• Kevin Hart on defending Ellen DeGeneres and Nick Cannon: ‘I know who they are’

    Kevin Hart on defending Ellen DeGeneres and Nick Cannon: ‘I know who they are’

    In recent years, it’s become all too common to see celebrities getting caught up in the mire of cancel culture—and totally uncommon to see them open a window into that experience. Yet this is exactly what Kevin Hart did with “Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up,” a Netflix reality series, which earned the entertainer his …
  • Summer of Cultural Suicide

    Summer of Cultural Suicide

    Sports, movies, and schools go woke. And broke?   Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit. Historians such as Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee cited social cannibalism to explain why once-successful states, institutions, and cultures simply died off. Their common explanation was that the arrogance of success ensures …
  • If Conservatives Don’t Defend The American Idea, The Left Will Cancel It

    If Conservatives Don’t Defend The American Idea, The Left Will Cancel It

    While conservatives might delight as the left devours its own, they must take seriously the assault on America’s foundations. The very ‘American idea’ is at stake. Leftists are chipping away at America’s ideals and exacerbating the same polarization for which they blame conservatives. They are undermining the nation’s shared history and its commitment to civil …
  • Did Steven Pinker Just Cancel Cancel Culture?

    Did Steven Pinker Just Cancel Cancel Culture?

    The war over free expression isn’t over, but the cancel consensus is starting to flop as the facade of viewpoint diversity in elite institutions begins to fade. Steven Pinker, the mild-mannered Harvard linguist, is the latest target of the online leftist mob. Known for advancing evolutionary psychology, the computational theory of mind, and more recently, …
  • Drag queen icon Lady Bunny isn’t worried about cancel culture

    Drag queen icon Lady Bunny isn’t worried about cancel culture

    Drag queen icon Lady Bunny will bring her gallows humor to Jersey on Sunday. The “Wigstock” creator will perform her show, “Pig In a Wig At The Drive-In” at Westfield State Plaza. “There will be lots of corona jokes – lots of ‘Drag Race’ jokes… There’s something called gallows humor, when you’re about to step …
  • Idris Elba says racist shows and movies shouldn’t be censored

    Idris Elba says racist shows and movies shouldn’t be censored

    British star Idris Elba advocated that racism in film and TV shows should be no different from sexism, with a rating system to warn viewers of racist viewpoints. “That’s why we have a rating system: We tell you that this particular content is rated U, PG, 15, 18,” said Elba to the Radio Times. “To …
  • Washington Redskins to Change Team amid Corporate Pressure

    Washington Redskins to Change Team amid Corporate Pressure

    The Washington Redskins football announced it will retire its name on Monday, following a review begun after corporate pressure. Dan Snyder, the team’s owner, has previously insisted that the name would never change. A 2016 poll by the Washington Post found that nine in ten Native Americans were not offended by the name, although some consider …
  • What is cancel culture? Everything to know about the toxic online trend

    What is cancel culture? Everything to know about the toxic online trend

    Is it time to throw the #CancelCultureIsOverParty yet? J.K. Rowling and Ellen DeGeneres are among the latest famous faces to find themselves trending and declared “over,” joining the hordes of celebrity “casualties” of cancel culture 2020. Twitter users took to the digital platform last month to condemn Harry Potter author Rowling for making anti-trans comments …
  • AOC Gets Schooled on Cancel Culture After Ridiculous Rant Suggesting Term ‘Comes From’ Place of ‘Entitlement’

    AOC Gets Schooled on Cancel Culture After Ridiculous Rant Suggesting Term ‘Comes From’ Place of ‘Entitlement’

    Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue had the audacity to praise President Trump Thursday, saying “We’re all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder” during an event announcing a “Hispanic Prosperity Initiative” that will, according to the White House, “improve Hispanic Americans’ access to educational and economic opportunities.” For …
  • Congress should protect the free expression of opinion, not Cancel Culture

    Congress should protect the free expression of opinion, not Cancel Culture

    Expanding civil rights protections to speech could limit the abuses of wokeness. In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, the American Left has begun assaulting statues, parks, and public buildings. Protesters in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park pulled down statues of slaveowner Francis Scott Key, who wrote “The Star Spangled Banner,” and Saint …