Brett Kavanaugh’s Independence and Fortitude

By:                Humberto Fontova “I think the first thing that makes a good judge is independence–not being swayed by political or public pressure – that takes some backbone. That takes some judicial fortitude.” (Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Sept. 5, 2018.) So much for Brett Kavanaugh talking the talk, some might say. But what about walking the walk? In fact,…

Shaun King Fails to Find the Facts Before Sharing Fake Cop Story

By:                John Dempsey Every day law enforcement officers have lies launched against them. Internal Affairs handles the allegations. Before the inception of body cameras, officers who were falsely accused of misconduct had to wait for the completed investigation, which causes undue stress. Thankfully, for the innocent officers, body cameras are available. They often carry the…

Trashing Populism: Dim-Bulb Academic Vs. Deplorables

By:           Ilana Mercer To say that academic elites don’t like ordinary folks is to state the obvious. To them, Lanford, Illinois—the fictional, archetypal, working-class town, made famous by Roseanne and Dan Conner—is not to be listened to, but tamed. A well-functioning democracy depends on it. Taming Fishtown—Charles Murray’s version of Lanford—is the thread that seems…

Zeroing in on Facebook’s Anti-Conservative Tilt

By:        Brent Bozell Two days of congressional hearings with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg underlined how American perceptions of media power are changing. After 2012, Democrats and their media allies oozed over the way former President Barack Obama’s brilliant strategists changed the face of campaigning through Facebook. But in 2016, Donald Trump was elected, and Facebook…

The Meaning of Ryan’s Departure

By:       Mona Charen I’ve always felt a kinship with Paul Ryan. Maybe it’s the fact that we are both Jack Kemp acolytes. Maybe I have a soft spot for upright family men who are attracted to public policy by the desire to do good. Maybe I love conservative wonks. But Paul Ryan’s fate over the…