• Pushed Hard Left By Their Base, Are Democrats Self-Destructing?

    Pushed Hard Left By Their Base, Are Democrats Self-Destructing?

    On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that California Democratic officials overwhelmingly endorsed the long-shot primary opponent of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who is seeking a fifth term in the U.S. Senate this November.

    Challenging her is 51-year old Kevin de León, a liberal Democratic state senator from Los Angeles who, reports the Journal, “is the author of California’s sanctuary-state legislation, backs a single-payer health-care system and has authored a number of bills aimed at increasing renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions in the state.” READ MORE...

  • The Bias Problem Plaguing America's Social Media Platforms

    The Bias Problem Plaguing America’s Social Media Platforms

    Americans deserve the facts, objectively reported. They know media bias is pervasive.

    A recent Morning Consult poll found that only a quarter of voters now trust the media to tell them the truth, a record low.

    The media savages President Donald Trump and portrays his administration in the worst possible light. Over 90 percent of his network news coverage has been negative, higher than any other president.

    The muting of conservative voices by social media also has intensified. Social media companies have repeatedly censored, removed, or “shadow banned” conservative journalists, news organizations, and media outlets that do not share their liberal political views. READ MORE...

  • Why Don't The WaPo And NYT Have A Single Pro-Trump Columnist?

    Why Don’t The WaPo And NYT Have A Single Pro-Trump Columnist?

    President Trump is absolutely correct that the news media is against him. There is simply no way to objectively look at how the vast majority of the press reports about him and not reach that conclusion. But he’s wrong to think this bias is the result of some animosity against him personally.

    Lest we doubt that the press uniquely treats Trump badly, let’s look at the opinion pages of the nation’s two leading newspapers. Neither The New York Times nor the Washington Post have a single columnist on staff who actively approves of the sitting president. This is an unprecedented and even bizarre state of affairs. Never before in modern American history have the two papers of record failed to employ even one opinion writer who unequivocally supports the president. READ MORE...

  • You Won't Believe the Bizarre Academic Work Your Tax Dollars Fund

    You Won’t Believe the Bizarre Academic Work Your Tax Dollars Fund

    American colleges and universities are struggling with a perception problem. Between rowdy protests, skyrocketing costs, and some ridiculous course material, students are starting to wonder if it’s all worth the money.

    Although some colleges and professors are dedicated to serious scholarship, a recent paper published by Qualitative Inquiry raises significant questions about the nature of academic inquiry in higher education.

    Susan Nordstrom, assistant professor of educational research specializing in qualitative research methodology at the University of Memphis, recently published a paper titled, “Guilty of Loving You: A Multispecies Narrative.” Susan Nordstrom is not the only author on this paper. The listed co-authors are Amelie Nordstrom and Coonan Nordstrom—her cats. READ MORE...

  • Just Like Obama, Trump’s Russia Policy Speaks Louder Than His Words

    Just Like Obama, Trump’s Russia Policy Speaks Louder Than His Words

    Following Monday’s summit in Helsinki, many American pundits and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle criticized President Trump for what they perceived as his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) slammed Trump’s “shameful” performance, and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan went so far as to call Putin the “master puppeteer” of the Oval Office.

    Some may expect me to lend my voice to this chorus of condemnation. After all, I have personally experienced the devastating consequences of Putin’s expansionism. In 2008, when I was the president of Georgia, Russia shocked the world by invading my country. To this day, one-fifth of Georgia’s territory remains under illegal Russian occupation, and Georgia lacks a clear roadmap to NATO membership. READ MORE...

  • Betsy DeVos Should Get Feds Out of School Discipline Policy, Withdraw Obama-Era Guidance

    Betsy DeVos Should Get Feds Out of School Discipline Policy, Withdraw Obama-Era Guidance

    Sometimes in a compromise, both sides walk away unhappy.

    That’s exactly what would happen if the Trump administration accepts a compromise measure on school discipline policy proposed by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. The proposal is a non-starter, particularly for those who value local control over federal overreach.

    Here’s what’s at stake.

    In 2014, the Obama administration issued a “Dear Colleague” letter on school safety and student discipline that represented a significant executive overreach. That letter should be rescinded, but some advocacy groups want it to remain in place. READ MORE...

  • What To Learn From The Social Justice Warrior Eaten By His Own Mob

    What To Learn From The Social Justice Warrior Eaten By His Own Mob

    “Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling predicted back in the 1950s that we’d soon have a citizenry unable to think. Many of his screenplays warned of the specter of runaway mob psychology. Today it seems that’s exactly the sort of citizenry we’ve got.

    Social media trolling drives mindless street theater, which drives more mindless social media trolling, and on and on. Most Americans aren’t taken in by it, but the illusions mob behavior promotes can wreak havoc even on reasonable people.

    The mob mindset seems to be in hyper-drive. Consider a July 14 Quillette article, “I was the Mob until the Mob Came for Me,” written under a pseudonym due to the author’s reasonable fear of retribution. These days, “Barrett Wilson” delivers pizza and sushi to support his young family, a job he can’t afford to lose. READ MORE...

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