Dennis Prager from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:32:25 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dennis Prager from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/dennis-prager-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager 8819c8dde4225d105f5ee2204231eeeb The Cowards of Academia for 04/25/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/04/17/the-cowards-of-academia Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Now that student mobs at universities around America (and elsewhere in the West) have silenced conservative speaker after conservative speaker, it has dawned on a small number of left-wing professors that the public is beginning to have contempt for the universities. As a result, a handful of academics at a handful of universities have signed statements on behalf of allowing "diverse" views to be heard at the university.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">These statements are worthless.</span><p>Updated: Tue Apr 25, 2017</p> 8163cc5a69d52cad5174ec44d54d27e5 Two Weeks of Great Clarity for 04/18/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/04/17/two-weeks-of-great-clarity Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If you prize clarity, then these past weeks were some of the best in memory.</p> <p>1. When America leads, the world is better.</p> <p>For the first time in eight years, the allies of America and the world's decent people celebrated America's return to leadership. Just about all of them understand that if the United States doesn't exercise its power, the worst regimes on Earth will. <p>Updated: Tue Apr 18, 2017</p> f9781adc53ccf2293408ffa7c863b00f It's Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President for 04/04/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/04/17/its-time-for-conservatives-to-celebrate-this-president Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Do conservatives &#8212; or non-leftists, for that matter &#8212; appreciate just how terrific Donald Trump has been as president? And how lucky we are that he won the presidency?</p> <p>I don't know the answer. <p>Updated: Tue Apr 04, 2017</p> ad7864623264d4fe6bfcef33083a68ea Purists Kill Whatever They Believe In for 03/28/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/03/17/purists-kill-whatever-they-believe-in Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>According to The New York Times, 10 moderates, 15 conservatives and eight other Republicans would have voted against the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. So, then, 15 or so conservatives made it impossible to pass the bill favored by nearly every other Republican and President Donald Trump. If that is the case, what we have here is another conservative example of purism and principle ruining another major opportunity to do good.</p> <p>The first purist conservative example were the Never-Trumpers, who believed it was better for Hillary Clinton to be elected president and for the left to have four more years of presidential power than for Trump to win.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 28, 2017</p> 7a9919a140e99f8999b5110453b442d7 The Most Dangerous Addiction of Them All: Entitlements for 03/21/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/03/17/the-most-dangerous-addiction-of-them-all-entitlements Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>All addictions &#8212; whether to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex or cigarettes &#8212; are very hard to escape. </p> <p>There is one addiction, however, that may be more difficult than any other to escape, in part because it is not even regarded as an addiction. It is entitlements addiction, the addiction to getting something for nothing.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 21, 2017</p> 551c986c4a49d6045146808b396d9e62 Some on the Left Now Criticize the Students They Created for 03/14/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/03/17/some-on-the-left-now-criticize-the-students-they-created Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the last few weeks, there has been a spate of columns by writers on the left condemning the left-wing college students who riot, take over university buildings and shout down speakers with whom they differ.</p> <p>These condemnations, coming about 50 years too late, should not be taken seriously.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 14, 2017</p> 97685d2ffa0812bf42a9f695a5db9f97 Why Do American Jews Want Thousands of Jew Haters in America? for 03/07/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/03/17/why-do-american-jews-want-thousands-of-jew-haters-in-america Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Last week, the Jerusalem Post and other news agencies reported that in a Paris suburb, two Jewish brothers wearing kippot (Jewish skullcaps) were attacked while driving their car by Middle Easterners driving another car.</p> <p>According to a case report: "While the vehicle was in motion, the driver and a passenger shouted anti-Semitic slogans at the brothers that included 'Dirty Jews, You're going to die!' ... The vehicle forced the brothers to stop their car, and they were surrounded by several men ... The men came out of a hookah cafe on to the side street ... The alleged attackers surrounded the brothers, then kicked and punched them repeatedly while threatening that they would be murdered if they moved. One of the alleged attackers then sawed off the finger of one of the brothers."<p>Updated: Tue Mar 07, 2017</p> 1432982cec1205dcadef8bf4df9d2964 A Nation of Immigrants -- Only If They Assimilate for 02/28/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/02/17/a-nation-of-immigrants-only-if-they-assimilate Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>I am writing this column in Japan, a country whose crime rate is the lowest among countries with large populations. I asked my Japanese translator, a middle-aged woman, what she thought.</p> <p>"Why is there is so little crime in Japan?" I asked.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 28, 2017</p> d5400e06236e30d7d01386a2720060be Why Professors Object to Being Recorded for 02/21/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/02/17/why-professors-object-to-being-recorded Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>After the election of Donald Trump as president, a professor at Orange Coast College in California, Olga Perez Stable Cox, went into an extended hate rant against the president-elect. Among other things, she described Trump's election as an "act of terrorism," labeled him a white supremacist and called Vice President-elect Mike Pence "one of the most anti-gay humans in this country."</p> <p>And this wasn't even a political science class in which one might expect political talk, no matter how irresponsible. Cox is a professor of human sexuality.