American Federalist Journal
Wednesday - February 10, 2016


Sloppy Language and Thinking
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." ...



Republicans Can Get More Black Votes
Star Parker  Tweet

The 2012 presidential election delivered a wake-up call to the Republican Party to improve communication with ...



TSA: Total Security Abyss
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

While a TSA agent pawed my hair bun this weekend, presumably on high alert for improvised explosive bobby pins, I pondered the latest news on the Somalia airplane terror ...



Hillary's Use of the Gender Card Isn't Working
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Hillary Clinton is not a woman, and that's a triumph for feminism and a problem for Hillary. Let me clarify. Yes, technically she is female. But when millions of Americans think of Hillary Clinton, they don't think of her gender; they ...



Fear Not, My Secular Friends
David Limbaugh  Tweet

It amuses me that certain people are convinced that Christians are angry scolds but totally miss the humorlessness and angst of certain Christophobic ...



Toxic Words
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win ...



You Don't Know What Obama Said at the Mosque
Dennis Prager  Tweet

If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media's summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says ...



The Left's Meltdown Over Super Bowl Ads Shows Exactly How Radical It's Become
David French  Tweet

Is there any aspect of family life, of humor, or of history that the Left doesn't want to subvert, upend, or undo? Watching the Super Bowl yesterday, I was reminded once again that the Left lives in its own, upside-down world, where right is ...



Hide Your Daughters - Here Comes Draft Registration
Rich Lowry  Tweet

In the blink of an eye, we've gone from opening combat jobs to women to Republican presidential candidates endorsing registering women for a draft. Hide your daughters -- our deluded and cowardly political elites are a clear and present ...



How to Fix Illegal Immigration in Five Steps without Building a Wall
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Beware the bundler. I don't mean the political fundraiser (though those guys can be pretty shady, too) but the lawmaker, the guy who insists that every issue is related to every other issue and that the only solution is a grand ...



America's Balkan Values
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

The racial spoils industry survives on several requisites. One, Americans must be readily identifiable as being non-white or white. Two, once non-white claimants pass the racial litmus test, they must think and speak in a particular progressive ...



For Americans, Global Freedom Is A Mission That Crosses Party Lines
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

Freedom House, the esteemed human rights and democracy organization, is out with the latest edition of its flagship publication, "Freedom in the World," an annual survey of political rights and civil liberties in every country on ...



In Defense of Football
David French  Tweet

I grew up in the kind of neighborhood where I could walk with my football to the field near my house, kick the ball around a few times, and -- within minutes -- my friends would be pouring out of their homes ready to play for hours on end. Those ...



Slow-Motion Euthanasia
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

It was strange to see Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng in chains, but there she was: shackled, in purplish county-jail scrubs, heavy chains swinging across her belly. She doesn't look like much of a menace to society; in fact, she looks ...



Ambition vs. Conviction on the Debate Stage
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

In the last Democratic debate before the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton came up with her fourth explanation for the gluttonous speaking fees and campaign contributions that the financial sector and investment firms "Wall Street," in liberal ...



Hillary's E-mail Recklessness Compromised Our National Security
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

'Secrecy" sounds so sinister. And when we're talking about government, that is as it should be. In a self-governing society, transparency is our default setting. Secrecy is the government's way of concealing corruption, ...



Hillary's Sincerity Problem
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Dear Reader (including those of you who wanted a Trump-free "news"letter, which this is. Please clap). For reasons having to do with Original Sin, I had to watch the whole Democratic debate last night -- sober! So for that, and other ...



An Open Letter to Jeb Bush
Mona Charen  Tweet

Dear Gov. Bush: There are many ways to express your love of country. One is to serve as president. In your case, that path seems closed. Since April, you spent the better part of $15 million in Iowa, yet you came sixth, winning just 2.8 percent of ...



Ted Cruz and the Body of Christ
David Limbaugh  Tweet

There is a misplaced fear -- shared, I'm sad to say, by many on the right -- that Christian conservatives are zealots, theocrats and all-around ...



Cruz, Rubio, and the Moral Bankruptcy of Progressive Identity Politics
David French  Tweet

Here is the first reality of American identity politics: White progressives run the entire enterprise. Here is the second reality: That means sexual liberty trumps all, including racial equality. How else to explain the mainstream media's ...