Daniel J. Flynn

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


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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Trump Picks Pence


Whether Donald Trump selects Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate remains, at least by this article’s filing deadline, a mystery, albeit one not requiring the services of Father Brown — Charlie Brown would do — to solve. No matter. By the time you read this, the Republican vice presidential candidate begins morphing into […]

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Trump, Saddam, and American Hubris


This week punishment came to one presidential candidate telling a truth and reward came to another telling a lie. Such perverse incentives regarding honesty created the bizarro political world we inhabit. “He was a bad guy — really bad guy,” Donald Trump said of Saddam Hussein. “But you know what he did well? He killed […]

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Making Britain Great Again


What France and Germany failed to do the past several centuries with bullets, they succeeded with bureaucrats. Last week, Brits succeeded in repelling the bureaucrats with ballots. Predictions of catastrophe predictably ensued. It’s a bad idea to outsource your government to foreigners. The British recognized this in voting last week to exit the European Union. […]

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Affirmative-Action Decision Affirms Block of Merrick Garland


An affirmative action Supreme Court on Thursday upheld affirmative action at public universities. Shocker. Justice Anthony Kennedy dubbed “student body diversity” at the University of Texas as “central to its identity and educational mission,” and noted evidence the university advanced reporting “feelings of loneli­ness and isolation” among minority students after the earlier Hopwood case restricted […]

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