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  • Judaism, Christianity, Environmentalism

    04/01/2014 3:39:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    As I have often noted, the most dynamic and influential religion of the past hundred years has not been Christianity, let alone Judaism, the two religions that created the Western world. Nor has it been Islam. It has been Leftism. Leftism has influenced the literary, academic, media, and, therefore, the political elite far more than any other religion. It has taken over Western schools from elementary through graduate. For most of that time, various incarnations of Marxism have been the dominant expressions -- and motivators -- of Leftism: specifically, income redistribution, material equality and socialism. They are still powerful...
  • Talking back to Dennis the Menace

    03/27/2014 9:24:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/27/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    t is surely indicative of our secular era that the error-filled bloviations of media figure and self-styled moralist Dennis Prager have such wide acceptance. I think I’ve finally figured out why, but more on that later. At this point, let’s take a look at his recent column entitled “Noah: One of the Most Moral Stories Ever Told,” sparked by the upcoming release of Darren Aronofsky’s film. Prager begins by reminding us that he has taught the Torah for more than 40 years, and that most of his teachings are available for download—for a small fee. He doesn’t go into much...
  • Letter from Africa: How the history of real racism and human nature, is distorted by the Left.

    03/11/2014 7:44:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2014 | Dennis Prager
    I am writing this column from Cameroon, on the coast of West Africa, during my sixth trip to Africa. Having traveled to some 20 African countries, I find myself, like so many other visitors to Africa before me, sort of intoxicated with the continent. And I am not referring to the wildlife, as much as I have been enthralled by it in safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Rather I am referring to the African peoples. Here, then, are some observations: First and foremost, just as when I visited Auschwitz and the killing fields of Cambodia, when I visited places...
  • We Live in a World of Lies

    12/03/2013 5:09:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Remember the terrible murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. in 1998 -- tortured, beaten and left hanging on a fence to die -- because he was gay? The American people were led from the outset to believe that Shepard was the victim of a hate crime, murdered because he was gay. And that is how virtually every American still views the story. In the words of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), "Matthew Shepard is to gay rights what Emmett Till was to the civil rights movement." A play based on Shepard's killing, "The Laramie Project" became, according to the...
  • The Left's Midas Touch

    11/19/2013 8:36:54 AM PST · by bk1000 · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 19, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    The Midas Touch is named for the mythical Greek king Midas, who is said to have been able to turn everything he touched into gold. The Left has the opposite ability: to turn virtually everything it touches into rubble. Sometimes it happens quickly; sometimes it takes generations. But it is inevitable.
  • Yes, America Is The World's Policeman, Like It Or Not

    09/18/2013 6:30:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/17/2013 | DENNIS PRAGER
    Yes, We Are the World's Policeman In his speech to the nation on Syria last week, the president twice emphasized that America is not the "world's policeman." According to polls, most Americans agree. Unfortunately, however, relinquishing this role assures catastrophe, both for the world and for America.
  • Tolerance, Health and Fascism

    08/27/2013 4:58:12 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8-27-13 | Dennis Prager
    I cannot count the number of times I heard liberal professors and liberal writers quote the phrase: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." The phrase is brilliant. There is actually no threat to America of fascism coming from the right. The essence of the American right, after all, is less government; and fascism, by definition, demands ever larger government. Therefore, if there is a real fascist threat to America, it comes from the left, whose appetite for state power is essentially unlimited. But because the left has so long dominated...
  • How Liberalism Makes It Easier to Sin

    07/29/2013 10:47:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-30-13 | Dennis Prager
    There are many liberals who lead thoroughly decent lives. And there are conservatives who do not. But that is not the whole issue. There is something about liberalism that is not nearly as true about conservatism. The further left one goes, the more one finds that the ideology provides moral cover for a life that is not moral. While many people left of center lead fine personal lives, many do not. And left-wing ideals enable a person to do that much more than conservative ideals do. There is an easy way to demonstrate this. If a married — or even...
  • The Election of a Black President Has Meant Nothing

    07/16/2013 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    The greatest hope most Americans -- including Republicans -- had when Barack Obama was elected president was that the election of a black person as the country's president would reduce, if not come close to eliminating, the racial tensions that have plagued America for generations. This has not happened. The election, and even the re-election, of a black man as president, in a country that is 87 percent non-black -- a first in human history -- has had no impact on what are called "racial tensions." In case there was any doubt about this, the reactions to the George Zimmerman...
  • Prager University: 4th of July Seder With the PolitiChicks!

