Category: Commentary

Kanye West

Democrats’ worst nightmare about Kanye West just came true

By Monica Showalter It’s happening.  Suddenly, a lot of young black men aren’t all in for the Democrats anymore. Black men’s approval for Donald Trump has absolutely doubled, according to a new Reuters poll, and his overall support among blacks has risen sharply.  This seismic shift just happens to coincide with rap superstar Kanye West’s break

Chile flag

Yes, Chilean Personal Retirement Accounts Work

 MONICA SHOWALTER 10/05/2015 In 2012, the Chilean government invited a group of journalists to the South American country to show off its innovations — language programs, new uses for llama fur, greenie aquaculture, microfinance, quake-proof skyscrapers and the world’s most powerful telescope. But there was one thing missing amid all

North Korea

Did Trump hack North Korea’s missile launch?

With the pathetically humiliating failure of North Korea’s missile launch in the wake of a very big puffy buildup, the shark tank must be working overtime over in Pyongyang. You wouldn’t want to be one of the North Korean minions who worked on that wretched fizzle-out that has humiliated the

Boston massacre

A Creepy, Coercive Turn For Campus Protests

MONICA SHOWALTER 11/16/2015 As campuses erupt with protests and the TV cameras pan the crowds, an informal survey among the IBD editorial board members finds that pretty much every college student we know of is so busy studying that he or she has no time for or interest in protesting,