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.   

Resurrecting the Jonestown Dead

 

The question of how over 900 people came to kill themselves in the South American jungle animated the writing of Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco. But in trying to solve that puzzle another puzzle, well, puzzled. How did the victims go from “religious zealots” in the first […]

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‘Cult City’ Comes Out Today

 

Today marks the day I have been waiting ten years for. Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco officially became available for purchase a few hours ago. I toiled over my sixth book, off and on, for the last decade. That’s a record for me, and one that I […]

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The Blue Undertow

 

In losing the battle over Brett Kavanaugh Democrats may have lost the war over future Brett Kavanaughs. The U.S. Senate, in play prior to the bitter confirmation hearings, now looks like a lost cause. Republican Martha McSally, who consistently trailed in the polls, now leads Kyrsten Sinema by six points in the Arizona Senate race. […]

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When Did the Democratic Party Become Antifa?

 

“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength,” reflected longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer. The events of the last month affirm this wisdom. A Democratic Party lacking the White House, majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate, and the Supreme Court imitated strength in practicing rudeness. Now, hours before the confirmation vote that they sought […]

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CNN Personality Arrested Protesting Kavanaugh

 

Capitol Police arrested 59 people protesting Brett Kavanaugh near the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday afternoon. Those in zip-tie handcuffs include a familiar CNN talking head. Video shot by Roll Call clearly shows at around the 2:34 mark cops frisking a detained Sally Kohn, a CNN commentator and Huffington Post contributor, at the demonstration. The […]

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No Contest: Kavanaugh vs. the Committtee

 

If Brett Kavanaugh wins confirmation to the Supreme Court, he can thank himself. With nobody willing to say “boo” to Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser appeared credible, nice, and likable in her testimony. She did not filibuster in her answers. Her voice, with its high pitch and uptalk inflections, sounded not like that of a […]

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First Glimpse of Christine Blasey Ford

 

America got its first opportunity to take measure of Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday morning. Wearing a blue shirt under a blue jacket, the professor wore coke-bottle reading glasses and tended to look down while reading her prepared remarks. Ford appeared nervous and almost giddy at the outset of these remarks to the Senate Judiciary […]

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Grassley Strikes the Right Tone

 

Senator Chuck Grassley looked very effective, perhaps not in his ability to read words aloud, in his opening statements at the Kavanaugh-Ford hearings Thursday morning. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee offered an apology to Christine Blasey Ford for threats on her family and lamented what it said about our democracy. He laid out […]

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Democrats Have a Gang Rape Fantasy

 

Democrats have a gang rape fantasy. “We are aware of significant evidence of multiple house parties in the Washington, D.C. area during the early 1980s, during which Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge and others would participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs to allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them,” cable news […]

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Sketchy Case Against Kavanaugh #MeToo’s Thermidor?

 

Eighty years ago, “Me Too” described Republicans eager to publicly second the policies of Franklin Roosevelt, a feeling so pervasive that the party nominated for president in 1940 a man who a few months earlier registered as a Democrat. “Me-Too Republican” generally conjured up not opportunists but an oversocialized character longing for approval from his […]

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