    07/04/2013 3:01:35 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Politichicks and Prager University ^ | 6-30-13 | Dennis Prager
    Classic episode of PolitiChicks, based on Dennis Prager University’s “Renew Your Vows” on the 4th of July. Featuring your PolitiChicks cast with Morgan Brittany, Dr. Gina Loudon, Ann-Marie Murrell, Sonnie Johnson and some young friends. Produced by Beverly Zaslow, directed by Luke Livingston and casting/set design/everything else, Jo Anne Livingston. ”For many, the Fourth of July is a day for barbecues, baseball and fireworks. The ritual ceremony performed in this episode of PolitiChicks is designed to help us remember every year what the Fourth of July is really about, and to remind ourselves how fortunate we all are to be...
  • It's the heart versus the Bible

    06/25/2013 5:41:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-16-04 | Dennis Prager
    I recently interviewed a 26-year-old Swedish student about her views on life. I asked her if she believed in G-d or in any religion. "No, that's silly," she replied. "Then how do you know what is right and wrong?" I asked. "My heart tells me," she responded. In a nutshell, that's the major reason for the great divide within America and between America and much of Europe. The majority of people use their heart — stirred by their eyes — to determine what is right and wrong. A minority uses their mind and/or the Bible to make that determination. Pick...
  • Mr. Prager, You are Wrong on Marijuana

    03/18/2013 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    In his column of March 12, 2013, my beloved friend wrote on the issue of legalized marijuana in the state of Colorado. On his radio show, he justifiably bemoaned readers of his column who had written comments questioning his sanity and their relationship over this one issue despite years of being Prager groupies. I will not do any of that. But for only the second time in our long relationship, Mr. Prager, you are dead wrong on a topic … but I still love you. We Baby Boomers grew up in a generation where marijuana made the jump from the...
  • Support for Dorner Troubling (Dennis Prager)

    02/12/2013 4:35:26 PM PST · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 12, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Just when you thought you’ve seen it all with the Sandy Hook murders of a classroom full of children, America experiences another new low: A man named Christopher Dorner murders (as of this writing) three innocent people in order to air personal grievances. And his grievances are given serious attention by the national media, not to mention left-wing websites. To better understand this, imagine the outcry if, let us say, a white student who was certain that he was denied admission to a prestigious university because of affirmative action, murdered a university official and the daughter of the dean of...
  • A Morally-Confused Marine

    02/05/2013 9:09:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 5, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by a Marine captain titled, "I Killed People in Afghanistan. Was I Right or Wrong?" The column by Timothy Kudo, who is now a graduate student at New York University, is a fine example of the moral confusion leftism has wrought over the last half century. Captain Kudo's moral confusion may predate his graduate studies, but if so, it has surely been reinforced and strengthened at NYU.
  • 'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

    01/21/2013 9:48:38 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 176 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1-22-13 | Dennis Prager
    For some years now, we have been told about a major division within American conservatism: fiscal conservatives vs. social conservatives. This division is hurting conservatism and hurting America -- because the survival of American values depends on both fiscal and social conservatism. Furthermore, the division is logically and morally untenable. A conservative conserves all American values, not just economic ones. By "social conservatism," I am referring to the second and third components of what I call the American Trinity -- liberty, "In God We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum." It is worth noting that a similar bifurcation does not exist...
  • Dennis Prager's Post-election Show, November 7th, 2012, Grieve But Don't Despair

