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  • Elizabeth Warren Is Not Honest

    10/18/2019 5:06:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2019 | Mona Charen
    If you want to run for office, political consultants will hammer away at one point: Tell stories. People respond to stories. We've been a storytelling species since our fur-clad ancestors gathered around campfires. Don't cite statistics. No one can remember statistics. Make it human. Make it relatable. Lincoln told stories. FDR told stories. Reagan told stories. Watching the Democrats' fourth debate Tuesday night, you could see the candidates implementing this advice. They'd mention Joe in their state who said X, or Jane who called their office with Y problem. They commonly use techniques like: "The voters I speak to aren't...
  • Why Reparations Talk Is Harmful

    09/20/2019 5:55:19 AM PDT · by karpov · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | September 20, 2019 | Mona Charen
    Three Democratic candidates for president — Julián Castro, Cory Booker, and Marianne Williamson — have declared support for the idea of slavery reparations. A number of others have said they’d vote for a bill sponsored by Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D., Texas) to create a “commission to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans.” Still other candidates have been vague (Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke), while Elizabeth Warren has called for a “national, full-blown conversation about reparations in this country.” Oh, a conversation. A Washington Post piece examining the tensions between black Americans on the question offers a glimpse...
  • Joe Biden's Vulnerability or the Democrats'?

    07/05/2019 2:51:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2019 | MonaCharen,
    Sen. Kamala Harris demonstrated rare skill during the debate -- managing to shiv Joe Biden and look nice doing it. By adopting the language of "hurt" instead of anger, she finessed the problem that usually attends launching an unprovoked attack: that it may harm the perpetrator as much as the target -- think Chris Christie and Marco Rubio in 2016. Harris' pose of wounded disappointment shielded her -- at least until her rollout of $35 T-shirts the following morning, featuring the image of herself as a child. That revealed, shall we say, a certain calculation. Still, Harris's maneuver achieved its...
  • Bill Kristol’s ‘Republican’ group reportedly has no GOP donors

    11/19/2018 8:31:41 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 36 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 11/16/18 | Frieda Powers
    (snip) -- So-called “conservative” commentator Bill Kristol reportedly has his never-ending campaign to take down President Donald Trump receive funding from a left-wing billionaire. Kristol, the editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, seems to have taken his never-Trump activities to another level, actively opposing Republican candidates and conservative causes through the group he founded, “Republicans for the Rule of Law.” But despite its name, the group seems to have no Republican donors according to a report by Julie Kelly of American Greatness, though there is one prominent benefactor: progressive billionaire Pierre Omidyar, the co-founder of eBay. One of Omidyar’s nonprofits, the...
  • Thinking About Anti-Semitism (Barf Alert)

    11/03/2018 5:40:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Mona Charen
    In the days following the murder rampage at the Tree of Life synagogue, I received several expressions of grief from friends who are committed Christians. One included in her note a verse from John Donne: "No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." This largeness of spirit is what I have come to know and love in America. The incubus of anti-Semitism, so ineradicable and durable elsewhere in the world, has been gloriously...
  • Can Feminists Cure What Ails Men?

    07/27/2018 6:15:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2018 | Mona Charen
    "Boys need feminists' help too," declares Feministing.com founder Jessica Valenti. Writing in The New York Times, Valenti worries that while women "protest, run for office, and embrace the movement for gender equality in record numbers, a generation of mostly white men are being radicalized into believing that their problems stem from women's progress." Valenti cites the "manosphere," the network of websites that peddle misogyny, and she's right that it is disturbing. But Valenti undermines her case by citing the popularity of Jordan Peterson as more evidence of woman hatred. On the contrary, Valenti and other feminists would do well to...
  • Mona Charen Wanted to Be Called 'Timmy' as Child, Thankful She Didn't Grow Up in Today's Culture