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 21, 2017</p> f09326d60f7c0df5efe6937107182846 Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed for 02/14/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/02/17/note-to-the-left-four-years-ago-conservatives-were-just-as-depressed Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>BY DENNIS PRAGER</p> <p>RELEASE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017<p>Updated: Tue Feb 14, 2017</p> 7558a68b272a4532c0d15ab6a4035bdd Audi: The Car for the Unhappy Woman for 02/07/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/02/17/audi-the-car-for-the-unhappy-woman Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In the Audi Super Bowl ad, a male voice in grave tones says: </p> <p>"What do I tell my daughter?<p>Updated: Tue Feb 07, 2017</p> 4d7d7c7b39ef4713553ea7935fa4605d Why My Stepsons' Father Killed Himself for 01/31/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/01/17/why-my-stepsons-father-killed-himself Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Last week, my two stepsons' father, a man who loved life, killed himself. </p> <p>I would like to tell you why.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 31, 2017</p> cda65d13f72a3b3703893a5ce30e2830 America's Second Civil War for 01/24/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/01/17/americas-second-civil-war Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It is time for our society to acknowledge a sad truth: America is currently fighting its second Civil War.</p> <p>In fact, with the obvious and enormous exception of attitudes toward slavery, Americans are more divided morally, ideologically and politically today than they were during the Civil War. For that reason, just as the Great War came to be known as World War I once there was World War II, the Civil War will become known as the First Civil War when more Americans come to regard the current battle as the Second Civil War.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 24, 2017</p> 8eafe7ff446bb06f857f1d9ae56d2eae A Guide to Basic Differences Between Left and Right for 01/17/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/01/17/a-guide-to-basic-differences-between-left-and-right Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Source of Human Rights</p> <p>Left: government</p> <p>Right: the Creator<p>Updated: Tue Jan 17, 2017</p> 8680df79b18e97426b9228e640d6d010 Disturbing Lessons from the Chicago Beating for 01/10/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/01/17/disturbing-lessons-from-the-chicago-beating Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Last week, four young blacks &#8212; two males, both 18 years old; and two females, 18 and 24 years-old &#8212; kidnapped a mentally disabled 18-year-old white boy and tortured him for 24 hours. Among other things, they kicked him, beat him, cut his scalp, made him drink from the toilet and made him kiss the floor while saying he loves black people. During the beatings, the suspects yelled out, "F&#8212;- white people, boy" and "F&#8212;- Donald Trump." </p> <p>The victim was found by police on Jan. 3rd. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 10, 2017</p> 24253a9f1a65b28adec6c7f245778452 Where Have All the Christmas Decorations Gone? A Meditation on Joyless Secularism for 12/20/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/12/16/where-have-all-the-christmas-decorations-gone-a-meditation-on-joyless-secularism Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Where I live (near Los Angeles) you can drive for blocks without seeing a single home with Christmas lights, let alone a manger scene or some other religious decoration. And you can drive miles and see fewer than a dozen.</p> <p>I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in an area where most residents were either Italian or Jewish. So many homes had Christmas decorations that you could almost be sure that if the home wasn't decorated, a Jewish family lived in it. And while I was &#8212; and remain &#8212; a committed Jew, I loved &#8212; and still love &#8212; those decorated homes. It makes December special. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 20, 2016</p> 8e9eb9d8cd467fa30625bec031515898 On Men Viewing Women as Sex Objects for 12/13/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/12/16/on-men-viewing-women-as-sex-objects Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>My last column was titled "Is Donald Trump a Misogynist?" After reading reactions throughout the internet, I realize how important it is to elaborate on the subject of how men view women.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">One of the proofs that higher education makes those who attend college more foolish, more naive and often even more ignorant about life than those who never attended college is the widespread belief among the well-educated that when men sexually objectify women it means that they are misogynists, haters of women.</span><p>Updated: Tue Dec 13, 2016</p> e11c3eed2e7bc2858436ac2bdb6e89f8 Is Donald Trump a Misogynist? for 12/06/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/12/16/is-donald-trump-a-misogynist Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>You have to marvel at the ease with which our fellow Americans who call themselves progressive label those with whom they differ as sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist and bigoted.</p> <p>I always wonder: Do they believe it? Or do they say it because they lack intellectual arguments?<p>Updated: Tue Dec 06, 2016</p> 504004c66e85f2b00ec21b187543baef 10 Reasons Left-Wingers Cut Trump Voters From Their Lives for 11/29/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/11/16/10-reasons-left-wingers-cut-trump-voters-from-their-lives Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Many Hillary Clinton voters have ceased communicating with friends, and even family members, who voted for Donald Trump. It is so common that The New York Times published a front-page article on the subject headlined, "Political Divide Splits Relationships &#8212; and Thanksgiving, Too." </p> <p>The article begins with three stories:<p>Updated: Tue Nov 29, 2016</p> 09b8baef4a519b5669d691b315b723a8 Feminism Makes Weak Women for 11/22/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/11/16/feminism-makes-weak-women Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Feminism claims to stand for two things above all: women's equality and enabling women to be strong.</p> <p>Regarding the first aim, no decent man or woman opposes the concept of equality of the sexes. But people who do not call themselves feminists have a problem with the feminist notion of equality: <span class="column--highlighted-text">Most feminists have conflated equality and sameness. And that's a huge mistake; the sexes are equal, but they are different.</span><p>Updated: Tue Nov 22, 2016</p>