    11/08/2012 1:00:48 AM PST · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    Dennis Prager ^ | November 7, 2012
    Dennis Prager had a good post election show on Wednesday, November 12, 2012. It really helped me to listen to it as I was starting to spiral down into deep depression. He basically said throughout that it was okay to be sad and angry, to cry and grieve, but not to go into despair. I'm posting it here for others to listen. It may help you, too. If you click on the "Listen Now" box by his picture at the top of the link you can hear his current show for 24 hours. After the 24 hours, it is by...
  • It's Important To Understand Why Romney Won

    10/08/2012 10:16:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    Understanding why Mitt Romney so decisively won the first presidential debate is as important as the fact that he did. Why? Because once we know the reasons, almost everything about President Barack Obama and this election becomes clear. First, Obama lost because he, like virtually the entire left, lives in a left-wing bubble. Left-wing academics live in this bubble. There is no greater uniformity of thought than at our universities; their much-ballyhooed commitment to diversity is about race and ethnicity, not about ideas. So, too, the great majority of news media people live in the same bubble, the left-wing herd...
  • "WAKE UP AMERICA" SUNDAY (10/7) Los Angeles: DENNIS PRAGER, TED HAYES, Bill Whittle, AlfonZo Rachel

    10/03/2012 5:52:18 PM PDT · by RonDog · 16 replies
    wakeupamerica2012.com ^ | JEFFERS DODGE and MARK SONNENKLAR
  • It's Not Just the Economy, Stupid!

    09/24/2012 9:33:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 25Sept12 | Dennis Prager
    Given the awful state of the American economy, featuring a four-year high unemployment rate and an increasingly crushing national debt ... Given that America is at least as hated in the Muslim world as it was when George W. Bush was president — despite the Obama policy of obsequious rhetoric directed toward that world ... Given the virtually unprecedented tension between the United States and Israel, its closest ally in the Middle East ... Given the complete failure of sanctions to stop Iran from its pursuit of an atom bomb ... Given the spectacle of European financial collapse — and...
  • Dennis Prager (interview with Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution)

    08/17/2012 9:34:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar
    YouTube ^ | June 19, 2012 | Hoover Institution
    Radio host, columnist, conductor, and best-selling author Dennis Prager discusses his new book, Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph.
  • A Letter to Young Voters (Why do people become more conservative as they grow older?)

    07/17/2012 6:52:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2012 | Dennis Prager
    According to conventional wisdom, the older the person, the less young people are inclined to listen to him or her. This is probably true for some of you. But I do not believe that it is true for most of you. Most young people have tremendous respect for older people’s views. I saw this firsthand in my own life. I began lecturing publicly at the age of 21, and I give you my word that young people (and certainly older people) are far more respectful of my views today than when I was their age. All things being equal, it...
  • Rational People Fear Big Government, Not Big Business

    05/22/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5-22-12 | Dennis Prager
    You cannot understand the left if you do not understand that Leftism is a religion. It is not G0d-based (some Left-wing Christians' and Jews' claims notwithstanding), but otherwise it has every characteristic of a religion. The most blatant of those characteristics is dogma. People who believe in Leftism have as many dogmas as the most fundamentalist Christian. One of them is material equality as the preeminent moral goal. Another is the villainy of corporations. The bigger the corporation, the greater the villainy. Thus, instead of the devil, the left has Big Pharma, Big Tobacco, Big Oil, the "military-industrial complex," and...
  • They Don't Know Us

    04/03/2012 7:19:17 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    DennisPrager.com ^ | 4-3-12 | Dennis Prager
    Apparently, many liberals were disappointed in the administration’s performance before the Supreme Court. They felt that the government’s lawyer, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, did not respond effectively to the challenges of some of the conservative justices. The editor of Commentary, John Podhoretz, offered an explanation on his magazine’s blog. “American liberals,” he wrote, “know their own language, but they don’t know the language of their ideological and partisan opposite numbers. ... Conservatives speak liberal, but for liberals in the United States, conservatism might as well be Esperanto.” I have argued this point for many years. In my book to be...
  • Muslims Making Atheists

