Shrill Bias & False Equivalencies

BY SAM HOOPER The hand-in-glove partnership between the mainstream media and the progressive “Resistance” may pay dividends in the midterms – but if so, it will likely also be their undoing in 2020. Here is CNN’s Don Lemon calling white men the greatest terrorist risk to the United States live on air last week – moments after sanctimoniously calling for an end to divisiveness or demonising certain … Continue reading Shrill Bias & False Equivalencies

Bringing Back Patriotism

BY SAM HOOPER Open Borders zealots and anti-immigration hawks could yet come to a pragmatic compromise that works for all, if only they stopped viewing the immigration debate as a zero-sum, existential war. This Texas town shows the potential fruits of such compromise. One of the nicest things about having moved from Britain to the United States is the fact that I now live in … Continue reading Bringing Back Patriotism

Believe in Something

BY FRANK HAVILAND Believe in something, even if it’s only your victim status. Genuine sacrifice is the stuff of legend and is therefore reassuringly rare. For the biblical among us, there are the towering figures of Abraham or Christ himself to live up to. For historians, there are titans such as Martin Luther King or Emmeline Pankhurst. If it’s sport you want, you could do … Continue reading Believe in Something

We’re Losing this War

BY SAM HOOPER The good aspects of this populist insurgency in America and Britain need saving from horrified (and increasingly organised) antidemocratic elites – but also from cynical and incompetent populist leaders who are squandering our last best hope of democratic renewal. For all the furious words being written and opinions expressed of late, nothing much seems to be changing. Despite a political discourse which … Continue reading We’re Losing this War

The Immigration Conflation

BY SAM HOOPER One of the traits of some accomplished liars is the fact that they are able to make themselves believe their own deceptions. This ability to convince oneself of one’s own lies is what makes many pathological liars so effective, but even many people who are not pathological liars can come to “misremember” certain events after decades of repeating a particular narrative – … Continue reading The Immigration Conflation

Alas Trump & Jones

BY JAMIE FOSTER Owen Jones caused the viewers of Good Morning Britain consternation when he announced he was protesting President Trump’s state visit on behalf of the majority of the country. Viewers quickly took to Twitter to point out Jones was arrogant and delusional and did not speak for them. The controversial columnist seemed to have misjudged the mood of the country when he decided … Continue reading Alas Trump & Jones

Truth Twisters

BY JON ALEXANDER I’m sure you all watched on in horror last week as Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. As a result, their infrastructure has been decimated, much of the region is without power, roads are destroyed and their emergency services stretched to the limit. Yet, the Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, spoke out against the current U.S Government’s response, begging the current … Continue reading Truth Twisters