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David Harsanyi

The Democrats’ Fight Against School Choice Is Immoral

David Harsanyi, There’s something perverse about an ideology that views the disposing of an unborn child in the third trimester of pregnancy as an indisputable right but the desire of parents to choose a school for their kids as zealotry. Watching President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, answer an array of frivolous

The GOP Does Have A Plan To Replace Obamacare. That’s What Scares Democrats Most

David Harsanyi, If Republicans fail to repeal Obamacare it will be due to their incompetence, not a lack of ideas. So #MakeAmericaSickAgain is the slogan Democrats cooked up to oppose Republican health-care reform efforts. That’s because, as you may recall, before 2010 America’s streets were strewn with the bodies of the neglected and dead. Since

Dear Media: Please Stop Normalizing the Alt-Right #SpeakFreely

David Harsanyi, Mainstream news outlets are raising the profile of a fringe group of racists. Why does the March for Life, a rally that attracts tens of thousands of anti-abortion Americans to Washington, D.C., every year get less prominent media coverage than a fringe neo-Nazi gathering? Because institutional media and white nationalists have formed a

Long Live the Electoral College

David Harsanyi,   This week, anti-Trump protesters hit the streets in big cities around the country, chanting, “This is what democracy looks like!” Yes. That’s the problem. For many Democrats, the greatest political system is the one that instills their party with the most power. Now that it looks like Hillary Clinton will “win” the

Why Didn’t the FBI Give Hillary Clinton Immunity and Spare Us the Drama?

David Harsanyi, Rather than striking immunity deals with virtually every person who had intimate knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s illegal private server and emails, the Justice Department would have saved everyone some time by offering Clinton protection instead. FBI Director James Comey, who testified in front of two congressional committees this week, still maintains that he

Have More Kids. It’s Good For the Planet

David Harsanyi, The problem with environmentalists isn’t merely that they have destructive ideas about the economy, but that so many of them embrace repulsive ideas about human beings. Take a recent NPR piece that asks, “Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?” If you want to learn about how environmentalism has

Bill Clinton And Loretta Lynch Don’t Have An ˜Optics’ Problem, They Have A Corruption Problem

David Harsanyi, The Federalist If Democrats don’t like the optics of the Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton meeting, they should ask the attorney general to recuse herself. Attorney General Loretta Lynch tells us that her meeting with Bill Clinton aboard a private jet on the Phoenix airport’s tarmac was “primarily social”—you know, just the two Democrats swapping stories about

The GOP Has Been Bad. But Not as Bad as You Think

David Harsanyi,  Republicans, I’m told, were elected to Congress by the people, and yet they’ve done absolutely nothing. This indictment has now mutated into “Republicans gave President Obama everything he wanted,” i.e., the GOP and Obama were basically colluding against the American voter this whole time. Republicans have been dreadful on plenty of fronts — the

The Obama Administration Is Now Apologizing For America Winning World War II

David Harsanyi, The Federalist Our new motto: Strength Through Moral Equivalence. When John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting

Reminder: Hillary Is Awful On Trade, Too

David Harsanyi, The Federalist There’s really not a whole lot of difference between ‘economic patriotism’ and ‘economic nationalism.’ There’s been plenty of apprehension about Donald Trump’s reckless anti-market populism. But none of his bluster should obscure the fact that contemporary Democrats basically share his ideas about trade and manufacturing. Voter-pleasing posturing about “outsourcing,” “we don’t

Why conservatives shouldn’t boycott Chipotle

David Harsanyi, For those of you who haven’t heard, Chipotle Mexican Grill, which for years allowed local laws to dictate policy for the restaurant chain regarding open or concealed weapons, has decided to “ask” customers not to bring firearms into its restaurants after some zealous gun owners paraded around with “military-style assault rifles” at a