Ben Shapiro, 33, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" and editor-in-chief of He is The New York Times best-selling author of "Bullies." He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles.

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November 12, 2008, 5:36 AM EST
Greg Campbell is an obscure writer for a Fort Collins, Colo., weekly newspaper. But on Oct. 26, he penned what serves as the perfect window into the mind of many Barack Obama supporters.   Campbell attended an Obama rally with his 11-year-old son, Turner. Turner was excited by Obama’s typical “American Dream” stump speech. Campbell himself was excited not by Obama, but by his son’s reaction: “For me, (Obama’s message) sunk in because I could see it through the eyes of an 11-year-old.”  
November 6, 2008, 4:18 AM EST
The Great Election of 2008 is over. Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.   Now is the time to ask what this election was about.  
October 29, 2008, 4:56 AM EDT
It’s November 3, 2012. Tomorrow, Americans return to the polls, four years after electing Senator Barack Hussein Obama their commander in chief. Though the incumbent president trails in the polls, his aides still hold out hope that he will be able to engineer an improbable victory.   Dissatisfaction with the depressed economy, America’s tenuous situation abroad, and a spate of unpopular Supreme Court decisions led by Obama appointees have led voters to embrace the “change” platform espoused by the Republican nominee,
October 22, 2008, 4:53 AM EDT
This election cycle has exposed an enormous divide across the country. It’s not the divide between black and white; it’s not even the divide between liberals and conservatives. It’s the divide between elitists and the rest of us.  
October 15, 2008, 4:29 AM EDT
Barack Obama is the most dangerous candidate for the State of Israel since its creation in 1948. He is not, as Professor Alan Dershowitz recently put it, a “true friend of Israel” any more than Jimmy Carter was. He is certainly not “much better for Israel” than John McCain, as potty-mouthed comic dunce Sarah Silverman put it.  
October 8, 2008, 10:11 AM EDT
Dear College Students,   I know you’ve been enthusiastic about the Obama candidacy this campaign season. I know it because the media says so. I know it because the polls say so. Most of all, I know it because your professors say so. Because for all the talk on campuses across the country about standing up to authority, for all the talk about thinking for yourself and forging your own path, it’s far more comfortable to follow the ideological footsteps of your teachers. After all, they’re the ones administering the finals.  
September 24, 2008, 6:31 AM EDT
Jews, according to both anti-Semites and philo-Semites, are smart folks. Anti-Semites claim that Jews are highly intelligent—and therefore threaten the world via conspiratorial monetary and political control. Philo-Semites point out that Jews have provided a vastly disproportionate number of Nobel Prize winners, as well as various leading scientists, philosophers, writers and artists.  
September 17, 2008, 6:03 AM EDT
Last week, the Barack Obama campaign ran an ad against John McCain. The ad didn’t target McCain on policy or even on personality—it targeted him on his age.  
September 10, 2008, 4:31 AM EDT
Virginity is hilarious, according to MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand. After Brand was done encouraging Americans to vote for Barack Obama because George W. Bush is a “retarded cowboy fellow,” he attacked the Jonas Brothers for wearing promise rings, rings intended to demonstrate support for abstinence until marriage.  
September 3, 2008, 6:37 AM EDT
“There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once remarked.   Where, then, are the liberal women when it comes to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin?  
August 27, 2008, 5:13 AM EDT
Campaigns usually collapse because of gaffes -- off-the-cuff actions that accidentally reveal the true nature of candidates.
August 13, 2008, 5:17 AM EDT
A man, they say, can be judged by his friends. If that’s the case, then Barack Obama can surely be judged by George Clooney.  
August 6, 2008, 4:17 AM EDT
The 2008 presidential election cycle has been jam-packed with irony. John McCain has been forced to rely on the 527 groups he so despises; Barack Obama has been denounced by members of the black community but embraced by upper class whites; the Clintons have been rejected by the very media that put them in power.   But perhaps the most ironic fact of the 2008 election cycle is this: John McCain will win the 2008 election because the war in Iraq was not a war for oil.  
July 30, 2008, 5:23 AM EDT
Barack Obama’s messianic tour of Europe is over. And, like Jesus, he has risen again -- in the polls.   According to Gallup’s daily tracking poll, Obama is now up 8 percent among registered voters. According to Rasmussen, his lead is a whopping three points. (According to USA Today/Gallup, John McCain actually leads Obama among likely voters by 4 percent. But God knows that Jesus’ poll numbers are always vacillating, too.)  
July 23, 2008, 6:32 AM EDT
Last Thursday night, my wife and I went to a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight” (warning: there will be mild spoilers). I’m normally an early-to-bed early-to-rise type, so our decision to view the new Batman movie during the witching hour was not an easy one.  
July 16, 2008, 5:40 AM EDT
I got married last week. Hence my absence from this space for the first time in seven years. It was a beautiful wedding in Acre, Israel, overlooking the ocean at sunset. My father wrote the music for the processional, which brought everyone to tears. My bride looked stunning, of course. We broke the glass, we danced, we ate and we celebrated until deep into the night.  
July 10, 2008, 2:18 PM EDT
I was sitting at lunch with a colleague a few weeks back, and he mentioned that he did not understand the general media hubbub over Michelle Obama's unpatriotic statements. "So she said that she hadn't been proud of America in her adult life," he said. "So what?" I answered that many Americans, rightly, were offended at the idea that a prospective First Lady of the United States was not proud of her country. "If you don't believe this is the best country on earth, don't live here," I said.