Lady Gaga’s halftime performance during Super Bowl 51 is evidence of the unifying power of patriotism. Despite pregame speculation that Gaga could utilize her platform to promote a political agenda, she delivered a largely nonpartisan show that satisfied and entertained a diverse group of people across the political spectrum. Perhaps Gaga’s decision to employ patriotism and inclusiveness rather than a divisive rhetoric was influenced by Beyoncé’s performance at last year’s Super Bowl that essentially alienated a considerable portion of her audience. Patriotism is inherently unifying. But anti-patriotism seeks to divide by race, class, gender and other arbitrary distinctions. Patriotism brings people to...Read More
Author: Cristina Jimenez
As conservatives around the nation rejoice the Supreme Court appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch, it is imperative that we not forget this simple truth: President Trump’s choice of a principled Constitutionalist judge for SCOTUS would have been a pipe dream had it not been for his supporters (and detractors) pushing him toward victory. I’ve learned many things during this election cycle, but one of the more important lessons is that when it comes to voting in leadership, you should always think about the bigger picture. Throughout his run for the Presidency, Donald Trump maintained a relatively centrist campaign that...Read More
He who controls the language controls the masses. – Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals It is true that we now have a Republican majority government. Technically, we won. But as evidenced by the negative visceral reactions echoed across the social and mainstream media spectrum, the battle for the culture still rages. Now, more than ever, we have to understand how progressives have made gains in the culture war. The Left’s Verbal Offensive Leftists understand the power of language—so much so that they have used it to successfully influence our culture. Words are their weapon, and they wield them like a...Read More
According to the Guttmacher Institute, Hispanic patients made up 25% of all abortions performed in 2014. This is despite the fact that Hispanics make up only 16.3% of the general population. As a Hispanic woman, I believe that this is no coincidence. Leftist organizations see women like me as a cog in the progressive cultural war machine, an unfortunate part of which is “Big Abortion.” If you need evidence, take a look at the biggest name in the industry, Planned Parenthood. The abortion giant seems to use Latinas and other minority groups as pawns, assuming that their interests should include blind support...Read More
Out of the ashes of a former entertainment goldmine arises one of the most majestic films in recent years. La La Land is a one-two punch: a critical darling and commercial success with seven Golden Globe wins and a stellar box office turnout. A base-level analysis of the film would likely attribute such success to its originality, its stellar direction, the magnetic chemistry of stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and its dazzling cinematography. However, such an analysis would be incomplete if it overlooked what the film was ultimately communicating through these avenues: a return to timeless, universal stories....Read More
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