Dennis Prager from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 25 May 2019 02:27:40 -0700 Dennis Prager from Creators Syndicate 840e96ba03cca16f73b75656172c0395 Are You Sure You Want to Play Russian Roulette With Your Child's Values? for 05/21/2019 Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Most Americans are not aware how morally and intellectually destructive American colleges &#8212; and, increasingly, high schools and even elementary schools &#8212; have become. So, they spend tens of thousands after-tax dollars to send their sons and daughters to college. </p> <p>But today, to send your child to college is to play Russian roulette with their values. <span class="column--highlighted-text">There is a good chance your child will return from college alienated from you, from America, from Western civilization and from whatever expression of any Bible-based religion in which you raised your child.</span><p>Updated: Tue May 21, 2019</p> e38989cc1547ccfc4bf2902662f68c9c Should the Liberty Bell Leave Philadelphia? for 05/14/2019 Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>When most Americans think of Philadelphia &#8212; although probably fewer today than ever before, given the low level of history education in American schools &#8212; they probably think of the founding of the United States, the Liberty Bell and the city's nickname, the City of Brotherly Love.<p>Updated: Tue May 14, 2019</p> 4bb7c49b774f4d21408880f3a18d43a5 Why the Left Mocks the Bible for 05/07/2019 Tue, 07 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>At PragerU, we have released about 400 videos on virtually every subject outside of the natural sciences and math. Along with 2 billion views, the videos have garnered tens of thousands of comments. So we have a pretty good handle on what people most love and most hate. For example, any video defending America or Israel inevitably receives many negative responses. But no videos elicit the amount of contempt and mockery that videos defending religion, explaining the Bible or arguing for God do. </p> <p>Why is that?<p>Updated: Tue May 07, 2019</p> 04c4d595e59e915e30341017a2ae031a Why Most Jews Aren't Bothered by the Times' Anti-Semitic Cartoon for 04/30/2019 Tue, 30 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Last week, The New York Times published a cartoon so anti-Semitic that Bret Stephens wrote in his Times column that it was "an image that, in another age, might have been published in the pages of Der Sturmer." Der Sturmer was the Nazis' major anti-Semitic newspaper. </p> <p>A Times columnist charging the Times with publishing a Nazi-like cartoon is quite a moment in American publishing history. <p>Updated: Tue Apr 30, 2019</p> 3b928aed98e420d92c4dd9ce8a7ef9d2 Why Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Tweeted About 'Easter Worshippers' for 04/23/2019 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Sometimes, a few sentences tell you more about a person &#8212; and, more importantly, an ideology &#8212; than a learned thesis. That is the case with tweets from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama two days ago in response to the mass murder of more than 300 Christians and others in Sri Lanka.</p> <p>Their tweets are worth serious analysis because they reveal a great deal about the left. Of course, they reveal a great deal about Clinton and Obama, too, but that doesn't interest me.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 23, 2019</p> e8a873acf24b429b26059912c67322f6 Notre Dame: An Omen for 04/16/2019 Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The symbolism of the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, the most renowned building in Western civilization, the iconic symbol of Western Christendom, is hard to miss.</p> <p>It is as if God Himself wanted to warn us in the most unmistakable way that Western Christianity is burning &#8212; and with it, Western civilization.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 16, 2019</p> 9426d270c0cd35bb8227d747a48597ae Are Women Malcontents? for 04/09/2019 Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I have decided to finally read what is widely regarded as the literary work that unleashed the modern feminist movement, Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique."</p> <p>I am halfway through the book, and I find it to be a well-written <i>cri de coeur</i> (cry from the heart). Historically speaking, there was always much to lament regarding the status of women. Though I have none of the contempt Friedan has for "housewifery," her description of women who felt they had no sense of self because they were only someone's wife and some children's mother is emotionally compelling.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 09, 2019</p> b859fc50f5e0a7b0f0c5abd8bd964abf How the Left Keeps Me Religious for 04/02/2019 Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Nothing keeps me religious more than the left, not even religion itself.</p> <p>I am not even particularly "spiritual." My religiosity is overwhelmingly rational (the title of my Bible commentary is "The Rational Bible"). I believe in God because creation rationally suggests a Creator.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 02, 2019</p> 4b8e01fac068d7ebaf6c4e20255efa5a Assume the Left Lies and You Will Discover the Truth: Reflections on the Trump-Russia Collusion Lie for 03/26/2019 Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>From the beginning, I repeatedly said the charge that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election was a lie. The president's description of it as a "witch hunt" was accurate.</p> <p>I regularly acknowledged that I was putting my credibility on the line by stating that it was all a hoax. But how did I know that? After all, I wasn't privy to any confidential intelligence.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 26, 2019</p> 5d90a02298685b8e2787b68863c8ae2a Your Kid Goes to Yale? So What? for 03/19/2019 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I have told the following to numerous audiences:</p> <p>I'm hardly a Hollywood celebrity, but almost no day goes by that I am not stopped by a few strangers who want to shake my hand and say something. Needless to say, I rarely know the religious identity of the individual, but if the person tells me what college their child goes to, I assume the individual is a Jew.