunk to a new low when they attacked second lady Karen Pence this week for her decision to teach art at a Christian school in Virginia.

    CNN’s chief national correspondent John King even questioned whether or not Pence should receive taxpayer-funded security protection or government housing because she is working for a Christian school.

    The controversy surrounding Pence’s employment at Immanuel Christian School is absurd and worrying.
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  • Ads About ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Won’t Get Men to Buy Your Blades, or Be Better Men

    Ads About ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Won’t Get Men to Buy Your Blades, or Be Better Men

    For some reason, one of the world’s largest razor companies decided to air a commercial chastising “toxic masculinity.”

    Gillette’s commercial, which debuted on Sunday, begins with the flimsy premise that traditional masculine culture promotes unrestrained violence and sexual urges, while other men condone it by shrugging and saying, “Boys will be boys.”

    The commercial’s solution is to quote journalists and celebrities scolding men to fix themselves—somewhat ironic, given the fact that the most egregious #MeToo stories have come from journalists and celebrities.

    The message is that by curbing traditional masculinity—and, um, by not being jerks—men can somehow become “the best that a man can be.”

    That’s hardly a bad message, but doesn’t it seem a bit hollow and even obnoxious?

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  • The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

    The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ready to tax the rich to make her Green New Deal a reality.

    “People are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes,” the recently elected New York Democrat told TV show “60 Minutes” in an interview set to air Sunday.

    Speaking of prior decades’ taxation rates in the country, Ocasio-Cortez added, “Once you get to the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent.”

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  • How America’s Greatest Chief Justice Shaped the Early Supreme Court

    How America’s Greatest Chief Justice Shaped the Early Supreme Court

    John Marshall may not have a Broadway play about his life, but the Founding Father deserves recognition from Americans as one of the chief architects of our system of government.

    A new book by Richard Brookhiser, a senior editor at National Review and an esteemed historian, presents an interesting character study of one of the greatest—if somewhat unheralded—men in the history of our republic.

    John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court” creates a full picture of America’s greatest chief justice.

    In our era, the Supreme Court ranks highly in the minds of Americans. Polls consistently show that voters consider vacancies on, and appointments to, the court as one of the most important factors—if not the most important factor—in who they support for the presidency.

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  • The Green Agenda Burns to Ashes in Paris

    The Green Agenda Burns to Ashes in Paris

    A riot is an ugly thing.

    The anarchical mayhem in the streets of Paris in recent days paint a picture of a fractured society with deep-seated problems—a breakdown of the fragile yet essential rule of law.

    While we’ve come to expect such things in France, there are specific reasons why these protests have erupted in the last month.

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  • Here’s Why Identity Politics Threaten America

    Here’s Why Identity Politics Threaten America

    Is there an answer to the problem of identity politics in America? For some, the “solution” is direct.

    “We need to take on the oppression narrative,” conservative commentator Heather Mac Donald said at a Heritage Foundation gathering on Capitol Hill.

    Americans need to “rebut” the idea “that every difference in American society today is the result by definition of discrimination,” Mac Donald said during the event Monday, called “Identity Politics Is a Threat to Society. Is There Anything We Can Do About It at This Point?

    Without challenging this overarching narrative, the Manhattan Institute fellow said, “there is going to be no end to identity politics.”

    The rise of identity politics has become a phenomenon not just in America, but in the West in general.

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  • In Saying the ‘American Dream’ Is Alive in China, New York Times Shows Its Misunderstanding of Our Nation

    In Saying the ‘American Dream’ Is Alive in China, New York Times Shows Its Misunderstanding of Our Nation

    Most Americans are innately offended by authoritarian regimes. But not The New York Times—the newspaper of record, once again, has painted a glorified picture of a communist dictatorship.

    The latest example is a series of interactive articles that praise and celebrate the rise of China. One piece was actually titled “The American Dream is Alive. In China.”

    The series extols China’s growth in wealth over the last few decades—but amid the adulation, something was noticeably missing. The Washington Free Beacon’s Matthew Continetti hit the nail on the head.

    Continetti also noted that China’s young adults can’t even read about how wonderful they are doing because internet censors in the authoritarian regime block information coming from American sources.

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  • Poor Land Management Is Leading to Bigger California Fires

    Poor Land Management Is Leading to Bigger California Fires

    Another year, another set of deadly fires burning up California.

    The devastation is heartbreaking. The “Camp Fire” has almost completely obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise. It’s now officially the deadliest fire in California history. Over 40 people have died.

    This horrific blaze, along with the Woolsey and Hill fires in Southern California, have inflicted untold property damage, laid waste to towns and huge swaths of wildland, and taken dozens of lives.

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  • Progressives Want to Burn Down Any Institution That Doesn’t Favor Them at the Moment

    Progressives Want to Burn Down Any Institution That Doesn’t Favor Them at the Moment

    Sometimes progressives do a great job of becoming caricatures of themselves.

    The progressive worldview is marked by a tendency to embrace utopian dreams, and a general disregard for tried and true traditions and institutions.

    Ted Kennedy captured this instinct in 1968 when he said, quoting George Bernard Shaw: “Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not.”

    But while laws and norms sometimes need to be changed, there is something to be said for recklessly overturning a system that has been at the heart of the strongest and freest country that’s ever existed.

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