• 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

“YES” to Steve Grasz to U.S. Court of Appeals, therefore “NO” to the Left’s ABA Fascism!


by Paul Mirengoff  at PowerLine:

President Trump, Majority Leader McConnell, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Grassley are combining to great effect to confirm nominees to U.S. Courts of Appeals. However, one nominee, Steve Grasz of Nebraska, has hit a stumbling block. The American Bar Association’s judicial evaluations committee rated him “Not Qualified” for a position on the Eighth Circuit.

When I first read this, I was surprised and amused. I was surprised because the ABA rarely gives such a rating. Moreover, on paper Grasz seems qualified to be a federal appellate judge. He served for more than a decade as Chief Deputy Attorney General in the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. For the past 15 years, he has been a litigator with a top Omaha law firm.

What’s missing? An adjunct professorship in which he taught feminism and the law?

Grasz has litigated before, among other courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Nebraska Supreme Court. While with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, he wrote nine briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and served as counsel of record before the Supreme Court in Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000), defending a Nebraska statute prohibiting partial-birth abortion. (As we will see, this may be part of the real problem with ABA has with Grasz).

In private practice, Grasz challenged a state constitutional provision restricting ownership of agricultural land under the Commerce Clause in Jones v. Gale, 470 F.3d 1261 (8th Cir. 2006). He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Appellate Practice Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association

It’s my understanding that the Grasz nomination is a case where the preference of the state’s senior Senator (Deb Fischer) trumped the recommendation of the White House Counsel and the Federalist Society. But that hardly renders him not qualified for the position. Grasz has the backing of both Senator Fischer and Senator Sasse, who slammed the ABA. I doubt Grasz would have that backing if he were not qualified.

The ABA’s rating amused me because it questioned “whether Mr. Grasz would be able to detach himself from his deeply held social agenda and political loyalty to be able to judge objectively, with compassion and without bias.” Remove the word “compassion” and you have described a great many Obama district court and appellate nominees.

To the ABA, however, if you slavishly take left-wing positions, you aren’t judging with bias. Rather, you are being mainstream — and, of course, compassionate. Never mind that it’s not the role of judges to adjudicate with compassion. The ABA’s invocation of that word gives away its bias.

Ed Whelan has ripped the ABA’s rating to shreds in a series of posts. Highlights include (1) ademolition of the ABA’s claim that Grasz has written that lower courts need not follow precedent from superior courts and (2) a demonstration of the ideological bias of Cynthia Nance, the Arkansas law professor who led the ABA’s investigation of Grasz.

Senate Republicans need to send this clear message to the ABA: Play it straight. They need to do so by confirming Steve Grasz, who clearly is qualified to serve. The endorsement of their colleagues, Senators Fischer and Sasse, are worth far more than the nay-saying of a left-wing law professor and her collaborators in the smear.

Tom Steyer’s Leftist Coup Plea: Pay to Play Revolution

Tom Steyer getting as obnoxious as George Soros

By Monica Showwalter  at American Thinker:

“Got a spare $10 million?  Then you too can reverse the votes of 62 million Americans, all by using your money.

That’s the spectacle we are seeing with these unprecedented Tom Steyer television ads, calling on Americans to sign his petition to impeach President Trump.  Who knows how many times the sound has been turned down across the 50 states that can’t otherwise get out of hearing this when he comes on?  Steyer’s also planning to spend millions on digital media, and already his ads are turning up on Skype.  Every night we hear these ads, a sound-bite fest of phony claims about Trump hating the Constitution, threatening free speech, obstructing justice, and the like, none of which is true, accompanied with the exhortation to go join Tom and sign his petition.  Now he’s got more than a million signatures – 1,119,720, to be exact – according to what must be his buddies at Axios, given that they got the number.

The campaign lasted ten days.  Ten days to disenfranchise 62 million voters through legal maneuvers, despite not having anything like their numbers.  Fortune has the story here.

Trump, of course, has responded with disgust and mockery, pointing out that Steyer throws away a lot of money on losing causes.

Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer, who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from beginning, never wins elections!

Maybe it is a losing cause, but who knows, given that he’s seeking to take the election away from the people and place it in the hands of left-wing lawyers?

