Daniel J. Flynn

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

Stolen Valor: The Fake History From a Real Historian That Fooled Presidents and Publishers

 

“Thank you for providing documentation in support of your claim of having received a Purple Heart Medal,” the Veterans Administration informed an ailing William Manchester three years prior to the prolific author’s death that provided the sad coda to 2004’s Memorial Day Weekend. “Unfortunately, the documentation you provided is not sufficient for us to make […]

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For the Russians Before They Were Against the Russians

 

Twenty-nine years ago, Bernie Sanders spent his honeymoon in the Soviet Union. Now he sounds like a Martin Dies Democrat. “President Trump, in a reckless and dangerous manner, has revealed highly classified information to the Russians at a meeting in the Oval Office,” Vermont’s junior senator declared this week, “information that could expose extremely important […]

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The Bayou Taliban

 

America slowly replaces its memorials with amnesials. The transformation means America necessarily becomes another place with hardly anyone the wiser. If “amnesials” do not ring a bell, not to fret. They are designed to make you forget. The city of New Orleans — the oft-flooded place and not the train with 15 cars, 15 restless […]

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Rex Tillerson Translates ‘America First’ to Foggy Bottom Bureaucrats

 

Rex Tillerson confronted the Trump administration’s greatest obstacle to its foreign policy this week. The faceoff took place not in Damascus or Pyongyang but Foggy Bottom. “Now, I think it’s important to also remember that guiding all of our foreign policy actions are our fundamental values: our values around freedom, human dignity, the way people […]

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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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