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  • He's Mean, but Is He at Least Bright?

    03/30/2016 9:05:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 29, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    I have said from the outset that I would vote for Donald Trump if he were chosen as the Republican nominee. I am contemptuous of much of what he does; I don't trust what he says, and I have no reason to believe that he actually holds conservative values. But, if Trump becomes the GOP nominee, he will be the only alternative to the left ruining America for another four years. Really, though, their ruining could go on for much longer than four years. With two or three more left-wing Supreme Court justices, the left wouldn't need to win the...
  • The Left May Well Get Trump Nominated

    03/15/2016 8:03:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    This past Friday, a left-wing mob shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago. Most Americans viewing what happened saw it for what it was -- another left-wing assault on the speech of those with whom they differ and on traditional American civility. Not surprisingly, the media reporting has concentrated overwhelmingly on Trump for incendiary and inexcusable comments he has made at some of his other rallies that were disrupted by protesters. For example, he offered to pay any legal bills incurred by a man in the audience who sucker-punched a protester as he was being led out of a...
  • Gratuitous Hatred is Destroying The Republicans (And FreeRepublic)

    03/03/2016 4:52:15 AM PST · by LouD · 187 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/1/2016 | Dennis Prager
    Gratuitous Hatred Is Destroying Republicans — Just as It Did the Ancient Israelites By Dennis Prager — March 1, 2016 I have been a radio talk-show host for 33 years, nationally syndicated for 18. I have never experienced anything similar to what I am experiencing now. Until recently, the only hate mail I ever received was from a small number of people on the left. The major reason for this, I am convinced, is that I don’t yell at callers and I treat callers who disagree with respect. Reading my e-mails these days is a brand-new experience. I receive hate...
  • CPAC 2016 - Dennis Prager (video) (4:43)

    03/04/2016 10:14:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 3, 2016 | The ACU
    Published on Mar 3, 2016 Join the conversation at #CPAC
  • Dennis Prager: Gratuitous Hatred Is Destroying Republicans -- Just as in Ancient Israel

    03/01/2016 9:15:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 100 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 1, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    I have been a radio talk show host for 33 years, nationally syndicated for 18. I have never experienced anything similar to what I am experiencing now. Until recently, the only hate mail I ever received was from a small number people on the left. The major reason for this, I am convinced, is that I don't yell at callers and I treat callers who disagree with respect. Reading my emails these days is a brand new experience. I receive hate mail, sometimes laced with obscenities, from Republicans.
  • The 'White Privilege' Lie-And why it does great harm to blacks.

    02/16/2016 5:00:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 16, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    A pillar of contemporary leftism is the notion of "white privilege." Given that a generation of high school and college students are being taught that a great number of "unearned privileges" accrue to white Americans -- the charge of white privilege demands rational inquiry. The assertion turns out to be largely meaningless. And more significantly, it does great harm to blacks. First, no reasonable person can argue that white privilege applies to the great majority of whites, let alone to all whites. There are simply too many variables other than race that determine individual success in America. And if it...
  • Multiculturalism Trumps Protecting Women from Rape

    01/12/2016 8:59:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Since the scores of New Year's Eve sexual attacks on German women by hundreds of men identified as Arab or North African, the left in Germany has faced a dilemma: which to fight for first -- women's human rights or multiculturalism? This was the same dilemma that faced British authorities between 1997 and 2013. During those six years at least 1,400 girls from the age of 11 in just one English city (Rotherham, population 275,000) were raped by gangs of men, nearly all of whom were immigrants (mostly from Pakistan) or their sons. But British authorities kept silent. Why? In...
  • American Universities Begin to Implode

    11/24/2015 1:22:04 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | November 24, 2015 | Dennis Prager Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/427545/american-universities-im
    For over half a century, American universities, with few exceptions, have ceased teaching and begun indoctrinating. In the past few weeks, this downhill spiral has accelerated. The university is now a caricature of an educational institution. It is difficult to come up with an idea or policy that is more absurd than the ideas and policies that now dominate American campuses.
  • They Really Hate Ben Carson

    10/13/2015 10:33:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    The invective against Dr. Ben Carson coming from the left is extraordinary, even for the left. Now that Carson, one of the pre-eminent brain surgeons in America, has become a viable candidate for president, the left has labelled him everything awful it can come up with. One left-wing columnist, Charles Blow of The New York Times, even disparaged his intelligence. But there were two attacks made this past week that should be beyond the pale even for the left. The first was that Carson "blamed the victims" in the Roseburg, Oregon, community college mass murder. How did that happen? On...
  • Does It Feel Good -- or Do Good?

