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Violent Crime Keeps Surging As More On Left Admit It’s Foolish To ‘Defund Police’

June 4, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ It looks as if the surge in violent crime of 2020 is holding steady and perhaps escalating in 2021. Numbers on violent crime from cities around the country have jumped by historic and unprecedented rates in the past year. This surge is returning many of America’s cities to violent crime rates […]

Electoral College Threatened By Left Like Never Before, Sen. Jim Inhofe Says

May 21, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The Electoral College is under threat and the left is closer than it ever has been in getting rid of it. This was the topic of an event Wednesday at The Heritage Foundation, where speakers explained why the Electoral College is so important, how it has been a bulwark of a […]

Biden Administration Appeals To Woke, Shuts Down Garden Of American Heroes Project

May 18, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Can Americans find no shared history or heroes to celebrate now? On Friday, the Biden administration very quietly canceled the Garden of American Heroes project that President Donald Trump created via executive order on Jan. 18. Trump first announced the project in a Fourth of July speech at Mount Rushmore. Among […]

Fact-Checking 3 Claims From Senate Hearing On Voting

April 21, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Voting rights and election integrity have become significant issues in 2021 as Democrats in Congress attempt to pass a sweeping federal election overhaul bill at the same time as many states pursue election integrity laws. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, controlled by Democrats, held a hearing on state election integrity […]

A Sign Of Sanity In San Francisco

February 23, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Editor’s note: Under public pressure and facing a mass recall, the San Francisco School Board announced that it would put the planned renaming of 44 schools on hold. The list of names deemed racist included Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Paul Revere, among many others. The city’s school board acknowledged that […]

If France Can Reject Wokeness, So Can We

February 19, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ An interesting piece in The New York Times highlights a ferocious blowback against woke ideas in France. Yes, France. “The threat is said to be existential,” foreign correspondent Norimitsu Onishi writes, adding: It fuels secessionism. Gnaws at national unity. Abets Islamism. Attacks France’s intellectual and cultural heritage. The threat? ‘Certain social […]

In The Woke Revolution, Facts Are Irrelevant

February 11, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Does the truth matter? Not if you’re the woke president of the San Francisco School Board, apparently. A revealing interview by The New Yorker with the San Francisco School Board president, 30-year-old Gabriela López, gave some insight into the mindset of a public school board that just decided that 44 of […]

San Francisco School Board Cancels Lincoln, Washington For ‘Dishonorable’ Legacies

January 29, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Editor’s note: The San Francisco school board voted Tuesday to rename 44 public schools in the school district. Among the figures with “dishonorable” or racist legacies, according to the school board, were Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. In December, Jarrett Stepman wrote about how the war on history has even come […]

The Left Wants To Transform And Nationalize Our Election System

January 26, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Editor’s Note: Democrats in Congress have renewed efforts in the House and Senate to make sweeping changes to America’s electoral laws. As Jarrett Stepman wrote in 2019, when H.R. 1 was first proposed, these reforms would be a significant threat to the federalist system under the Constitution of the United States […]

Despite Being Closed, San Diego Schools Descend Into Wokeness

December 18, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Your local school might currently be shut down, but the “great awokening” will continue, pandemic or not—and whether you like it or not. Christopher Rufo, a visiting fellow for domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, reported that the San Diego Unified School District—currently closed and only offering online learning—is conducting […]

After The Election, The Left Demands Purges

November 12, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Joe Biden is calling for unity following the 2020 presidential election, but it’s clear that many of the former vice president’s supporters view postelection unity as something to create by force and intimidation. That sort of unity is enforced by ruthless institutional pressure and cancel culture. It’s a tactic that the […]

How Radical Historian’s Revisionism And Lies Led To 2020’s Unrest

September 14, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The war on history is about overturning America’s constitutional system. So says Mary Grabar, a resident fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute and author of the book, “Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation Against America.” Zinn was a radical historian whose book, “A People’s History of […]

