David Harsanyi

David Harsanyi

In Defense Of Lobbying

The media adores stories that bolster prevailing narratives about the virtuousness of “bipartisanship” and the nefariousness of money in politics. Last week, they got both when socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and conservative Ted Cruz displayed some ...
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There Is No Evidence Weather Is Increasingly Threatening to Human Lives

Climate isn’t the same as weather — unless, of course, weather happens to be politically useful. In that case, weather portends climate apocalypse. So warns Elizabeth Warren as she surveyed Iowan rainstorms, which she claims, ...
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Sorry, Alarmists, Climate Chaos Is Not Here

Climate isn’t the same as weather—unless, of course, weather happens to be politically useful. In that case, weather portends climate apocalypse. So warns Elizabeth Warren as she surveyed Iowan rainstorms, which she claims, like tornadoes ...
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Political Correctness Blinds Us To The Causes Of Anti-Semitism

“Speak up, now, when you glimpse evidence of anti-Semitism, particularly within your own ranks, or risk enabling the spread of this deadly virus,” advises a New York Times editorial that fails to mention the words ...
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Impeach Trump or Go Home, Liberals

When House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that the United States had been plunged into a “constitutional crisis,” a large swath of the media took to plying this fantasy for them ...
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Seth Meyers, Useful Idiot

After listening to Seth Meyers run interference for Rep. Ilhan Omar last week, an exasperated Meghan McCain asked him: “Are you her publicist? Are you her press person?” Perhaps the more pertinent question is, “Who ...
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Abortion Advocates Are Losing. Don’t Give Them A Lifeline.

The case for life is a moral, philosophical, scientific, and political one. The last of these, however, only has traction when the others are persuasive. It’s true that Alabama’s new abortion law takes a philosophically ...
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Liberals Were Very Wrong About Tax Cuts. Again.

For those of you who survived the Great GOP Tax Cut Massacre, things are finally looking up. The unemployment rate fell to 3.6% last month, the lowest level since 1969. We’ve now experienced over a ...
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Impeach Trump Or Go Home, Democrats

When House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that the United States had been plunged into a “constitutional crisis” this week, a large swath of the media took to plying this fantasy ...
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The Real Reason Democrats Hate William Barr

On the day of Attorney General William Barr’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, there was, as always, a selective leak dropped into the fray. With bated breath, we learned special ...
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Islamic Terrorism Remains the World’s Greatest Threat to Peace

After the horrific mass murder of 50 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, there was widespread coverage and a torrent of mainstream news networks contemplating the threat of white supremacy. These conversations, completely reasonable and ...
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Liberals Are Using Rep. Ilhan Omar as an Excuse to Chill Speech

Democrats have spent the past two-plus years accusing the president of the United States and his allies of seditiously conspiring with our enemies to destroy “democracy.” For the most part, this fairytale has been cynically ...
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Zuckerberg’s Plan for the Internet Would Be a Disaster for Free Expression

In a recent op-ed, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg implored the state to get more involved in governing the internet. “Every day, we make decisions about what speech is harmful, what constitutes political advertising, and how ...
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The Media Have Done Tremendous Damage to the Country and Themselves

For the past two years, a large swath of the media engaged in a mass act of self-deception and partisan group think. Perhaps it was Watergate envy, or bitterness over Donald Trump’s victory, or antagonism ...
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Millennials Are The Most Prosperous Generation That’s Ever Lived

Why do millennials like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embrace the most disastrous economic philosophy of the 20th century? Because millennials have suffered more than the generations that have come before them. At least this is the takeaway ...
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Why Democrats Fear the Electoral College | Whay We Need the Electoral College [VIDEO]

The United States isn’t a “democracy.” Though every American should have learned this fact in high school civics class, the smart set still like to ridicule people who point it out—such a cliche and all ...
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Democrats Want To Kill The Electoral College Because They Fear The Constitution

The United States isn’t a “democracy.” Though every American should have learned this fact in high school civics class, the smart-set still like to ridicule people who point it out–such a cliché, and all. Today, ...
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The Gun Control Campaign Against The AR-15 Is Full Of Lies

“This conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will ultimately result in a civil war that will eventually balkanize the US along political, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines,” wrote ...
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Why Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Break Up Big Tech Would Be Bad for America