    03/06/2012 9:07:28 AM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    NRO ^ | March 6, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The ayatollahs are not a great advertisement for faith in God. Here in Sydney, Australia, where I’ve been lecturing for a week, I may have had one Australian-born waitress or waiter, and one Australian-born taxi driver. As is my wont, I have been asking all my waiters, waitresses, and taxi drivers where they were born and, whenever possible, having some discussion about their native country. I say “whenever possible” because, unlike in the United States, where taxi drivers, whether foreign- or American-born, are known for being talkative, in Sydney, apparently, the influence of the famous British reserve is still very...
  • Ron Paul in Left Field (Disturbingly, this Republican has been echoing the Left)

    01/17/2012 7:19:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/17/2012 | Dennis Prager
    In the Republican presidential candidates’ debate on January 7, Rep. Ron Paul said: “I’m the only one up here . . . that understands [that the] true racism in this country is in the judicial system.” He said this racism has to do with “enforcing the drug laws,” and then added: “They [blacks] get the death penalty way disproportionately.” Two groups immediately defended Paul — his supporters, and commentators on the left. The former support anything Paul says; and the Left supports anything that Paul says that portrays America as ugly (see, for example, the defense of Paul by the...
  • Leftism Makes You Meaner

    01/10/2012 7:25:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    Only a fool believes that all those with whom he differs are bad people. Moreover, just about all of us live the reality -- often within our own family -- of knowing good and loving people with whom we strongly differ on political, religious, social and economic issues. That said, I have come to believe that the more committed one is to leftism, the more likely one is to become meaner. Two examples in just the past week offer compelling evidence. Prominent left-wing commentators used the way in which Rick Santorum and his wife handled the death of one of...
  • Leftism Makes You Meaner

    01/10/2012 12:51:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Dennis Prager Show ^ | Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    Only a fool believes that all those with whom he differs are bad people. Moreover, just about all of us live the reality—often within our own family—of knowing good and loving people with whom we strongly differ on political, religious, social and economic issues. That said, I have come to believe that the more committed one is to leftism, the more likely one is to become meaner. Two examples in just the past week offer compelling evidence. Prominent left-wing commentators used the way in which Rick Santorum and his wife handled the death of one of their children to attack—make...
  • A Response to Oregon's Governor on Capital Punishment

    11/29/2011 7:24:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    The governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, announced last week that he would not allow any more executions in his state during his time in office. Kitzhaber, a Democrat, gave five reasons for his decision. My response follows each one. 1. "I refuse to be part of this compromised and inequitable system any longer." This has become one of the most frequently offered reasons for objecting to capital punishment -- that because the system is not equitable, no murderer should be put to death. This is a reason that is devoid of reason. If a system is not equitable, you don't...
  • Does a Full-Time Homemaker Swap Her Mind for a Mop?

    11/15/2011 11:54:18 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 49 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-15-11 | Dennis Prager
    I periodically write and regularly broadcast about male-female issues because I want to help men and women, especially husbands and wives, get along better. But I have developed a secondary reason: to elicit left-wing reactions. They reveal an enormous amount about how the left thinks. For example, one of the biggest left-wing websites (Daily Kos) wrote that "Dennis Prager advocates marital rape." Why? Because I wrote a column in which I suggested that if a woman loves her husband, and if he is a loving and good man, she might not want to be guided solely by "mood" in deciding...
  • Fraud Case Seen as a Red Flag for Psychology Research

    11/05/2011 11:07:15 AM PDT · by Salman · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | BENEDICT CAREY
    A well-known psychologist in the Netherlands whose work has been published widely in professional journals falsified data and made up entire experiments, an investigating committee has found. Experts say the case exposes deep flaws in the way science is done in a field, psychology, that has only recently earned a fragile respectability. The psychologist, Diederik Stapel, of Tilburg University, committed academic fraud in “several dozen” published papers, many accepted in respected journals and reported in the news media, according to a report released on Monday by the three Dutch institutions where he has worked: the University of Groningen, the University...
  • Four Legacies of Feminism: They have made life -- and life for women -- worse.

