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Patriotism, Not Nationalism

Mona Charen, National Review has sparked an important debate about nationalism. As someone who has been accused throughout her life of excessive love of country (can’t count the number of times I’ve been reproached for arguing that despite slavery, Jim Crow and the internment of Japanese-Americans, our country is eminently lovable), I feel a bit

5 Legal Stupidities In The Ninth Circuit’s Decision To Stop Trump’s Executive Order

Ben Shapiro, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ absurd ruling against President Trump’s immigration and refugee executive order contains a bevy of legal problems. It’s not just a bad political ruling, though it is – it’s bad law. Here are five of the biggest problems with the ruling: 1. States Suffer “Concrete and Particularized Injury”

The Left Has Pushed ‘Implicit Bias’ Tests For Years. One Problem: They’re Crap.

Ben Shapiro, For years, the left has pushed the notion that Americans are “implicitly biased.” Hillary Clinton repeated this trope throughout the campaign. In her first debate with Donald Trump, Hillary told NBC’s Lester Holt, “I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police. I think, unfortunately, too many of us in

Democrats’ Scorn For Religion Is The Great Disconnect

Ben Shapiro, According to the former director of Barack Obama’s 2012 faith-outreach efforts, Michael Wear, the Democratic Party simply doesn’t get it when it comes to religion. Wear explained that the Obama administration was “unnecessarily antagonistic toward religious conservatives in both of those fights.” Wear nearly quit the Obama administration altogether over their discrimination against

Obama’s Blaming Everybody Else For Russian Aggression. He Should Buy A Mirror

Ben Shapiro, Opinion In the aftermath of Russia’s alleged hacking of the Democratic National Committee, followed by Hillary Clinton’s shocking presidential election loss, Barack Obama has gone on the warpath against the Russians. “Ronald Reagan would roll over in his grave,” Obama said of Republican softness on Putin on Friday. Obama added that we’re vulnerable to

NeverTrump ‘Conservatives’ Still Don’t Get It

PoliZette Staff, A few sour Republicans are still looking for every opportunity to snipe at the president-elect. President-Elect Trump’s upset victory on Nov. 8 was not enough for some of the self-proclaimed conservatives who have been longtime NeverTrumpers to wake-up. Ramesh Ponnuru posted a Cato Institute op-ed to National Review Online Tuesday with only the commentary “Protectionism

Ben Shapiro is labeling Donald Trump “Classy” for calling the family of a slain police officer

Thomas Madison, So, is Shapiro’s Trump hate over? Ben Shapiro is calling Donald Trump “classy” for calling the family of slain San Antonio police officer Benjamin Marconi to offer his condolences. Marconi was gunned down during a traffic stop on Sunday. In sharp contrast to the treatment typically offered police officers by Barack Hussein, Trump

Trump and Intellectualism

Elliot Resnick, In a recent interview, conservative personality Ben Shapiro slammed Trump for – among other things – lacking a firm intellectual basis for his beliefs.  “Trump’s nationalism isn’t rooted in American philosophy,” he said. “It’s more of a gut-level kind of patriotism.” I agree.  But so what?  What’s wrong with “gut-level” patriotism?  Most American

An Honest Question for All Voting Americans

Ben Shapiro, In 1996, “The Simpsons” did a “Treehouse of Horror” episode featuring Bill Clinton running against Bob Dole. Halfway through the episode, during a presidential debate, Homer Simpson reveals that both candidates are “hideous space reptiles,” complete with dripping fangs, tentacles and one eye each: Kodos and Kang. The crowd screams in shock and

The Astounding Hypocrisy of Hollywood, the Media and the Democrats

Ben Shapiro, This week has been a full-scale disaster for Republican candidate Donald Trump. His poll numbers are dropping toward Australia. His establishment-Republican supporters are panicking. His campaign has swiveled toward slapping defectors rather than drawing new voters. All of this is because Trump turned out to be a Hollywood media celebrity with Democratic leanings…who

How Donald Trump Became the Issue

Ben Shapiro, On Tuesday night, by consensus, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence wiped the floor with Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine. Kaine appeared nervous, flustered and confused; Pence appeared comfortable and in control. Pence’s attacks on Hillary Clinton’s corruption and policy evils were well-calibrated and hard-hitting. There was only one problem: Kaine spent