Dennis Prager from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 25 Jan 2020 22:29:30 -0800 Dennis Prager from Creators Syndicate 6d76c47a80131b8aee61a391dde18f9b Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy? for 01/21/2020 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Here are some unhappy statistics:</p> <p>&#8212; In America between 1946 and 2006, the suicide rate quadrupled for males ages 15 to 24 and doubled for females the same age.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 21, 2020</p> 6caeef40fea25661c8f25e1511ce694c Newsweek Changed Its Article About Me. But ... for 01/14/2020 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In my last column, "Newsweek Hits a New Low," I wrote about Newsweek's dishonest description of what I had said on one of my weekly PragerU "Fireside Chats." A viewer had asked me to respond to a statement Anne Frank made in her epic Holocaust diary. Frank said, "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart." </p> <p>The Newsweek headline, "Conservative Radio Host Ridicules Anne Frank," was simply a lie. In order for readers to appreciate the level of mendacity, I had my entire response transcribed and placed it in the column.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 14, 2020</p> da1f6eac88ae78fc818e02a21dbd3322 Newsweek Hits a New Low for 01/07/2020 Tue, 07 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p>If decent people working in mainstream American media want to know why many Americans do not trust them and are willing to use the term "fake news" to describe the mainstream media, I offer one of the most glaring examples of a lie in my lifetime.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 07, 2020</p> 84e155fb00c0df716484754fec562a1e Greta Thunberg: A Living Explanation of the Left for 12/31/2019 Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It is not easy to understand what the left &#8212; as opposed to liberals &#8212; stands for. If you ask a Christian what to read to learn the basics of Christianity, you will be told the Bible. If you ask a (religious) Jew, you will be told the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. If you ask a Mormon, you will be told the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Ask a Muslim and you will be told the Quran. </p> <p>But if you ask a leftist what one or two books you should read to understand leftism, every leftist will give you a different answer &#8212; or need some time to think it over. Few, if any, will suggest Marx's "Das Kapital" because almost no leftists have read it and because you will either not finish the book or reject it as incoherent.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 31, 2019</p> 3c5bc344c6e3c761e910309de5a30efb A Response to the Editor of Christianity Today for 12/24/2019 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, Mark Galli, wrote an editorial calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.</p> <p>In my view, this editorial only serves to confirm one of the sadder realizations of my life: that religious conviction guarantees neither moral clarity nor common sense.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 24, 2019</p> 3be08782983e54a6e23c674d09ddc939 Why the Left Doesn't Like Christmas for 12/17/2019 Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Many on the left (as opposed to liberals) have been warring on Christmas for more than a generation. Leftists always deny there is a war on Christmas and mock those who claim there is. </p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">There is a mind-blowing chutzpah or lack of self-awareness when people do something and yet deny that they are actually doing it.</span> But the evidence is overwhelming. The left has stopped schools from calling Christmas vacations by that name &#8212; the name schools called them throughout American history until the last couple of decades. Almost every non-Christian school in America now calls Christmas vacation "winter break." Fewer and fewer Americans, stores, companies or media wish people "merry Christmas," preferring the neutered "happy holidays" (despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans celebrate Christmas). And in but one generation, virtually every American business has gone from having a "Christmas party" to having a "holiday party."<p>Updated: Tue Dec 17, 2019</p> 6b44035c058e6aa56043009403f1f969 What Is Judaism? for 12/10/2019 Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">If you've ever wondered what Judaism is, here is a list of its principal beliefs. This is not not an official list, but these beliefs have been widely held by religious Jews for thousands of years.&#160;</span><br></p> <p>As for my background, I have taught Judaism all of my life including two years as a member of the Brooklyn College Department of Judaic Studies; written two books and hundreds of articles on Judaism; and written two volumes &#8212; Genesis and Exodus &#8212; of a projected five-volume commentary on the Torah (called "The Rational Bible").