• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Another 1,000 Hidden Foreign Clinton Donations Discovered

CLINTON CASH: AN UPDATE by Scott Johnson at PowerLine:

The New York Post celebrates Madam Hillary’s rollout rerun with an update from Peter Schweizer on Clinton Cash:

Bloomberg and the Washington Post…drilled down and discovered an additional 1,100 hidden foreign Clinton Foundation donations. Since the revelation, the Foundation has only released 24 of the secret foreign donors. When will Americans see the remaining 1,076 names? Hillary hasn’t said.

And thanks to the Huffington Post, we now know that in 2014 and 2015, Hillary delivered eight speeches totaling $1.6 million in speaking fees paid for by two of the largest banks tied to the Keystone XL pipeline.
That’s in addition to the $1.8 million Bill bagged for the 10 Keystone investor-funded speeches he delivered during Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State.

Perhaps this helps explain Hillary’s reticence over the last few years to express opposition to the pipeline, much to ­environmentalists’ chagrin.

We now know 181 Clinton Foundation donors lobbied Hillary’s State Department; that the Clintons’ family foundation received millions from Qatar, as well as donations from FIFA, the soccer organization now enmeshed in a bribery and corruption scandal of global proportions; that the Clintons have a secret “pass-through” company, WJC, LLC.; that Hillary’s State Department “approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation,” according to the International Business Times analysis.


How New Orleans Made Charter Schools Work

June 12, 2015 from the National Center for Policy Analysis:

Last year 2.9 million children attended 6,700 charter schools in America — public schools independent of districts and free of many bureaucratic constraints.

Supporters point out that charters receive 28 percent less money per child, on average, but still have higher graduation rates and send a higher percentage of graduates to college than traditional public schools with similar demographics.
Detractors counter saying charters often push out the hardest-to-teach students, and, citing a national study said charters barely, on average, outperform those traditional schools on standardized tests.
The truth is charters have lived up to their billing in some places and been a disappointment in others. In one city, however, they have fulfilled the vision of even their most ardent supporters: that chartering would not only raise student achievement, but also gradually replace the old system.

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, 92.5 percent of public school students in New Orleans attend charters.

In 2005 New Orleans ranked sixty-seventh out of sixty-eight districts in Louisiana, itself a low performer compared to other states. Last year, the city was forty-first out of sixty-nine school districts in Louisiana.
Before Katrina, some 62 percent of students attended schools rated “failing” by the state. Though the standard for failure has been raised, only 7 percent of students attend “failing” schools today.
Before Katrina, only 35 percent of students scored at grade level or above on state standardized tests. Last year 62 percent did.
Before Katrina, almost half of New Orleans students dropped out, and less than one in five went on to college. Last year, 73 percent graduated from high school in four years and 59 percent of graduates entered college.
If just a few districts prove the New Orleans model can work elsewhere, others may join in. Success, after all, has a way of overcoming all obstacles.

Source: David Osborne, “How New Orleans Made Charter Schools Work,” Washington Monthly, June/July/August 2015.

(NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Readers should be ‘conservative’ about assuming ‘educational’ improvements claimed by any report on ‘education’ especially any report coming from ‘governments’. Since learning knowledge is now considered outside government education goals, what, if anything, does percentage of graduation of students who know no knowledge really mean?)

Rubio: Clinton’s ‘YESTERDAY’ IS OVER!

“YESTERDAY” is on Hillary Clinton’s political mind. No one is more YESTERDAY than this deviant American dragging miles of her sleaze. She attempts to project upon their standard traditional American Republican opponents every evil of act and deed Marxist Democrats, the George Soros Communist variety like Miss Hillary perform, invent, and conspire politically to gain perpetual governance over an increasingly poorer educated American majority based upon black racism, feminism, pride of gross ignorance, self indulgence and narcissism….the new Democrat Majority.

Video: Marco Rubio Ad Slams Clinton’s Yesterday Reference: “Yesterday is Over”


Snarly and Aging, the NY Times Dowd Growls Throughout Her Page

Good at snarl, the forever mouth in print, Maureen Dowd, makes the following announcement about people perceived to be even beneath Dowd indignities….of which there seem to be countless.