    06/30/2018 8:13:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/30/2018 | Samuel Smith
    Mona Charen is a well-known conservative author, columnist and speech writer who has spoken out about the dangers of modern feminism and the transgender identity push on children. But what many might not know about her is that at one point in her childhood, she wanted people to call her "Timmy.""I shudder to think what would have happened if I had come along a little later in history," Charen told The Christian Post during an interview this week about her book, Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch With Science, Love and Common Sense.Charen, a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based...
  • Making Sense of Eric Schneiderman

    05/11/2018 2:32:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2018 | Mona Charen
    The former attorney general of the state of New York allegedly had a pattern of slapping and choking women with whom he was intimate. He also spat at them, demanded threesomes, insulted them, threatened them and called one (who had dark skin) his "brown slave," according to recent accusations. One woman claims that without warning he slammed her so hard that he broke her eardrum. Another woman says that his palm left a red welt on her face that remained visible the following day. These and other details about Eric Schneiderman were disclosed by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer in...
  • MORE NEVER-TRUMP MORAL PREENING

    03/07/2018 5:34:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | March 7, 2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Smug self-congratulation and groveling delight in being praised by progressives. Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. President Trump in his first year has succeeded at realizing many long-time conservative goals like tax reform and deregulation, to name a few. But for NeverTrump grumps, these achievements seem to intensify their bitter-ender anger at a political parvenu. Puffed up with self-regard about the purity of their “principles,” many have doubled-down on their criticisms of Trump’s brash, vulgar demeanor, coming off like the pompous Judge Smails sputtering over Al Czervik’s trashing of the Bushwood Country Club....
  • CPAC speaker Mona Charen stuns with fiery rebuke of Trump, Le Pen (Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkey)

    02/24/2018 4:06:37 PM PST · by kiryandil · 192 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2018 | Gabby Morrongiello
    A conservative columnist was escorted out of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday after slamming President Trump and conservatives for behaving like "hypocrites" when it comes to women's issues. Mona Charen, a National Review writer and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, was asked during a panel about the Left's treatment of women what has left her most fired up in the Trump era...
  • What Is the Real Message of #MeToo?

    01/18/2018 7:20:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Mona Charen
    The feminist website Babe published an account of a date gone bad. The pushback has been swift and sharp. I share some of the concerns of the critics, but I also think young women are sending a message that is being missed. The account by the anonymous "Grace" about a bad date with comedian Aziz Ansari was, if not "3,000 words of revenge porn" (Caitlin Flanagan's phrase), certainly a low journalistic blow. To permit an anonymous accuser to assassinate the character of a famous man is a sucker punch. He may have behaved badly, but even assuming that her entire...
  • Poking the Beehive

    09/08/2017 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | Mona Charen
    Professor Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law has poked a stick into a beehive. Tenure is liberating that way. In an op-ed for Philly.com, she argued, with Larry Alexander, a law professor at the University of San Diego, that the decline of "bourgeois values" since the 1950s has contributed to a host of social ills. Male labor-force participation rates are down to Depression-era levels. Opioid abuse is epidemic. Half of all children are born to single mothers, and many college students lack basic skills. This is right out of the Charen hymnbook. Behavioral standards that were...
  • Is the Party of Lincoln Now the Party of Lee?

    08/18/2017 9:43:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2017 | Mona Charen
    ... Contra Donald Trump, the Hitler Youth wannabes who paraded through Charlottesville last Friday night are not sincere Republicans falsely accused of being Nazis. They are the real thing. It should have been the most basic act of American civic hygiene to condemn and anathematize them. (Some Republicans did.) But since it seems we must state the obvious: The “Unite The Right” organizers, including alt-right leaders Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler, advertised their demonstration with Nazi-style imagery, carried torches reminiscent of Nuremberg and Klan rallies, and chanted “Blood and soil” and “The Jews will not replace us.” The next day,...
  • Republicans Are Big-Government Party Too

    06/30/2017 7:31:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | Mona Charen
    We now have the answer to a question that has hung in the air for months: Why did the Republican leadership not have an Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan on the shelf and ready to go the minute the election went their way? Why didn't they use the time since the law's 2010 passage to craft the Republican alternative? The charitable answer would be: Because vetoes are daunting, big policy changes are difficult, big parties have incompatible factions and presidential leadership is critical. The real answer is that Republicans were bluffing. Like the Democrats, they are a big-government party -- just less...
  • What’s Up with Rape in Sweden? The truth is more complicated than the narrative.

