Entries by David Harsanyi

How The Media Successfully Programs Democrats

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The media’s hyperfocus on guns has led liberals to overestimate the danger. Anew Axios-Ipsos poll finds that a plurality of Republicans regard fentanyl and opioids as the biggest threat to public health, while Democrats are most likely to say guns. Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei tweeted that it was “wild” that conservatives were under this impression. […]

Don’t Fall For Joe Biden’s Economic Fairy Tale

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The president’s biggest whopper? ‘I’m a capitalist.’ Like Nero bragging about rebuilding Circus Maximus after burning it down, Joe Biden took to the podium tonight to take credit for solving a slew of problems he helped create. At the top of his State of the Union address, the president boasted that he had “created more […]

There Is Little Evidence Abortion Hurt Republicans

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By any measure, Democrats exceeded expectations this midterm. Though listening to the triumphalism today, you’d think Joe Biden was Hannibal at Cannae. A fractured Republican Party has won the House, which means the agenda portion of Biden’s first term is effectively over (save the executive abuse). As expected, though, the lazy Dobbs-sunk-the-GOP narrative quickly solidified […]

Make Democrats Defend Their Abortion Extremism

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The modern left isn’t pro-choice anymore. Senator Lindsey Graham has introduced the “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act” which would limit abortions past 15 weeks of pregnancy. The bill includes exceptions for rape and incest, offers protections for the woman’s life, and prohibits the prosecution of those seeking abortions. By any objective historical standard, […]

Who Are You Calling A Fascist, Mr. President?

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The other day Joe Biden accused voters of the opposition party of turning to “semi-fascism.” This is probably the first time in American history a president has openly attacked the opposing party’s constituents in this way. Grammatically speaking, the accusation could use a little work. What Biden probably meant to say was that 74 million Americans […]

We Have No Reason To Trust The FBI

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If Republicans were doing any of this, Democrats would be calling it authoritarian. And they’d be right.   The day before Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election of 2016, The New York Times’s Paul Krugman claimed that the FBI—along with “Russian intelligence”—had “rigged the election.” Election denialism is perfectly acceptable behavior on […]

New York Times Inadvertently Makes The Case For More Concealed Carry

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Editors’ Note: Not much is known about the heroic young man who used his concealed weapon to stop a mass shooter.  More will likely come out fairly soon. Was he violating mall policy to have the weapon on him? If so, thank heavens he violated that silly requirement. It never seems to dawn on Progressives […]

Democrats’ Disastrous, Capricious Energy Policy

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Democrats have spent decades warning that the United States must stop using the most efficient and affordable energy sources or it will be consumed by heat waves, fireballs, and cataclysmic weather events. Every flood, every hurricane—every natural event, really—is now blamed on climate change. We have burdened our children with an irrational dread over their […]

Biden’s Appeasement of Putin Was Years in Making

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“One small thing to be thankful for is that [Donald Trump] is not in the White House as the Ukraine crisis unfolds. He’d side with Russia,” tweeted Francis Fukuyama, author of “The End of History and the Last Man.” The headline on Eugene Robinson’s Washington Post opinion column reads, “With Biden standing firm, Putin must […]

Sorry, AOC, Rich Already Pay Their Fair Share

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez donned an elegant gown with the slogan “Tax the Rich” painted on the back at the Met Gala in New York, where guests selected by Vogue’s Anna Wintour ponied up around $35,000 a pop for tickets. The scene was reminiscent of Tom Wolfe’s “radical chic” — though rather than being guests of […]