Poland passed a controversial bill this week providing criminal penalties for people who use phrases like “Polish death camps,” or suggest any complicity at all on the part of the Polish people in the destruction of European Jewry.
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People who sympathize with Dreamers (liberals' sparklingly-packaged brand for illegals brought to the United States as minors) have long demanded a "path to citizenship." Yesterday, even President Donald Trump appeared to endorse the idea.
Liberals, still baffled by Donald Trump’s victory, don’t seem to understand Republican Roy Moore’s defeat yesterday, either. They’re completely missing the principle-over-politics bravery of Republicans who voted for Senator-elect Doug Jones, or at least stayed home. And their alternative explanation - that the Democrat won because African-Americans turned out in droves - betrays once again their patronizing attitude toward black voters.
Now that Senator Al Franken has heeded calls for his resignation by his fellow Democratic Senators, members of his party are preening, boasting of having taken a “Roy Moore Test” and aced it. But they never really faced one. Minnesota’s Democrat governor gets to pick the replacement senator, so Franken’s seat was never at risk.
It’s the wedding-cake version of "the sky is falling." If the Supreme Court allows cake bakers to refuse gay weddings, LGBT activists say, then banquet halls and tailors will too. Soon, every Christian in America will be justifying discrimination in the name of "free expression."
It's the ultimate "Gotcha" question.
It's starting to get really creepy -- even Judge Roy Moore's defenders are going to have to admit that.
Republicans defending Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with teenage girls (including a 14-year-old) have reflexively turned to the standard formula these days whenever the media attacks a Republican: “It’s fake news.”
The blame-America crowd has stumbled upon a new target for fake accusations of racism: “The Star-Spangled Banner.” In the last 48 hours, leaders in the African-American community have begun to criticize the national anthem as a racist relic the nation should replace.
In recent days, the once-shocking accusation of workplace sexual harassment by famous men like Harvey Weinstein have been joined by increasingly reckless, attention-seeking complaints of long-ago “misconduct.” While many such charges are legitimate, evaluating decades-old sexually tinged workplace behavior using today’s standards is arrogant and ethnocentric – not to mention unfair.
In an obscene escalation of the online #MeToo campaign against sexual predation, last week a New York geneticist compared having her rear end grabbed to the horrors of Auschwitz.
The most surreal scene in SoldiersWidowGate – the media’s feckless anti-Trump controversy du jour – was Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) bristling at being called an “empty barrel,” which she called a “racist term.”
The latest media Trumptrum over an alleged presidential flub is his supposedly rude conversation with the widow of a recently deceased American soldier. The offending quote, repeated ad nauseam, is that Sgt. La David T. Johnson “knew what he signed up for.”
Facebook and Twitter are crackling with #metoo hashtags, posted by women reporting they have been “sexually harassed or assaulted.” The flood of posts at first seems alarming, but the magnitude of such posts isn’t very instructive, because sexual harassment and sexual assault are very different things.
Today’s tiny range of acceptable opinion on homosexuality came into focus Thursday, when The New York Times ran an op-ed titled “Heterosexuals Deserve Our Support.” That unfunny satire was penned by Lisa Pryor, a straight woman alarmed that the gay marriage debate raging in her native Australia seems to have more than one side.
Two little grooms are perched atop the Supreme Court’s docket on this first Monday in October, as the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission has engaged Court watchers for months. The justices are expected to decide by June whether a state can force a baker to design a cake that celebrates an event like a gay wedding that conflicts with his religious beliefs.
Bob Costas and many others have sympathized with athletes who disrespect America’s symbols because those represent only the “ideals” of the nation, which America is supposedly failing. Costas, in fact, thinks the national anthem would be more “palatable” if sports fans were invited to sing it specifically to express America’s ideals.
Conservatives everywhere are yelping with whiplash, aghast at watching Donald Trump cozy up to “Chuck and Nancy,” the president’s sobriquets for liberal Senate minority leader Schumer and liberal’s liberal House minority leader Pelosi. That’s right, it’s not “Foolish Chuck” and “Silly Nancy.”
In a typical spasm of anti-Trump hyperbole, yesterday’s New York Times ran a front-page article decrying the ways administration bureaucrats are rolling back progressive social policies in the areas of guns, abortion, birth control, religious liberty, and sanctuary cities.