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Joe Biden Has Given Vladimir Putin a Huge Win on the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

For years, Democrats and their cable news echo chamber conjured up and broadly disseminated the most lurid and patently ludicrous rumors about former President Donald Trump being a corrupted and (literally) compromised agent of Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. Democratic talking heads ultimately tried in vain to distance themselves from this ...Read more

The Left's Disgraceful Failure To Condemn Cuba's Communist Dictatorship

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

The Castro (and now post-Castro) regime in Cuba is a deeply repressive communist dictatorship whose ultimate place in the proverbial ash heap of history cannot arrive soon enough. A retrograde relic of the Cold War era -- when it served as a strategically positioned Soviet satrapy -- the impoverished island nation has barely changed an iota ...Read more

Secure Law and Order in America

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

Over July Fourth weekend, according to CNN, at least 233 people were killed and 618 others were injured in more than 500 shootings across the country. Unbelievably, those tragic statistics actually represent a 26% decrease from July Fourth weekend in 2020. But overall, violent crime in 2021 across the nation -- and especially in major urban ...Read more

Yes, We Should Ban Critical Race Theory from Our Schools

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

As we head toward this weekend's 245th anniversary of American independence, critical race theory has emerged as the dominant subject gripping and dividing the nation. The threshold question, itself the subject of rancorous and oftentimes disingenuous debate, is what the term "critical race theory" even refers to. When this semantic debate ...Read more

The Supreme Court Will Never Be Conservatives' Savior

From the Right / Josh Hammer /

For decades, going back at least as far as the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that concocted a constitutional right to abortion, conservatives have placed a great emphasis on winning back culture war ground through judicial nominations. As a consequence of that, Republicans have consistently told political pollsters that the Supreme Court is their ...Read more

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

 

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