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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>PETE BUTTIGIEG: November 27, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Shapiro.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>This week, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has risen to the top of the heap in early Democratic presidential primary polling in Iowa and New Hampshire, came under serious sustained attack for the first time in his candidacy. Buttigieg&rsquo;s early candidacy gained credibility thanks to the moderation he displayed compared with other Democrats. He quickly lost steam when he tacked to the left. Now Buttigieg has swiveled back toward the center, launching a series of assaults on the radical plans of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and stealing her momentum in the largely white early primary states.</p>\n<p> NORMALLY, such political rises are attended by a spate of negative reactionary coverage, and Buttigieg&rsquo;s story is no different. The most effective attack on Buttigieg has centered around his complete lack of black support -- a crucial problem for a candidate whose party sees black voters as a near supermajority of primary voters in states like South Carolina. Some of those attacks have focused on Buttigieg&rsquo;s less-than-stellar governance in South Bend, where crime rates have remained critically high and relations between the local population and police have been strained throughout his tenure.<br />\n But the latest attack is on Buttigieg&rsquo;s entire political mentality. This week, an article from Michael Harriot at the Root, titled &ldquo;Pete Buttigieg Is a Lying MF,&rdquo; trended on Twitter. What, exactly, was Buttigieg&rsquo;s lie? He suggested back in 2011 that not all educational outcome disparities between blacks and whites are attributable to systemic racism. &ldquo;The kids need to see evidence that education is going to work for them,&rdquo; Buttigieg stated (&ldquo;whitely,&rdquo; in Harriot&rsquo;s adjective). &ldquo;(Y)ou&rsquo;re motivated because you believe that at the end of your educational process, there is a reward; there&rsquo;s a stable life; there&rsquo;s a job. And there are a lot of kids, especially the lower-income, minority neighborhoods, who literally just haven&rsquo;t seen it work. There isn&rsquo;t somebody they know personally who testifies to the value of education.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> ACCORDING to Harriot, this statement makes Buttigieg a &ldquo;lying motherf-----.&rdquo; Why? Because majority-minority schools are underfunded compared with majority-white schools; because black students are &ldquo;disciplined more harshly than white students,&rdquo; as Harriot says; because black college graduates don&rsquo;t have as successful an employment record as white college graduates. &ldquo;Get-along moderates would rather make s--- up out of whole cloth than wade into the waters of reality,&rdquo; Harriot wrote. &ldquo;Pete Buttigieg doesn&rsquo;t want to change anything. He just wants to be something.&rdquo;<br />\n But none of these three factors should explain the bulk of racial educational disparities. The black dropout rate from high school is far higher than that of white students, which has nothing to do with underfunded schools. Black students, by best available data, misbehave in school more often than white students. Black students drop out of college far more often than white students, which has nothing to do with institutional discrimination. Adjusting for household income, black women actually overperform white women in terms of college attendance and income. Something else is going on.<br />\n What is going on? According to a 2018 study from researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau, young black men do best in areas with high levels of fatherhood. Lack of school mobility, largely due to entrenched interests preventing such mobility, doesn&rsquo;t help either. Harvard&rsquo;s Roland Fryer formalized &ldquo;a particular peer effect, &lsquo;acting white,&rsquo; which potentially contributes to the ongoing puzzle of black underachievement.&rdquo; Former President Barack Obama similarly suggested an &ldquo;element of truth&rdquo; in the accusation that education is undervalued in many black homes, lamenting the attitude &ldquo;OK, if boys are reading too much, then, well, why are you doing that? Or why are you speaking so properly?&rdquo; A study from the Brookings Institution found that black students spend less time on homework than other racial groups &shy;&mdash; by a long shot.</p>\n<p> SO, IS Buttigieg a &ldquo;lying motherf-----&rdquo; for pointing out that not all disparities can be attributed to institutional discrimination? Of course not. But in the Democratic Party, such common sense represents political suicide.</p>\n', created = 1575821551, expire = 1575907951, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:014e68c3c763b8bd87e8e9bb5f9b1b60' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>DEMOCRATS: October 30, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Shapiro.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>This week, four of the top candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination &mdash; Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro and Bernie Sanders &mdash; gathered at the J Street Conference to explain why the United States ought to pressure the state of Israel to make concessions to terrorists, why the Obama administration was correct to appease the Iranian regime and why American Jews ought to value the opinions of Bernie Sanders over those of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the future of Jewish safety. Two other top Democrats &mdash; Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden &mdash; sent video messages in support of the group.