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 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:23:24 -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 29ad8830f1bfa3efd2e00307a0adbb7d Do You Know What the Democrats Said at Their Debate? for 09/17/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/09/19/do-you-know-what-the-democrats-said-at-their-debate Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The last debate among 10 Democrats seeking their party's nomination for president set a new low for demagoguery, contempt for America and just plain foolishness.</p> <p>Here are some examples:<p>Updated: Tue Sep 17, 2019</p> b8c550c58aafd4079436057dbf982b0b The Equation That Explains Evil for 09/10/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/09/19/the-equation-that-explains-evil Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Our age loves scientific equations. Here's one you weren't taught at college but which affects you as much as the law of gravity: </p> <p>GI - W = E<p>Updated: Tue Sep 10, 2019</p> a718b2c6eee5bc7aafef108479ecc1c5 My Response to Harvey Spevak, Executive Chairman of Equinox for 08/27/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/08/19/my-response-to-harvey-spevak-executive-chairman-of-equinox Tue, 27 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On Aug. 8, CNN headlined: "Owner of SoulCycle and the Miami Dolphins faces outrage and calls for boycott over Trump fundraiser."</p> <p>The report began: "The billionaire owner of Equinox is planning a high-dollar Hamptons fundraiser for President Donald Trump, leading to calls for a boycott of the luxury gym and its associated businesses SoulCycle and Blink Fitness."<p>Updated: Tue Aug 27, 2019</p> a58d786811bae90709c1249983d22b79 Criticism of Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism; Anti-Zionism Is for 08/20/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/08/19/criticism-of-israel-is-not-anti-semitism-anti-zionism-is Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Imagine a group of people who work to destroy Italy because, they claim, Italy's origins are illegitimate. Imagine further that these people maintain that of all the countries in the world, <i>only</i> Italy is illegitimate. And then imagine that these people vigorously deny they are in any way anti-Italian. Would you believe them? Or would you dismiss their argument as not only dishonest but absurd?</p> <p>Substitute "Israel" for "Italy" and "Jew" for "Italian" and you'll understand the dishonesty and absurdity of the argument that one can be anti-Zionist but not anti-Semitic.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 20, 2019</p> b395789134abb6ffd55e2a9e2e32950b Meanwhile, This Is What LGBTQ Organizations Are Doing to Society for 08/13/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/08/19/meanwhile-this-is-what-lgbtq-organizations-are-doing-to-society Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Virtually every week, there seems to be another issue that preoccupies the country. But while our attention is focused on President Donald Trump, Google, Charlottesville, Russia, impeachment, Jeffrey Epstein, the next elections, racism, a trade war with China, the #MeToo movement or something else, LGBTQ organizations are quietly going about their work dismantling ethical norms, making a mockery of education, ruining innocent people's lives and destroying children's innocence. If you think this is overstated, here are some examples:</p> <p>The LGBTQ Dismantling of Women's Sports<p>Updated: Tue Aug 13, 2019</p> ecc09c9c6e9dd9d8e88addda915e30d4 America Is Drowning in the Left's Lies About Trump for 08/06/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/08/19/america-is-drowning-in-the-lefts-lies-about-trump Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The president of the United States, Donald Trump, never said there were "fine" Nazis or Ku Klux Klansmen.</p> <p>This is one of the two great lies of our time &#8212; the other being that all Trump supporters are racists &#8212; and perhaps in all of American history. I cannot think of a lie of such significance that was held as truth by so many Americans, by every leading politician of one of the two major political parties and disseminated by virtually the entire media. <p>Updated: Tue Aug 06, 2019</p> 0da79ffde0d6e7cbc696bc6d96a9d10e How to Tell If a Trump Supporter Is Racist for 07/30/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/19/how-to-tell-if-a-trump-supporter-is-racist Tue, 30 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Every non-liberal leftist &#8212; that is, nearly every Democrat running for president, New York Times and Washington Post columnist, CNN and MSNBC host, and your left-wing brother-in-law &#8212; labels every Trump supporter and, of course, President Donald Trump, a "racist." </p> <p>And they don't stop there. Leftists don't only label the half of the country that supports the president "racist," they label all whites and America itself "racist." If your son or daughter attends or recently attended an American university, it is close to certain he or she was repeatedly told that America and all whites are racist. According to the left, whites are divided between those who admit they are racist and those who don't admit it.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 30, 2019</p> 3eede14d737c89ae7311ad1cc046167c America, Google and Me: My Senate Speech for 07/23/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/19/america-google-and-me-my-senate-speech Tue, 23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Last week, at the invitation of Sen. Ted Cruz, I spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee about Google's having placed more than 60 Prager University videos on its restricted list. Any family that filters out pornography and violence cannot see those particular videos on YouTube (which is owned by Google); nor can any school or library.