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Why I Didn't Vote in the Oscars

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

We are in a time when award ceremonies are, to put mildly, inappropriate.  It's not just the Oscars.  It's all of them.  Enough of prizes for a while. Time to take a timeout. Think I'm being excessive?  I'll take it a little further.  When prizes are being presented, I almost automatically smell a rat of some sort.  Someone's trying to sell somebody something or winning something they didn't deserve.

Trump's election finally has liberals taking Putin's threat seriously

Editors, Washington Examiner

As difficult as it is for many liberals to admit that Obama could be wrong about anything, they must now shrug ruefully and grimace at his once-celebrated joke about how the 1980s are calling and demanding their foreign policy back. For the 1980s are indeed calling, and they are wondering what it finally took, 30 years on, to get liberals to stop sucking up to Russian leaders.

Kill Chic

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In 2017, the obsessive hatred of Trump led to many obscenities: Madonna told us she dreamed of blowing up the White House, comedian Kathy Griffin posed with a bloody facsimile of Trump’s head, Snoop Dog shot a Trump likeliness in a video, a Shakespearean company ritually stabbed Trump-Caesar every night on stage, Johnny Depp joked, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? … It has been a while, and maybe it is time.” But such kill chic is hardly new — and hardly a result of Trump’s sometimes reckless tweets or undisciplined outbursts.

Why liberals root against America

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

It’s one thing to root against Mr. Trump and his policies and tweets when you’re in the opposition party. But in watching their behavior and listening to their whining, it is hard not to believe that to bring Mr. Trump down, they are rooting against American workers, our safety, security and general prosperity. Many on the left are suffering from a severe case of anti-Trump derangement syndrome. ATDS sufferers crave bad news. In a bright sunny economic sky, they point to the single cloud. This is why Nancy Pelosi could only sniff that the bonuses workers are getting from the tax cut are “crumbs.”

The Advantages of Liberal Insurance

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The more fervently progressives seek to redistribute income, or use diversity quotas to ensure proportional representation in hiring and admissions, or suspend constitutional free speech and due process to suppress individualism and heterodoxy, the more likely that progressivism’s affluent adherents will risk being exposed or convicted on some counts as illiberal. Thus they will seek exemptions from the consequences of their own liberal causes — and if trapped without an exit, they will turn to liberal penance or use cash to seek an indulgence.

The Unserious ‘Serious’ Discussion About Guns

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

It is insensible to think that good laws can protect the innocent without a functioning civil society that reinforces them. It is precisely the fruit of that civil society, a culture of self-control, that the liberal elite has done the most to poison. Liberals favor “gun control” without self-control. In the end, this just means more and more government control — an endless cycle of relativism leading to totalitarianism.

How Silicon Valley Turned Off the Left and Right

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Both liberals and conservatives are just beginning to ask why Internet communications cannot be subject to the same rules applied to radio and television. Just because Silicon Valley is cool does not mean it could never become just another monopoly that got too greedy and turned off the left wing, the right wing, and everybody in between.

The Double Standard in the Progressive War against the Dead

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Do progressives have their own logical set of selective rules and extenuating circumstances that damn or exempt particular historical figures? If so, what are they? Does damning the dead send a flashy signal of our superior virtue? And will toppling statues and erasing names only cease when modern progressives are forced to blot out the memories of racist progressive heroes?

‘No Enemies on the Left’ Is Still the Mantra of Too Many Liberals

John Fund, National Review

A quarter century after the fall of Communism, too many leftists are still ignoring Orwell and refusing to acknowledge the reality of left-wing brutality. In the wake of Charlottesville, eyewitnesses and reporters agreed that while the violence was instigated by neo-Nazis and white nationalists, it was countered with bloody counterattacks by left-wingers and black-shirted anarchists wearing masks.

Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party

Shermichael Singleton, The Hill

From Kansas to Montana and Georgia to South Carolina, nothing worked for Democrats. Their strategy — or rather, lack thereof — leaves many in the Democratic party wondering where did they go wrong. And the answer is simple: it’s progressivism. Far left-leaning policies aren't registering with a majority of Americans, who still believe in themes such as tradition and small government.

Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager Film to Expose Silliness of Safe Spaces and Snowflakes

“This is a story that must be told because the future of our country literally depends on what happens on these campuses,” said Dennis Prager. “If these students don’t understand the very concept of free speech, our whole nation is in trouble.”

After the Confederates, Who's Next?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

As scholar Charles Murray has written, 97 percent of the world’s most significant figures and 97 percent of the world’s greatest achievements in the arts, architecture, literature, astronomy, biology, earth sciences, physics, medicine, mathematics and technology came from the West. What is disheartening is not that there are haters of our civilization out there, but that there seem to be fewer defenders.

Carpetbaggers Come Back To Georgia

Georgia suffered once before when carpetbaggers invaded the Peach State, and it will suffer again, should carpetbagging Democrat Jon Ossoff and his liberal Hollywood friends gain the victory in today’s Congressional District 6 special election.

Those White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarships

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

Among other things, what the dust-up over President Trump’s non-appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has revealed is that presidents of the United States are used as the main attraction to fund a scholarship program that, in turn, funds young liberal journalists, the particular irony being that Republican Presidents have been essentially used to perpetuate the liberal media bias that they and their supporters so frequently complain of.

Trumps’ critics aim to bring about the cataclysm they predicted.

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Chic Trump hatred and sick talks of coups — or worse — hinge on economic growth. If Trump’s agenda hits 3 percent GDP growth or above by 2018, then his critics — progressive shock troops, Democratic grandees, mainstream media, Never Trump Republicans — will either shift strategies or face prolonged irrelevance. But for now, ending Trump one way or another is apparently the tortured pathway his critics are taking to exit their self-created labyrinth of irrelevance.

Al Franken and Saturday Night Liberalism

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Republicans can only hope that this "comic" culture spreads among Democrats. It guarantees that they become more and more the party of a smug coastal elite, too busy laughing at its own jokes and crying at its own imaginary traumas, to notice its estrangement from much of the country. Al Franken once said that Chevy Chase is no longer “in on the joke that he is a joke.” The same could be said for a party so terrorized by Trump that it turns to humorless comics for leadership.

No Law But Liberalism

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The left glorifies anarchy in the language of the “living constitution” and other noble-sounding rhetoric, but it all amounts to the rejection of the rule of law in favor of the rule of men, who feel free to disobey every decree, save their own. In the subversive tweets and mixed-messages to the rioters, in the cheerleading for defiant judges and bureaucrats, in the award-show antics, even in its childish delight in cheap SNL parodies, the ruling class is rekindling its lawless youth.

‘1984’: Making liberals great again

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Maybe “liberals” today will rediscover their roots and reignite a deep suspicion of a large, all-powerful government. Perhaps by reading “1984” they will discover that any government so big that it can give you everything is so big that it will take everything away from you. Somebody should make up some hats that say: “Make Liberals Great Again.”

The Papal Wrecking Ball

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

For all of his endless rhetoric about “autonomy” and “respect for differences,” Francis is the most autocratic and purge-happy pope in many decades. He is the quintessential “tolerant” liberal who rose to power by disobedience (as archbishop of Buenos Aires, he disregarded Vatican directives) then retains power by demanding absolute obedience from others.

What the 'Women's March on Washington' Is Really About

D.C. McAllister, PJ Media

The Women’s March is not a Gathering for Justice but a Gathering for Injustice as the state in its bloated and centralized form actually threatens the real rights of American citizens—our right to our own property, our right to defend ourselves, our right to protect our nation from foreign invasion and influence, our right to choose our own doctors and healthcare, and our right to life.