</p>\n<p> BY CONTRAST, when the American Israel Public Affairs Committee held its annual conference in March, not a single Democratic presidential candidate showed up. The Democrats are, by and large, simply too ashamed to stand with an actual pro-Israel group, although prominent congressional leaders still show up to mouth nostrums about bipartisan support for Israel.<br />\n But the heart of the Democratic Party has moved against Israel. That&rsquo;s because Israel is economically successful, while its enemies are not; Israel is liberal, while its enemies are not; Israel is the tip of the spear of Western civilization in an area known for its tribalism and brutality. This means that according to the radical left, Israel is an exploitative country hell-bent on domination, despite its lack of territorial ambition &mdash; Israel has signed over large swaths of land won through military victory to geopolitical enemies, and offered much more repeatedly.<br />\n So the Democrats built up and gave credence to J Street, a Trojan horse group dedicated to undermining American support for Israel and justifying left-wing hatred of the Jewish state. J Street was founded by Clinton operative Jeremy Ben-Ami and Israeli far-left political figure Daniel Levy in late 2007. One of its chief sources of funding &mdash; a source obscured in the early years by its founders &mdash; was anti-Israel radical George Soros.</p>\n<p> THE MEDIA quickly began treating J Street as a legitimate representative of mainstream Jewish opinion on Israel, and so did Democrats, particularly in the anti-Israel Obama administration: Rather than having to deal with those troublesome actually pro-Israel voices at AIPAC, it was easier to bring in a few ringers from J Street to pretend that advocating for negotiations with Hamas represented an acceptable opinion in the pro-Israel community.<br />\n And those sorts of positions routinely crop up at J Street. J Street repeatedly urged the Obama administration to abstain from anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations. Proponents of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement have found comfort at their events. J Street was an adamant backer of Barack Obama&rsquo;s Iran deal when the pro-Israel community unanimously opposed it. J Street has refused to condemn a government deal between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas and has even undermined Israeli self-defense in conflicts with Hamas. On campus, J Street regularly hosts groups dedicated to smearing the Israel Defense Forces.<br />\n So it was no wonder that Bernie Sanders arrived at the J Street conference and quickly suggested aid to Israel be redirected to the Gaza Strip, run by Hamas, to the cheers of attendees. It was no surprise when Buttigieg suggested that the Iran deal correctly ignored Iran&rsquo;s terrorist funding and ballistic missile testing, while also suggesting that America reconsider aid to Israel if Israel continues to build in disputed areas of Judea and Samaria. It was no shock when Julian Castro pledged to open an embassy in East Jerusalem for the Palestinians &mdash; despite the fact that no solution has been negotiated with regard to the final status of Jerusalem.</p>\n<p> LEADERS in the Democratic Party may maintain that their anti-Israel turn is due to Benjamin Netanyahu. Those who understand Israeli politics know better. There is wide consensus in Israel that no negotiation can be expected with Hamas, Islamic jihadis or the Palestinian Authority; those negotiations have ended in blood too many times. Absent a peace partner, there can be no peace. Democrats must know this. But they&rsquo;d prefer to blind themselves to that knowledge &mdash; and use J Street to cover their tracks.</p>\n', created = 1575821551, expire = 1575907951, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:394ff58767984bbbef64b407d0eb8432' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>LANGUAGE: October 23, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Shapiro.gif\" /></p>\n<p>In the Bible, the people of Babel unite in fighting God; they decide to build a massive tower to challenge God&rsquo;s supremacy. God, annoyed by their presumption, promptly causes them to speak a variety of tongues, dividing them and ending the foolhardy project.</p>\n<p> THE STORY represents a simple truth: unity relies, at least in large part, on shared language.<br />\n In the United States, we&rsquo;re watching our shared language disintegrate.<br />\n On Tuesday, President Donald Trump fired off one of his infamously impassioned tweets about the Democrats&rsquo; impeachment inquiry. Frustrated by Democrats&rsquo; lack of clarity on process with regard to that inquiry, Trump wrote: &ldquo;So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here &mdash; a lynching. But we will WIN!&rdquo;<br />\n Trump&rsquo;s use of the word &ldquo;lynching&rdquo; immediately set off a firestorm. Characteristic among denunciations was one from former Vice President Joe Biden, who imperiously intoned: &ldquo;Our country has a dark, shameful history with lynching, and to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent. It&rsquo;s despicable.&rdquo;<br />\n There was just one problem: Biden used the exact same language in October 1998 to describe the Clinton impeachment. &ldquo;History is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching,&rdquo; Biden said back then. Which prompted Biden &mdash; today&rsquo;s Biden &mdash; to condemn himself, stating: &ldquo;That wasn&rsquo;t the right word to use and I&rsquo;m sorry about that. Trump on the other hand chose his words deliberately today in his use of the word lynching and continues to stoke racial divides in this country daily.