Joseph Farah from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:56:33 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Joseph Farah from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/joseph-farah-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah e400579c2d0a615d70b0207380b6e490 Hillary Wins Round One for 09/28/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/09/16/hillary-wins-round-one Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>I hate to say it, because I truly believe the election of Donald Trump is profoundly important for the future of the country, but Clinton cleaned his clock in the Great Debate.</p> <p>She attacked. He defended.</p> <p>Now, how much sense does that make?<p>Updated: Wed Sep 28, 2016</p> f20760106716afdfbd8388b443af34a0 Why Trump Should Start Governing Now for 09/21/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/09/16/why-trump-should-start-governing-now Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Two incidents last week demonstrate that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, run by House Speaker Paul Ryan, is as dysfunctional and impotent a force to hold the Obama administration accountable for anything &#8212; including high crimes and misdemeanors &#8212; as it ever was under Ryan's predecessor John Boehner.</p> <p>&#8212;Bryan Pagliano, the former State Department computer specialist tasked with setting up Hillary Clinton's server, was subpoenaed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about the national security scandal that continues to haunt the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee. Pagliano refused to answer the subpoena. He just ignored it. That's a textbook example of contempt of Congress. How did the Republican House respond to this flagrant denigration and dismissal of the power of Congress? Did they order federal marshals to arrest Pagliano? Is he currently behind bars until he agrees to appear before the committee? No. Instead, Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and a guy doing the bidding of Ryan and the GOP establishment, huffed and puffed, saying Pagliano was "thumbing his nose at Congress," and promised there would be "consequences." A week later, there have been no discernible consequences, and insiders say they don't expect any.</p> <p>&#8212;Also last week, Paul Ryan himself engineered an agreement by the Republican majority to avoid impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for his clear, unambiguous direction of the agency's illegal political targeting and official abuse of tea-party groups and others viewed as adversarial to the Obama administration. This was the most heinous misuse of the IRS for political purposes ever admitted by the agency. Koskinen had previously obstructed any further investigation of the facts by House committees.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 21, 2016</p> de19b80bc2719dbaa59f5583f2ebfcbe Why Obama Could Never Allow Hillary to be Indicted for 09/14/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/09/16/why-obama-could-never-allow-hillary-to-be-indicted Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>As the facts about Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state become clearer every day, the question every American should ask themselves is whether she got away with a very significant and heinous crime for the following reasons:</p> <p>&#8212;She was a Democrat and was widely seen by the Democratic Party as the likely successor to Barack Obama.</p> <p>&#8212;She was part of the Democratic Party and Washington establishment, and they seldom turn on their own.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 14, 2016</p> fa56e178a23fecc2e4856e3b072f27dd Who's Worse -- Kaepernick or NFL? for 09/07/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/09/16/whos-worse-kaepernick-or-nfl Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Everyone is up in arms over San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand during the playing of the national anthem before games.</p> <p>I understand the feeling.</p> <p>Here's an extremely wealthy and spoiled black athlete, raised by wonderful adoptive white parents, adored by fans of all races across the country, living in a nation presided over by a black president protesting what a rotten, unjust, racially stratified nation the United States of America is.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 07, 2016</p> aca025e5b665332441452217753bd1be Let's Take a Look at the 'Alt Left' for 08/31/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/08/16/lets-take-a-look-at-the-alt-left Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Before Hillary Clinton offered up her latest paranoid rant on the "Alt Right," I received a number of calls from the media inquiring about my thoughts on the subject.</p> <p>I consider myself a pretty informed person when it comes to politics, but, before this flurry of press calls, I had honestly never heard the term. Maybe I wasn't invited to the secret club.</p> <p>I discouraged these interviews by explaining ahead of time that I was unfamiliar with the label and uncomfortable and suspicious of contrived political classifications generally.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 31, 2016</p> f3a014c2e842214b88ff162ac037eb0a This Race Ain't Over, Folks for 08/24/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/08/16/this-race-aint-over-folks Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The public perception of where the 2016 presidential race stands has been affected much more by Big Media wishful thinking than the actual preferences of the American people.</p> <p>That is the takeaway of the most recent L.A. Times/USC poll &#8212; one that does daily tracking with a carefully selected group of about 3,000 U.S. citizens on the basis of demographics that represent the national voting pool.</p> <p>For the Big Media, the race is over. Hillary is going to win in a historic landslide that may even result in a change of control of the Congress.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 24, 2016</p> 23e3597c6548765a981dc1cd8ce8e2b6 Who's Truly Inciting Assassination? for 08/17/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/08/16/whos-truly-inciting-assassination Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Does anyone really think Donald Trump incited violence against Hillary Clinton?</p> <p>Let's agree that he made an unfortunate, off the cuff comment.</p> <p>He said that if a future President Hillary Clinton hypothetically stacked the U.S. Supreme to ensure the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was neutered in its protection of an individual's right to bear arms that there would be no going back &#8212; Americans would lose their fundamental freedoms.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 17, 2016</p> fabbab76a2ac14ebc3f60ef72768a633 When Discrimination Becomes Tyranny for 08/10/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/08/16/when-discrimination-becomes-tyranny Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Entrepreneur Nate Snell is hiring in Portland, Oregon.</p> <p>You might think that would be good news in a country with 45 million working-age citizens completely out of the workforce.</p> <p>But not so fast.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 10, 2016</p> 61fade92e9b3e660772a92e90d025752 The Democrats' Hateful, Anti-Life Convention for 08/03/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/08/16/the-democrats-hateful-anti-life-convention Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Whoops! They "forgot" American flags.</p> <p>Next thing you know, flags appear inside the Democratic Party convention and those atop the Philadelphia City Hall disappear.</p> <p>There was a moment of silence for police officers around the country who have been assassinated following overheated, Black Lives Matter rhetoric.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 03, 2016</p> f4b4b37d3d2256cfd06e90768373e4ec If Black Lives Matter, Vote Republican for 07/27/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/07/16/if-black-lives-matter-vote-republican Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If black lives matter &#8212; and they surely do &#8212; the logical, rational, historical and practical course of action in 2016 is to vote Republican.</p> <p>That may seem puzzling and counterintuitive, since Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton seem so closely aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement that blames police for systematically targeting minorities for abuse, discrimination and even murder.</p> <p>But is there more to the story?<p>Updated: Wed Jul 27, 2016</p> af984acd6912ced98a57c5b485f6cb91 Pence Has Something to Prove for 07/20/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/07/16/pence-has-something-to-prove Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Donald Trump has repeatedly pledged as president to fight for religious liberty in the face of attacks from government, judges, a contemptuous media and increasingly radical secular cultural institutions.</p> <p>I am still hoping he's serious about that.</p> <p>But the selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate does not give me a great deal of confidence.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 20, 2016</p> eeec5c001d6029da423bfd3aec0fb7cc Police Shootings? No Justice at Justice for 07/13/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/07/16/police-shootings-no-justice-at-justice Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The back-to-back fatal police shootings last week of two black men, both caught on video, are understandably disturbing.</p> <p>Before the retributive sniper attacks on police officers in Dallas, they were among the most talk-about stories across the nation.</p> <p>What we see with our own eyes and what we hear, as well as the reports by eyewitnesses, of these incidents in Baton Rouge and outside St. Paul, Minnesota, should be enough to make any American's skin crawl.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 13, 2016</p> 7e4e84c9ccf089b0222bee179950e65e How War Has Changed Since 1776 for 07/06/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/07/16/how-war-has-changed-since-1776 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Imagine George Washington at Valley Forge. His men are starving, they're barefoot in the snow, some are deserting &#8212; and facing firing squads as a result.</p> <p>It looks like all may be lost.</p> <p>What does Washington do?<p>Updated: Wed Jul 06, 2016</p> 02f65dbdc36daba265c22c80574a6d47 Meet Dartmouth Prof Mugged by Reality for 06/29/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/06/16/meet-dartmouth-prof-mugged-by-reality Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Regular readers of this column will not be surprised to learn that I was once a radical leftist, a revolutionary, supporter of the Black Panthers, a commie.</p> <p>But by 25, I had begun to see the light. First, I transitioned briefly to liberalism, then, in 1981 I was Reaganized.</p> <p>It did not happen quickly enough for me to bring myself to vote for him in November 1980. I actually voted a second time for Jimmy Carter, though I recognized he was a disaster long before while I waited endlessly in gas lines.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 29, 2016</p> 682ec544d44cf6a3760a9d07f9c989a6 Hillary Question: Should Sex-Selection Abortion be Legal? for 06/22/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/06/16/hillary-question-should-sex-selection-abortion-be-legal Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>At its core, so-called "progressive" ideology is radical social engineering in the form of rebellion against Judeo-Christian morality.</p> <p>From the perspective of someone who was immersed in left-wing ideas as a young man, I can tell you that is the only consistent thread you will find in this perverse and dangerous creed.</p> <p>Let me give you an example of the way it works.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 22, 2016</p> 0a24d70494162ee6cd878215becd0adf All Americans Have Something in Common Today for 06/15/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/06/16/all-americans-have-something-in-common-today Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Like all Americans, I watched the reporting on the slaughter in Orlando filled with revulsion, anger and frustration.</p> <p>While grieving with the families of those killed in this horror and identifying with the pain and suffering of those wounded in the worst shooting attack by a single person in American history, a thought occurred to me.</p> <p>America is more divided today than at any time since the Civil War. Citizens have less tolerance for one another's views than during the worst they did in the most polarized times of the 1960s. We've been intentionally played against each other too long. We've been broken up into "interest groups" so effectively by politicians looking out for their own interests that we've actually begun seeing each other that way.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 15, 2016</p> 2e378cea7a9a763222e0482db0dc9ee7 To Be an American Muslim... for 06/08/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/06/16/to-be-an-american-muslim Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>I have sympathy for Muslim citizens of the U.S. concerned about the heightened tensions the spread of terrorism in America and abroad has caused.</p> <p>I am concerned, too &#8212; and I am not a Muslim,</p> <p>I am, however, an Arab-American Christian &#8212; a second-generation Syrian, for that matter.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 08, 2016</p> d93e595ae66d80c7ba07aeccb17ab27d Transsexualism: A Legal, Cultural Pandora's Box for 06/01/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/05/16/transsexualism-a-legal-cultural-pandoras-box Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>I don't believe most Americans have any idea what kind of a legal and cultural Pandora's box has been opened by the transsexual activists &#8212; and I include Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton among them.</p> <p>I've talked to lifelong Democrats about this &#8212; people who voted twice for Obama as president &#8212; and not one supports the idea of encouraging men who feel like a woman using women's restrooms. Neither have I found any that think it's a good idea to allow boys who say they identify more with the female sex to use girls' restrooms and locker rooms in public schools.</p> <p>I don't suggest there are none. I only point this out because most people, including Democrat voters, think it's insane.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 01, 2016</p> fc62cb11bec3d09820186478707cc31f The Moral Chaos Theory in Practice for 05/25/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/05/16/the-moral-chaos-theory-in-practice Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Do you know what "chaos theory" is?</p> <p>It was first postulated in the 1960s by Edward Lorenz, a mathematician and meteorologist who sought to predict weather patterns through math formulas based on minor changes, assuming those minor changes who result in tiny changes in outcome.</p> <p>What he found, however, was the opposite. Complex systems, like weather, respond chaotically and unpredictably to even the smallest changes in conditions.<p>Updated: Wed May 25, 2016</p> 1fc56e8c47ecf481c59eecce5769fcfd Olympics Terror? It's Happened Before for 05/18/2016 https://www.creators.com/read/joseph-farah/05/16/olympics-terror-its-happened-before Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics in August, intelligence agencies around the world, including Brazil's, are warning about the high threat of Islamic terrorist attacks at the Games.</p> <p>As an old-timer, reading these reports, I was struck by the realization that most people alive today have no recollection of what happened at the 1972 Munich Olympics.</p> <p>To set the scene, 1972 was only 27 years after the end of World War II. The previous Olympic Games hosted by Germany in 1936 was under the watch of Adolf Hitler. That was where Jesse Owens stole the show.<p>Updated: Wed May 18, 2016</p>