“For example: From time immemorial, Americans have felt—not known—that foreign aid contributes substantially to the national debt. That has not changed, according to a recent Morning Consult survey. Indeed, 73 percent of Americans shared this concern, “far outstripping concerns about entitlement spending,” Politico reported. In truth, 65% percent of America’s $3.8 trillion in spending in 2015 ($2.45 trillion) was devoted to non-discretionary items like Medicare, Social Security, and other social welfare programs. Foreign aid? It constitutes _one percent_ of the federal budget.“ The Age of Emotion and Unreason

“It is not about convincing companies to change their views about Israel. Rather, it is about pestering and harassing them. G4S obviously saw great value–and no moral problem–in continuing to operate in Israel. However, even such companies face pressure to appease boycott activists: this shows that boycott activity by companies is typically not political, but simply a response to pressure. That is important to keep in mind when boycott activists attack anti-BDS laws for limiting “corporate speech” about Israel.” How One of the BDS Movement’s Alleged ‘Victories’ Became One of Its Worst Defeats

“The only language Russian spies speak—including Vladimir Putin—is force and intimidation. That the FSB assaults American diplomats in Moscow and harasses their co-workers in many countries is a clear sign that Putin has no respect for Barack Obama and feels he can get away with anything without fear of our retaliation. So far, the former KGB officer has been correct in his assessment.” Moscow Rules of Espionage Go Global—If You Think It’s KGB, It Is

“As the Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow recently chronicled, this sort of thing is common on college campuses. Students and professors initiate or exacerbate a hate-crime hoax or a false rape accusation. The orchestrators are perfectly happy to pretend the fraud is real and demonize anyone who casts doubt on the claims. Then, when the facts come to light, instead of apologies we’re saturated with a fog of pomposity and self-justification: We were just trying to start a conversation. Raising awareness of the larger issue is more important than the mere facts.” For Liberals, All’s Fair When Starting a ‘Conversation’

“This infatuation with ‘revolution’ is a common sentiment among a set of tragically bored, despairingly comfortable, hopelessly well-fed Western youth. They see the most thriving and secure societies in modern human history as a problem that needs to be fixed. Surely, those who hold this view are a bizarre curiosity worthy of study, but they are entirely undeserving of admiration.” A Revolt of the Comfy and Bored

“In the late 1990s, the Tijuana drug cartel threatened to arrange Curiel’s assassination, and he spent a year living in hiding, protected by U.S. Marshals. In 2000, one of Curiel’s Mexican counterparts, prosecutor Jose Patino Moreno, had his head crushed by an industrial press at the hands of another cartel.” Judge Gonzalo Curiel is an American hero: The Decisions of Judge Curiel

“America first, but America everywhere. America cutting down on its debt, but also expanding its standing army and revamping its nuclear arsenal. America standing up to China, but also striking an alliance with it. America supporting its allies, but also cracking down on them. America being restrained and judicious in its use of force, but also getting involved militarily and fighting to win. In Trump’s foreign-policy vision, much like in his vision for making America great again, the contradictions abound.” On Trump, Gefilte Fish, and World Order

“Fresh research has shown once again that cannabis is intensely harmful. A Swedish study of more than 45,000 men, published by The American Journal of Psychiatry, has revealed that those who used marijuana more than 50 times in their late teens were 40 per cent more likely to die by the age of 60 than those who never used it.” America’s drug experiment has been a disaster

“Let me be clear: I am not saying that transgender people are predators. Not by a long shot. What I am saying is that there are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit, namely women and children. It already happens. Just Google Jason Pomares, Norwood Smith Burnes, or Taylor Buehler, for starters.” A Rape Survivor Speaks Out About Transgender Bathrooms

“Just as Chicago is the poster-child for the destruction wrought by blue city budgeting brought to its logical extreme, San Francisco is a case study in what happens when pie-in-the-sky progressives are allowed to set housing policy. The Golden Gate City is a idyllic haven for the tech and financial elite, who enjoy access to luxurious apartments without a high-rise in sight, a Whole Foods on every corner, and as much high-end shopping and dining as their hearts desire. Meanwhile, working class people—including, ironically, many of the progressive artists and activists who historically backed San Francisco’s exclusionary zoning laws—are being forced across the bay to places like Oakland and San Leandro, and the city’s homeless population is so large that the city is installing outdoor urinals in its public parks.” Backward Thinking in San Francisco

“Last Tuesday night, my radio show saw a wave of callers calling in to complain about what I was saying that very night on radio. The callers assured my call screener they were listening. The calls were coming from area codes all over the nation and they were very angry about what I had just said on the radio that very night about Trump. I was on vacation. The guest host had been talking about local matters and had not even mentioned Trump.” Russians, Actors, and Seminar Callers for Donald Trump

“Progressives regularly argue that the state should be empowered to take the role of the church, instructing believers when they should set aside their faith. This is why editors and writers adorn the words religious freedom with quotation marks. ‘Religious liberty’ becomes a scam, a phony ideal used by fake Christians to mask their true contempt for gays. This is the tone that’s embedded in most of the coverage.” How The Media Attack Religious Liberty