Awards once meant something. There was a time not that long ago when they were given in recognition of important accomplishments. Today, we tend to value celebrity over steady achievement. Fame is paramount. It matters little how one attains it. The Kardashians are just one of many examples.
We now give "participation" awards to schoolchildren so they won't feel left out, or suffer injury to their "self-esteem," should they be on a losing team.Can Cops Get a Fair Trial in America? by Michelle Malkin | May 10, 2017, 2:33 PM
Lock your doors. Hide your children. Police officers, be on alert:
Al Sharpton's cop-bashing circus is back in full swing.
Harlem's godfather of racial hoax crimes is in Oklahoma this week to stir up trouble as jury selection begins in the manslaughter trial of Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby.What Do Leftists Celebrate? by Walter E. Williams | May 10, 2017, 2:29 PM
May Day celebrations were held all across the fruited plain, with leftist radicals and unionists worshipping the ideals of communism. Communism is an ideology calling for government control over our lives. It was created by Karl Marx, who -- along with his collaborator, Friedrich Engels -- wrote a pamphlet called "Manifesto of the Communist Party." In 1867, Marx wrote the first volume of "Das Kapital." The second and third volumes were published posthumously, edited by Engels.Will We Ever Learn? by Cal Thomas | May 10, 2017, 2:27 PM
President Trump is about to score a religious trifecta, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome, the "home" of three monotheistic religions. The president has said he wants to make the ultimate deal and achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians.Thank You, Stephen Colbert by David Limbaugh | May 6, 2017, 4:23 PM
I oppose the push to remove The Late Show comedian Stephen Colbert from the air because of his obscene tirade against President Donald Trump. In fact, I wish the video of his boorish diatribe would go viral.UPDATED: The Washington Post’s Double-Standard on Trump and Clinton White House Firings by Jeffrey Lord | May 6, 2017, 12:15 PM
UPDATE: The Post amended the original article and added a reference to the Clinton White House firing of an usher in 1993. Read below.Stealing Away Childhood Innocence by Matt Norcross | May 6, 2017, 10:30 AM
Editor's Note: The following has been adapted with the author's permission from its original publication on Carolina Culture Warrior.The People vs. the Press by Cal Thomas | May 5, 2017, 4:24 PM
President Trump and I have something in common. We were both invited to last Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner and we declined.
The president wasn't interested in hearing himself mocked by an industry that holds him to a different standard than his predecessor and I wasn't interested in hearing the predictable jokes denigrating all things Republican, conservative and Fox News.Campus High Jinks and the First Amendment by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. | May 5, 2017, 4:19 PM
WASHINGTON — Well, she did not show up. I am talking about Ann Coulter, the svelte conservative firebrand who was invited to speak at the University of California, Berkeley, and, inadvertently, to show the assembled coeds how a stylish blond dresses. But then, she was disinvited. Hold on -- she was, of a sudden, re-invited but only under certain university conditions. Confusion ensued. Then the speech was lost in the swelling controversy.Planned Parenthood Gala Is Sick by Bill Donohue | May 3, 2017, 5:34 PM
They are billing it as "a once in a lifetime Gala, 100 Years Strong: The Celebration of the Century." Hillary Clinton will receive the Champion of the Century Award and Shonda Rhimes will receive the Champion of Change Award. They are touting Clinton's "service to women and girls," and Rhimes' effort at "revolutionizing" the way abortion is "portrayed on television."