“The Tightening Grip of the Politicized Life,” RealClearPolitics, November 25, 2015

“What are People For?” Commentary, November 10, 2015

“America’s Ridiculous Refugee Debate,” RealClearPolitics, November 19, 2015

“Put Your Christmas Stuff Away, You Fiends! It’s Not Even Thanksgiving Yet,” The Federalist, November 12, 2015

“Has College Jumped the Shark?” RealClearPolitics, November 12, 2015

“Hillary and the Left’s Impenetrable Bubble,” RealClearPolitics, November 5, 2015

“Not in Our Stars But In Ourselves,” National Review, November 2, 2015

“Dear Feminists: Your Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mash Notes are Embarrassing,” October 31, 2015

“Modern Feminism’s Halloween Horror Show,” RealClearPolitics, October 29, 2015

“The Biff Tannen Presidency,” RealClearPolitics, October 22, 2015

“Bernie Sanders and the Electric Kool-Aid Socialist Test,” RealClearPolitics, October 15, 2015

“A Woman President? Who Cares?” RealClearPolitics, October 8, 2015

“Obama’s Faux Sophistication,” RealClearPolitics, October 1, 2015

“Trump Hides the Left’s Own Crazies,” RealClearPolitics, September 24, 2015

“Will Fiorina Fall into Trump’s Trap?” RealClearPolitics, September 15, 2015

“America’s Newest Victim Class: The Beautiful Girl,” The Federalist, September 14, 2015

“Is America ‘Bored With Winning?'”, RealClearPolitics, September 10, 2015

“Washington, D.C.: America’s Busybody Neighbor,” RealClearPolitics, September 3, 2015

“Planned Parenthood’s Foggy Evil,” RealClearPolitics, August 25, 2015

“Carbohydrates: A Love Letter,” The Federalist, August 13, 2015

“Tinder, Feminists, and the Hookup Culture,” RealClearPolitics, August 13, 2015

“The Tao of Trump,” RealClearPolitics, August 6, 2015

“Cecil the Lion and America’s Broken Outrage Meter,” RealClearPolitics, July 30, 2015

“Planned Parenthood and the Statist Abyss,” RealClearPolitics, July 9, 2015

“Why the Culture Wars Refuse to Die,” RealClearPolitics, July 2, 2015

“Gay Marriage is Here–Now What?” The Federalist, June 27, 2015

“Charleston’s Quieter Lessons,” RealClearPolitics, June 25, 2015

“Rachel Dolezal, America’s Newest “Victim,” RealClearPolitics, June 18, 2015

“Caitlyn Jenner and the War on Facts,” RealClearPolitics, June 4, 2015

“Taylor Swift Flirts With the Feminist Dark Side,” The Federalist, June 1, 2015

“The Clinton Family’s Telling Mantra,” RealClearPolitics, May 28, 2015

“Childless! By Choice!” Commentary magazine, May 21, 2015

“The Unbearable Lightness of Mattress Feminism,” RealClearPolitics, May 21, 2015

“Planet Obama: Where Self-Awareness Goes To Die,” RealClearPolitics, May 14, 2015

“The Left’s Imaginary Monsters,” RealClearPolitics, May 7, 2015

“The Progressive Mask Comes Off,”  RealClearPolitics, April 30, 2015

“Attack of the Leftist Snowflakes,” RealClearPolitics, April 23, 2015

“Jeepers! Hillary’s Campaign is Even Creepier Than You Think,” RealClearPolitics, April 15, 2015

“Many Reporters Don’t Care About–Or Understand–The Truth,” RealClearPolitics, April 9, 2015

“Indiana’s Hard Truth: Dissent Is No Longer Tolerated.” RealClearPolitics, April 2, 2015

“Racial Trouble on Starbucks Island,” RealClearPolitics, March 19, 2015

“Hillary Clinton’s Over-Played Woman Card,” RealClearPolitics, March 12, 2015

“Chelsea Clinton’s Second Fake Job:  Saving the World,” The Federalist, March 9, 2015

“Hillary Clinton and the Question of American Doom,” RealClearPolitics, March 5, 2015

