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Grave Matters

God and man, thy ways are inscrutable. The older I get, the more dead people I know.I’m not yet keeping pace with my late Italian grandmother, who lived 94 years and scudded for the last twenty between funerals, wakes, and bedsides. But I do drop by cemeteries now and then, as if to ward off…

The Fifth-Generation War on Christmas

The war on Christmas is waged by reducing our celebrations to absurdities—not by pushing it into the private realm but by assuming it into the public. The day after Thanksgiving—the day after Thanksgiving—I was riding in somebody else’s car when some unholy noise started screeching from the radio. I’ve blocked the memory of exactly what…

Zemmour is the Future

Éric Zemmour is running for president in France. Americans should pay attention. French essayist and political journalist Eric Zemmour delivers a speech in a debate prior to the promotion launch event for his new book “France hasn’t said its last word” (La France n’a pas dit son dernier mot) on October 16, 2021 in Beziers,…

A Swift Return to Femininity?

Perhaps the artist’s musical evolution represents a long overdue rejection of girl-boss feminism and a return to tradition. It is likely no accident that women across the country have found themselves defecting to more traditional family arrangements in the last 20 months. Despite their numerous adverse effects, Covid lockdowns forced many to rethink their priorities. Many women found…

Before Russiagate, There Was Watergate

A new book looks at Democratic Deep State tactics to remove Republican presidentsPresident Richard Nixon delivers his speech to the Nation on Watergate. Wikimedia CommonsThe Nixon Conspiracy: Watergate and the Plot to Remove the President, by Geoff Shepard (Bombardier Books, 2021), 384 pages.There’s an old saying in legal circles: “A prosecutor can indict a ham…

China Feeds America’s Addictions

More than 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses in the last year, many of them because of fentanyl that can be traced across the Pacific. In the United States, a person dies from a drug overdose every five-and-a-half minutes. The vast majority of these deaths involve opioids. The opioid crisis has touched every corner of…

The Taliban’s War On Drugs

Will the re-emergent Taliban ban growing opium poppy like they did in 2000? The ’90s are back—not only in the United States, with its resurgent fashion trends of combat boots and bomber jackets, but in Afghanistan as well. After the Afghan Security Forces all but rolled out the red carpet for them to enter Kabul…

Why Beto Might Win

O’Rourke knows he can exploit Texans’ insecurity with their conservative image. This past month, amid great fanfare, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke announced he is running for governor of Texas. Apparently, losing the 2018 Senate race to Ted Cruz and the 2020 Democratic presidential primary has not deterred him from a trying a third time.While we…

Propaganda, Technology, and Woke PR

Public relations was originally called “propaganda” for a reason.Of all the traumas of recent years, few can match the anguished cringe of watching last summer’s “I Take Responsibility” video, in which a raft of Hollywood celebrities virtuously signaled their taking responsibility for structural racism. With 14 celebrities all saying the same three words, repeatedly, along…

Dobbs v. Jackson: An Easy Opinion

The rejection of a “compelling state interest” test will remove abortion from national politics. A simple Baltimore lawyer here tenders a short opinion to dispose of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the abortion case from Mississippi in oral arguments before the Supreme Court today.This case presents the question: “Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective…