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The New York Times Best-Seller List: My Response to the Times’ Response

Tue, Apr 24, 2018  |  by Dennis Prager

In my last column — “The New York Times Best-Seller List: Another Reason Americans Don’t Trust the Media” — I used my recently published book as evidence that The New York Times best-seller list is not a best-seller list. I pointed out that the book, “The Rational Bible: Exodus,” the first volume of my commentary...
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Ryan’s Retirement Refocuses the Election

Wed, Apr 18, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

Paul Ryan, a leader of exceptional decency and diligence, is leaving the House of Representatives, but his departure may help his party by refocusing the election in November. With Ryan’s retirement, the vote in November won’t be about his record of triumphs—including tax reform and repeal of Obamacare’s mandate—or about his disappointments, such as...
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Striking a Blow for Decency

Wed, Apr 18, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

Carping criticism of the Trump administration’s capable handling of the targeted, allied air strikes against the Syrian dictator follows a long, sad tradition in debates on US foreign policy. The Nazis were profoundly evil in World War II, while Britain was noble in opposing them, but many Americans wanted our country to take no side in the struggle. A few...
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The New York Times Best-Seller List: Another Reason Americans Don’t Trust the Media

Tue, Apr 17, 2018  |  by Dennis Prager

About half the American people do not believe the mainstream media tell the truth. They believe the media are more interested in promoting their left-wing views than reporting the truth. I am, I note with sadness, a member of that half. Here is but one more example: The New York Times best-seller list. As a […] The post The New York Times Best-Seller List:...
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Would Civilians Be Safer if We Stripped Guns from Cops?

Tue, Apr 10, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

The Left seldom uses the same logic on gun control that it applies to incidents of police shootings of unarmed civilians. Not even the most doctrinaire progressive suggests we should make civilians safer from police gunfire by taking guns away from all cops. Most Americans recognize that guns are a necessary tool for the great majority of police officers, though...
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Underwhelming Numbers on Gay Marriage

Tue, Apr 10, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

A recent headline in the Seattle Times triumphantly announced: “Seattle Area Ranks Third for Same Sex Marriages, IRS Data Show.” This meant 1% of all married couples in the Seattle area were gay or Lesbian, double the 0.48% of all marriages nationwide. Contrary to predictions that millions of gay couples would rush to matrimony as soon as the law...
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Chappaquiddick: A Powerful Reminder of Arrogance and Corruption

Tue, Apr 10, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

The new film Chappaquiddick depicts a searing scandal that changed the course of political history. As the only surviving brother in a storied dynasty, 37-year-old Senator Ted Kennedy looked like a sure bet for the Presidency in the Summer of 1969. But after leaving a boozy party with a 28-year-old female passenger, he drove his car off a...
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Whatever the Left Touches it Ruins

Tue, Apr 10, 2018  |  by Dennis Prager

The only way to save Western civilization is to convince more people that leftism — not liberalism — is a nihilistic force. Quite literally, whatever the left touches it ruins. So, here is a partial listing of the damage done by the left and the Democratic Party: The most obvious — and, therefore, the one […] The post Whatever the Left...
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PROVIDENCE AND THE PROPHET: The Meaning of Martin Luther King

Thu, Apr 5, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

Only four individuals in American history have ever been honored with federal holidays bearing their names: Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Though separated by 500 years of history and dramatically divergent backgrounds, these four shared a common characteristic: an unshakable sense that their lives had been...
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Conservatives, Too, Undergo Secular Indoctrination

Tue, Apr 3, 2018  |  by Dennis Prager

Many years ago, I attended a dinner at a wealthy man’s New York City condo with, among others, one of the most prominent and influential conservatives in American life. I admired this man then and I admire him now (he has since passed on). He was a major force for good in America. At one […] The post Conservatives, Too, Undergo Secular Indoctrination...
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Loving Israel Before Israel

Tue, Mar 27, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

In January, Vice President Mike Pence earned a rapturous response from Israel’s Knesset for an emphatic, emotional address that emphasized the unbreakable bond between America and the Jewish state. Meir Soloveichik (whose own article addressing the subject appears on page 12) witnessed the occasion and reported in the Wall Street Journal: “The speech...
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Over-Heated Gun Rhetoric Works Against Reform

Tue, Mar 27, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

If pro-life conservatives ever claimed that supporters of Planned Parenthood had “blood on their hands”, the mainstream media would howl in protest. Why, then, do anti-gun activists who make precisely such claims about supporters of the NRA, draw widespread acclaim for their courage and idealism? The connection between abortion and killing is obvious –...
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Passover Shows that Freedom is a Process

Tue, Mar 27, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

The festival of Passover, which begins this year at sundown of Good Friday, teaches that freedom is a process, not just the absence of slavery. At traditional Seder meals, participants drink four cups of wine, corresponding to the four stages of redemption described in Chapter 6 of Exodus. The Lord promises the Jewish people: “I will take you out from the...
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Trump, Adultery, Morality

Tue, Mar 27, 2018  |  by Dennis Prager

Some years ago, I wrote a column about adultery and politicians. In light of the Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal interviews concerning their alleged (and probable) affairs with President Donald Trump, it is time to revisit the subject. I do not agree with those — right or left, religious or secular — who contend that […] The post Trump,...
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Using Food for More than Delicious Nourishment

Fri, Mar 23, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

By Diane Medved, Ph.D. — Elise had an article to write, and only a day to write it. That’s because, like many term-paper, book, work report and article authors whose livelihood depends on their output, she loves having written, though the process getting there is not so easy.   She knew what she wanted to say, and she knew where online to find the...
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Why Democrats Are Suddenly Unforgiving Moralists

Thu, Mar 22, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

An Economist/YouGov poll asks respondents if they’d back “a presidential candidate who has done immoral acts in private life.” Surprisingly, Democrats seemed less forgiving and flexible than Republicans: A full 48% of Republicans found it acceptable to back a candidate with moral failings, but only 19% of Democrats agreed.  After three decades...
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For Dems, Hunting is Worse than Abortion

Thu, Mar 22, 2018  |  by Michael Medved

A new poll by the Economist/YouGov organization shows glaring contradictions in the way Democrats define morality. On most moral issues, Democrats, take relaxed and tolerant attitudes, with big majorities saying they accept abortion, divorce, gambling, drinking alcohol, birth control, interracial marriage, gay sex, pre-marital sex and doctor-assisted...
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Michael Ramirez
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