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Big Tech Only Has Itself to Blame for Republican Rethinking of Antitrust

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

There are few, if any, political issues that now generate the breadth and intensity of bipartisan backlash as does the rise of Big Tech.

During Donald Trump's presidency, the major parties largely diverged on their specific grievances against the woke Silicon Valley monopolists who serve as gatekeepers for America's 21st-century public square...Read more

Make Communist China Pay for COVID-19

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

As the world slowly begins to emerge from the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic and American elites develop an interest in the formerly dismissed Wuhan lab leak theory, it is time to focus attention where it belongs: punishing a rogue Chinese Communist Party for what it has inflicted upon an unsuspecting world.

To many of us, it was obvious ...Read more

COVID-19 Has Forever Destroyed Americans' Trust in Ruling Class 'Experts'

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

As even many casual observers of America's fractious politics are aware, the overwhelming majority of lawmaking at the federal level no longer takes place in Congress as the Constitution's framers intended. Instead, the vast majority of the "rulemaking" governing Americans' day-to-day lives now takes place behind closed doors, deep in the ...Read more

Central and Eastern Europe Help Show the Path Forward

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

I'm writing from Warsaw, Poland, making for both my first time venturing behind the old Iron Curtain and my first trip back to Europe since the onset of COVID-19. Despite the overcast weather endemic to this part of the globe, the mood on the ground is unmistakably buoyant. Poland, along with its fellow Visegrad Group member Central European ...Read more

Legal Conservatism's Moment of Truth: Abortion Returns to the Supreme Court

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

In agreeing to hear the Mississippi abortion case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week placed directly in its crosshairs the court's two foundational modern abortion precedents, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. In preparing to decide whether all restrictions on pre-"viability" ...Read more

Moral Clarity Versus Moral Depravity in Israel and Gaza

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

Nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager has often observed that if the Israelis were to lay down their guns, Israel would be destroyed tomorrow, but if the Palestinians were to lay down their guns, there would be peace tomorrow. It has always been thus.

The latest flare-up of violence between Israelis and Palestinians is no different. ...Read more

One Way To Fix Plummeting Birthrates: Stop Bashing America

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The National Center for Health Statistics, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention subagency, reported this week that America's fertility rate dropped for the sixth consecutive year. Total births declined by 4% in 2020, down to 1,637.5 children per 1,000 women. The statistical replacement rate for the U.S. population, by contrast, is ...Read more

The Toxicity of the Permanent Outrage Mentality

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The conviction of disgraced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on both manslaughter and murder charges ought to be, at least in theory, a seminal moment for a country hoping to foster a greater civic unity and recoil from the tumultuous brink of a half-century nadir in racially charged acrimony. Sadly, early indications point ...Read more

The Abiding Shame of 'Packing' the Supreme Court

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

In 2005, then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., delivered a Senate floor speech about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's doomed 1937 plan to "pack" the U.S. Supreme Court. FDR's plan would have permitted him to add six justices, immediately securing a pro-New Deal judicial majority. But "in an act of great courage, Roosevelt's own party stood up ...Read more

Clarence Thomas Shows the Path Forward on Big Tech

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

A realignment, as many have observed, is now unfolding in American politics. The Republican Party and its conservatism is now the home for the "Somewheres," to borrow the term from David Goodhart's 2017 book, "The Road to Somewhere," which refers to the more traditionalist, hardscrabble patriots of the American heartland. The Democratic Party ...Read more

The Coalition of the Un-Woke

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The metastasis of the "woke" ideology is the most comprehensive threat facing the American republic. It is appallingly totalitarian, insofar as the woke wield the levers of cancel culture to suppress all dissident speech, root out all wrongthink and achieve by sheer force an intellectual homogeneity. It is outright racist, insofar as ...Read more

The Virtue of Gun Ownership and the Decline of Manliness

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The latest horrific mass shooting in America, this time roughly 30 miles from my Denver home, happened on Monday. Ten died, and the suspect -- a Trump-hating Syrian immigrant, hardly the MAGA hat-clad white man that the media so clearly desired -- has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder.

The Boulder, Colorado, shooting has, ...Read more

 

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