So who is Tom Steyer?

Steyer is a classic billionaire in the mold of George Soros, who represents everything ordinary people despise about the limousine left.  He’s a lot less rich than Soros, with only a billion dollars and change in his pile.  His Wikipedia page points out he has a hedge fund background, like his richer coeval George Soros, and he hangs around the Bay Area, home of the other banking family the Soros empire is associated with, the Sandlers, famous for making a killing in the subprime meltdown of 2008 as thousands lost their homes.

Steyer is famous for his insanely absolutist environmentalism and the cash he shoves into that cause.  He famously put the squeeze with his money on President Obama, who shut down the Keystone XL pipeline, all at his whim.  Obama paid no attention to the economics of that decision; he just paid attention to his campaign donor.  That deprived tens of thousands of Americans of jobs.  But it probably put the idea into his head that the views of one billionaire always outweighs the sentiment and interests of the Little People, and that is the pattern he is showing right now with these ads.

Steyer also put a lot of money into green energy schemes, many of which are ultimately subsidized by the government.  It’s a good deal for him, but given the lack of viability of green energy, it does nothing but finance rich men’s playthings like electric cars and wind farm turbines.

He’s emblematic of the Bay Area mentality in that he loves choking environmental regulations.  Those regulations drive up the prices of homes, keeping affordable housing from ever being built in America’s bluest cities, with the ultimate aim of keeping the riffraff (common people) out.  He also has a problem with common people having cars and independent transport, given his loathing for affordable conventional energy.  He would have any of us not as rich as he is taking the bus (run by angry, zero-customer-service $100,000-a-year union employees) instead of driving.

He’d further impoverish ordinary Americans by allowing unchecked illegal immigration into the country, driving wages down.  His contributions to the open borders lobby are substantial, according to Wikipedia.  There’s no doubt about it: the commissar mentality in this rich liberal is strong.

Now he hates Trump and wants to disenfranchise tens of millions of ordinary people who think otherwise.  He’s got $10 million to blow on this and probably much more after that.  He also isn’t ruling out running for president himself.  Who knows if he will succeed in either endeavor?  The fact that he would try sets a creepy precedent for democracy itself and where it’s headed.

Feminist Fascism Rules in Leftist Gopherland Edina Public Schools?

Teacher Reveals Required English Course Aims to Eradicate White Privilege at Edina High

“As controversy swirls around the debate over the Edina public schools that Center of the American Experiment has launched, some charge the Center with exaggerating the political indoctrination going on in the district’s schools. They also say we fail to draw a connection between Edina district leaders’ embrace of an agenda based on racial identity politics and the district’s declining academic performance.

Those who read Edina English teacher Jackie Roehl’s account of the hidden agenda of the high school’s notorious “Pre-AP English 10” course—written in an unguarded moment—can judge for themselves. The account is linked here.

“Welcome to Pre-AP English 10, an innovative, challenging, and engaging course that we expect will prepare you for success at Edina High School and beyond.”

With this fanfare, Edina High School (EHS) announced the launch—in the 2012-13 school year—of a new required course for all tenth-grade students.

Why a new approach to teaching English literature? In a course description provided to students and parents, EHS listed several reasons. They included the following: “To ensure that all students get the high-quality curriculum and instruction they need to be successful;” to expand access to Advanced Placement courses; and to “provid[e] a common experience” for sophomores that “will facilitate a smoother transition from middle school to high school.”

But a far more candid—and startlingly different—version of the course’s genesis and purpose was written around the same time by one of its principal designers: EHS English teacher Jackie Roehl.

Roehl’s account reveals that Pre-AP English 10 is, and was intended to be, a year-long exercise in indoctrination in racial identity politics and “critical race theory.” The course teaches an extremist view of race that emphatically rejects the American ideal of color-blindness put forward by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Instead, it promotes an obsession with “white privilege” and an effort to blame any academic challenge that minority students may have on institutional racial bias at Edina High School.

The Edina High School “happy talk” document that introduced the course to students and parents concealed this ideological agenda. In fact, the way EHS has conducted the course is a textbook example of political propaganda.  Propagandists attempt to manipulate people to achieve their ends by disguising their real agenda.

