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We Live In Rieff World

We Live In Rieff World

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If you read nothing else today, make it Carl Trueman’s short essay on Philip Rieff and cultures of the Third World. Rieff is not talking about underdeveloped countries. He’s talking about people like us, who live in a world without absolutes. It’s a (very) short course in the basics of Rieff’s cultural analysis. Excerpts: In Sacred…
The Promise in This Week’s ‘Failed’ Trump-Kim Talks

The Promise in This Week’s ‘Failed’ Trump-Kim Talks

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No matter what happens in the coming days between the United States and North Korea, Washington has only one objective: avoiding military conflict with the hermit kingdom—at nearly all costs. What about denuclearization, you ask? No offense, but the 1990s want their garbage foreign policy ideas back. While getting rid of the North’s nukes should…
‘My Once Beautiful Daughter’

‘My Once Beautiful Daughter’

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Parents of kids who think they are transgender speak out — and it is gripping. Excerpts: At age sixteen, my daughter ran away and reported to the Department of Child Services that she felt unsafe living with me because I refused to refer to her using male pronouns or her chosen male name. Although the…
Michael Cohen’s Flip Was a Flop

Michael Cohen’s Flip Was a Flop

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With the president of the United States practicing nuclear diplomacy 8,000 miles away in Vietnam, Americans at home got to watch former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen stand up on his hind legs and beg for a reduced jail sentence. Cohen, testifying on Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, told Americans who think…
Willing ISIS Brides Should Be Tried for Treason

Willing ISIS Brides Should Be Tried for Treason

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Hoda Muthana, the American ISIS bride. Credit: ABC News/YouTube Screenshot In liberal circles, a wave of empathy is building for the “foreign fighters” of ISIS who desire to return to their Western lives. The tip of this iceberg is the very publicized case of Shamima Begum, the 19-year-old former Londoner who flew from Gatwick four…
More GOP Senators Plan to Vote Against Trump’s Border-Wall Emergency

More GOP Senators Plan to Vote Against Trump's Border-Wall Emergency

Sen. Rand Paul has joined the list of GOP Senators who are abandoning Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pledge to support the border emergency declaration by President Donald Trump. “I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Paul told a home-state audience at Western Kentucky University’s Augenstein Alumni Center on…
Ilhan Omar Doubles Down on Antisemitic Slur: No ‘Allegiance’ to Israel

Ilhan Omar Doubles Down on Antisemitic Slur: No 'Allegiance' to Israel

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) doubled down Sunday on her comment last week accusing pro-Israel Americans of “allegiance to a foreign country,” repeating that view on Twitter and defying calls from fellow Democrats to apologize. Omar’s remarks were roundly criticized — even by liberals. On Friday, House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) blasted…
3.8 Million Drop Off Food Stamps Under Trump

3.8 Million Drop Off Food Stamps Under Trump

More than 3.8 million people dropped off food stamps since President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The latest USDA data revealed that food stamp participation dropped to 38,577,141 in November 2018, down by 3,899,257 since Trump took office in February…
Watch Live: Candace Owens’ Second Blexit Rally in Richmond, Virginia

Watch Live: Candace Owens' Second Blexit Rally in Richmond, Virginia

Watch live as Candace Owens and others deliver marks at the second Blexit — or Black exit — event on Sunday in Richmond, Virginia. The event will take place in The National Theater at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. A video will appear above once the rally begins, courtesy of Ground Floor Video. Breitbart News Entertainment Editor Jerome…
Hillary Clinton: ‘Racist and White Supremacist Views Are Lifted Up’ in the White House

Hillary Clinton: 'Racist and White Supremacist Views Are Lifted Up' in the White House

Sunday after receiving The International Unity Award in Selma, Alabama, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed “racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and the White House.” Clinton said, “This is a time my friends when fundamental rights, civic virtue, the freedom of the press, the rule of law, truth, facts…