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.
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.
April 10, 2014, 4:36 AM EDT
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.
January 9, 2014, 5:46 AM EST
The newly flowering buds of Marxism no longer reside on the fringes. Not when the president of the United States has declared fighting income inequality his chief task as commander in chief.
January 2, 2014, 7:18 AM EST
From Chick-fil-A to "Duck Dynasty," conservative religious Americans found their footing in 2013.
December 27, 2013, 8:34 AM EST
In the end, the "Duck Dynasty" controversy is a lesson in leftist intolerance.
December 19, 2013, 8:53 AM EST
As with virtually all government programs, it now appears that Obamacare is hurting precisely those it is designed to help. Let's begin with the poor and the elderly.
December 12, 2013, 4:31 AM EST
In the Vaseline-covered lens of the media camera, every "good" person becomes a perfect person. The truth is more nuanced: Mandela did some incredible things, and he did some terrible things.
December 5, 2013, 6:38 AM EST
Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities to Obama's political opponents, finds excuses for every Obama failure in everyone around him and praises the president as the finest politician — nay, human being — of our time.
November 21, 2013, 4:49 AM EST
Leftist garbage is saleable and acceptable in a world dominated by conservatives who refuse to fight back.
November 14, 2013, 5:43 AM EST
Hillary's failures in Benghazi underscores her larger problem: Her tenure as Secretary of State was an enormous failure. Not one place on earth is now freer due to her tenure. Even her greatest proponents seem only to tout her frequent flyer mileage in her defense.