Here’s another troubling allegation about Pre-AP English 10: A new analysis of the grade-level reading difficulty of the books listed on the web sites of teachers who teach the course finds that the books used have an average measure of reading difficulty (or lexile range) at approximately the fifth-grade level.

This analysis was performed by a group of Edina residents who consulted an independent source to determine the reading level of the books, and then averaged the lexiles of core and “choice” books in a way that reflected their potential use in the course. (Given the seriousness of the charge, we are working to independently verify the data.)

When EHS announced the new Pre-AP English 10 course in 2012, it claimed that student assignments would be “carefully chosen” for “their rigor,” since “we’re aiming for the top.” In fact, the texts used in the course do not prepare tenth-grade students for future academic challenges, either in high school or college, if the new analysis is accurate. This would suggest a direct link between the race-based focus of Edina schools and the district’s lagging academic performance.

Pre-AP English 10 constitutes an abuse of parents’ trust, taxpayers’ money and –most importantly—vulnerable children. Edina citizens should hold EPS district leaders accountable for the way that EHS is substituting political indoctrination for solid instruction.

The real agenda of Pre-AP English 10

Roehl’s account of the genesis and mission of Pre-AP English 10—entitled “Voices from the inside: Jackie Roehl”—appeared in a 2013 book entitled More Courageous Conversations about Race. [Read Roehl’s essay here.]  The book’s author was Glenn E. Singleton, president and CEO of Pacific Educational Group (PEG), a California-based “diversity” consulting group that trained Edina teachers and staff on racial issues for several years starting in 2009.

Roehl’s account was aimed, not at Edina students and parents, but at teachers and others around the nation who share PEG’s ideology.

In her essay, Roehl echoes PEG’s doctrine that schools like Edina High School are deeply racist institutions. A campaign to rid such schools of institutional racism, she writes, requires both “a major shift in teaching approaches and active social justice work.” Consequently, teachers must become social activists dedicated to changing their schools from the ground up, so they can abolish what Roehl calls the “systems of racism” that prevent minority students from reaching their academic potential.

According to Roehl, Pre-AP English 10 was designed to serve as a cornerstone of the campaign to launch such a transformation at Edina High School. The primary purpose of the course was not to teach students about great literature, elevate their writing skills, improve their grammar or enhance their understanding of the English language’s complexities. It was to enlist kids in a campaign to eradicate “White privilege” at Edina High.

What PEG teaches

Roehl’s essay begins with an account of her own conversion, so to speak, to PEG’s race-based ideology. Before her racial awakening in 2004, she writes, she had focused her teaching on “whole-class discussions about literature,” which she viewed as “Socratic.” However, after learning about “culturally relevant teaching” from another diversity organization, she realized that in her customary method of instruction, “my White students” were just “reflecting my White culture back to me.”

Roehl’s approach to teaching changed materially when PEG became involved with the Edina schools in 2009, she writes.  PEG’s emphasis on “courageous conversations” about race—and “specifically, a study of critical race theory helped me reach the place I am today—a teacher who not only incorporates culturally relevant strategies but also understands the importance of critically examining the systems of racism that prevent some students from achieving to their highest potential in school.”

Critical race theory is an extremist ideology that rejects America’s colorblind ideal—Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, conviction that people should be judged by the content of their character. Instead, it holds that only an unrelenting focus on skin color can change America’s pervasively racist institutions.

The theory’s fundamental premise is that white people enjoy unearned “privilege” from birth. However, they are usually unaware of their illegitimate privilege, which is to blame for all the problems that minority groups face.

PEG maintains that white people must be made conscious of their privilege so the sweeping transformations required to “interrupt” a “system of White dominance” can take place. PEG instructs teachers that they have a “moral and ethical” obligation—in Roehl’s words–to close the racial achievement gap. In PEG’s view, that means teachers must use their influence over students to raise their racial consciousness and work to end institutional racism.

The logical implication of PEG’s ideology is that teachers’ most important job is notto convey subject matter knowledge to students. It is to become social activists who change their schools from the ground up, abolishing the “systemic issues” that PEG claims perpetuate racism.