    02/23/2017 12:11:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Mona Charen
    President Donald Trump was more right than wrong about Sweden. Fox News was slightly misleading. As you’ve heard, Trump referred to “[what happened] last night in Sweden.” On Twitter, smug critics circulated lists of anodyne events like concerts and road accidents and accused the president of inventing a terror attack. He didn’t cite a terror attack, though his words were characteristically imprecise. Two days later, as if to underscore that Trump had a point, riots erupted in a suburb of Stockholm. As Andrew Brown of the Guardian put it, Sweden looms large in the “fantasies of the outside world.” It...
  • What's Up With Rape in Sweden?

    02/23/2017 9:22:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Mona Charen
    President Donald Trump was more right than wrong about Sweden. Fox News was slightly misleading. As you've heard, Trump referred to "(what happened) last night in Sweden." On Twitter, smug critics circulated lists of anodyne events like concerts and road accidents and accused the president of inventing a terror attack. He didn't cite a terror attack, though his words were characteristically imprecise. Two days later, as if to underscore that Trump had a point, riots erupted in a suburb of Stockholm. As Andrew Brown of The Guardian put it, Sweden looms large in the "fantasies of the outside world." It...
  • Hillary Clinton's Felonious Friends in Virginia

    08/26/2016 6:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | Mona Charen
    erry McAuliffe is a Hillary Clinton pal. He fronted $1.3 million for her house in Chappaqua, New York. We should all have such friends. Thanks to the Republicans who shut down the government in 2013, McAuliffe is now the governor of Virginia, a swing state, and thus in a position to help Clinton get another house -- on Pennsylvania Avenue. Any governor has political strings to pull, but Gov. McAuliffe is going beyond sharing voter information, get-out-the-vote operations and other traditional political tools. He's creating new voters by unilaterally restoring voting rights to 206,000 convicted felons. McAuliffe is focused on...
  • The Moral of the Simone Biles Story

    08/12/2016 12:23:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | Mona Charen
    We know that America is feeling like a cancer patient at the moment. Doctors explain that there are only two options: amputate a limb or go through chemotherapy, which might save the limb, but also might kill us. We shuffle around in a daze, scarcely believing that there are no good exits from this house of mirrors. So, in the spirit of escapism from our national crisis, let's turn to the Olympics. It's not that the Olympics have exactly been a beacon of righteousness through the years. In 1936, Adolf Hitler did his best to make the games an infomercial...
  • Why Do They Hate Hillary Clinton? (Easy Answer: Because She's Evil!!!)

    07/01/2016 10:47:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Mona Charen
    "Why do people hate Hillary Clinton so much?" a reporter from the Canadian Broadcasting Company asked me this week. I responded that the pitiless rancor of American politics today is out of all proportion to our real challenges -- but it's worth recalling how Hillary Clinton earned her miserable reputation. It was the flagrant and prodigious lies. She has arguably abused power, enriched herself and her family with blatant influence selling and betrayed an arrogant disregard for the normal rules. In the past few weeks, since she defeated Bernie Sanders, Clinton has been impersonating a centrist. Her foreign policy speech...
  • What the Stanford Rape Case Reveals

    06/10/2016 11:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mona Charen
    The phone has been ringing off the hook at Judge Aaron Persky's chambers at the Santa Clara County court for the past several days. "Tell your judge he can go to hell, and I hope his kids get raped and he rots in hell," said one caller. The judge and members of his family have received death threats -- which seems to be the way America rolls these days. Just a suggestion: If you disapprove of something strongly, consider the words "shame," "scandal" or "debacle." Try not to commit a crime yourself in protesting a lenient sentence. Judge Persky sparked...