Daniel J. Flynn

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

More Guns, Less Crime Redux

 

People who hate gun violence should move to a community with a high rate of gun ownership. That’s the counterintuitive takeaway of a new analysis of murder in the United States. John Lott’s Crime Prevention Center looked at violence in the U.S. Most murders take place in two percent of counties. More than half of […]

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Killing O’Reilly

 

Do we live in Idiocracy or Anchorman? The fall of Ron Burgundy Bill O’Reilly suggests the latter movie. His stiletto-heeled pursuers shocked, shocked — yet another movie analogy — reaction to cable the talker noticing them for their appearance indicates that we live in the former. The headlines — “New Bill O’Reilly Accuser Said He […]

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Pilate of the Modern Soul

 

Christians, who celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus this weekend, still don’t know what to make of Pontius Pilate, one of the major players in the climactic scenes of the greatest story ever told. Religious conviction motivates high priest Caiaphas. Greed pushes betrayer Judas. Cowardice compels fair-weather friend Peter. What makes Pilate tick? The […]

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The Stupid Party Finally Gets Smart on the Court

 

Neil Gorsuch, who won unanimous approval from the Senate upon his appointment to the federal bench more than a decade ago, now faces a Democratic caucus nearly as unanimous in its filibuster of him. Donald Trump can have that effect on a Supreme Court nominee. Indeed, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quips, “Democrats would […]

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Time to Retire the Reductio Ad Hitlerum

 

We see the president’s critics clearly when they see Adolf Hitler when they see Donald Trump. “If Trump tries to deport millions,” Keith Olbermann reasons, “logistics will eventually require opening Concentration Camps.” Van Jones, who juxtaposes Trump as a mass-movement leader with “a very bad history of that in Europe over the last century,” maintains […]

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Wildfire Sparked by Book Burning a Sign of Times

 

“Florida Wildfire Tied to Man Burning Trash,” local news reported. A deeper dive into the story of the home-eating conflagration in Nassau County, Florida, reveals that books, not garbage, fueled the flames. Do even paid writers not know the difference between tomes and trash anymore? The Pew Research Center reported in their annual survey on […]

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Trump’s Terrible Swift Sword

 

Bureaucrats braved a bad week. Donald Trump proposes cuts of 29 percent to the State Department, 21 percent to the Departments of Agriculture and Labor, 18 percent to Health and Human Services, and 31 percent to the Environmental Protection Agency in a partial outline of his budget entitled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make […]

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Who Will Wiretap the Wiretappers?

 

The president’s critics regard his accusation against his predecessor as an indictment against himself. “How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process?” Trump queried his Twitter followers. “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” Rep. Adam Schiff called the president’s claims “outlandish.” Trump’s charges may come without […]

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Shall We Maltz? Art as a Weapon in Hollywood

 

More than seven decades ago, writer Albert Maltz predicted Moonlight’s “best picture” win at the Oscars. For that matter, he also predicted past victories by Spotlight, 12 Years a Slave, and American Beauty. “If a work, however thin or inept as a piece of literary fabric, expresses ideas that seem to fit the correct political […]

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Chicago Honors Terrorist After Dishonoring Trump

 

Chicago aldermen honored FALN (Armed Forces of National Liberation) terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera by naming a section of roadway after him. If only Leopold and Loeb, Al Capone, and John Wayne Gacy cloaked their crimes in a cause, then they, too, might now enjoy Second City street-sign salutes. “He was a suspect of FALN bombings starting […]

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