“The 1619 Project doesn’t seem to believe in America or black people,”—those words come from Brown University Economics Professor Glenn Loury, talking about the New York Times’ project that’s pushing a revisionist history of slavery and the United States.
The 1619 Project aims to redefine America’s founding date and its founding values.
The 1619 Project presents a stilted view of American history. It tells of slavery (almost exclusively) but not the Civil War. It covers the Tuskegee Experiment but not the Tuskegee Airmen.
Theirs is a demonstrably false story of America as the forever oppressor and black Americans as the forever victims.
But the battle has now been joined.
A group of leading black intellectuals—led by Civil Rights Movement veteran Bob Woodson—have launched “1776 Unites” as a direct response to 1619’s divisiveness.
Woodson is correcting the historical record, as he said, “in the spirit of 1776, the date of America’s true founding.”Read More »
Townhall Review – February 22, 2020
Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, a life-long Democrat, about her viral article, “After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020.”
Dennis Prager talks with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Kristen Waggoner about their suit in Connecticut challenging transgender sports competition in girls athletics.Read More »
Townhall Review – February 8, 2020Read More »
Perhaps the most pronounced problem Democrats have in 2020 is, to paraphrase U2, they can neither live with or without Bernie Sanders.
They can’t nominate him and win—but they need his supporters—and Bernie backers have a healthy sense distrust of the Democrat establishment that rigged the 2016 primary against their guy.
A recent Emerson College survey finds a remarkable spread between Bernie supporters and those of the other Democrat POTUS frontrunners as to the question of, “Will you support whoever the Democrat nominee turns out to be?”
90 percent of Warren voters and 87 percent of Biden voters say, “Yes.”
By contrast, only 54 percent of Bernie voters answer in the affirmative.
That is a significant disparity.
The Democrat Party establishment wants to secure the Bernie bros support but discard Bernie. But: Without the support of the base, they cannot win.
They have a problem.Read More »
Townhall Review – January 11, 2020
President Trump addresses the nation following the military strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
Hugh Hewitt and retired New York Times London Bureau Chief John Fisher Burns talk about the European reaction.
Seth Leibsohn gives his views what he calls a “vanishing frame of reference.”Read More »
New York Times columnist David Brooks wants Democrats to drop their impeachment gambit.
His colleague Bret Stephens wants Democratic presidential candidates to pare down their essentially socialist proposals that would Venezuela-ize the American economy.
And the brothers Emanuel—my former mayor, Rahm and Ari—don’t think it’s a good idea to tell 150 million Americans that even if they like their private health insurance they don’t get to keep it.
And what’s the response?
Elizabeth Warren continues to push her complete set of Marxist fantasies.
Joe Biden calls for fossil fuel company executives—yes—to be imprisoned.
And Pete Buttigieg wants to decriminalize all illegal drugs in the face of the opioid crisis.
As we enter the election year, Democrats are divided into two camps.
One wants to defeat Trump at the ballot box.
The other just wants to exact vengeance on Trump voters.
All the candidates to this point are in the “vengeance” camp.Read More »