Author: Nick Mignanelli

Dissecting Popular Opinion on the Health Care Decision

The front of the Supreme Court was littered with protesters of every stripe on Thursday: Tea Party patriots in full regalia, feminists in possession of signs urging the high court to “stop the war on women,” fundamentalist preachers pontificating over loudspeakers, and the usual group of belly dancers “shaking it up for single payer.” In the aftermath of the announcement, it became apparent that those on both sides of the debate sort of missed the real meaning of the decision. Those on the left tend to believe that the majority’s opinion represents a political victory for President Obama and...

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In Vulgarium

An authoritarian patriarchal junta has successfully occupied the state of Michigan and has proceeded to censor feminist freedom fighters in the state legislature. At least that seems to be what viewers were supposed to take away from last week’s faux Orwellian MSNBC multimedia performance of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. For those who have successfully avoided the leftist media’s most recent circus sideshow, last Wednesday two female legislators were censured for breaching decorum and using lewd language on the Michigan House floor during a debate on abortion legislation. Or, as Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz so keenly...

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The Left’s Authoritarian Impulse

Tweet The manifestation of certain passé authoritarian concepts in the policy proposals of the New Left—and what Professor Ronald Radosh aptly terms “the Leftover Left”— is a subject which has been widely expounded upon by conservative commentators and thinkers in the last decade. Perhaps the sharpest and most well researched exposé of this phenomenon is found in Jonah Goldberg’s New York Times Bestseller, Liberal Fascism. Mr. Goldberg’s thesis is essentially this: many leftist ideological precepts and policies are watered down or repackaged ideas which have their intellectual origin in the authoritarian regimes of yesteryear (Mr. Goldberg focuses on Fascist...

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