“The Rape Culture Lie,” Commentary Magazine, March, 2015

“Government and Marriage: An Increasingly Toxic Mix,” RealClearPolitics, February 26, 2015

“How Scott Walker Brings Out the Worst in the Left,” RealClearPolitics, February 19, 2015

“Fear, Loathing, and the Great American Yoga Pants Panic,” The Federalist, February 16, 2015

“Some People Don’t Want to Coexist,” RealClearPolitics, February 12, 2015

“Sex Tips For Crazies: Wading Into the Wild World of Cosmo,” The Federalist, February 9, 2015

“The Rise of Weak-Kneed Feminism,” RealClearPolitics, February 5, 2015

“The Scott Walker Racial Rorschach Test,” The Federalist, January 30, 2015

“The Political Correctness Cure,” RealClearPolitics, January 29, 2015

“State of the Union: Weary of Washington,” RealClearPolitics, January 25, 2015

“Christians Should Get Comfortable With Blasphemy,” RealClearPolitics, January 14, 2015

“The Monsterization of Men,” RealClearPolitics, January 8, 2015

“The Feminist War on Gendered Toys,” The Federalist, December 17, 2014

“Lena Dunham’s Assault on Humanity,” RealClearPolitics, December 11, 2014

“Why I Left Feminism (Or, How Feminism Left Me)”, The Federalist, December 9, 2014

“The UVA Rape Case and Feminist Confusion,” RealClearPolitics, December 4, 2014

“How to Ruin Thanksgiving in a Few Easy Steps,” RealClearPolitics, November 26, 2014

“Artificial Intelligence and “Scientific” Insanity,” RealClearPolitics, November 20, 2014

“When Comets and Shirts Collide,” The Federalist, November 17, 2014

“What Women Really Want,” RealClearPolitics, November 6, 2014

“When ‘Bumpkins’ Are Smarter Than Elites,”  RealClearPolitics, October 30, 2014

“The Embarrassing American Parenting Fail,” RealClearPolitics, October 23, 2014

“‘Potty-Mouthed Princesses’ and the Feminist Rabbit Hole,” The Federalist, October 23, 2014

“America’s Dangerous Ebola Advice,” RealClearPolitics, October 16, 2014

“Christians, Libertarians, and Ayn Rand,” RealClearPolitics, October 9, 2014

“Lena Dunham, Anti-Feminist,” RealClearPolitics, October 2, 2014

“Emma Watson and the Chamber of Feminist Conundrums,” The Federalist, September 25, 2014

“America’s Dubious Threat Assessments,” RealClearPolitics, September 25, 2014

“The Electric Kool-Aid Birth Control Hormone Test,” The Federalist, September 24, 2014

“Wendy Davis and the Age of Over-Sharing,” RealClearPolitics, September 11, 2014

“How Do I Love Texas?  Let Me Count the Ways,” RealClearPolitics, September 4, 2014

“Tacos, Beer, and the Banality of Evil,” RealClearPolitics, August 28, 2014

“Deliver Us From Wimpiness,” RealClearPolitics, August 21, 2014

“Can Feminists Do Anything For Themselves?” The Federalist, August 15, 2014

“The Crazy World of Public Schools,” RealClearPolitics, August 14, 2014

“What Ebola Says About Us,” RealClearPolitics, August 7, 2014

“We’re a Long Way From Woodstock,” RealClearPolitics, July 24, 2014

“The Great American Pit Bull Experiment,” RealClearPolitics, July 17, 2014

“The Transgender Religion,” RealClearPolitics, July 10, 2014

“Panic, American Style,” Commentary magazine, July/August 2014

“The Progressive Togetherness Cult,” RealClearPolitics, July 3, 2014

“Two Cheers for Repression?” The Federalist, June 30, 2014

“Share with Strangers…Shrink the Government,” RealClearPolitics, June 26, 2014

“Date Night at the Abortion Movie,” RealClearPolitics, June 20, 2014

“Feminists and Their Daddy Issues,” RealClearPolitics, June 12, 2014

“The Case Against Robot Cars,” RealClearPolitics, June 5, 2014

“Hijacking a Murder to Boost Self-Esteem,” The Federalist, May 27, 2014

“How to Lose Friends and Alienate Your Children,” The Federalist, May 7, 2014

“The Great Income Inequality Sham,” RealClearPolitics, May 1, 2014

“In Illinois, Tax Increases Become an Article of Faith,” The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2014

