Daniel J. Flynn

Daniel J. Flynn, a senior editor of The American Spectator, is the author of 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.   

Never That Great, Huh?


“We’re not going to make America great again,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo informed this week. “It was never that great.” “America Was Never That Great” does not pop as a campaign slogan, at least in America, the way “Make America Great Again” did. It falters more as history. The air conditioner saving Cuomo from […]

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Sunlight, Not Suffocation, Still the Best Disinfectant


 Some ideas strike as more offensive than an Alex Jones conspiracy theory. The idea that censoring Alex Jones conspiracy theories represents enlightenment rather than benightedness comes to mind. Apple, Spotify, Facebook, and YouTube banned content from the InfoWars honcho this week. Twitter opted to let twits tweet. “The other companies recognized that Jones was spreading […]

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New York Times

Some Racism Is More Equal Than Others


The New York Times named anti-white racist Sarah Jeong to its editorial board earlier this week. The new hire’s social media history reads like something David Duke might write, if only the reader substitutes “white” for all mentions of his disfavored groups. Her posts featured the hashtag “#CancelWhitePeople,” proclaimed Caucasians “only fit to live underground […]

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Captain Ahab Aims Harpoons at… Trump’s Tweets


The New York Times reports that special counsel Robert Mueller “is scrutinizing tweets and negative statements from the president about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the former FBI director James B. Comey.” The Old Gray Lady did not divulge whether the special counsel also seeks the names of books checked out on the president’s library […]

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Comedy’s Robespierre on the Guillotine


Trevor Noah carried a pitchfork in the mob that decapitated Roseanne Barr, calling her tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett to a Planet of the Apes character “s–t-your-pants racism.” The Daily Show host boasted that “even the anti-PC brigade agreed” and condemned the people who would not condemn Barr enough. Robespierre now gets his turn at the […]

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Did the FBI Lie to the FISA Court?


Consider the source. The FBI did not allow the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to do just that. Instead, the heavily-redacted application for a warrant to surveil U.S. citizen Carter Page obscures the source. It never says, at least in the unredacted portions, that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid operatives to […]

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Liberals Finally Come Around on ‘Evil Empire’


Liberals have finally come around to Ronald Reagan’s “evil empire” assessment. The slaughter of sailors at Krondstadt, the mass executions of 22,000 Polish army officers, policemen, and other leaders in the Katyn massacres, and the murder of Leon Trotsky with an ice pick all failed to persuade. Vladimir Putin’s seeming fondness for Donald Trump proved […]

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Worse Than Yalta? Really?


Robin Wright of the New Yorker dubbed the Helsinki summit the worst such meeting between Russian and American leaders. The event left New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to write, “Donald Trump is either an asset of Russian intelligence or really enjoys playing one on TV.” Former CIA director John Brennan called Trump’s performance “nothing […]

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Who Kept Putting Strzok in Charge?


Let no one say Peter Strzok failed to prove interference into the U.S. presidential election by an intelligence agency. The more zealously Strzok pursued the idea of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, the more convinced observers became that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to include disgraced former acting director Andrew McCabe, attorney Lisa […]

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The Media Litmus Test on Litmus Tests


Donald Trump plans to announce his choice to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The Democratic Party and its media auxiliary justify opposition to the nominee without a nominame because the Republicans surely impose a litmus test on abortion. Charles Cameron and Jonathan Kastellec write at Vox that “the dam really […]

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