Today, Compton's murder rate looks more like that of war zones than that of a modern American city. That's because any area in which no one enforces law and property rights devolves into pandemonium.
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.
August 20, 2015, 7:11 AM EDT
August 13, 2015, 10:20 AM EDT
The media portray Republicans as the extremists. That rhetorical trick has its desired effect: Republicans are seen as nasty and unpleasant, even while Democrats move so far to the left that an open socialist is now their second leading contender for the presidency.
August 6, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT
It seems somewhat jarring for the media to decry the rise of Donald Trump, a reality television star long in the media eye. Trump, we are assured, is a joke — would we really want a celebrity as president? But Barack Obama represents the apotheosis of celebrity as president.
July 30, 2015, 4:57 AM EDT
The left's willingness to participate in Planned Parenthood's genocide against the unborn and the Iranian government's planned genocide against the Jews speaks to the nature of evil.
July 16, 2015, 4:25 AM EDT
In phraseology that now seems charmingly quaint, Obama stated in his 2010 State of the Union Address, "the international community is more united, and the Islamic Republic of Iran is more isolated. And as Iran's leaders continue to ignore their obligations, there should be no doubt: They, too, will face growing consequences. That is a promise." Consider that promise broken.
July 10, 2015, 4:39 AM EDT
Give Obama this: He didn't lie to us. 66 million Americans blinded themselves to his ideology, proving conclusively that bad ideologies are not always defeated by better ideas. Sadly, Obama's own rotten-to-the-core ideology continues to win victories, and the world continues to lose because of it.
July 2, 2015, 7:59 AM EDT
The gay rights movement and the broader American left celebrated the same-sex marriage decision in wild fashion because the decision established two fundamental notions: First, that government has replaced God in the moral pantheon of the United States; second, that the new god-government has the power to root out and destroy any God-based institutions, destroying the social capital and fabric that holds together the nation.
June 25, 2015, 8:33 AM EDT
The American left can not tolerate racial unity — it threatens their cherished belief that America continues to represent racial oppression and white supremacy. And so the media and politicians on the left seized on the mass shooting in Charleston to manufacture a racial controversy over the Confederate flag.
June 18, 2015, 11:25 AM EDT
So what distinguishes Jenner from Dolezal? On what basis can we reject Dolezal's blackness, given that the left has now redefined objective reality as self-definition? If you want to be a woman, you are a woman. If you want to be black, why can't you be black?
June 11, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT
If conservatism rests on certain basic notions of morality, that morality cannot be jettisoned in the quixotic search for electoral majorities. Those electoral majorities will never materialize so long as the right runs from its own values, tacitly conceding to the left the moral high ground.
June 4, 2015, 10:28 AM EDT
It's cruel to allow a mentally ill person to exploit himself in public, but the political left is happy to do so in order to perpetuate the pseudo-scientific nonsense that a man can magically turn into a woman.
May 28, 2015, 9:38 AM EDT
This week, iconoclastic master Ann Coulter released her new book, "Adios, America!" Coulter's thesis is simple: Since Senator Teddy Kennedy, D-Mass., rammed through the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, America's immigration system has transformed from a device for enriching the nation for both native-born and immigrants into a scheme for importing anti-American voters.
May 21, 2015, 5:30 AM EDT
Last week, President Obama held a summit on poverty at Georgetown University. There, he explained that unrest in major American cities could be traced not to lack of values, but to simple lack of cash — and that lack of cash, he suggested, could be attributed to simple lack of luck.
May 14, 2015, 10:18 AM EDT
Geller, the narrative goes, should never have encouraged people to draw Muhammad because it was "provocative." To which the answer should be: So what? Women attending school in Afghanistan "provokes" radical Muslims into throwing acid on their faces, but that does not mean that women should not go to school in Afghanistan or be condemned for doing so.
May 7, 2015, 10:33 AM EDT
Marilyn Mosby's prosecution of six Baltimore police officers elevates the lynch mob to legal status.
April 30, 2015, 11:02 AM EDT
To blame a mythical white power structure for personal decisions that destroy lives represents an abdication of personal responsibility.
April 23, 2015, 7:44 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton's foreign policy has promoted chaos around the world. Nowhere is that better illustrated than in her signal foreign policy legacy, the collapsed state of Libya.
April 16, 2015, 8:26 AM EDT
On Tuesday, CNN ran what should have been a puff piece in its travel section about the wonders of visiting Cuba. The title of the piece spelled out the angle: "Why you should travel to Cuba before it looks like everywhere else."
April 9, 2015, 9:38 AM EDT
Journalism does not require sympathy for human beings. It requires sympathy for readers, who deserve truth. But for the left, truth represents a secondary value. It is far more important to forward a particular political narrative than it is to simply state the facts.
April 2, 2015, 7:49 AM EDT
To the modern American left, freedom now means only the freedom to do what it is the left wants you to do at point of gun.