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Trump Supporters Reveal Seedy Underbelly Bent on Destroying the Republican Party

Monday, September 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg Here is NR list of authors. At least, AT LEAST, 40% to half are Jewish. Is that representative of USA? #NRORevolt — EricStriker (@Pr0tocolsrReal) September 7, 2015 Jonah Goldberg penned a well-thought out analysis of the impact Trump supporters are having on the Republican Party, specifically the conservative movement. In this piece published at […]

New York Times to Ted Cruz: Drop Dead

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

“All the News That’s Fit to Print” mostly means “Keeping the News We Don’t Want You to Know Out of the New York Times.” Politico has the scoop: The New York Times informed HarperCollins this week that it will not include Ted Cruz’s new biography on its forthcoming bestsellers list, despite the fact that the […]

Israel Insider Chronicles Obama’s Hatred

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren is releasing a book based on his four-year stint. Due out on June 23, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide promises to be a landmark text for two reasons. Firstly because all the major players are still in office. Secondly, because the decidedly centrist (if not liberal […]

[VIDEO] Glenn Reynolds: Why Millennials are Ditching College

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Sarah Culvahouse Mills

While college students ready for graduation celebrations this weekend, trends show that other millennials are making different choices when it comes to college enrollment. Reports show overall college enrollment is dropping, in particular for those in their twenties. Glenn Reynolds, founder of and author of “The Education Apocalypse,” argues that college is not for everyone, […]

The One Disruptive Tactic That Can Recover Our Constitution: Controversial New Book Has Practical Plan

Monday, May 4th, 2015 - by Scott Ott

The constitutional government of these United States of America is sick beyond the curative, or even palliative, powers of the ordinary process of legislation, elections, and the appointing of constitutional judges. Perhaps the only solution left to us is civil disobedience, to throw sand in the gears of the regulatory state. [See related episode of […]

Barry Who?

Monday, December 8th, 2014 - by Michael Walsh

So  Lena Dunham’s “Barry” is not Barry, according to her publisher. Is there anybody on the Left who can write an honest memoir any more? In a statement released Monday to The Wrap that raises many more questions than it answers, Random House finally admits: “The name ‘Barry’ referenced in the book is a pseudonym. Random House, […]

In the Mail: Janine Turner’s ‘A Little Bit Vulnerable’

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 - by Bryan Preston

Actress and patriot Janine Turner is out with a new book. She emailed it to me this morning. A Little Bit Vulnerable tells her story of everything — life in Hollywood with the megahit Northern Exposure, fighting addiction and heartbreak, being a Christian and a single mom, and more. The title comes from a conversation […]

4 Books By George Gilder About Achieving Power, Wealth, and Freedom

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - by Dave Swindle

1. The Israel Test: Why the World’s Most Besieged State is a Beacon of Freedom and Hope for the World Economy

30 Books for Defeating Valerie Jarrett’s Cult of Political Criminals

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 - by Dave Swindle

Almost 2 years ago I offered my picks for “The 15 Best Books for Understanding Barack Obama’s Mysterious Political Theology” as my final case against the President before the election. These were the titles I selected and still recommend everyone read, today’s new list of 30 books is an expansion of this original list: 1. Radical-in-Chief: […]

Ben Carson: Too Nice, Naive for Politics?

Sunday, May 11th, 2014 - by Scott Ott

As the pundits place their bets in the 2016 presidential pony poll, Ben Carson comes out with a new book on May 20th that attempts to find the kind of common ground that makes us (or could make us) truly “One Nation.” It’s filled with common sense, gracious efforts to find compromise, along with scriptural […]

The Tyranny of the Constitution without the Declaration

Friday, May 9th, 2014 - by Scott Ott

Can the U.S. Constitution be understood independent of the principles enunciated in the Declaration of Independence? Does the Constitution exist to protect democracy, or do democratic elements of the republic exist to protect individual liberty? Is it possible that critics of “judicial activism” on the Right and Left have mistaken their personal preferences for Constitutionality? […]

Caption Contest Winner: Hillary’s New Book, ‘Hard Choices,’ Now has a Subtitle

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - by Myra Adams

  Thanks to all who entered our latest contest. As we have come to expect from our brilliant PJM readers, the subtitles were clever, funny and politically astute. The judges are now pleased to announce one grand prize winner and a host of honorable mentions. The winner of our grand prize receives a discount coupon […]

