As I write this, some schools across the country are beginning to reopen -- albeit under serious restrictions necessitated by social distancing -- for the 2020-2021 academic year. But the reopenings are patchy and inconsistent, and there is still much opposition. For example, here in South Bend, Indiana, where I live, we were told in July that ...Read more
I watched director Agnieszka Holland's award-winning film "Mr. Jones" this week. It's truly outstanding, a quiet masterpiece about the young Welsh journalist Gareth Jones who risked his life to expose what is now called the Holomodor, the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine caused by the collectivist policies of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
Aware of ...Read more
For years, pro-life activists -- including and especially African Americans involved in the pro-life cause -- have called attention to Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, and her deeply racist views.
Sanger was an unabashed eugenicist who believed that entire races and classes of people were inferior and thus "unfit" to reproduce; their...Read more
The Marxist agitators are out in force, chomping at the bit to bring about the destruction of the American way of life. They're certain they're going to get it right this time, exploiting (again) civil unrest and widespread concerns about injustice.
But notwithstanding profound historical injustices like slavery, broken treaties with Native ...Read more
"I can't imagine why you're bothering me when there's rioting in the streets." -- Dr. Whiteface
"Ah, well ... we shall deal with that later. But Captain Vimes always told me, sir, that there are big crimes and little crimes. Sometimes the little crimes look big and the big crimes you can hardly see, but the crucial thing is to decide which is ...Read more
The last few weeks have provided plenty of support for the political positions traditionally espoused by conservatives. Some of the evidence is so painfully obvious it's hard to believe there could be any dispute about it. And yet, disputes there are. In fact, the divisions in this country seem deeper than ever. As we approach the November ...Read more
Cancel culture is exploding across the country, with predictably disastrous effects. First, the statues of the Confederacy started coming down. Even among those who declared this to be justified and overdue, voices warned that it wouldn't stop there if "removal by riot" were to become the modus operandi.
In fact, it did not stop there. In the ...Read more
This past week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. Hailed as a landmark decision for LGBT Americans, the 6-3 opinion written by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch concludes that the use of the word "sex" in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender people from workplace ...Read more
I am watching the various classes of America's "elites" -- politicians, commentators, academics, activists, Hollywood big mouths and corporate CEOs -- drive this country deeper into conflict for the sake of their own personal aggrandizement and profit, and it is disgusting.
If you're on Twitter, Facebook or anywhere else (even during a pandemic...Read more
During my lifetime, the national conversation about race has gradually moved from culpability for individual behavior to culpability for ideology to collective culpability without regard to behavior or ideology.
This transition is significant. It is deliberate. And it is dangerous.
Focusing on "discrimination," as our laws have done for ...Read more
The political impact of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be as unpredictable as the virus itself, and as potentially monumental as the financial losses it has caused. Although the November election is still almost five months away, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading the charge for states to have mandatory mail-in ballots, purportedly in the ...Read more
As I have on numerous occasions, last week, I wrote about the double standard that has become prevalent in the United States and the media's role in perpetuating that duality. Republicans, conservatives and others on the right must expect to endure false accusations, character smears and denial of due process. Those on the political left, it ...Read more
With each passing day, it becomes clearer that the United States has two sets of rules: one for the elites in the Democratic Party, the media and the entertainment industry, and a different one for Republicans and us poor slobs in flyover country.
Take the COVID-19 lockdown. While our economy goes into free fall, we're told by politicians that ...Read more