    11/01/2011 6:36:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/01/2011 | Dennis Prager
    As we approach the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s feminist magnum opus, The Feminine Mystique, we can have a perspective on feminism that was largely unavailable heretofore. And that perspective doesn’t make feminism look good. Yes, women have more opportunities to achieve career success; they are now members of most Jewish and Christian clergy; women’s college sports teams are given huge amounts of money; and there are far more women in political positions of power. But the prices paid for these changes — four in particular — have been great, and outweigh the gains for women, let...
  • Vanity: Rush Limbaugh sleeps while Herman Cain attacks free market and federalism

    10/23/2011 4:57:25 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 132 replies
    10-23-2011 | JOHN W K
    In November of 2010 in Don’t be VAT stupid Herman Cain writes: ``A national retail sales tax on top of all the confusing and unfair taxes we have today is insane! It gives the out-of-control bureaucrats and politicians in denial one more tool to lie, deceive, manipulate and destroy this country.`` The fact is, Herman is now proposing a new tax, a national retail sales tax, in addition to taxing corporate profits and incomes, and also would tax the wages working people earn. Herman Cain essentially admitted in the above mentioned article his existing plan is ``insane!`` So, why do...
  • Is class hatred morally superior to race hatred?

    10/18/2011 4:43:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    wnd ^ | October 17,2011 | Dennis Prager
    The major difference between Hitler and the Communist genocidal murderers –Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot –was what groups they chose for extermination. For Hitler, first Jews and ultimately Slavs and other "non-Aryans" were declared the enemy and unworthy of life. For the Communists, the rich –the bourgeoisie, landowners and capitalists –were labeled the enemy and regarded as unworthy of life. Hitler mass-murdered on the basis of race, the Communists on the basis of class. Because the Holocaust was unique in its industrialization of death and in its targeting of every Jew, including babies, for death, the post-World War II world...
  • Steve Jobs’s Father Is . . . His Father -- Period.

    10/11/2011 8:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2011 | Dennis Prager
    On a daily basis, I sit in awe at the amount of nonsense that pervades the world’s media. The latest is the preoccupation with the ethnicity of Steve Jobs’s biological father. Steve Jobs was adopted at birth. And until his untimely death last week, as far as almost anyone in the world knew, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jobs. In fact, as far as Steve Jobs himself was concerned, his only parents were Paul and Clara Jobs. As the New York Times reported nearly 15 years ago (“Creating Jobs,” Jan. 12, 1997): “Jobs holds a firm...
  • Why Young Americans Can't Think Morally

    09/20/2011 9:08:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 131 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Sept. 20, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, David Brooks of The New York Times wrote a column on an academic study concerning the nearly complete lack of a moral vocabulary among most American young people. Below are some excerpts from Brooks' summary of the study of Americans aged 18 to 23. (It was led by "the eminent Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith.") "Smith and company asked about the young people's moral lives, and the results are depressing … "When asked to describe a moral dilemma they had faced, two-thirds of the young people either couldn't answer the question or described problems that are not moral...
  • If Israel Is Not Evil, the World Is in Big Trouble

    06/08/2010 4:34:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 56+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    With the exception of the United States, nearly all the world's nations; newspapers, radio and TV news stations; the United Nations; and the world's Leftist academics and organizations have condemned Israel over the Gaza flotilla incident. The characterizations of the Jewish state range from a society so evil that it should not be allowed to exist to a villainous nation that is responsible for a) the suffering of millions of innocent Palestinian men, women and children; b) the lack of Mideast peace; therefore c) the Muslim world's anger at the West; and therefore d) Islamic terrorism itself. Let's hope the...
  • What Will It Take to Wake Jews Up?

