Entries by David Harsanyi

How Biden’s Mental Decline Went From ‘Misinformation’ to Fact in a Week

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Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame recently told CNN views that people close to President Joe Biden — people “who loved him, have supported him, and among them are some people who would raise a lot of money for him” — say his disastrous debate performance wasn’t a “one-off.” There have been, according to insiders, “15, […]

The Contrarians Were Right About Covid Hysteria

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Editors’ Note: We are quite proud, that in our very early history, The Prickly Pear chose to be a skeptic of the Covid lockdowns and endorsed the Great Barrington Declaration. Having an esteemed physician as one of our editors helped, although our innate suspicion of government overreach and common sense was equally helpful. We chronicled […]

Democrats Don’t Want You To Know How Moderate Trump’s Abortion Stance Is

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Come to think of it, the GOP’s federal bill is also pretty moderate. Abortion on demand, for any reason, until birth, funded by taxpayers. That’s the modern left’s position on the issue. Democrats are so dug into their extremism that they can’t even support bills that compel “doctors” to keep babies who survive a homicide […]

If This Is “Christian Nationalism”… Sign Me Up!

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A very brief inquiry into MSNBC’s theory of the natural rights of man The other day, Politico writer Heidi Przybyla appeared on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” to talk about the hysteria de jour, “Christian nationalism.” Donald Trump, she explained, has surrounded himself with an “extremist element of conservative Christians,” who were misrepresenting “so-called natural law” […]

Nothing About The Rigged Senate Border Bill Is In The ‘National Interest’

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Can you imagine Senate Democrats ever supporting a bill that gave President Donald Trump the power to temporarily ignore provisions he didn’t believe were in the “national interest”? Of course not. Yet one of the most conspicuous parts of the new bipartisan border bill allows Joe Biden to do just that. Once there is a rolling average […]

You Can’t Defend ‘Democracy’ And The Administrative State [The SCOTUS Chevron Deference Case]

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Editors’ Note: The administrative (deep) state of the Executive branch is the greatest threat to the individual sovereignty and liberty of all U.S. citizens in our Republic. The Chevron Deference doctrine established by the Supreme Court in 1984 granted the many parts of the executive branch and its departments to be the actual law writers […]

Hubris, Not Conspiracy, Kept Israel From Anticipating Hamas Terrorist Attack

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Israel is Brussels — if Brussels shared a border with a bunch of tribal medieval warlords with access to 21st-century weaponry. Many people wondered after Oct. 7 how an advanced nation like Israel could have allowed a massive, three-pronged, well-executed terrorist incursion into its civilian areas. The myth about Israel’s infallible security services isn’t new. […]

Polls Showing Support For Israel Hide Some Ugly Truths

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There were dozens of Charlottesville-type marches in the United States last week. No one in the media wants to ask why. According to a new Harvard/Harris poll, only the police and military are more respected than Israel. It’s heartening that Americans overwhelmingly support civilization over the Islamofascists of Gaza and Iran. Then again, “Palestinian Authority” […]

There’s More Than Enough Evidence for a Joe Biden Impeachment Inquiry

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“Without evidence.” They want those two words imprinted in your mind whenever you hear about the House impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. “Since gaining the House majority in January,” writes The Associated Press, “House Republicans have aggressively investigated Biden and his son, claiming without evidence that they engaged in an influence-peddling scheme.” Many other pieces use the same […]

Electric Vehicles: Costly Virtue Signaling Forced on America by Left

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The Left likes to treat skeptics of electrical cars as if they were Luddites. Truth is, making an existing product less efficient, but more expensive, doesn’t really meet the definition of innovation. Even the purported amenities and technological advances EV makers like to brag about in their ads have been a regular feature of gas-powered vehicles going […]

Biden’s Fascistic EV Edict

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President Joe Biden is set to “transform” and “remake” the entire auto industry—“first with carrots, now with sticks”—notes The Washington Post, as if dictating the output of a major industry is within the governing purview of the executive branch. The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing draconian emissions limits for vehicles, ensuring that 67% of all […]