New York’s Queen of Snarl reports, and upon occasion, accurately when she is not admiring her snarls:

Obama’s Flickering Greatness

“The president descended from the mountain for half an hour on Thursday evening, materializing at Nationals Park to schmooze with Democrats and Republicans at the annual congressional baseball game.

It was the first time he had deigned to drop by, and the murmur went up, “Jeez. Now? Really?”

Obama has always resented the idea that it mattered for him to charm and knead and whip and hug and horse-trade his way to legislative victories, to lubricate the levers of government with personal loyalty. But, once more, he learned the hard way, it matters.

His last-minute lobbying trips for his trade package to the ballpark — with a cooler of home-brewed beer from the White House — and to Capitol Hill Friday morning to lecture Democrats about values reaped a raspberry from House Democrats.” (Do read on, there’s more, of course.)


MN Congressman Erik Paulsen Explains the Value of Trade Promotion Authority bill

Dear Friend:

As you may know, there has been a lot of information floating around about a Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill that was before Congress on Friday. I voted for TPA and wanted to let you know why this bill is important to Conservatives and Republicans:

TPA puts Congress in the drivers seat. Right now President Obama can negotiate any trade deal he wants, but TPA is Congress exercising its constitutional authority over the President, putting guardrails around what he can negotiate. If the President doesn’t follow the criteria set out by TPA, either the House or Senate can unilaterally turn TPA off, effectively killing any bad trade deals.
TPA also ensures transparency because it requires that Congress and the public have 60 days to review the complete text and all the documents of any trade deal the President negotiates BEFORE it is signed…
This bill prevents the President from changing immigration policy via any trade deals.

In short, Trade Promotion Authority gives the U.S. more negotiating power at the table during trade deals, while at the same time holding the President accountable and making sure the public is able to see exactly what is in any trade agreements he negotiates.

Nothing has done more to spread the cause of freedom and liberty across the world than trade. Either we shape the global economy, as Americans, with trade agreements, or it will shape us. The rest of the world is moving and TPA ensures the United States is setting the rules for the global economy, instead of China.

To find our more information about the bill read this Washington Examiner article from Rep. Paul Ryan or click here to read the full text of the bill.

Sincerely, Erik Paulsen, Minnesota 3rd District U.S. Congressman

Scott Walker and the Fate of the Union

The following article by Dan Kaufman is from the New York Times Magazine


In Wisconsin, where the labor movement took root a century ago, a campaign by the governor has broken its power. His political allies hope he can take a similar campaign nationwide.

On his first day of work in three months, Randy Bryce asked his foreman for the next day off. He wanted to go to the Capitol in Madison, Wis., and testify against a proposed law. Bryce, a member of Milwaukee Ironworkers Local 8, was unloading truckloads of steel beams to build a warehouse near Kenosha, and he needed the job. He has an 8-year-old son, his debts were piling up and a 10-hour shift paid more than $300. But the legislation, which Republicans were rushing through the State Senate, angered him enough to sacrifice the hours. Supporters called it a “right to work” bill, because it prohibited unions from requiring employees to pay dues. But to Bryce, that appealing name hid the true purpose of the bill, which was to destroy unions.

The next morning, Bryce, who is 50 and has close-­cropped black hair and a horseshoe mustache, woke up at 5:30, got dressed in his usual jeans, hoodie and Local 8 varsity jacket with an I-beam and an American flag stitched on the back and drove 90 miles to Madison in his gray Mustang. Despite the February chill, crowds had begun to gather in the square outside the Capitol. The scene was reminiscent of a similar one that played out four years earlier, in 2011, when thousands of people occupied the Capitol’s rotunda for more than two weeks to protest Act 10, a law that demolished collective-­bargaining rights for nearly all public employees. The protests in Madison were the first significant resistance to the ascendant Tea Party and helped set the stage for Occupy Wall Street. For Wisconsin’s governor, Scott Walker, it was the moment that started his conservative ascent. “The Republican Party has a demonstrated, genuine hero and potential star in its ranks, and he is the governor of Wisconsin,” Rush Limbaugh said last year. (Please read further.)