“Technology’s Tainted Love,” RealClearPolitics, March 20, 2014

“Propaganda for Dummies?”  RealClearPolitics, March 13, 2014

“Gay Wedding Cakes and the Media Borg,” RealClearPolitics, February 28, 2014

“The Rise of the Fun Police,” RealClearPolitics, January 30, 2014

“Wendy Davis, Gun Clinger?”  RealClearPolitics, January 27, 2014

“Who’s Afraid of Lady Parts?” RealClearPolitics, November 21, 2013

“Will Liberalism Implode?” RealClearPolitics, November 15, 2013

“How Joe Biden Ruined My Wednesday,” The Federalist, November 7, 2013

“Short on Beer Money? Look to Obamacare,” RealClearPolitics, October 23, 2013

“The Texas Liberal Detector,” RealClearPolitics, July 30, 2013

The Desperate Life of Carlos Danger,” RealClearPolitics, July 26, 2013

Oh, But I’m Not Judging You,” Commentary Magazine, July/August 2013

The Bureaucrat-Driven Life,” Commentary Magazine, May 2013

America’s Abortion Mind-Block,” RealClearPolitics, April 13, 2013

The Age of Female Sainthood?“, RealClearPolitics, April 11, 2013

Worried About Bullying?  Be More Afraid of Government ‘Fixes’“, RealClearPolitics, February 28, 2013

Conservatives, Libertarians, and Herding Cats,” RealClearPolitics, February 18, 2013

The Zombie Girls of Brooklyn,” RealClearPolitics, January 22, 2013

When Babies Disappear” , RealClearPolitics, January 14, 2013

When Did Feminism Become So Embarrassing?“, RealClearPolitics, July 23, 2012

Twilight of the Elites,” RealClearPolitics, July 17, 2012

“What Money Can’t Buy,” RealClearPolitics, May 17, 2012

“Charles Murray’s Book of Virtues”, RealClearPolitics, February 3, 2012

“Surviving Girl Land:  Sex, Lies, and Proms”, RealClearPolitics, January 25, 2012

“Do Atheists Have More Fun?”, RealClearPolitics, August 16, 2011

Hipsters Against the Political Machine,” RealClearPolitics, July 5, 2011

Are Progressives Smarter Than Fifth Graders?”  RealClearPolitics, May 19, 2011

Men May Be Jerks…But Women Are Insane,”  RealClearPolitics, March 24, 2011

Is Ayn Rand Bad for the Market?,” The Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2009

Telling Africa to Drop Dead (Aid),” RealClearPolitics, April 13, 2009

How China Helps America’s Poor,” The American, September 12th, 2008

Save the Males,” RealClearPolitics, July 25, 2008

Grand New Party,” RealClearPolitics, June 27, 2008

John Adams, HBO Style,” RealClearPolitics, June 9, 2008

The Return of History & End of Dreams” – RealClearPolitics, May 27, 2008

The Incredible Shrinking Evangelical” – RealClearPolitics, May 11, 2008

Quarrelsome Nation: The 13 American Arguments” – RealClearPolitics, April 16, 2008

The Great American Identity Crisis” – RealClearPolitics, March 29, 2008

A Nation of Dolts, Under God?,” RealClearPolitics, March 13, 2008

Thomas Sowell Delivers Inconvenient Truths,” RealClearPolitics, February 3, 2008

How the UK and the US Made the Modern World,” RealClearPolitics, December 6, 2007

A Revolution in Africa; Deaf Ears in Iowa,” RealClearPolitics, December 3, 2007

Mommy-Baiting Mars Author’s Strong Points,” The Washington Examiner, May 17, 2007

Review:  The Thrill of the Chaste,” The Washington Examiner, December 13, 2006

Anything Goes,” The Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2006

Strange Bedfellows: Evangelicals Learn to Love Big Government,” The Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2006

Intimidation Politics,” National Review Online, June 12, 2006

Unholy Land Grab,” National Review Online, January 17, 2006

Planet Soros,” National Review Online, February 19, 2004

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