Daniel J. Flynn

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

Hope & Change Comes Eight Years Into the Obama Presidency

 

Barack Obama finally delivers on his message of hope and change on this, the last day of his presidency. Don’t accuse the man of not fulfilling this ubiquitous, and amorphous, campaign pledge. He didn’t stop the rise of the oceans or heal the planet. But he did give America Donald Trump. And in his final […]

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The Blacklist Returns

 

A group called Grab Your Wallet seeks a boycott of L.L. Bean because one of the Maine clothing company’s 50 family owners donated to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. OpenSecrets.com shows that contributions emanating from employees of the Maine company favored Democrats over Republicans this election cycle. The disparity appears especially pronounced at the presidential level. […]

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Some Hate Crimes Are More Equal Than Others

 

Not all hate crimes are created equal. This pertains even to those hate crimes created out of whole cloth, which receive a privileged status when furthering the perceived aims of the underprivileged. The ideological commitment to the idea of systemic inequality nudges popular media to popularize hate crimes, no matter how specious, that propel this […]

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2016, the Year That Time Remembered

 

The obligatory annum-ending column that traffics in fresh nostalgia (the stalest kind) gets a double-dose of it in 2016, the year that time remembered. The calendar nearly past borrowed heavily from the past. One must travel down the box-office bestsellers list to #19 to find an original, live-action film (Central Intelligence) that does not fall […]

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’Tis the Season to Make America Hate Again

 

“Resistance means repetition,” Keith Olbermann says of the looming Donald Trump presidency. “Humiliate him, humiliate him every day, and those who support him.” People intent on humiliating others end up humiliating themselves. Police arrested a Greenville, Mississippi, parishioner of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church for burning down the structure and spray painting “Vote Trump” on […]

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Hillary Clinton, the Hiroo Onoda of American Politics

 

Call Hillary Clinton the Hiroo Onoda of American politics. More than a month after her defeat to Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton continues to wave the bloody shirt instead of the white flag. Of course, as her votaries challenge the election results, the candidate poses for pictures on sylvan hikes, at the Chappaqua Village Market on Thanksgiving […]

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The Progressive Regression

 

The transformation of “progressive” from a proudly worn badge of honor to a pejorative comes as a sign of progress. Eight years of Barack Obama has that effect on a word. “I am someone who is no doubt progressive,” candidate Obama said on the campaign trail in 2008. The use of an anachronistic term to […]

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Attack of the Pfft People

 

The cool clique inevitably reveals itself as the loser league. In Napoleon Dynamite, this phenomenon plays out during the school-auditorium-dance-routine scene, when cool kid Don delivers a patronizing “pfft,” as his classmates go crazy over the title character’s sweet moves. You see it in Revenge of the Nerds, when the dorks switch places with the […]

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Trump Makes Thanksgiving Great Again

 

Thanksgiving was “yuge” for some, “low energy” for others. The first Tuesday (after the first Monday) in November tends to affect the fourth Thursday in November like that. At least, it does every leap year. Once for football and family and food, Thanksgiving increasingly evokes a day when a table’s seats become soap boxes. The […]

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Clinton Crybabies Flunk Out of the Electoral College

 

Can you believe the injustice done to the Pittsburgh Steelers? They gained more yardage and secured ten more first downs than the Cowboys last Sunday, but, because of arcane NFL rules privileging putting the ball in the end zone, the league awarded the victory to Dallas. No fair! Millions of Americans make this protest, if […]

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