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.   

NFL Completes Hail Mary to Beat Social-Justice Wreckers

 

Our long national nightmare is over. The National Football League outlawed national anthem kneeling on Wednesday. “This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell explained in a statement. “Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the […]

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Moses Farrow Depicts Mia Farrow, Not Woody Allen, as Abuser

 

Moses Farrow, adopted son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, portrays the former as the abuser in their household in a lengthy blog post. He paints his adoptive father as an innocent smeared as a result of embarking on a distasteful relationship with his lover’s adopted daughter. Present on the day Allen supposedly molested seven-year-old […]

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The Witch Hunt

 

“Congratulations America,” Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. “[W]e are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History.” Tituba, spectrally and respectfully, disagrees. The greatest witch hunt in American history, which concluded 325 years ago this month, featured several Robert Mueller-type figures, including, especially, Cotton Mather. Though Mather did not directly participate […]

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Tom Wolfe Leaves Us at 88

 

Tom Wolfe wrote journalism as a novelist and novels as a journalist. This sometimes worked. Wolfe died at 88 on Monday after a lifelong battle with age. As a septuagenarian, he wrote I Am Charlotte Simmons, a novel about the campus hookup culture. He really did not know his place. He wore white suits in […]

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Brazil’s Miss Bumbum Contest Becomes Trans Rights Battleground

 

A very serious civil rights struggle — the stuff that Martin Luther King surely envisioned — engulfs Brazil, home of the Miss Bumbum contest. “I always dreamed of taking part in Miss Bumbum, but I never thought it would be possible,” Paula Oliveira, a transsexual contestant, tells the UK’s Sun, a newspaper whose page-three bias […]

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Donald Trump’s Best Week Ever

 

Donald Trump enjoys the best week of his presidency. His detractors, whose mood swings remain inversely proportional to the president’s popularity, suffered through a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. They will remember it the way normal Americans remember 9/11, the Challenger explosion, or the Kennedy Assassination. For years to come, they ask their […]

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Donald Trump Gives Eric Schneiderman Black Eye, Stitches

 

The part of The New Yorker article on former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman most damning him as a loon involves neither his alleged drug use nor his penchant for calling a Sri Lankan girlfriend his “brown slave.” It pertains to how his total-politics mindset affected his personal life. “His emotional state seemed to […]

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Saturday Night Lame

 

“The fun of Saturday Night Live was always you never knew which way they leaned politically,” Rob Schneider recently told The New York Daily News. “You kind of assumed they would lean more left and liberal, but now the cat’s out of the bag they are completely against Trump, which I think makes it less […]

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Defining Deviancy Up

 

In a 1993 article called “Defining Deviancy Down,” Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote of proliferation of the deinstitutionalized mentally ill, violent crime, drug use, and illegitimacy — in other words, transgressions of moral and legal rules by citizens. He observed that “we are getting used to a lot of behavior that is not good for […]

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Megaphone Mark & the Columbia Takeover 50 Years Later

 

Mark Rudd wrote a piece in the New York Times last weekend on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the protests that shut down Columbia University. A reaction piece at Fox News strangely objected not to Rudd’s article but to its byline, which did not mention the author’s past history in the Weather Underground. […]

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