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 23, 2019</p> 385039f00aeae304afacc9346ef61501 We All Wanted to Love the Women's Soccer Team for 07/16/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/19/we-all-wanted-to-love-the-womens-soccer-team Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For the first time in my life, I did not root for an American team. Whatever the sport, I have always rooted American. But if those who called into my radio show were representative of my audience, many millions of Americans made the same sad choice.</p> <p>It takes a lot for people like me not to root for an American team. But Megan Rapinoe, the foul-mouthed star of the team, and her fellow players made it possible.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 16, 2019</p> 97a46803109741cbce2a3026e542ce65 D Is for Damaged, Dangerous and Delusional for 07/02/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/07/19/d-is-for-damaged-dangerous-and-delusional Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If you watched either or both of the two Democratic Party presidential candidate debates, and if you are a liberal, a conservative or a centrist, you had to have been depressed. The intellectual shallowness, the demagoguery and the alienation from reality were probably unprecedented in American political history. Only a leftist, a socialist or a communist could have gone to bed a happy person on either night.</p> <p>If you think this is a baseless generalization, here are a few of myriad examples from the first night:<p>Updated: Tue Jul 02, 2019</p> 170a8bcdc1c103c620fb49250fb85e52 Clarity About Nationalism for 06/25/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/06/19/clarity-about-nationalism Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In order to make arguments for nationalism, we have to define it.</p> <p>The first definition in Merriam-Webster is "loyalty and devotion to a nation." But in a second paragraph, it adds, "especially: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups."<p>Updated: Tue Jun 25, 2019</p> 892a438d6aa903ef3618549873e70b79 Did Your Child Return From College a Better Person? for 06/18/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/06/19/did-your-child-return-from-college-a-better-person Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When assessing America's or any of the Western world's universities &#8212; wondering whether you should send your child to one; whether you should pay for a child to attend one; whether you should go into great debt to attend one; whether you should donate money to one; and related questions &#8212; it would seem that the single most important question to be answered is: What type of person does the university produce?</p> <p>It is hard to imagine any parent &#8212; left, right, liberal, conservative or apolitical &#8212; who would disagree with asking this question. They would disagree about what constituted a desirable outcome &#8212; obviously left-wing parents would want their child's college to send home a child with left-wing views, and a parent on the right would not be happy if their child returned home with left-wing views &#8212; but every parent would agree that the question, "What type of person did college produce?" is an important one.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 18, 2019</p> 87566d19100128dd3e800b7e1bc4e891 Leftism Makes People Meaner: Reflections on the Torture of Paul Manafort for 06/11/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/06/19/leftism-makes-people-meaner-reflections-on-the-torture-of-paul-manafort Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The sadistic treatment of Paul Manafort illustrates something I have believed since I attended graduate school in the 1970s and saw the behavior of left-wing students: Leftism makes people meaner.</p> <p>There are kind and mean conservatives and kind and mean liberals. Neither liberalism nor conservatism makes people kinder or meaner. But this is not the case with leftism. With the handful of exceptions that accompany every generalization, leftism makes people meaner, even crueler.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 11, 2019</p> 47cda6a473654e45d73c63ce3c45cc6d Why So Many Mass Shootings? Ask the Right Questions and You Might Find Out for 06/04/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/06/19/why-so-many-mass-shootings-ask-the-right-questions-and-you-might-find-out Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>This past weekend, Americans learned of another mass shooting, this time by an employee who decided to murder as many of the people he had worked with for years as possible. As of this writing, the murder toll is 12 people.</p> <p>Every American asks why. What was the killer's motive? When we read there is "no known motive," we are frustrated. Human beings want to make sense of life, especially of evil.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 04, 2019</p> 840e96ba03cca16f73b75656172c0395 Are You Sure You Want to Play Russian Roulette With Your Child's Values? for 05/21/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/05/19/are-you-sure-you-want-to-play-russian-roulette-with-your-childs-values 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 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/05/19/should-the-liberty-bell-leave-philadelphia 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 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/05/19/why-the-left-mocks-the-bible 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 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/04/19/why-most-jews-arent-bothered-by-the-times-anti-semitic-cartoon 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 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/04/19/why-hillary-clinton-and-barack-obama-tweeted-about-easter-worshippers 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 https://www.creators.com/read/dennis-prager/04/19/notre-dame-an-omen 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>