‘We Have to Do Something’

By:      Ben Shapiro The gun control debate is complex. It pits rights against duties. It pits individualism against communitarianism. It pits gun owners against anti-gun activists, and law-abiding citizens against one another. Most of all, it pits “common sense” against evidence. The vast majority of gun control proponents keep talking about “common sense” gun control,…

This Isn’t Normal

By: Ben Shapiro You’ve heard the phrase over and over again: “This isn’t normal.” We’ve heard it about President Trump’s rhetoric, and his Twitter usage. We’ve heard it about his attacks on the media, and we’ve heard it about his legislative ignorance. We’ve heard it about his running commentary on the Mueller investigation, and we’ve…

America’s Left in the Grip of Insanity

By: Ben Shapiro President Trump is unpopular. He’s unpopular because he’s boorish, crude and silly; he’s unpopular because he has a unique capacity to turn winning news cycles into referenda on his use of Twitter. But the United States under President Trump hasn’t seen any serious anti-liberty revanchism. In fact, under Trump, regulations have dropped…

The Sultans of America and Their Harems

By: Ben Shapiro Americans have been buried in the last six weeks by a blizzard of reports of sexual harassment, assault, misconduct and malfeasance from our politicians, journalists and Hollywood glitterati. In the last week alone, we’ve seen a picture of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., during his pre-senatorial days placing his hands over a sleeping…

The Strategy of Going Too Far

By: Ben Shapiro There’s a running argument on the right these days. It begins each time the left overreacts to a Trumpian move with wild radicalism, alienating Americans in the middle. Some on the right attribute the left’s penchant for political hara-kiri to President Donald Trump’s masterful manipulations — it’s just part of his genius.…

Democrats’ Newest Plan: Nationalized Health Care

By: Ben Shapiro On Monday, two seemingly unrelated headlines made the news. The first: America’s national debt had finally reached $20 trillion. The second: New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker had finally come out in favor of Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ magical, mythical “Medicare-For-All” plan. Of course, the two aren’t unrelated at all. Once…

President Trump and the Politics of Attitude

By: Ben Shapiro Last week, President Trump ousted his White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Bannon was widely perceived as a divisive figure — a self-promoting rabid political attack dog dedicated to “winning” at all costs; a fellow who declared the website he used to run, Breitbart, a forum for the “alt-right.” To put it…