Authors
Daniel J. Flynn
Daniel J. Flynn
Daniel J. Flynn, a senior editor of The American Spectator, is the author of Cult City: Harvey Milk, Jim Jones, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco (ISI Books, 2018), The War on Football (Regnery, 2013), Blue Collar Intellectuals (ISI Books, 2011), A Conservative History of the American Left (Crown Forum, 2008), Intellectual Morons (Crown Forum, 2004), and Why the Left Hates America (Prima Forum, 2002). His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, New York Post, City Journal, National Review, and his own website, www.flynnfiles.com.   
by | Apr 3, 2020

The cable-news coronavirus chyron counters note the number that die, but nothing about the people we lose. They tend to be really old and already quite sick. Men outnumber women in cases and fatalities. In the United States, the tri-state…

by | Mar 27, 2020

Charles Mackay wrote not of pandemics but “moral epidemics” 179 years ago in Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. “We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object,” he observed, “and go mad in its…

by | Mar 20, 2020

We could organize a mass protest. But then the health police then soon organize our mass incarceration. We could pray together that our leaders regain their senses if only they did not take away church as well. Maybe a teach-in?…

by | Mar 13, 2020

The speech America needed to hear came on Wednesday night from Instagram and not the Oval Office. A bare-chested, tattooed Chet Hanks offered a calm voice amid a din of nervously cackling Chicken Littles. “I just got off the phone…

by | Mar 6, 2020

“Socialism is coming,” J. A. Wayland promised in 1902. “It’s coming like a prairie fire and nothing can stop it!” No man did more than Wayland, a millionaire socialist–entrepreneur, to fulfill this unrealized prophecy. In the decade leading up to…

by | Feb 28, 2020

A resilient people overcoming SARS, the Y2K bug, acid rain, and killer bees confronts yet another existential challenge in the Wuhan coronavirus. The response to this crisis resembles the resolute reaction to the 1976 swine-flu epidemic, which killed but one…

by | Feb 21, 2020

When it comes to a brokered Democratic Convention, the odds are good because the goods are odd. In Wednesday’s debate, former front-runner Joe Biden confused “moderators” for “monitors,” said “secondly” on a thirdly or fourthly, and talked about the five…

by | Feb 14, 2020

A joke going around Democratic circles: What’s the difference between Joe Biden, Jesus Christ, and herpes? Joe Biden ain’t ever coming back. Four nurses not in on that joke feverishly sought to resuscitate the ailing candidate on ABC several hours…

by | Feb 7, 2020

The Democratic Party drove its carbon-neutral clown car off a cliff this week. Jerry Nadler, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Adam Schiff, and other passengers euphorically urged Nancy Pelosi to step on the accelerator in midair. The overstuffed car that launched in the…

by | Jan 31, 2020

Rep. Adam Schiff said that if Barack Obama encouraged a foreign power to investigate a political opponent, then the last president would have committed an impeachable offense. “Under no circumstances do you go outside of your own legitimate law enforcement…

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