In addition, teachers must act as therapists, ministering to students who are viewed as patients afflicted with “race, racism and Whiteness.”

Roehl’s account of how Edina teachers worked to transform EHS and its racist students

PEG’s “courageous conversations” about race and their influence on teachers’ classroom observations “were the missing piece for the school [EHS] to really begin systemic transformation” of its racist practices, according to Roehl. “PEG’s Beyond Diversity Workshops, equity team seminars, and CARE trainings,” she wrote, “gave my colleagues and me a framework to examine the individual and systemic practices at Edina High School that limit [minority] student achievement.”

Enraptured by PEG’s ideology, Roehl and her colleagues “wanted to impact the entire [EHS] staff.” Consequently, “[f]or the last 2 years, the CARE team used staff development time and even former faculty meeting time to present to the full staff the philosophies and strategies learned from PEG….”

According to Roehl, “We placed an equity lens over all staff development discussions—from literacy to homework to assessment.” (“Equity” in this context, doesn’t have its common-sense meaning of equal treatment for all, but signals an obsession with “white privilege” and racial identity politics.)

Roehl continues:

We even used specific readings and films from PEG seminars with our staff. For example, one 3-hour session on critical race theory and the film The House We Live In impacted many staff members, especially examining Whiteness as property, and pushed them to understand the importance of equity work at Edina High School. (emphasis added)

Pre-AP English 10 as the primary vehicle of PEG’s ideology

EHS’s new Pre-AP English 10 course, launched in the 2012-13 school year, grew out of this systematic effort to eradicate racism at the high school by Roehl and her colleagues. The course was designed to serve as a primary weapon in the assault on racist practices at EHS.  As a central tool in re-educating kids, it helped to lay the foundation for what was intended to be a comprehensive high school curriculum rooted in racial identity politics…….”   and there’s more below:



Fascism Alive and Well in Canada and at the University of Minnesota

CFACT defies ANTIFA attacks
Forum goes on……

Last night left-wing ANTIFA activists tried and failed to shut down a CFACT forum featuring Canadian commentator Lauren Southern.

Thanks to campus police for protecting the forum and letting the speech go on.

We are very proud of the way CFACT’s students conducted themselves and impressed by the articulate and persuasive commentary they offered the media.

After the forum, however,  things got ugly.

ANTIFA thugs were lurking nearby and attacked CFACT students as they left the event.

We posted details at CFACT Campus.

“Masked protesters waited until some of the police presence had died down after the talk by Southern concluded. They then proceeded to  mark and ambush departing CFACT event organizers. Nathan Amundson and Mitch Bendis, responsible for live streaming the event, were ambushed by a half dozen masked ANTIFA members as they left the venue loaded down with a large and expensive video camera and a box of event supplies.”

“When the CFACT students tried to go around the masked protesters, they were rushed, and a protester attempted to grab and smash the camera. Nathan was pushed to the ground and was punched by one of the protesters.  Since the masked protesters couldn’t reach Mitch, they spit on him and stole CFACT’s banner out of the box of supplies.”

“‘We were sitting ducks,’ explained Mitch Henders. ‘Soon we had a group of at least six protesters following us, filming and harassing us. I elected not to feed the trolls and continue minding my own business. Then, I felt a big gob of spit hit the back of my head. One of them spit on me. Before I could comprehend what happened, they shoved me and I nearly fell…I was completely overwhelmed. I didn’t know what to do. Luckily, my friend called the police and that scared them off.'”

Thanks to everyone who acted fast and made a generous gift to CFACT to help our students stand up for their civil rights.  You didn’t hesitate and neither did we.   Your support means everything.  We’re still closing the books on this one, if you haven’t yet had a chance, please make your tax-deductible donation now.

CFACT will not back down when civil rights are under assault.

Join us and say “NO” to leftist mobs and “YES” to free speech on campus.

For nature and people too,

ANTIFA “marks” and attacks
CFACT students  fails to stop
Lauren Southern talk
at U of Minnesota

By Adam Houser

CFACT students stand up to ANTIFA


ANTIFA maced, arrested
CFACT forum goes on!