&rdquo;<br />\n Oh.</p>\n<p> SO WHEN Joe Biden used the word &ldquo;lynching&rdquo; to describe his perception of a politically motivated impeachment in 1998, that was merely poor word choice. When Trump used it in 2019, he obviously meant to liken himself to black victims of white supremacist violence.<br />\n Or, alternatively, everyone is full of it.<br />\n Politics is wildly skewing our use of basic language. And that phenomenon is one of the key factors tearing apart the country. Every word becomes a potential dog whistle. Every phrase is parsed by the politically motivated for signs of malign intent. Politically correct language policing becomes the order of the day. Misunderstanding becomes malice; clarity becomes confusion.<br />\n The deliberate confusion fostered regarding gender pronouns is yet another example of this phenomenon. It is not a sign of malice to suggest that gender pronouns refer to objective measures of sex. It is a sign of a delusional culture to suggest that third party use of gender pronouns must refer instead to subjective self-identification. Yet we are told that virtue mandates that we pretend that transgender women are women, even if that means that biological men compete with biological women in sport; we are told that virtue requires that parents call their confused 7-year-olds by their chosen pronouns, even though confused children desperately require guidance, love and advice from parents, not mere affirmation of malleable self-identification.</p>\n<p> WE CANNOT have conversations with one another if we refuse to define terms. But refusal to define terms is one of the most fruitful methods of impugning others. If we seek division rather than unity, we&rsquo;ll certainly find it. And as we cordon ourselves off into separate interpretations of language we once held in common, we&rsquo;re less and less likely to ever again find common ground.</p>\n', created = 1575821551, expire = 1575907951, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:f01b6166c631de5ddbd52b49e8410f33' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: October 16, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Shapiro.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>Failing Democratic presidential candidate Beto O&rsquo;Rourke is raging against the dying of his political light. Desperate and alone, his campaign on the precipice of collapse, Beto has banked on one policy: radical honesty. And that means he is now saying the quiet part of the progressive agenda out loud. This is a candidate who openly claims he&rsquo;ll come take Americans&rsquo; guns (though he then pretends this won&rsquo;t involve the police acting as an enforcement arm in removing those weapons). This is a candidate who suggests that abortion one day before full term is a constitutional right.</p>\n<p> AND NOW this is a candidate who admits that he will seek to bankrupt virtually every traditional religious institution in America.<br />\n When asked at a CNN Democratic town hall regarding LGBTQ issues about whether nonprofit status should be removed from churches that refuse to honor same-sex marriages, O&rsquo;Rourke simply said, &ldquo;Yes.&rdquo; He then explained in detail: &ldquo;There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. ... And so as president we are going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the rights of our fellow Americans.&rdquo;<br />\n This statement is insanely radical. It suggests that the mere presence of religious institutions that dissent from the social left&rsquo;s political orthodoxy cannot be tolerated. It is not an infringement on rights for free associations of religious people to deny the validity of marriages based on both historic natural law and traditionally religious precepts. But according to O&rsquo;Rourke, the existence of such institutions amounts to an infringement.</p>\n<p> THIS MOVE by O&rsquo;Rourke was utterly foreseeable. In expectation of precisely this sort of logic, I endorsed the libertarian position on same-sex marriage &mdash; get government out of the entire business of marriage &mdash; in March 2013, two years before Obergefell v. Hodges. I wrote at the time that any federal cramdown of same-sex marriage would result in states being &ldquo;forced to recognize same-sex marriages,&rdquo; public schools being forced to teach its morality and religious institutions losing tax-exempt status. &ldquo;Religious Americans,&rdquo; I predicted, &ldquo;will be forced into violating their beliefs or facing legal consequences by the government. The First Amendment guarantee of religious liberty will largely become obsolete.&rdquo;<br />\n At the time, this was considered over-the-top. Now it&rsquo;s a mainstream Democratic position.<br />\n And the Democrats will go further than merely removing nonprofit status. They will use anti-discrimination law as a baton to destroy the existence of &ldquo;discriminatory&rdquo; religious institutions, from churches to synagogues to religious schools. They will refuse to accredit home-schooling programs that do not teach the left&rsquo;s preferred social values &mdash; after all, anything less would be benefitting organizations that, in O&rsquo;Rourke&rsquo;s view, deny &ldquo;the full human rights&rdquo; of LGBTQ people.<br />\n This tyrannical thinking was expressly prohibited by the founders, who saw the threat of government toward religion as paramount &mdash; not the other way around. And for years, Democrats have understood that O&rsquo;Rourke&rsquo;s agenda had to be kept under wraps &mdash; most Americans aren&rsquo;t interested in his full-scale culture war.