Hollywood Decides It’s Not Woke Enough, Sets Oscars Diversity Quotas

September 11, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Hollywood will now be enforcing a woke moral code. Since Hollywood apparently isn’t woke enough already, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that it will add hard diversity requirements for movies to qualify for Best Picture at the Oscars. Best Picture is considered the highest-level award […]

Activists Reenact Communist ‘Struggle Sessions’ For The Insufficiently Woke

August 28, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Silence is violence. That’s the attitude of radical “woke” activists, who increasingly demand that fellow Americans not only agree with them, but publicly demonstrate their support at all times. Several viral videos from Washington, D.C., on Monday show groups marching around the city, shouting slogans, and yelling things like “white silence […]

Comparing The US To Nazi Germany Makes Us Incapable Of Recognizing Truly Evil Regimes

August 27, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Apparently, America is no better than Nazi Germany, according to some members of our media “elite.” Jemele Hill, who writes for The Atlantic and is a producer for ESPN, tweeted that people are wrong to think that Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich was worse than the United States. According to Hill, she […]

How The Media Drives Radical ‘Wokeness’

August 15, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ “Fake news” isn’t the only media problem in 2020. An important analysis in media trends of the past decade shows how activist journalism is promoting radical racial “wokeness.” There was a time when the woke ideology was firmly ensconced in the ivory tower and limited to radical corners of our university […]

How ‘Wokeness’ Is A Product Of Marxism

August 3, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ “Wokeness” has become the nomenclature for the ideology or mentality of radical leftist activists on college campuses, at protests, and on social media. But wokeness has not been limited to just a handful of activists. It’s becoming a dominant mindset in the American workplace, in both the public and private sectors, […]

America Both In Crisis And On Trial

July 27, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Were the Founding Fathers heroes or villains? While this dichotomy perhaps oversimplifies our attitude toward the founding generation, one would imagine that most Americans think that their country’s origin is fundamentally good. Few political movements in the history of the United States have truly distanced themselves from the founding. Many have […]

In America, The System Trends Toward Justice

July 20, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” This oft-repeated and commonly misused quote—which stems from a 19th-century sermon—was cited by Martin Luther King Jr. and, more recently, President Barack Obama. Many take it to mean simply that there is an inevitability to world events and […]

The Fathers Of Communism Were Racist

July 15, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ There are plenty of good reasons to abandon the teachings of Karl Marx. Chief among them is how Marx’s noxious communist ideology has led to suffering and death on a mass scale and has been the ideology at the heart of some of the most brutal and inhumane dictatorships of the […]

3 Reasons America Is Great

July 5, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Independence Day in 2020 will have great meaning to many Americans. As we’ve seen many symbols of America’s past get literally smashed by mobs, it’s important for those who still love their country to reflect on why it is exceptional and worth fighting for. America has always been great and can […]

The Future Of Western Civilization Is Imperiled By Mob Rule. Now Is The Time for Courage and Leadership.

June 27, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The war on history has spread across our country and has even spilled over to other parts of the Western world. Now, on a daily basis, we see scenes of lawless mobs attacking and tearing down statues, and defacing monuments of every type—often as authorities stand idly by. But this violence […]

Statue Toppling Is Bringing Mob Rule To America

June 23, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Mobocracy is coming to America. A debate over policing, race, and history has degenerated into general lawlessness, as mobs have swarmed and destroyed statues in our biggest cities from coast to coast. And these mobs have hardly been discriminating. They’ve targeted Christopher Columbus, Founding Fathers, Confederate generals, Union generals, abolitionists, black […]

Anarchy In Central Seattle Isn’t A ‘Festive Zone’

June 18, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Most revolutions don’t end in liberty; rather, they typically end in bloodshed and merciless tyranny. The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ, created in Seattle is being billed as a cop-free zone (or something along those lines) and treated by more than a few media organizations as little more than a […]