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has a new plan to break up Big Tech companies. The proposal entails appointing a bunch of regulators to undo mergers that her administration would deem anti-competitive. Warren’s plan ...
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To Understand The American Left’s Anti-Semitism, Look To Europe

In Germany this week, a regional court ruled that the 2014 firebombing of Bergisch Synagogue in Wuppertal, while a criminal act of arson, was not an anti-Semitic incident. The judge had upheld a lower court ...
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5 Reasons Elizabeth Warren’s Plan To Break Up Big Tech Is Bad For America

Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has a new plan to break up big-tech companies. The populist proposal entails appointing a bunch of regulators to undo mergers that her future administration would deem anti-competitive. Considering the prevalent ...
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Pelosi’s Shameful Decision to Place Rep. Omar on Foreign Affairs Committee

Rep. Ilhan Omar argues that American “democracy is built on debate,” tweeting, “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve ...
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The Democratic Party Has Normalized Anti-Semitism

This week, the Democratic Party was unable to pass a watered-down, platitudinous resolution condemning anti-Semitism, due to “fierce backlash” from presidential candidates, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the now-powerful progressive base. Rather than censuring ...
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The Democrats’ Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism Is A Joke

The Democrats’ draft measure condemning anti-Semitism, which the House will vote on this Wednesday, is a useless and transparent attempt to distract from a serious problem of their own creation. The melodramatic decree mentions Alfred ...
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How The Obama Presidency Normalized Abortion Extremism

Last week, 44 Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have saved babies who survived abortion attempts from negligent homicide. Presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders ...
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Mainstream Media Blacks Out The Democrats’ Infanticide Vote

So I was going to have a little fun at the expense of CNN this morning, contrasting the news site’s headline for the Democrats’ gun restriction bill—“House to vote on guns background check bill with ...
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Senate Vote Against Born-Alive Infants Proves Democrats Aren’t ‘Pro-Choice.’ They’re Pro-Infanticide

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris wants to force every American to give up his private health insurance, but she can’t get herself to support legislation that compels doctors to give an infant who survives an abortion ...
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Trump Calls The Democratic Party Socialist. He’s Right

A recent New York Times headline warned readers that “Republicans Already Are Demonizing Democrats as Socialists and Baby Killers.” The article pivots on President Donald Trump’s strategy of portraying Democratic Party leaders as a gaggle ...
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GOP Pounces by Allowing Democrats to Vote on Their Own Idea

“The Green New Deal is the only way to save the earth from utter extinction. If you keep standing in the way, troglodytes, we are doomed.” “OK, Democrats, let’s vote on your nonbinding resolution.” “Why ...
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Media Are Still Trying To Pretend Planned Parenthood Didn’t Sell Baby Body Parts

When CNN recently hired Sarah Isgur, Jeff Sessions’ former spokeswoman, to be a political editor at its Washington bureau, the predictable backlash from left-dominated media types and activists followed. Even the allegedly unbiased CNN newsroom ...
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Democrats Don’t Oppose Executive Abuse, They Oppose Donald Trump

Pointing out hypocrisy can be more than a political gotcha. In the case of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, it’s a useful way to highlight the fact that Democrats who are ...
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Liberals’ Anti-Semitism Problem Isn’t Going Away

Anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar—someone who had previously argued that Jews hypnotized the world regarding their “evil” deeds—recently claimed that Americans only support Israel because of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s ...
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GOP Pounces By Allowing Democrats To Vote On Their Own Resolution

“The Green New Deal is the only way to save the Earth from utter extinction. If you keep standing in the way, troglodytes, we are doomed.” “Ok, Democrats, let’s vote on your non-binding resolution.” “Why ...
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Political Journalists Are Trying To Gaslight America

In the past week, I’ve noticed a number of Democrats and liberal journalists refusing to concede inconvenient facts. No matter how many times, for instance, you quote the plain language of the Virginia or New ...
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The Democrats’ Anti-Semitism Problem Isn’t Going Away

This weekend, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist Rep. Ilhan Omar, a woman who had previously argued that Jews had hypnotized the world for their “evil” deeds, claimed that Americans only supported Israel because of the American Israel ...
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