How Ayn Rand’s Dystopian Novella Anticipated Cancel Culture

Recent legislators, activists, and education reformers have promised to lead us into a new world of equity. No longer will some groups have a different lifestyle from others. No longer will some groups have a different education from others. There will be reform or else, Hawk Newsome warns, “we will burn down this system and … Continue reading How Ayn Rand’s Dystopian Novella Anticipated Cancel Culture

Vandalism Is Violence: Destructive Riots Are Not ‘Just Property Damage’

Chaos is consuming Portland, Oregon. Local police declared a riot on Saturday evening after rioters once again tried to burn down a federal courthouse and launched mortars and fireworks at police officers, several of whom sustained injuries. Similarly destructive unrest has unfolded each night in the city for weeks now, with rampant vandalism, arson, graffiti, … Continue reading Vandalism Is Violence: Destructive Riots Are Not ‘Just Property Damage’

7 Acts of Vandalism, Desecration at Churches Across Nation

Churches throughout the United States have become victims of vandalism in recent days. In France, police arrested a 39-year-old Rwandan refugee after a cathedral was set on fire Saturday in the city of Nantes. Similar violence and vandalism in the U.S. follow the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. Since Floyd’s death, vandals and … Continue reading 7 Acts of Vandalism, Desecration at Churches Across Nation

She’s Been on the Ground Covering Portland Protests. Here’s What She’s Seen.

Shelby Talcott, a reporter for The Daily Caller, has been covering protests and riots in the weeks since the death of George Floyd, including in Seattle and Washington, D.C. She most recently has spent time in Portland, which has become extremely violent. She joins The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss what she has seen and … Continue reading She’s Been on the Ground Covering Portland Protests. Here’s What She’s Seen.

The Most Prosperous Ancient Nation You’ve Never Heard Of

The list of extinct countries includes the better known ones like the USSR (aptly dubbed “the Evil Empire” by Ronald Reagan) and Yugoslavia, as well as hundreds of largely forgotten others like Majapahit, Assyria, Babylonia, Burgundy, and the Ottoman Empire. Far more countries are long gone, in fact, than the 195 on the map today. … Continue reading The Most Prosperous Ancient Nation You’ve Never Heard Of

Why George Orwell’s Warning on ‘Self-Censorship’ Is More Relevant Than Ever

Rule One: Speak your mind at your own peril. Rule Two: Never risk commissioning a story that goes against the narrative. Rule Three: Never believe an editor or publisher who urges you to go against the grain. Eventually, the publisher will cave to the mob, the editor will get fired or reassigned, and you’ll be … Continue reading Why George Orwell’s Warning on ‘Self-Censorship’ Is More Relevant Than Ever

Nick Cannon’s Anti-Semitism Symptomatic of a Deeper Problem

The recent surge in anti-Semitic outbursts from entertainment figures—most recently Nick Cannon—is troubling to people of goodwill. As a Hollywood actor and entertainer who has starred in more than two dozen films and scores of television shows, Cannon is a high-profile cultural influencer. On a podcast released June 30, he chose to use his wide-reaching … Continue reading Nick Cannon’s Anti-Semitism Symptomatic of a Deeper Problem

Do Immigrants Make the United States More Left‐​Wing?

Economists Paolo Giuliano and Marco Tabellini wrote new working paper titled “The Seeds of Ideology: Historical Immigration and Political Preferences in the United States.” Helen Andrews at the American Conservative summarizes the paper here with a blog titled: “How Early Immigration Shifted Our Politics Permanently To The Left.” The paper’s authors use a shift-share instrument to see how European immigrants in the early … Continue reading Do Immigrants Make the United States More Left‐​Wing?