What is Critical Race Theory? According to James Lindsay, an author and mathematician, it’s a vehicle for the new Communist agenda. It’s difficult to define CRT, in part because many of its adherents disagree about what it is. According to Lindsay, this is a deliberate strategy to blur the line, move goalposts, and invent new […]
Who Should We Blame for Cancel Culture?
They may not wear the white bonnets and buckled shoes that their ancestors donned for the Salem witch trials. But today, many of the people who identify as politically liberal are creating a similarly oppressive atmosphere, ready to raise a mob against anyone who says the wrong thing. That’s the view of David Rubin, who […]
The Two Faces of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince
In Saudi Arabia, crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is expected to succeed his 86-year-old father, King Salman. (In practical terms, MBS is already in charge.) The West is watching as Joe Biden’s team negotiates with the Saudis about the terms of the leaders’ first talk, which is expected in the coming months. Over […]
The Conservative Manifesto
Marked by civil unrest and shaped by the Cold War, the 1960s was a tumultuous time in the United States. People often associate that decade with liberal counterculture, but it was also an important and formative time for American conservatives. Enter Barry Goldwater, a Republican Senator who decided that what his party needed was a […]
What’s Hidden on Hunter’s Hard Drive?
In 2020, deep in a depression after his brother’s death, Hunter Biden left his laptop at a repair shop and never came back. The contents of the device were shocking: thousands of emails, text messages, photos, and videos detailing Hunter’s drug use, love affairs, and dodgy business deals. The details were too juicy to keep […]
The Man Behind the Conspiracy Theories
Before he became the subject of all those strange conspiracy theories, George Soros was best known as an honest-to-goodness businessperson and international philanthropist. At age 91, he still has billions, but that’s not even the most interesting thing about him. He survived Nazi Germany before he ever became a student of economics. His early brush […]
What We Know About China’s “Godfather”
With its incursion on Taiwan and zero-Covid policy, China has been all over the news lately. Between its strict lockdowns and tense diplomatic relationships, the country’s political system is frequently discussed. But how much do you know it, really? It may be helpful to think of President Xi Jinping as the CEO of the world’s […]
How Important is the Age Gap?
Speculation has already started regarding whether or not 79-year-old Joe Biden will run for reelection in 2024. Age is a big issue in US politics, with older politicians on both sides struggling to connect with young voters. The gap may be widening. In 2020, the average American was 38 years old, whereas the average age […]
A World Turned Upside Down
January 2021 was the worst month of US Congressman Jamie Raskin’s life. After a long struggle with depression, Raskin’s only son Tommy took his own life on New Year’s Eve. Just one week later, violent insurrectionists stormed the US Capitol. January 6 was Raskin’s first day back to work after his son’s death. It was […]
Who’s Pulling Your Strings?
Propaganda doesn’t have the best reputation. We often associate it with manipulation, like Nazi propaganda in World War II. And we can still see its negative effects today, playing out in places such as Eastern Europe. But propaganda isn’t inherently good or bad. It can be used for a wide range of purposes. Consider public […]