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by | Feb 15, 2019

I wrote here last week about the reaction to President Trump’s condemnation of socialism in his State of the Union. He said something indisputably factual and indubitably obvious to most Americans: “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new…

by | Feb 13, 2019

Watermelons: green on the outside, red on the inside. Leftist environmentalists hate that. And yet, they do little to eschew the label. Quite the contrary, they earn it in spades. They have from the outset. Whether sheer coincidence or because…

by | Feb 8, 2019

One of the most memorable moments of Donald Trump’s presidency is sure to be his 2019 State of the Union line denouncing socialism. “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,”…

by | Apr 7, 2017

There’s a new book on Ronald Reagan that’s among the most unique and touching ever done on the man. It’s called The President Will See You Now, and it’s an account of his final years by Peggy Grande, a young…

by | Mar 31, 2017

Communist Party USA and the Democratic Socialists of America are claiming surges in interest and membership since the 2016 election and the inauguration of Donald Trump. To be sure, these claims are according to their self-reporting — for what that’s…

by | Mar 9, 2017

The ability of the communist left to consistently dupe an ever-wider group of suckers never ceases to amaze. It’s practically another constant of the universe. I wrote here a few weeks ago about the now-infamous Women’s March, a parade of…

by | Feb 20, 2017

I’ve been getting emails from bewildered colleagues asking about a survey of presidential scholars that determined that Barack Obama is the 12th best president in the history of the United States, putting him near the top quartile of our presidents….

by | Jan 24, 2017

“The most important task,” said communist dictator Kim Il Sung in October 1971, in his address to the Democratic Women’s Union of North Korea, “is to revolutionize and working-classize all the women.” Kim hoisted the torch blazed by glorious female…

by | Oct 25, 2013

I thought Lillian Hellman was dead. It must be her ghost, then, that’s haunting—and writing—at History.com. How else does one explain this “This Day in History” post this week? On October 20, 1947, the notorious Red Scare kicks into high gear in…

by | Oct 7, 2013

In the old days, if you wanted to see master propagandists at work, you looked to Moscow, where none honed the craft as crassly as the boys in the Kremlin. The Soviets were so excellent at manipulation and disinformation, at…

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