    07/26/2011 6:43:16 AM PDT · by rhema · 100 replies
    dennisprager.com ^ | 7/26/11 | Dennis Prager
    The citizens of San Francisco will be voting on a proposition that seeks to ban circumcision in that city. Though I am strongly opposed to the proposition, if it passes, some good may come of it. Let me explain. I am a passionate advocate of Jewish ritual known as the brit (often pronounced bris) -- the ritual circumcision of 8-day-old Jewish boys. I am even an advocate of circumcision generally. I was recently in Africa -- in Zimbabwe and Zambia -- where I delivered mosquito nets and seeds to the poorest of Africa's poor. I saw giant billboards there, as...
  • Ingratitude, Thy Name Is South Korea

    07/12/2011 8:40:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    South Korea has joined with only two other countries in the world in dropping the name of the forthcoming film "Captain America" and using the subtitle, "The First Avenger." The other two countries are Russia and Ukraine. According to the New York Times report, "Although that country (South Korea) is one of Hollywood's top-performing territories, resentment about the continued presence of the United States military runs deep." For years now, I have intended to write a column about the most glaring case of international ingratitude of which I am aware. The "Captain America" story has finally pushed me over the...
  • The Rapture That Wasn’t (Actually the Left has made more doomsday predictions)

    05/24/2011 6:37:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/24/2011 | Dennis Prager
    It appears that The Rapture leading to the end of the world predicted by a Christian radio broadcaster for this past Saturday, May 21, did not take place. And the failure was covered worldwide. A Google search on Saturday evening yielded over 32,000 articles — in English alone — in the world media. The secular, especially the anti-religious, Left enjoys these spectacles of religious foolishness. They seem to confirm not only how absurd these end-of-days predictions are, but how absurd religion is in general. But the Left should not laugh too loudly. The religious world has far fewer doomsday predictions...
  • Yes, Jews Are the Chosen People - Dennis Prager - National Review Online

    05/17/2011 2:24:49 PM PDT · by sonwhoserves · 136 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 05 17 2011 | Dennis Prager
    Yes, Jews Are the Chosen People For good or ill I assume that the type of person who reads columns such as this one has wondered at one time or another why, for thousands of years, there has been so much attention paid to Jews; and why, today, so much attention is paid to Israel, the lone Jewish state. How do most people explain this preoccupation? There is no fully rational explanation for the amount of attention paid to the Jews and the Jewish state. And there is no fully rational explanation for the amount of hatred directed at them....
  • Why You Better Pray that God is Not Dead - Dennis Prager Diagnoses America's Disease

    04/04/2011 2:51:55 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 3 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 4, 2011 | Diane Schrader
    Editor's Note: Diane Schrader attended the David Horowitz Freedom Center's West Coast retreat this past weekend and will be filing several reports on the various speakers and panels. This is the first.I’ve got a few weighty things on my mind that I'm about to unpack on you. But let's ease into it gently, courtesy of Rush Limbaugh: Q: What do God and Barack Obama have in common? A: Neither has a birth certificate! Q: What is one difference between Obama and God? A: Leftists love Obama! Q: What’s another difference between Obama and God? A: God doesn’t think he’s Obama!...
  • Trip to Vietnam Revives Hatred of Communism

    02/15/2011 4:05:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    It was difficult to control my emotions -- specifically, my anger -- during my visit to Vietnam last week. The more I came to admire the Vietnamese people -- their intelligence, love of life, dignity and hard work -- the more rage I felt for the communists who brought them (and, of course, us Americans) so much suffering in the second half of the 20th century. Unfortunately, communists still rule the country. Yet, Vietnam today has embraced the only way that exists to escape poverty, let alone to produce prosperity: capitalism and the free market. So what exactly did the...
  • The One Thing You Won't See on TV at the State of the Union

    01/25/2011 5:02:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    Tuesday, when you see President Obama give his State of the Union address, you will see four things: the president entering the hall, the president ascending the rostrum to be greeted by the vice president and the speaker of the House, the president giving his speech and the reactions of members of the Congress and others in the hall. Here is the one thing you will not see and probably have never seen. You won't see what is behind the president and above the vice president and the speaker of the House. And because you won't see it, you won't...
  • Why Unhappy People Become Liberals (. . . and why liberalism makes them even unhappier)