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 19, 2019</p> 304b00c2da24c3febf3afe499ed0f91f If Your Child Came Home From College A Leftist... for 03/12/2019 Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Every year, many thousands of American parents find that the son or daughter they sent to college has been transformed by college into a leftist. For left-wing parents, this may be a blessing, but for parents who are not leftist &#8212; not to mention conservative &#8212; it is often painfully jolting.</p> <p>It is jolting because their beloved child now holds America in contempt; prefers socialism to capitalism; regards all white people and police as racist; believes the Bible, Christianity and Judaism are not only nonsense, but dangerous nonsense; no longer believes men and women are inherently different &#8212; or even that male and female objectively exist; is disinterested in getting married and having children; believes the president of the United States is a fascist &#8212; as are all those who voted for him; and supports the suppression of speech that he or she regards as "hate speech."</p> <p>While this is music to the ears of left-wing parents, most traditionally liberal parents will not be all that happy with this transformation. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Unlike leftists, most liberals do love America and think that, despite its flaws, it is worthy of respect.</span> They do not believe male and female are subjective categories, and they believe in free speech &#8212; even for "hate speech."<p>Updated: Tue Mar 12, 2019</p> 6643f045e03716bc9dbb4e77a1f6b8f3 New Yorkers Do to Florida What Latin Americans Do to America for 03/05/2019 Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Given the constantly reiterated left-wing charge that opposition to massive immigration is racist and xenophobic, it is important to restate the truth: The reason for opposition to mass immigration into the United States &#8212; from almost anywhere in the world, whether legal or illegal &#8212; has nothing to do with race or ethnicity. The issue is entirely one of values. Every immigrant, to anywhere, brings a set of social, moral, political and religious values. No one on earth is devoid of values, be they noble, ignoble or merely confused.</p> <p>Wishful-thinking conservatives and Republicans have long argued that Latinos are potential Republicans because at heart they are social conservatives. They are said, for example, to oppose abortion and to have a strong commitment to the traditional nuclear family.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 05, 2019</p> 8ad45c1d7cac506ae3e20453e0d91b0e Why Do Blacks and Leftists Wish the Attack on Smollett Happened? for 02/26/2019 Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The reactions of many on the left to the case of Jussie Smollett prove two important things:</p> <p>1. There is little racism in America. <p>Updated: Tue Feb 26, 2019</p> cf7687f563cca0021fdbe0cb481919a4 Explaining the Left, Part VI: Do Leftists Believe What They Say? for 02/19/2019 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Truth is not a left-wing value. </p> <p>I first discovered this as a graduate student studying the Soviet Union and left-wing ideologies at the Russian Institute of Columbia University School of International Affairs. Everything I have learned since has confirmed this view. <p>Updated: Tue Feb 19, 2019</p> 1aa9f9b789b92c55cd03c3775dc83252 Not 'All Americans' Are 'Proud That We Have More Women in the Workforce Than Ever Before' for 02/12/2019 Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In his State of the Union address, President Trump announced, "All Americans can be proud that we have more women in the workforce than ever before." It was one of the few times he received a standing ovation from both Democrats and Republicans.</p> <p>I would not have stood and cheered.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 12, 2019</p> aed198d64c3d66d5f2599f33064ca6c5 Moore, Kavanaugh, Northam: The Left's Assault on Repentance for 02/05/2019 Tue, 05 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>From a material perspective, life in America gets better and better. From a moral perspective, the same claim cannot be made. One manifestation of our moral decline is how the country, thanks to the Democratic Party and the left, is getting meaner. </p> <p>The case of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and a 35-year-old racist photo from his medical school yearbook is the latest example.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 05, 2019</p> e35f82f3e53452a839d6171bcf668842 Why Is There a War on Cheerleaders? for 01/29/2019 Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>If I were to tell you that a growing group of killjoys wants to ban NFL cheerleading, would you guess that this group is on the political left or right?</p> <p>Must be the right, right? They're the religious ones with all the sexual hang-ups. </p> <p>Wrong. <p>Updated: Tue Jan 29, 2019</p> 46b908114f24335dd4c1d7bcdbb80174 American Psychological Association Has Made Choosing a Therapist Easy for 01/22/2019 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The American Psychological Association has, in its words, issued "its first-ever guidelines for practice with men and boys." These guidelines "draw on more than 40 years of research showing that traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful and that socializing boys to suppress their emotions causes damage."</p> <p>Three observations:<p>Updated: Tue Jan 22, 2019</p> 5ee2a43751715fc96f8e50e3aa9c1a8a The Left, the Wall, the Truth for 01/15/2019 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Democrats and others on the left offer three reasons for their opposition to building a wall on America's southern border.</p> <p>1. A wall is ineffective.</p> <p>2. A wall is too expensive.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 15, 2019</p> cfdabe90cbe6042f075dfd266071bd1d Mitt Romney Fails Again for 01/08/2019 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The first public thing Mitt Romney did in the year 2019 &#8212; on Jan. 1 &#8212; was publish an attack on President Trump in the Washington Post, which, as we know, has not lacked for attacks on Trump.</p> <p>He did not even wait until being sworn in, two days later.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 08, 2019</p>