Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro

What We Can Learn From the European Union

The European Union Parliament elections this week provided a shock to the system for the center-right and center-left coalition in European politics: The big winners were nationalist movements. In France, Marine Le Pen’s immigration-restrictionist National ...
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No, Abortion Isn’t a Constitutional Right

In the past several weeks, a bevy of states have passed extensive new restrictions on abortion. Alabama has effectively banned abortion from point of conception. Georgia has banned abortion from the time a heartbeat is ...
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The Manufactured Constitutional Crisis

Over the past several weeks, Democrats have spent their time defending the absurd notion that America is in the midst of a constitutional crisis. What, pray tell, has initiated this crisis? The supposed unwillingness of ...
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Once Again, Coastal Elites Undermine Our Values

This week, the Met Gala took place in New York City. The event has always been a showpiece for celebrities seeking to make a splash, from Rihanna in her Pope costume to Katy Perry dressed ...
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Criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar Isn’t Incitement

A couple of years ago, I spoke at the University of California, Berkeley. My presence was apparently so offensive to a particular group of people that hundreds of police officers were necessary to ensure the ...
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The Open Borders Agenda Rears Its Ugly Head

This week, President Donald Trump fired his homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen. Nielsen was, according to media and the Democrats, a monster of the highest order. She was allegedly the force behind the caging of ...
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In ‘White Man’s Culture’ Remarks, Biden Shows How Little He Knows About History

Last week, former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Biden Courage Awards ceremony in preparation for his presidential campaign launch. There, in an attempt to forestall claims that as a white man, he simply ...
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Too Many Institutions Aren’t Worthy of Our Trust

This week, special counsel Robert Mueller released his long-awaited report on alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government to impact the 2016 election. His conclusion: no collusion. It’s been apparent for quite ...
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How to Silence Debate, New Zealand Edition

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has unleashed a barrage of openly anti-Semitic commentary. She suggested that Israel had “hypnotized the world.” She recently suggested that Jewish money lay behind American support for Israel. Finally, she suggested ...
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What Liberals Forget: Before the Welfare State, Americans Took Care of Each Other

Over the weekend, Democratic fresh face and socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., spoke at the South by Southwest conference. While sitting amidst the enormous bounty provided by capitalism—top-notch electronic equipment, a massive crowd of ...
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Venezuela and the Myth of Kinder, Gentler Socialism

Venezuela is a socialist country. Venezuela is also a dictatorship. Currently, Venezuela has fallen into open violence and complete chaos, with the strongman Nicolas Maduro ordering troops to open fire on those attempting to bring ...
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3 Lessons From the Jussie Smollett Hoax

So, Jussie Smollett was lying. The “Empire” actor claimed that when he was walking home at 2 a.m. in Chicago, in the midst of the polar vortex, he was accosted by two assailants, both of ...
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Amid Liberal Scandals, Media Thinks GOP Pouncing Is Real Story

In the past few weeks, prominent Democrats have endorsed infanticide; admitted to dressing in blackface; called for an end to fossil fuels, airplanes, and farting cows; and trafficked in open anti-Semitism. None of this is ...
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Baby Killing Is Fine. Yearbook Photos Are the Problem.

Last week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was hit with a shocking blast from the past: a photo on his medical school yearbook page of a man in blackface and another man in a Ku Klux ...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won’t Let Facts Get in the Way of Dire Narrative

A few weeks ago, the fresh face of the Democratic Party, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., gave one of the great defenses in the history of politics. Accused of fibbing and twisting facts to meet her ...
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