Why I’m Not a Feminist

I live in liberal Boulder, Colorado. No, that’s not right, because that understates just how liberal it is here in my little college town just thirty minutes from Denver. We’re actually ranked one of the five most liberal-friendly cities in the United States. To be fair, I consider myself mostly a liberal Democrat and am … Continued

Politics

Why The Women’s March on Washington Isn’t Inclusive

The day after Donald Trump is inaugurated President, tens of thousands of women—maybe more—are expected to arrive in Washington for an event called “The Women’s March on Washington.” Their mission statement is one that Americans of all political stripes could rally around: “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection … Continued

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How Wonder Woman and Tilda Swinton Became Enemies of the Left

Two items of note: First, Wonder Woman was recently defrocked of her position as an “honorary U.N. ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.” Evidently, the United Nations is such a serious place these days that it appoints fictional ambassadors to represent what it deems to be critical issues. I kid you not: In … Continued

Culture

The Left’s Illiberal Coercion Strategy Targets Businesses

What do Anheuser-Busch InBev, Grubhub, New Balance, Kellogg’s, and the HGTV show Fixer Upper have in common? On the surface, not a whole lot—except that, over the past several weeks, each one has been the subject of a political controversy. On October 28th, Adweek reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev was ending its parodic “Bud Light Party” … Continued

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Hey, ‘Hamilton’ Stars: Stop Your Ridiculous Liberal Grandstanding

To understand how conservatives feel about the disgraceful decision of a Broadway actor to single out Vice-President-elect Mike Pence from the stage following a performance of Hamilton and lecture him, picture a young black man walking into a jewelry store to buy a present for his mother. He’s never been in the store before, but … Continued

Culture

How Silicon Valley Punishes Innovators Who Don’t Embrace the Liberal Agenda

You would think that your political views wouldn’t affect your ability to invent and innovate, to create something new and potentially revolutionize the world. But increasingly, the liberal bias that pervades the celebrity-powered clime of Hollywood is migrating north to Silicon Valley. There’s plenty of innovation happening outside of Google, Facebook, Apple and the rest … Continued

Politics

It’s Fine to Be a Hater in Hollywood—as Long as You’re a Liberal

Miss Manners would like a word with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The rhetoric coming from the Left Coast has been downright ugly of late, and it’s getting uglier as the presidential campaign slogs on. And yet there’s precious little outrage from either the press or cultural critics about the hatefulness coming out … Continued

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Is Contemporary Liberalism Creating a Soulless Monoculture?

I was once called a “cracker” by a member of the Nation of Islam. It was in the mid-1980s and I was driving through Washington, D.C., in the kind of neighborhood that conservatives call dangerous and liberals call “transitioning.” I saw a member of the Nation of Islam, bow tie and all, on the corner … Continued

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What the Right and Left Get Wrong About Muhammad Ali

Liberal protesters wave foreign flags, conservatives question their patriotism, and fights break out at political rallies. The cultural divide between the Left and Right hasn’t been this fierce since the 1960s. The recent death of Muhammad Ali, heavyweight champion, Vietnam draft resister, and ‘60s radical, has brought that divide back into stark focus and shown … Continued

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Elite Liberals, Saving the World One Carbon Offset at a Time

The New York Times certainly knows its audience. There is no other demographic in America that could possibly find relevance in a piece titled “10 Ways to Be a Greener Traveler, Even if You Love to Fly” apart from frequent Times readers—moneyed, left-wing, urban elites who crank up “All Things Considered” on the way to … Continued

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