• 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

Time to Get Better Acquainted with the SOCIALIST STATE of the Bernie Sanders Dem World!!!


by John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

Violence continues in Hong Kong, as the Communist government continues to suppress popular demonstrations against Hong Kong’s loss of independence and freedom. This video gives a graphic sense of what is going on–a police riot. It is hard to disagree with Kyle Kashuv’s observation: “This is what real fascism looks like–the Communist Party of China.”

Kyle Kashuv


Dear Antifa,

This is what real fascism looks like — the Communist Party of China.

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Via PJ Media.

Socialism In Action

Dear Friends, especially Democrats who still understand what a free society is supposed to be.   Fascist Police State Russia of today is not that different from the Communist USSR of the twentieth century Stalin style….It is true  its press and its police are not as criminal  as they were  when I was in the good old fascist  Soviet USSR in 1966 and again in 1990 when I was still fluent speaking my Tsarist Russian….the beautiful Russian I was taught by ancient emigres who fled to America, the one that blended in so well among the curious Soviet citizens who heard it and loved its music.

I wore Russky saggy clothes on both occasions.   It allowed me to meet and talk freely with some many wonderful Soviet surviving citizens in  parks, on the beaches, or  in the urban collectives where most of them lived.

I was not a Soviet lover like Bernard Sanders, the Socialist-Communist Senator from Vermont….the one who celebrated his marriage in the Soviet Union decades ago.

I taught Social Studies and Russian in an American high school  in 1966 receiving an American government grant to go to the Soviet Union to strengthen my language skills and knowledge of what a police state is like.

The Soviet population lived like struggling cattle forever in a pen ruled by leftist fascists who kept the masses in their pastures doing what they were told to do or else via a world of secret police.   As in today’s leftist America,  Soviet press, Soviet schools, Soviet television was 100% Soviet propaganda controlled and sold.

Leftist Google’s YouTube Fascistic War Against Prager U Still Stirs!?!


by  John Hinderaker   at PowerLine:

Prager University produces a wide variety of educational videos that have become very popular, especially with young people. They are some of the highest quality materials available on the internet. As with most other video producers, Prager U’s most important outlet is YouTube, which is owned by Google and is the platform on which 90 percent or more of videos are watched, worldwide.

For several years, YouTube has suppressed Prager U’s videos by “restricting” them, which makes them invisible to viewers who are using the restricted mode, as is the case in many school environments, and by not allowing them to be monetized. After multiple appeals of YouTube’s discriminatory decisions, Prager U sued YouTube and Google in federal court, alleging violations of the First Amendment and the Lanham Act (the federal law that governs advertising in interstate commerce), as well as several causes of action under California law. The district court judge granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the federal counts, and Prager U appealed. That appeal was argued on Tuesday before a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

That YouTube has engaged in viewpoint discrimination to the detriment of Prager U is indisputable. That YouTube does this because its employees disapprove of conservatism is obvious. But YouTube and Google are private companies, and the First Amendment applies only to government. (“Congress shall make no law…”) The U.S. Supreme Court has articulated a narrow exception where the First Amendment can apply to private entities if they “exercise powers traditionally exclusively reserved to the State.” Prager U faces an obvious hurdle, in that hosting videos is not a traditional governmental function.

The hurdle got higher when, in June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, in which the City of New York hired a private nonprofit to operate the public access channels on Manhattan’s cable television system. On its face, this seems like an instance where a private entity has taken over a governmental function and is involved in “state action.” But the Court’s conservative majority, in an opinion by Justice Kavanaugh, rejected that position. Kavanaugh emphasized the very narrow circumstances under which a private entity can be subjected to the First Amendment. The four liberal justices dissented, not unreasonably, based on my superficial reading. But their dissent does Prager U little good, as no governmental entity has delegated the task of hosting videos to YouTube.

The 9th Circuit broadcasts its oral arguments live (on YouTube, ironically), and they remain archived. Here is Tuesday’s hearing; it begins about halfway through the video:

I thought everyone involved acquitted himself or herself well. Prager U’s lawyer emphasized YouTube’s repeated representations that it is a viewpoint-neutral forum, equally available to all. But, as one judge noted, if YouTube has failed to live up to its promises, that sounds more like a contract cause of action than a First Amendment issue. The two judges who asked questions were obviously sympathetic to Prager U on the facts, but skeptical of its legal theory given Supreme Court precedents and the language of the First Amendment. Looming in the background, of course, is the fact that YouTube monopolizes (in the legal sense of the term) video hosting, while Google monopolizes search and Facebook and Twitter monopolize their social media niches.

It is YouTube’s market dominance that gives Prager U’s case its resonance, yet there is no traditional legal theory that clearly applies. Market dominance does not align with First Amendment jurisprudence, and antitrust law, which is administered as much by economists as by lawyers, generally assumes that the point of having a monopoly is to make money by raising prices. To my knowledge, there is no body of antitrust law that addresses the abuse of monopoly power not to raise prices, but to advance a political and philosophical agenda.

The Supreme Court might create such a body of law, under the broad mandate of the several antitrust statutes. The propriety of doing so is far beyond the scope of this post. But there remains the question of antitrust remedies. Treble damage awards in favor of aggrieved parties like Prager U might help to keep liberal platforms in line, although contract-based actions might do that nearly as well. Some, like Glenn Reynolds, argue that the tech and social media monopolies should be broken up under the antitrust laws. But if there were, say, five YouTubes, is there any reason to think that any of the five would be hospitable to conservatives?

And what if tech platforms like Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are natural monopolies, like the electric company and the water company? I suspect that this is the case; otherwise, why do successful competitors not spring up? Once we had Facebook and MySpace, now we only have Facebook. Social media platforms derive their value largely from network effects. I.e., Facebook is valuable precisely because your high school classmates are on it. You don’t have to search five or six different platforms to communicate with them. Likewise with Twitter: it is desirable to only tweet once, not five times on five different platforms, in order to reach your audience. YouTube is perhaps different; there may be room for competing video platforms, like Vimeo. But YouTube’s 90 percent-plus market dominance suggests that it, too, may be a natural monopoly.

Natural monopolies like the electric company and the water company are, by statute, regulated utilities. It may be that internet platforms should be treated in similar fashion. But that would require federal legislation that at this point has zero chance of passage.

Prager U may yet win its case, which is in its early innings. Perhaps the 9th Circuit will hold that Prager’s First Amendment and Lanham Act claims state a claim, and give it a green light to pursue discovery. Perhaps Prager U will prevail on its state law causes of action, although I assume that California’s judiciary is securely in the hands of the Democratic Party, which generally is not in favor of free speech. But for the foreseeable future, the Left’s control over the principal means of public communication will remain a huge advantage.


Prager U vs. YouTube