American Federalist Journal
Wednesday - January 17, 2018


Stop Feministsplaining Sex to Men
Ben Shapiro  Tweet

There's a word that has become popular in feminist circles these days: ...



Republicans Must Lead Abortion Debate
Star Parker  Tweet

This year, as every year, I will be joining the hundreds of thousands who will be arriving in Washington, D.C., for the March for ...



The Dangerous Supreme Court Case Nobody Is Talking About
David French  Tweet

Late yesterday afternoon, I filed an amicus brief in one of the most dangerous free-speech cases in a generation. For the second time this term, the Supreme Court is considering whether the government can compel Americans to express or support ideas ...



Is Diversity a Strength, and Should Strength Be a Core Value?
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

What if diversity isn't our strength? Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) says he scolded the president for saying something scatological about certain countries and their emigrants. "Diversity has always been our strength," Graham ...



Trump's Sh**storm
Rich Lowry  Tweet

The world fell on Donald Trump's head - yet again - when he said in a White House meeting that we should be trying to get immigrants from Norway rather than s***hole countries in the Third World. The media has treated Trump's ...



Enforcement, without Apology
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Democrats and Republicans want different things when it comes to federal spending and when it comes to immigration reform. Those two disagreements are interacting in a fairly unpredictable way: Democrats, who are the minority party in Congress, are ...



Oprah for President - or for Queen?
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

OPRAH WINFREY'S SPEECH at the Golden Globes last Sunday set off a gusher of giddy speculation that the much-loved TV host could be a Democratic contender for president in 2020, and if the idea of electing to the White House a celebrity billionaire ...



10 Thoughts on the President and the 'S---hole Countries'
Dennis Prager  Tweet

There are few filters between President Donald Trump's mind and mouth. That is his appeal and his ...



The Claims Against Aziz Ansari Reveal the Defects of Modern Sexual Morality
David French  Tweet

It was inevitable. The #MeToo movement was going to collide directly with all the ambiguity and pain of the college sexual-assault tribunals. We were going to read not about sexual assault but instead about a date gone wrong - where two ...



President Nobama
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely ...



Policing Sexual Desire: #MeToo's Impossible Premise
Heather Mac Donald  Tweet

The New York Times now has a "gender editor" and "gender team," created in the wake of the #MeToo movement to infuse feminist sensibility even further throughout the paper. The gender editor, Jessica Bennett, penned an op-ed ...



Trump's 'Sh**hole' Comments Double Down on Identity Politics
David French  Tweet

The president of the United States should not, by word or deed, communicate that he is hostile to or disdainful of entire classes of the American population. It doesn't matter if such divisive rhetoric helps him win elections, nor if the ...



Anatomy of a Farce
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

Someone with fourth-hand knowledge that the bank was robbed claims that Smith conspired - er, I mean, colluded - with the local organized-crime family to rob the bank. Jones figures it must be true because he heard it from a trusted ...



The Porn President
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

President Trump is a master of changing the subject. Stung by Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, Trump held an open negotiation on immigration with congressional leaders in order to showcase his executive mettle - and then went on to provide ...



Trump's 'Sh**hole' Comments Double Down on Identity Politics
David French  Tweet

The president of the United States should not, by word or deed, communicate that he is hostile to or disdainful of entire classes of the American population. It doesn't matter if such divisive rhetoric helps him win elections, nor if the ...



Anatomy of a Farce
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

Someone with fourth-hand knowledge that the bank was robbed claims that Smith conspired - er, I mean, colluded - with the local organized-crime family to rob the bank. Jones figures it must be true because he heard it from a trusted ...



Sofia Vergara, Frozen Embryos and Forced Procreation
Mona Charen  Tweet

The Supreme Court of Colorado will soon rule on whether a person has a constitutional right to not procreate. The dispute is between Drake Rooks and his ex-wife, Mandy Rooks. The couple were married in 2002. They had three children using in vitro ...



Consensus and Complication
Erick Erickson  Tweet

Prior to President Obama implementing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he said he had no constitutional authority to ...



What If American Life Expectancy Declined Again and the Elite Cared More About Trump's Tweets?
David French  Tweet

The news came and went so fast that you might have missed it. American life expectancy has declined. Again. In 2015 and 2016, in fact, the average American life span declined for two years in a row for the first time in more than 50 years. The ...



Why Have We Let Actors Become Our Moral Guides?
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

There's a great scene in the wonderful 1982 movie My Favorite Year, which is set in 1954. Peter O'Toole plays a semi-washed-up actor named Alan Swann, famous for swashbuckling roles. For reasons too complicated to explain here, Swann ...