    11/24/2010 6:38:37 AM PST · by WebFocus · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Dennis Prager ^ | 11/24/2010 | Dennis Prager
    According to polls — Pew Research Center, the National Science Foundation — and studies such as Arthur Brooks’s Gross National Happiness, conservative Americans are happier than liberal Americans. Liberals respond this way: “If we’re unhappier, it’s because we are more upset than conservatives over the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves.” But common sense and data suggest other explanations. For one thing, conservatives on the same socioeconomic level as liberals give more charity and volunteer more time than do liberals. And as regards the suffering of non-Americans, for at least half a century conservatives have been far more willing...
  • Rallying from the right

    10/18/2010 7:36:32 AM PDT · by beaversmom
    Glendale News_Press ^ | October 18, 2010 | Veronica Rocha
    DOWNTOWN — This year's November election kicked off a hard-hitting town hall discussion Sunday night by conservative radio talk show hosts on issues ranging from the "tea party" movement to California's business environment. About 1,300 people attended 870 AM KRLA radio's "Town hall 2010" forum at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, where radio hosts Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Mike Gallagher and Kevin James took on some of the state's and nation's most pressing issues, including the upcoming Nov. 2 election. Republicans could gain 20 to 90 Democratic seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate in this year's election,...
  • A Letter from a Republican to Hispanics (Latinos need to understand that even America has limits)

    10/05/2010 7:43:00 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 63 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/05/2010 | Dennis Prager
    My Dear Hispanic Friends: I am writing to you as a concerned and sympathetic American who is a Republican. My sentiments do not represent those of every American — that would be impossible. But I believe the following represents what most Americans believe. First, a message to those of you here illegally: You may be very surprised to hear this, but in your position, millions of Americans, including me, would have done what you did. If I lived in a poor country with a largely corrupt government, a country in which I had little or no hope for an improved...
  • INCREDIBLE! Dissecting What Drives Obamas Worldview (well spent time)

    10/03/2010 3:18:40 PM PDT · by SeanG200 · 37 replies
    Dennis Prager Show ^ | 10-3-2010 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Dinesh D'Souza fills in for Dennis Prager and talks about his new book, The Roots of Obama's Rage. Some of the most fascinating biographical info on what may drive Obama's worldview.
  • The Left/Islamo-Nazis/Homosexuality/Women's Rights/and Contradictions

    09/10/2010 9:32:50 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 2 replies
    Religio-Political Talk (RPT) ^ | 9-10-2010 | Papa Giorgio
    This post includes and excerpt from a recent article on Front Page Magazine, a small excerpt from David Horowitz's book, Unholy Alliance as well as some input by Melanie Phillips and Dennis Prager with some joining commentary by yours truly. All references linked for your following through and use.
  • Why the Right Fears Transforming America -- and the Left Seeks It

    09/07/2010 4:59:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    The giveaway regarding presidential candidate Barack Obama's plans for America was his repeated use of the words "fundamentally transform." Some of us instinctively reacted negatively -- in fact, with horror -- at the thought of fundamentally transforming America. The "us" are conservatives. One unbridgeable divide between left and right is how each views alternatives to present-day America. Those on the left imagine an ideal society that has never existed, and therefore seek to "fundamentally transform" America. When liberals imagine an America fundamentally transformed, they envision it becoming a nearly utopian society in which there is no greed, no racism, no...
  • The New Moral Equivalence (Why do Prominent media hosts equate Christian and Muslim violence?)

    08/31/2010 6:45:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/31/2010 | Dennis Prager
    There was one thing more than any other that turned this New York, liberal, Jewish, Columbia University graduate student away from modern liberalism: its use of moral equivalence to avoid confronting evil during the Cold War. There was a time when liberalism was identified with anti-Communism. But the Vietnam War led liberals into the arms of the Left, which had been morally confused about Communism since its inception and had become essentially pacifist following the carnage of World War I. After the Vietnam War, even liberals who continued to describe Communism as evil were labeled “right-wingers” and “Cold Warriors.” And...