Caption Contest: ‘Hard Choices’ is the name of Hillary’s new book but it needs a subtitle

Friday, April 18th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

  To be released on June 10,  Hillary’s new book entitled Hard Choices is crying out for a subtitle. Here is the opening paragraph from the promo page: HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON’S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES, AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA’S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER […]

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Thirteen Ideas for the 2013 GOP, by Patrick Reddy. Advice for a directionless party. Navy SEAL who wrote American Sniper Murdered at Charity Event in Texas, by Ed Driscoll. Chris Kyle, 38, the most lethal sniper in US history, had 160 confirmed kills in Iraq. He was shot on Saturday at a shooting range, apparently […]

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

California at Twilight, by Victor Davis Hanson. The soft apartheid of a once-Golden State. Another Private Company Announces Plans to Mine Asteroids, by Rand Simberg. Deep Space Industries go beyond mining to include space-based manufacturing. Game Show Prizes in the Obama Era, by Andrew Klavan. I can’t wait for the American Idol spin-off Sing for […]

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Sunday, January 27th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Are Obama and Rubio That Far Apart on Immigration Reform? By Bill Straub. And are Republicans racing to get to a comprehensive plan first? Descendants of Apes, Pigs, And the Devil You Know, by Roger Kimball. The line of the day, from Andrew McCarthy… Shocked! Shocked! By Human Rights Violations in North Korea, by Claudia […]

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Monday, January 21st, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Our Old Grand Fantasies About Radical Islam, by Victor Davis Hanson. The Obama administration’s therapeutic approach to the War on Terror. Best Thing Ever To Emerge from a Celebrity Trip to North Korea, by Claudia Rosett. The latest Bill Richardson expedition to Pyongyang did produce one pleasant surprise. Proof of Heaven Isn’t… Still… by Andrew […]

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Friday, January 18th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Message from Mali: Keep Fracking, America! By Roger L Simon. Start fracking, over here. Stop sending money to basket case nations, over there. Liestrong, by Ed Driscoll. Lance Armstrong’s acolytes bullied the press into silence. And he’s far from the first athlete whose PR flacks have done so. Extreme Constitution Makeover: Amendments of the New […]

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Monday, January 14th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

2013: The Year To Strike a Blow Against Climate Alarmism, by Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris. The next UN climate report will be released this year. Be prepared to refute it. Instavision on PJTV: The Singularity: Will Technological Innovation Doom Our Species? By PJTV. Click to watch Glenn Reynolds’ newest video. Notes from Atlantis, […]

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Friday, January 11th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Chris Christie’s Long Game, by Rick Moran. The New Jersey governor looks over the horizon to divine what politics might be like in 2016. Payroll Tax Holiday Takes a Permanent Vacation, by Bill Straub. Capitol Hill has no intent of bringing that missing 2 percent back into your paycheck. Biden Drafts Gun Agenda While Acknowledging […]

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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Wind Subsidy Breezes Through Fiscal Cliff Compromise, by Rodrigo Sermeño. The product of “quiet conversations” on the Hill about how to wedge it into the 11th-hour deal. Illinois Tax Hikes, Two Years Later: A Failure, by Kyle Stone. The Land of Lincoln is still aflame. PJTV’s Afterburner: Rule of Lawlessness, by PJTV. Click to watch […]

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

Are Young Black Men Rejecting Obama?  By Walter Hudson. One stat suggests so. Gun Crazy II, by Michael Walsh. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. #MyJihad: CAIR’s New Twitter Campaign to Whitewash Islam, by Robert Spencer. “The Islamic state, whose principal function was to put God’s law into practice, sought to establish […]

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

Newtown, Beslan, Ma’alot: Defending The Targeted School, by Abraham H. Miller. Soft targets will always be attractive to the murderous. Interview: Roger L. Simon and Sheryl Longin on The Party Line, by Ed Driscoll. Meet Walter Duranty: Perhaps the first journalist to keep the news to himself — but certainly not the last. Modern Wisdom […]

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Monday, December 17th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

