Ben Stein’s Diary
Ben Stein’s Diary
by | Apr 3, 2020

Another Thursday in the formerly free United States of America. Now, we live in the terrified, scared, locked-down shadow of that America. The streets are empty. In Beverly Hills, Persians walk down the middle of the streets begging to be…

by | Mar 21, 2020

So, yesterday evening as I was sitting at my computer, along came a call from my very dear friend Mike Visser. He lives in Canada, but he had just seen on FNC that our governor, “Pretty Boy” Gavin Newsom, had…

by | Mar 9, 2020

Today’s young people might have heard the phrase “McCarthyism,” and if they have, it’s as some horrible miasma of Nazism and the “killing fields” and other hovering terror of fear. But I was there, and I lived through it, and…

by | Feb 17, 2020

Sunday Wow, it’s cold here in Los Angeles tonight. It’s hard to believe how cold it is. But the heating of the Earth continues unabated as Trump plays golf. Anyway, speaking of presidents, isn’t it interesting how many Jews are…

by | Feb 13, 2020

Tuesday What an amazing mess the Democrats are in. I thought that all the billions that Mr. Bloomberg was shelling out would get him nowhere. Now it looks as if it will get him the nod. After all, the top…

by | Jan 14, 2020

Long ago and, oh, so far away, an extremely famous Republican president was sitting drinking a bottle of his favorite, Johnny Walker Black. His companion was a high official but certainly no drinker. The question under discussion was, “Why are…

by | Jan 3, 2020

To whom do we owe our freedom? Do we owe it to the nightly news show hosts? I don’t think so. To the rap stars? Again, not a chance. To our great athletes? To the stars whom we sometimes dance…

by | Jan 1, 2020

Here, as the decade ends, is my list of what I am most grateful for, in my own words. Think of it as a sabbatical from complaining. 1.) That I am married to the world’s most wonderful woman, a genuine…

by | Dec 31, 2019

So, dear friends, here we are in the last few hours of the last few days of the decade. And what a crushing, horrific decade it has been. This was the decade in which we started with a black man…

by | Dec 26, 2019

Christmas It’s oddly quiet here in glorious Los Angeles. To me, it seems to be getting more and more quiet week by week here. The Los Angeles that was going to be the business capital of the world and compete…

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