<p>Updated: Tue Dec 10, 2019</p> ebd3f44d22a3b9ec4de478c048765167 The Left Hates The Salvation Army. That's All You Need to Know About the Left for 12/03/2019 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>We all know some individuals who are so obviously good and kind that we are certain if anyone were to dislike them, that's all we would need to know about the person. We would immediately assume he or she is a bad person. To hate the manifestly good is a sure sign of being bad.</p> <p>Such is the case regarding the left's hatred of The Salvation Army. You don't have to be a Christian &#8212; I am not &#8212; to appreciate the goodness of the people who run and work for The Salvation Army. They devote their lives to helping the poorest, the saddest, the loneliest and the most troubled among us &#8212; completely irrespective of race, gender, transgender identity, faith or no faith. And they do it for almost no money. They do it because of their Christian faith. <p>Updated: Tue Dec 03, 2019</p> 716d6c47cc31badbfb9c7111da35bc55 Fiona Hill Should Be Condemned by Jewish Groups. She Won't Be for 11/26/2019 Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The former senior director for European and Russian affairs for the Trump administration, Fiona Hill, testified last week in the House impeachment hearings.</p> <p>At one point, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., asked her: "Would you say that these different theories, these conspiracy theories that have been targeting you, spun in part by folks like Mr. Stone as well as fueled by Rudy Giuliani and others, basically have a tinge of anti-Semitism to them at least?"<p>Updated: Tue Nov 26, 2019</p> 6f18f9e588acd136a45fea7e08a26153 Does the Left Hate America? for 11/19/2019 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Whenever leftists are charged with not loving or even with hating America, they respond angrily, labeling the question absurd, mean-spirited and an example of right-wing McCarthyism.</p> <p>But there can be little doubt that the left has no love for America, just as there can be little doubt that liberals and conservatives love America. Love of America is one of the many dividing lines between liberalism and leftism. (For a description of six differences between liberalism and leftism, please see my PragerU video&#160;<a href="https://" target="_blank">"Left or Liberal?"</a>)<p>Updated: Tue Nov 19, 2019</p> d6f155d5f3507b5b19ed1c78fb8526b7 The Left-Right Divide Is About Reality Itself for 11/05/2019 Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">The left-right divide in America is, unfortunately, unbridgeable.</span><br></p> <p>There are three reasons.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 05, 2019</p> 539c6106494276dc6cda57147191edb1 'Your Past Is Terrible, and Your Future Is Terrible': What the Left Tells Young Americans for 10/29/2019 Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Here are some of the messages the left has been giving America's young people:</p> <p>&#8212; Your past is terrible, and your future is terrible.<p>Updated: Tue Oct 29, 2019</p> 7574e9830c4d233723d0743bc0b964cf Air Canada to Its Passengers: 'Screw You' for 10/22/2019 Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Air Canada announced last week that it will no longer use the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" on board its flights. The policy is part of a "commitment to respect sexual identity, diversity, and inclusion," the company said in an internal memo.</p> <p>Instead of the gender-specific "ladies and gentlemen" (and "mesdames et messieurs" &#8212; all announcements on Air Canada are in English and French), flight attendants are to address passengers as "everybody" and "tout le monde."<p>Updated: Tue Oct 22, 2019</p> 6c46fe282f54d730eef123e313f2d67f An Open Letter to Sergey Brin for 10/15/2019 Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Dear Mr. Brin: Fifty years ago this week, when I was a 21-year-old college senior, I was in the Soviet Union, sent by the government of Israel to smuggle in Jewish religious items and smuggle out names of Jews who wanted to escape the Soviet Union and could then be issued a formal invitation to Israel.</p> <p>I was chosen because I was a committed Jew and because I knew Hebrew and Russian. I was no hero, but the trip did entail risk. The Soviets did not appreciate people smuggling out names of Soviet citizens who sought to emigrate, information the Israeli government and activist groups in America used to advocate on their behalf.<p>Updated: Tue Oct 22, 2019</p> 1bd9d74361fee290346a035f73f6ac1c The Left to America's Children: Your Past Is Terrible, and Your Future Is Terrible for 10/08/2019 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>A rule of life is that everything the left touches it ruins: art, music, Christianity, Judaism, race relations, male-female relations, universities, high schools, elementary schools, late-night comedy, sports, liberty, journalism, the Boy Scouts, national economies, language and everything else it influences.<p>Updated: Tue Oct 08, 2019</p>