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‘Dilbert’ Comic Strip Canceled For Laughing At Progressives

September 23, 2022 by

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By John Simmons ~ Progressives really have no sense of humor. The famous comic strip “Dilbert,” a fictional story about a character with the comic’s name that serves as a satirical commentary on office politics and workplace culture, has been removed from over 80 newspaper publications. Lee Enterprises, the company that distributes the comic, has not commented on […]

In Discussing Reparations, Honest History Of Slavery Makes The Left Uncomfortable

September 22, 2022 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The Left loves to promote “reparations”—but only up until the point where history and truth run counter to its simplistic narratives about the past. British royals expert Hilary Fordwich threw CNN host Don Lemon for a loop on Tuesday when he asked her if the British monarchy should pay reparations for […]

Institutional Wokeness Hurts US Status Abroad By Sapping Our Strength Within

September 1, 2022 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The ideological conformity and revolutionary zeal that’s taking over Western institutions threaten to not only “fundamentally transform” society, they threaten to destroy the bedrock of what made us so successful to begin with. Political scientist Walter Russell Mead recently wrote in The Wall Street Journal that campus wokeness is hurting America’s […]

Historical Association President’s Groveling Apology To Woke Mob Shows Why History Can’t Be Left To Institutions

August 27, 2022 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Arguing for keeping “presentism” out of history seems like a straightforward argument from an acknowledged history scholar, right? Wrong. Not these days. The president of the American Historical Association, James H. Sweet, published an essay last week arguing that scholars should bar “presentism” from history. Sweet’s column in the American Historical […]

Aren’t We Better Than Minneapolis Teachers Union’s Racist ‘Fire Whites First’ Policy?

August 18, 2022 by

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By Douglas Blair ~ A teachers union in Minneapolis recently struck a deal with the city’s school district that explicitly targets whites for firing. Under the new contract negotiated by the union, Minnesota-based outlet Alpha News reported Sunday, “if excessing a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the […]

House-Passed ‘Respect For Marriage Act’ Isn’t About Marriage. It’s About Complying With Woke Ideology.

July 21, 2022 by

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By Jared Eckert ~ In an alarmist overreaction to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, congressional liberals this week passed radical legislation mislabeled as the Respect for Marriage Act. Although the bill’s final passage would threaten civil society and fundamental American freedoms, conservatives should see this development for what it really is: a publicity stunt. […]

Starbucks Closures Over Crime Show How Companies Dodge Woke Consequences

July 20, 2022 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Troubled times may be ahead for the marriage between corporate America and the left. Starbucks recently announced that it’s closing over a dozen stores because of crime and safety concerns. “We’ve had to make the difficult decision to close some locations that have a particularly high volume of challenging incidents that […]

Starbucks Forced To Face Reality Of Growing Crime

July 18, 2022 by

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By Thomas Gallatin ~ Leftist social policies have fueled an increase in violent crime, especially in Democrat-run cities. In a bit of a case of “you reap what you sow,” Starbucks recently announced the closure of 16 of its stores in six different cities. Normally, such an announcement would not seem significant given the regularity […]