Daniel J. Flynn

Daniel J. Flynn, the author of The War on Football: Saving America’s Game, edits Breitbart Sports.


The Madness of Crowds


Charlotte, a queen who witnessed the decline of her husband into insanity, now watches the city bearing her name descend into madness. A policeman shooting a local citizen sparked the turmoil. We watch the repackaged rerun even though it played past limited engagements in Dallas, Ferguson, Baltimore, and points beyond to negative reviews. The Queen […]

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The Truth and the Donald Catch Up to Hillary


Hillary Clinton affirmed a serious illness this week. It wasn’t bacterial pneumonia. Bill Safire diagnosed the disease twenty years ago when he evaluated Hillary Clinton as a “congenital liar.” After dismissing reports of her ill health as conspiracy theories for much of the summer, the Clinton campaign described the candidate as “overheated” after leaving a […]

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One in four Americans confesses to not reading a book in the last year. That’s up from one in five in the Pew survey taken just five years ago. In a Gallup poll from 1978, a year that began with Ted Nugent autographing an arm with a Bowie knife at a fan’s request and ended […]

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Conservative Crackup Redux


The Culture War ended. We lost. The primary lesson gleaned from the defeat, as well as from the Right’s white flags thrown up against the onslaught of big government, directs conservatives to pick fights with other conservatives rather than liberals. They’re easier to beat. Jonah Goldberg this week called for the excommunication of the Alt-Right […]

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The Standard Bearer of Bull Connor’s Party Calls Trump Racist


A Hillary Clinton campaign video featuring Confederate flags and goobers in white sheets ominously informs, “If Trump wins, they could be running the country.” Mike Tyson didn’t bite Evander Holyfield’s ears because the knockout artist felt he was winning. Such flouting of the Marquess of Queensberry rules of politics (a much rougher sport than boxing) […]

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Shhh! Big Sister Is Listening


The thesaurus, the much-maligned tool of dimwit strivers, enjoys a resurgence at Princeton of all places. The Ivy League school’s human resources department issued guidelines that exclude words relating, even obtusely, to males from job postings aimed to “reflect the inclusive culture and policies at Princeton University.” The school does not yet flag “African American,” […]

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Jingo Jerrys Knock Gold-Medal Gabby Off the Podium in Rio


The only people creepier than those who desecrate the flag are those who deify it. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas made America proud this week by winning her third gold medal. On the podium in Rio she essentially stood at attention as “The Star Spangled Banner” played while her teammates placed hands over heart. Big Brother […]

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Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week.


Americans like their politicians to engage in idiocy after periods of long reflection rather than upon impulse. This helps explain the media pig-pile on Donald Trump for talking before thinking but praise of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for acting foolishly after much consultation, contemplation, and deliberation. Trump wants for prudence; the man he seeks […]

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WikiLeaks Crashes the Party


Democrats liked secret-stealing Russians so much better when they called themselves Communists. Alger Hiss’s Bokhara rug, 1929 Ford Roadster, Woodstock typewriter, fondness for prothonotary warblers, and papers in Whittaker Chambers’ pumpkin never quite shook the faith of the liberal faithful in the Harvard law grad’s innocence of espionage. Such Sputnik-high evidentiary standards evidently no longer […]

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Donald Trump’s Brand New Grand Old Party


Donald Trump’s Buckeye State gathering received a failing grade until Donald Trump delivered an “A+” speech. Less a Republican National Convention than a Trump Parochial Rally, the star of the four-part docudrama came to his own rescue. He did this by melding a familiar GOP message of law and order with a new trio of […]

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