Cory Booker’s Food Stamp Falsehoods, by Tom Blumer. Cynical political opportunism. The Road to Damascus, by Richard Fernandez. The Syrian debacle is a reminder that the Obama administration never misses and opportunity to miss an opportunity. The Face of the Enemy, by Andrew Klavan. Whether or not the devil exists, the world behaves exactly as […]

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Thursday, December 13th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

Aristotle, Curiosity, and the Mainstream Media, by Roger Kimball. Aristotle taught that “All men by nature desire to know.” The MSM’s radio silence on Benghazi proves him wrong. How Realistic Are Golden Spike’s Plans? By Rand Simberg. The company’s proposed lunar mission will depend on whether investors have confidence in its plans. Is a Second […]

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

‘Mind Your Own Beeswax!’: How Social Conservatives Can Win By Losing, by Roger L Simon. On gay marriage, it’s the fourth quarter, the score is about 80-0 and you’re on the your own five yard line with two minutes to go. A $12 Minimum Wage in Retail? By Tom Blumer. A lefty organization tries to […]

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Monday, November 26th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

Twilight Struggles, Then and Now: A Review of The Party Line, by Bruce Bawer. Walter Duranty meets Pim Fortuyn and Aleister Crowley in the new play by Sheryl Longin and Roger L. Simon, with a foreword by Ron Radosh. Announcing THE PARTY LINE, by Roger L Simon. From Moscow to — with a little luck […]

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

Rob Long, James Lileks, and Roman Genn, from the 2012 National Review Cruise, by Ed Driscoll. Our final interviews recorded onboard the NR Cruise focus on conservatives and pop culture. Instavision on PJTV: Michael Barone on Why So Many Failed to Predict the Reelection of Obama, by PJTV. Click to watch video. Why Oliver Stone […]

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

As the Benghazi Plot Thickens, Congress Must Not Get Sidetracked, by Andrew C. McCarthy. A three-ring circus of distractions, follies, and false narratives. Interview: Victor Davis Hanson on the 2012 Presidential Election, by Ed Driscoll. Checking in with VDH on the state of the culture, conservatism, California, and Obama. Los Angeles Following in the Footsteps […]

The Gospel According to Apostle Barack – A Real Book Title

Monday, November 12th, 2012 - by Myra Adams

Seriously, this book entitled The Gospel According to Apostle Barack: In Search of a More Perfect Political Union as “Heaven Here on Earth” is not a joke. It is just an incredibly sacrilegious and downright embarrassing book given that its author, Barbara A. Thompson, is a professor at Florida A & M University. Pity her […]

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Monday, November 5th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

Election Predictions from PJ Media Columnists.  Will Obama win re-election in a nail-biter? Is a landslide victory in the cards for Romney? Do Republicans have a shot at taking control of the Senate? Find out what Roger L. Simon, VDH, Spengler, Claudia Rosett, Roger Kimball, and the rest of PJM’s columnists think will happen on […]

For Men, Little Due Process on the College Campus

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by Helen Smith

I have been reading Greg Lukianoff’s new book Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate on the violations of free speech on campus. The book goes beyond free speech to show how campuses are making criminals out of students who have done no wrong. In one chapter, Lukianoff looks at the lack […]

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Thursday, October 25th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

How the Obama Campaign Is Illegally Accepting Donations from Foreign Citizens, by Mike McNally. Our man in the UK, a British citizen, proves how easy it is for non-Americans to donate to Barack Obama. How Liberals and Democrats Are Spinning a Possible Romney Victory, Before the Election! By Ron Radosh. Left-wing journalists are preparing their […]

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Sunday, October 21st, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

Florida Suburbanites the Key to Victory in 2012, by Patrick Reddy. Frost belt migrants in the Sunshine State vote like other Middle Class suburbanites nationwide. The October Surprise, by Michael Ledeen. Talk — and more talk. Things I Want to Shout to the World before the Election, by Helen Smith. Building the leftist utopia: Is […]

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Friday, October 19th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

It’s Romney’s Race to Lose, by Rick Moran. The Republican must close the sale by offering himself as a credible alternative to Obama. Instavision: Is Atlas Shrugging? Job Creators Are Giving Up on the U.S. Economy, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds. Click to watch video. Meet Tom Smith, the Farmer and Businessman Who May Seal Pennsylvania’s […]