Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Cashes in on ‘Systemic Racism’

April 15th, 2021 5:47 PM

Patrisse Cullors is a co-founder of Blacks Lives Matter. About her background, she said in 2015: "The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia (Garza, BLM co-founder) in particular are trained organizers." Cullors also said: "We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to…

The Fight Over Identity

April 14th, 2021 6:02 PM

America has been wrecked on the shoals of identity. Identity politics has been characterized casually as a form of tribalism: Americans grouping themselves according to biological or sexual characteristics, in opposition to other groups associated by biological or sexual characteristics. There is certainly truth to the idea that such tribalism has damaged America in extraordinary ways -- that…

Goodbye to My Brother — for Now

April 12th, 2021 12:24 PM

Losing Rush has been tough. Until a few very long weeks ago, he was always in my life. Like other siblings growing up in the same home, we shared experiences that were exclusive to us. Our parents instilled in us -- and we thoroughly absorbed -- their Christian values: their love of God; their unconditional love for each other and for us; their belief in moral absolutes, of truth, of right and…

Major League Baseball’s Foul Ball

April 9th, 2021 11:57 AM

Washington -- Major League Baseball is following Black Lives Matter and taking a stand on the state of Georgia's recent election legislation. MLB, under the direction of someone by the name of Rob Manfred, is pulling the 2021 All-Star Game out of suburban Atlanta along with the MLB draft. The New York Times, in a front-page editorial (camouflaged as news), said the move by MLB was a "rebuke of…

Past Time to Fight Back

April 7th, 2021 8:03 PM

This week, on the basis of whole-cloth lies, major corporations went to political war with the state of Georgia. The lies at issue revolved around Georgia's new voter law, characterized by both Stacey Abrams and President Joe Biden as a new form of Jim Crow. What do these dastardly new voter restrictions do?

A California Dream Is America’s Nightmare

April 7th, 2021 6:09 PM

I was surprised to read (in The Los Angeles Times) that the Biden administration's "role model for America" is... California! He wants to "Make America California." That's is a terrible idea. Californians now rush to move out of California. Some hopeful folks still move there, but so many more leave that California now loses more than 10,000 citizens every month. In fact, the…

Take Me Out of the Ballgame

April 7th, 2021 3:43 PM

When the NFL decided not to punish players who kneeled during the pre-game national anthem, some fans reacted by refusing to attend games, buy league merchandise, or watch games on TV. It took several years for the NFL to win fans back and some -- like me -- broke the habit and never returned, in person, or on TV.

Fight Left-Wing Lies With ... Facts

April 2nd, 2021 1:06 AM

A couple of years ago, I gave a speech before a conservative, predominantly white audience. I couldn't help but notice a tall, heavyset Black man, arms folded, standing in the back. From time to time, I would look at him, only to see him frown and shake his head, I assumed disapprovingly, when I made what I considered important points. After the speech, he came up to me. "I am angry," he said…

Go Figure: Woke Colleges Want to Eliminate Tests

April 1st, 2021 9:47 PM

Did you take the SATs to try to get into college? Your kids may not have to. More than 1,300 schools have become "test optional," meaning students need not submit SAT scores. Some, like the entire University of California system, now won't even look at scores. There are seemingly legitimate reasons to oppose the tests. Richer kids often get tutoring that gives them an advantage. Critics…

Jim Crow and the Georgia Voting Law

March 31st, 2021 4:02 PM

At his news conference last Thursday, President Biden said of Georgia's new voting law, "It makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle." Jim Crow was not a person, but unlike most former presidents, he has a museum: The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. The name came from a song written by Thomas Dartmouth "Daddy" Rice. From the museum webpage: "Rice, a struggling 'actor' (he did short solo…

‘Baghdad Bob’ Rides Again

March 26th, 2021 11:50 AM

When I heard Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas say last Sunday on "Meet the Press" that the southern border "is closed," it immediately brought to mind claims by Iraq's former information minister -- dubbed "Baghdad Bob" and "Comical Ali" (aka Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf) -- about Saddam Hussein's superior military forces. During the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, al-Sahaf said with…

Get Off My Property!

March 25th, 2021 9:14 PM

Before dawn, dozens of union activists invaded a strawberry farm, shouting through bullhorns. This frightened workers and infuriated the farm's owner, Mike Fahner, who thought that in America, owning property means you have a right to control access to that property -- your home is your castle, and all that. Not in California, where politicians allow union organizers to raid farms. "If I didn'…

Top High Schools Scrap Merit-Based Admission; Will ‘Woke’ NBA Follow?

March 23rd, 2021 3:45 PM

San Francisco's Lowell High School is one of the top public high schools in California. Beginning with its 2021 freshman class, Lowell plans to switch from a merit-based admission system to that of a lottery. How good is Lowell? It ranked 68th nationwide by U.S. News last year.

Here Comes the Sun

March 18th, 2021 2:55 PM

Washington -- I was right. I have been right for over 50 years. Through those at times lonely years, I have been patronized by affluent magazines and newspapers for setting up The American Spectator as an organ of opinion that eschewed making a profit. I would cover our expenses in other ways. I did not ignore making a profit, but I had studied the plight of intellectual reviews and…