For over half a century, American universities, with few exceptions, have ceased teaching and begun indoctrinating. In the last few weeks, this downhill spiral has accelerated. The university is now a caricature of an educational institution. It is difficult to come up with an idea or policy that is more absurd than the ideas and policies that ...Read more
The left's reactions to the terror attack on Paris are in keeping with its tradition of getting almost everything wrong.
Take Bernie Sanders, for example. At the Democratic presidential debate, one day after the Paris attack, the democratic socialist candidate made this observation about al-Qaida:
"I would argue that the disastrous invasion ...Read more
JERUSALEM -- I want to explain why I am in Israel. I am in here with 450 American (and a German and a Canadian) listeners to my radio show. About 400 are non-Jews.
We are here on a "Stand with Israel" tour organized by the syndicator of my radio show, the Salem Radio Network, and I am accompanied by my wife, my producer Allen Estrin and his ...Read more
Last week, The New York Times published an article, "Sweeping Away Gender-Specific Toys and Labels," that contained three sentences that explain one of the most important phenomena in American life.
In discussing the increasing move to do away with gender-specific toys -- something The New York Times approves of -- the article quoted Tania ...Read more
If you want to understand today's Democratic Party, a word search of the Democrats' debate last week provides a pretty clear picture.
Here is how many times key words were spoken:
Wall Street: 23, Tax: 20, Inequality: 9, Wealthy: 7,
Now, compare the number of times other national concerns were mentioned:
ISIS: 4, Terror/ists/ism: 2, Defense:...Read more
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The invective against Dr. Ben Carson coming from the left is extraordinary, even for the left. Now that Carson, one of the pre-eminent brain surgeons in America, has become a viable candidate for president, the left has labelled him everything awful it can come up with. One left-wing columnist, Charles Blow of The New York Times, even disparaged...Read more
On the assumption that there are good and bad people on both the right and the left and that everyone is horrified by mass shootings, how is one to explain the great divide between right and left on the gun issue as it relates to these mass murders?
Why does the left focus on more gun control laws, and why doesn't the right?
One reason is ...Read more
In 2011, after 899 issues and 73 years of publication, Superman, the most famous American comic book character, announced that he was renouncing his American citizenship.
"I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship," Superman announces. He then adds, in reference to his famous ...Read more
Rory: King of PetlaJennifer Zartman
Rory Anderson, an epic-nerd on an ordinary science field trip, is pulled through a portal into Zed, a place outside of time. His perception of reality shifts, and the King of the Fountain of Life commissions him as an ambassador to Petla, a place in another galaxy. He arrives wearing the ...
Allowing millions of Syrians and others from the Muslim Middle East into Europe will end up a catastrophe for Europe, and therefore for the West.
This may be the most difficult sentence I have ever written. Little seems more obviously moral than to allow these benighted Syrians, Iraqis and others to flee from hell into heaven. Therefore, ...Read more
"We are the change that we seek."
"Hope and Change"
These statements and campaign slogans of candidate Barack Obama in 2008 exemplified a basic difference between the Left and the Right. The further left one goes the greater the belief in change. Conservatives, on the other hand, as their name implies, wish to conserve unless there is a ...Read more
In the past week, two television reporters in Roanoke, Va. -- Alison Parker and Adam Ward -- were murdered by a black man who hated whites, and a white police officer in Houston -- Darren Goforth -- was murdered by a black man. Neither crime has been labeled a hate crime. And no mainstream media reporting of the murders attributes either to race...Read more