That Kaiser Gun Study The Media Love Is Garbage

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It’s become virtually impossible to find reliable data or polling on gun violence these days. A new Kaiser Family Foundation report being shared by virtually every major media outlet this week offers us a good example of why. The headlines report that “1 in 5 adults” in the United States claim that a “family member” […]

Questioning Biden’s Ukraine Policy Doesn’t Make You An ‘Isolationist’

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If the cause of Ukraine is righteous, there is no reason to chill debate. It’s not exactly a sign of a healthy democratic discourse that it’s virtually impossible to ask a critical question about the United States’ role in the Ukraine-Russia conflict without being smeared as a Putin apologist or an “isolationist.” We’ve been bombarded […]

How The Media Successfully Programs Democrats

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The media’s hyperfocus on guns has led liberals to overestimate the danger. Anew Axios-Ipsos poll finds that a plurality of Republicans regard fentanyl and opioids as the biggest threat to public health, while Democrats are most likely to say guns. Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei tweeted that it was “wild” that conservatives were under this impression. […]

Don’t Fall For Joe Biden’s Economic Fairy Tale

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The president’s biggest whopper? ‘I’m a capitalist.’ Like Nero bragging about rebuilding Circus Maximus after burning it down, Joe Biden took to the podium tonight to take credit for solving a slew of problems he helped create. At the top of his State of the Union address, the president boasted that he had “created more […]

There Is Little Evidence Abortion Hurt Republicans

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By any measure, Democrats exceeded expectations this midterm. Though listening to the triumphalism today, you’d think Joe Biden was Hannibal at Cannae. A fractured Republican Party has won the House, which means the agenda portion of Biden’s first term is effectively over (save the executive abuse). As expected, though, the lazy Dobbs-sunk-the-GOP narrative quickly solidified […]

Make Democrats Defend Their Abortion Extremism

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The modern left isn’t pro-choice anymore. Senator Lindsey Graham has introduced the “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act” which would limit abortions past 15 weeks of pregnancy. The bill includes exceptions for rape and incest, offers protections for the woman’s life, and prohibits the prosecution of those seeking abortions. By any objective historical standard, […]

Who Are You Calling A Fascist, Mr. President?

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The other day Joe Biden accused voters of the opposition party of turning to “semi-fascism.” This is probably the first time in American history a president has openly attacked the opposing party’s constituents in this way. Grammatically speaking, the accusation could use a little work. What Biden probably meant to say was that 74 million Americans […]

We Have No Reason To Trust The FBI

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If Republicans were doing any of this, Democrats would be calling it authoritarian. And they’d be right.   The day before Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election of 2016, The New York Times’s Paul Krugman claimed that the FBI—along with “Russian intelligence”—had “rigged the election.” Election denialism is perfectly acceptable behavior on […]

New York Times Inadvertently Makes The Case For More Concealed Carry

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Editors’ Note: Not much is known about the heroic young man who used his concealed weapon to stop a mass shooter.  More will likely come out fairly soon. Was he violating mall policy to have the weapon on him? If so, thank heavens he violated that silly requirement. It never seems to dawn on Progressives […]

Democrats’ Disastrous, Capricious Energy Policy

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Democrats have spent decades warning that the United States must stop using the most efficient and affordable energy sources or it will be consumed by heat waves, fireballs, and cataclysmic weather events. Every flood, every hurricane—every natural event, really—is now blamed on climate change. We have burdened our children with an irrational dread over their […]

Biden’s Appeasement of Putin Was Years in Making

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“One small thing to be thankful for is that [Donald Trump] is not in the White House as the Ukraine crisis unfolds. He’d side with Russia,” tweeted Francis Fukuyama, author of “The End of History and the Last Man.” The headline on Eugene Robinson’s Washington Post opinion column reads, “With Biden standing firm, Putin must […]

Sorry, AOC, Rich Already Pay Their Fair Share

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez donned an elegant gown with the slogan “Tax the Rich” painted on the back at the Met Gala in New York, where guests selected by Vogue’s Anna Wintour ponied up around $35,000 a pop for tickets. The scene was reminiscent of Tom Wolfe’s “radical chic” — though rather than being guests of […]