    10/22/2013 6:10:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    There is a question that all of us need to ask. How we respond makes all the difference in what type of life we lead and what type of world we make. That question is: Does an action feel good or do good? Let me give three areas of examples -- personal life, the left and most recently, unfortunately, the right. In the personal sphere, many parents, especially in this last generation, have done what feels good rather than what does good. It feels good to give one's children what they want, but it rarely does good. It feels good...
  • 'Does It Do Good?' vs. 'Does It Feel Good?' Left-Right Differences: Part III

    06/09/2015 7:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    A fundamental difference between the left and right concerns how each assesses public policies. The right asks, "Does it do good?" The left asks a different question. One example is the minimum wage. In 1987, The New York Times editorialized against any minimum wage. The title of the editorial said it all -- "The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00." "There's a virtual consensus among economists," wrote the Times editorial, "that the minimum wage is an idea whose time has passed. Raising the minimum wage by a substantial amount would price working poor people out of the job market . ... More...
  • The Differences Between Left and Right: Part I

    05/27/2015 8:01:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Dennis Prager
    Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose. But if you can’t explain both sides, how do you know you’re right? At the very least, you need to understand both the liberal and conservative positions in order to effectively understand your own. I grew up in a liberal world — New York, Jewish and Ivy League graduate school. I was an 8-year-old when President Dwight Eisenhower ran for re-election against the Democratic nominee, Adlai Stevenson. I knew nothing about...
  • The Left Rejects Painful Truths

    06/16/2015 6:45:05 AM PDT · by ThanhPhero · 28 replies
    TownHall ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    At the core of left-wing thought is a rejection of painful realities, the rejection of what the French call les faits de la vie: the facts of life. Conservatives, on the other hand, are all too aware of these painful realities of life and base many of their positions on them. One such example was the subject of my first column on Left-Right differences: whether people are basically good. When liberals blame violent crime in America on poverty, one reason they do is that liberal beliefs since the Enlightenment have posited that human nature is good. Therefore, when people do...
  • The Left Rejects Painful Truths: Left-Right Differences, Part IV

    06/16/2015 7:09:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a difference between Left and Right that is rarely noted despite the fact that it is at least as important as any other and even explains many of the other differences. At the core of left-wing thought is a rejection of painful realities, the rejection of what the French call les faits de la vie: the facts of life. Conservatives, on the other hand, are all too aware of these painful realities of life and base many of their positions on them. One such example was the subject of my first column on Left-Right differences: whether people are basically...
  • Differences Between Left and Right, Part II

    06/02/2015 6:28:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 3 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The difference between Right and Left addressed in this column concerns a fundamentally different method that each utilizes in order to improve society.Conservatives believe that the way to a better world is almost always through moral improvement of the individual — by each person doing battle with his own moral defects. It is true that in particularly violent and evil societies such as fascist, communist and Islamist tyrannies the individual must be preoccupied with battling outside forces. Almost everywhere else, however, and certainly in a free and decent country such as America, the greatest battle of the individual must be...
  • Islam Gets Special Treatment

    01/13/2015 12:42:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    Since 9/11, the Western world's academic, media, political elites have done their best to portray Islam in a favorable light, treating it very differently from all other religions. Criticism of every doctrine, religious or secular, is permitted, often encouraged. But not of Islam. Only positive depictions are allowed. We'll start with an example of pro-Islamic bias that is so ubiquitous that no one seems to notice it. Why do Western media -- overwhelmingly composed of irreligious people, one might add -- always deferentially refer to Muhammad as "the Prophet Muhammad" in news articles and opinion pieces? When Jesus is mentioned,...
  • Hugh Hewitt Argues Against the Afterlife and God's Reward

    11/20/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 64 replies
    Dennis Prager Radio Show | 11-20-14 | Self
    Hugh Hewitt Argues Against the Afterlife and God's Reward Hugh Hewitt, Salem Radio host and establishment GOP par exellance (famous for being a Romney acolyte and biographer) was just on the Dennis Prager show arguing that a person's morality is unaffected by their belief or non-belief in the after life or Heaven or Hell.  Prager, Jewish and a fellow Salem host, argued the opposite.  I didn't recognize Hugh's voice and at first thought it was a liberal caller sparring with Dennis, saying that whether or not one believes in the after life has no bearing in whether they act in...
  • If it harms America, it's good for Democrats

    10/27/2014 8:53:51 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/27/2014 | DENNIS PRAGER
    In almost every area of life, the better things are, the worse it is for the Democratic Party. Democrats have placed themselves in the role of benefiting from social and moral dysfunction. And they have embraced this role. The Democratic Party cultivates singlehood, black anger at America, Latino separatism, victimhood, group grievance and dependency on government. Nor is this the only way in which Democrats do terrible damage to America. They are also tearing America apart, setting women against men (with such falsehoods as “the war on women,” “the rape culture” at American colleges and the nonsense that “women are...
  • What the Arab World Produces

    09/30/2014 2:02:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-30-2014 | Dennis Prager
    At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products. It has produced essentially no technology, medicine or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, art or to intellectual development. According to the most recent United Nations Arab Human Development Reports (2003-2005), written by Arab intellectuals, Greece, with a population of 11 million, annually translates five times more books from English than the entire Arab world, population 370 million. Nor is this a new development. The total number of books...
  • 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...