</p>\n<p> BUT NOW he&rsquo;s saying the quiet part out loud. It will be fascinating &mdash; and frightening &mdash; to see how many Democrats echo him in the coming months.</p>\n', created = 1575821551, expire = 1575907951, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:5e4c053e15acaf73d307cb11274c5731' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>NBA AND CHINA: October 9, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Shapiro.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>In recent years, the NBA has become famously political. During the heyday of the Black Lives Matter movement, the NBA permitted players to wear slogan-printed T-shirts in support, and stars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul spoke out loudly on the issue. The Sacramento Kings actually announced a partnership with the local branch of the movement. And NBA players have had little problem denouncing President Trump, whom James called a &ldquo;bum.&rdquo; In 2017, Commissioner Adam Silver actually tried to blackmail the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, by pulling the All-Star Game, all in an attempt to restore the so-called &ldquo;bathroom bill&rdquo; for transgender people.</p>\n<p> THE NBA has reaped the benefit from its benevolent attitude toward left-leaning social activism, too. Silver, like former Commissioner David Stern before him, has been praised ad infinitum by the press, compared favorably to that alleged corporate hobgoblin Roger Goodell of the NFL. Silver told CNN just last year that &ldquo;part of being an NBA player&rdquo; is social activism and a &ldquo;sense of an obligation, social responsibility, a desire to speak up directly about issues that are important.&rdquo; Silver stated the league wants players to &ldquo;be multi-dimensional people and fully participate as citizens.&rdquo; He specifically explained that the league had a role in ensuring that the situation remains &ldquo;safe&rdquo; for players afraid of suffering career blowback.<br />\n Then the NBA came up against its own corporate interests.<br />\n And the NBA caved.</p>\n<p> LATE LAST week, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an eminently uncontroversial statement: &ldquo;Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s about as milquetoast a statement about Hong Kong as it&rsquo;s possible to make. But that didn&rsquo;t matter to the Chinese government, which immediately stated that it would cut relations with the NBA and the Rockets in particular. Speculation quickly ran rampant that Morey might lose his job. Morey was forced to delete his tweet and walk it back: &ldquo;I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China. I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives.&rdquo; James Harden, star of the team, tweeted, &ldquo;We apologize. We love China. We love playing there.&rdquo; Silver&rsquo;s NBA put out an apology in Chinese saying (as translated), &ldquo;We are extremely disappointed in the inappropriate comment by the general manager of the Houston Rockets.&rdquo;<br />\n So, what happened to all of that corporate do-gooderism? It simply disappeared upon contact with reality. That&rsquo;s the sad truth of corporate politics: If it takes kowtowing to the Chinese communist government to earn a quick dollar, corporations will do it. Ask Google. Or Hollywood studios. Or the NBA.<br />\n All of which gives the lie to the bizarre notion that corporations are handmaidens for capitalist exploitation. They&rsquo;re not. They simply follow dollars. If they can grab those dollars through cronyism with governments, they will. In fact, that&rsquo;s easier than retaining a competitive advantage in a free and open marketplace.</p>\n<p> THERE&rsquo;S ANOTHER, more important point at stake. When corporations virtue signal to the left, they&rsquo;re doing so for the same reason the NBA just bowed to China: dollars. The NBA understands that American leftists are far more censorious than conservatives &mdash; and that means that openly pandering to the American left earns product loyalty from that political contingent, without serious consequences from American conservatives. It&rsquo;s not about pure principle for Adam Silver and company &mdash; or for any other newly woke corporations discovering their inner social activists. It&rsquo;s about the green. It always is.<br />\n &nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1575821551, expire = 1575907951, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:a290ef1fcbbcd3b55f2aadbd874b415c' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>At issue this week...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NBA and China&nbsp; by Ben Shapiro</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Shapiro.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>In recent years, the NBA has become famously political. During the heyday of the Black Lives Matter movement, the NBA permitted players to wear slogan-printed T-shirts in support, and stars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul spoke out loudly on the issue. The Sacramento Kings actually announced a partnership with the local branch of the movement. And NBA players have had little problem denouncing President Trump, whom James called a &ldquo;bum.&rdquo; In 2017, Commissioner Adam Silver actually tried to blackmail the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, by pulling the All-Star Game, all in an attempt to restore the so-called &ldquo;bathroom bill&rdquo; for transgender people.