The president of the United States now has the apparent authority to determine whether or not someone deserves to live — indeed, whether he deserves to be hit with a Hellfire missile or whether we should exchange high-level terrorists for him.
Ben Shapiro is editor-at-large for Breitbart News. His book, "Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America," was a New York Times best-seller.
June 5, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT
May 29, 2014, 8:08 AM EDT
Obama has slashed military funding at historic levels; he insisted that sequestration cuts come largely from the Defense Department. His Veterans Affairs is a shambles, yet he won't fire his top man, Eric Shinseki. Iraq is collapsing. Afghanistan will soon follow. But he routinely claims that he loves the troops.
May 23, 2014, 6:46 AM EDT
Economic health requires a dedicated workforce, a free entrepreneurial climate, protection against crime. Those, in turn, require solid two-parent families, a competitive educational environment and a dedication to equal application of the law rather than equal results under it.
May 15, 2014, 5:36 AM EDT
Led by the bravery of First Lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic women of the United States Senate, the West tweeted Boko Haram into submission.
May 8, 2014, 7:38 AM EDT
The left is fighting wars on climate change, racism, sexism, poverty -- all wars in which the declared enemy is America itself.
May 1, 2014, 4:33 AM EDT
The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thoughtcrime becomes a reality.
April 24, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT
Like Bundy or not, his situation will not be the last of its kind, so long as the federal government insists on its ever-growing authority, and so long as states and localities refuse to stand up for their citizens.
April 17, 2014, 4:29 AM EDT
It's not enough to be good on policy. Americans must think of you as good. By neglecting that deeper battle, conservatives sow the seeds of their own destruction — and the destruction of American freedoms, as well.
April 10, 2014, 4:36 AM EDT
When fascism comes, it will come not with jackboots but with promises of a better world. The jackboots come later, when we've all been shamed into silence — when we've been taught that to allow that with which we disagree is to agree with it, and when we've accepted that the best method of preventing such disagreement is government power.
April 3, 2014, 7:03 AM EDT
Democrats understand the art of narrative. Republicans do not. Republicans would rather wave around a 100-page budget backed by all the stats. Democrats would rather point at budgeteer Ryan and say he hates children. Americans don't have time to read 100-page budgets. Case closed.
March 27, 2014, 6:45 AM EDT
If Washington is the problem, then telecommuting could be the solution. Let's put Congresspeople among those who must choose them — and let's let them live with the consequences of their decision-making.
March 20, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT
You don't get to mind your own business in America today. Too many Americans have been convinced that individuals exercising personal choice are a societal problem. Only the collective is good. Any manifestation of individuality that poses a threat to that collective is evil.
March 13, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT
Obama's pop-cultural focus may seem demeaning to the office of the presidency. It may be mockable. But it is also tremendously effective.
March 6, 2014, 4:52 AM EST
The global battlefield is no place for the Kennedy School political science grad students who inhabit our White House and believe that a well-aimed, snooty barb is a substitute for a muscular foreign policy presence.
February 27, 2014, 4:57 AM EST
What truly galled so many Americans was Piers Morgan's underlying perspective — a perspective shared by the New York Times, as well as most of the left.
February 20, 2014, 5:04 AM EST
Global warming represents the latest apocalyptic consequence threatened by the leftist gods for the great iniquity of buying things, developing products, and competing in the global marketplace. And America must be called to heel by the great preachers in Washington, D.C., and Hollywood.
February 6, 2014, 4:35 AM EST
Last Tuesday evening at 6:19 p.m. PST, my wife gave birth to our first child, a 7-pound, 9-ounce, 21-inch little girl named Leeya Eliana. Before, we were a married couple; now, we are a family.
January 30, 2014, 6:17 AM EST
For years, Hollywood was able to get away with perverting the Bible by ignoring it. But in its rush to congratulate itself for overthrowing Biblical values without a shot, Hollywood spiked the football and revealed its true agenda. And that agenda is not the agenda of tolerance for individuals, but an ugly agenda of unearned moral superiority via destruction of traditional values.
January 23, 2014, 4:14 AM EST
The only way to restore an American future is to restore the social and religious institutions that fostered genuine American values.
January 16, 2014, 5:53 AM EST
What Obama fails to recognize is that Iran is far from rational — and, more importantly, Obama's own assumptions about Iranian intentions put America and the West in a position of weakness.