</p>\n<p> THE NBA has reaped the benefit from its benevolent attitude toward left-leaning social activism, too. Silver, like former Commissioner David Stern before him, has been praised ad infinitum by the press, compared favorably to that alleged corporate hobgoblin Roger Goodell of the NFL. Silver told CNN just last year that &ldquo;part of being an NBA player&rdquo; is social activism and a &ldquo;sense of an obligation, social responsibility, a desire to speak up directly about issues that are important.&rdquo; Silver stated the league wants players to &ldquo;be multi-dimensional people and fully participate as citizens.&rdquo; He specifically explained that the league had a role in ensuring that the situation remains &ldquo;safe&rdquo; for players afraid of suffering career blowback.<br />\n Then the NBA came up against its own corporate interests.<br />\n And the NBA caved.<br />\n Late last week, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an eminently uncontroversial statement: &ldquo;Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s about as milquetoast a statement about Hong Kong as it&rsquo;s possible to make. But that didn&rsquo;t matter to the Chinese government, which immediately stated that it would cut relations with the NBA and the Rockets in particular. Speculation quickly ran rampant that Morey might lose his job. Morey was forced to delete his tweet and walk it back: &ldquo;I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China. I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives.&rdquo; James Harden, star of the team, tweeted, &ldquo;We apologize. We love China. We love playing there.&rdquo; Silver&rsquo;s NBA put out an apology in Chinese saying (as translated), &ldquo;We are extremely disappointed in the inappropriate comment by the general manager of the Houston Rockets.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> SO, WHAT happened to all of that corporate do-gooderism? It simply disappeared upon contact with reality. That&rsquo;s the sad truth of corporate politics: If it takes kowtowing to the Chinese communist government to earn a quick dollar, corporations will do it. Ask Google. Or Hollywood studios. Or the NBA.<br />\n All of which gives the lie to the bizarre notion that corporations are handmaidens for capitalist exploitation. They&rsquo;re not. They simply follow dollars. If they can grab those dollars through cronyism with governments, they will. In fact, that&rsquo;s easier than retaining a competitive advantage in a free and open marketplace.</p>\n<p> THERE&rsquo;S ANOTHER, more important point at stake. When corporations virtue signal to the left, they&rsquo;re doing so for the same reason the NBA just bowed to China: dollars. The NBA understands that American leftists are far more censorious than conservatives &mdash; and that means that openly pandering to the American left earns product loyalty from that political contingent, without serious consequences from American conservatives. It&rsquo;s not about pure principle for Adam Silver and company &mdash; or for any other newly woke corporations discovering their inner social activists. It&rsquo;s about the green. It always is.</p>\n<p> October 9, 2019</p>\n', created = 1575821551, expire = 1575907951, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:3747fcf32a9d36e49e6ab1bafcbded25' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Ben Shapiro

12/01/2019 - 8:54pm
PETE BUTTIGIEG: November 27, 2019 This week, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has risen to the top of the heap in early Democratic presidential primary polling in Iowa and New Hampshire, came under serious sustained attack for the first time in his candidacy. Buttigieg’s early candidacy gained credibility thanks to the moderation he displayed compared with other Democrats. He...
11/03/2019 - 8:37pm
DEMOCRATS: October 30, 2019 This week, four of the top candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro and Bernie Sanders — gathered at the J Street Conference to explain why the United States ought to pressure the state of Israel to make concessions to terrorists, why the...
10/26/2019 - 11:26pm
LANGUAGE: October 23, 2019 In the Bible, the people of Babel unite in fighting God; they decide to build a massive tower to challenge God’s supremacy. God, annoyed by their presumption, promptly causes them to speak a variety of tongues, dividing them and ending the foolhardy project. THE STORY represents a simple truth: unity relies, at...
10/20/2019 - 10:31pm
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: October 16, 2019 Failing Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is raging against the dying of his political light. Desperate and alone, his campaign on the precipice of collapse, Beto has banked on one policy: radical honesty. And that means he is now saying the quiet part of the progressive agenda out loud....
10/16/2019 - 12:25pm
NBA AND CHINA: October 9, 2019 In recent years, the NBA has become famously political. During the heyday of the Black Lives Matter movement, the NBA permitted players to wear slogan-printed T-shirts in support, and stars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul spoke out loudly on the issue. The Sacramento Kings actually announced a...
10/16/2019 - 11:46am
At issue this week...    NBA and China  by Ben Shapiro In recent years, the NBA has become famously political. During the heyday of the Black Lives Matter movement, the NBA permitted players to wear slogan-printed T-shirts in support, and stars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul spoke out loudly on the issue. The...
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