Author: Michael Knowles

The Rise Of The CR-Tea Party

Terry McAuliffe didn’t “think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” Virginia parents didn’t think Terry McAuliffe should be governor. On Tuesday night, they elected Glenn Youngkin. The Republican establishment appears to have missed the message. “Americans don’t want Socialism. PASS IT ON,” declared House Republican leadership in response to Youngkin’s victory. But […]

The “Safe” And “Effective” Vaccines

Last month, the Biden administration encouraged Americans to take an additional COVID-19 shot as soon as the third week of September. Last week, the FDA rejected boosters for the general public in a 16-3 vote. The vaccines are so effective that they require boosters and so safe that the FDA refuses to approve the booster for […]

KNOWLES: Why I Don’t ‘Trust The Science’

Last Thursday, nine months after promising not to mandate vaccination against the Chinese coronavirus, President Joe Biden mandated vaccination against the Chinese coronavirus. Yet while the president may have lied to the American people, he did so for the noblest of reasons: he “followed the science.” Conservatives may not trust Democrat politicians, one concedes, but […]

KNOWLES: Our ‘Allies’ In Afghanistan

On February 2, 1983, Ronald Reagan welcomed the Afghan mujahideen to the Oval Office. The mujahideen — literally “those who wage jihad” — were seeking support against the Soviets, who had invaded Afghanistan four years earlier. The enemy of our enemy was our friend, and the United States continued to support the Afghan “freedom fighters” throughout the […]

KNOWLES: A Child Has A Right To His Mother

Pete Buttigieg is having a baby. The Transportation Secretary announced his exciting news last Tuesday through Twitter. “For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family,” Buttigieg began. “We’re overjoyed to share that we’ve become parents! The process isn’t done yet and we’re thankful for the love, support, and respect for our […]

KNOWLES: America Didn’t Lose The War In Afghanistan

It is wrong to say that America lost the Afghan War. Failure entails having had something that we intended to achieve. In Afghanistan, the United States set several, shifting, competing goals before the twenty-year campaign collapsed under the weight of its own illogic. Ultimately, the decision to leave Afghanistan came down to the fundamental factor […]

KNOWLES: Gavin Newsom’s Success

Gavin Newsom has had enough. “Everybody outside this state is bitching about this state,” the beleaguered governor recently bitched to the Sacramento Bee. According to Newsom, his critics are bitching “because of our success.” Let us examine some of those successes. When Newsom assumed office on January 7, 2019, he promised to close prisons and […]

KNOWLES: No One Really Believes Any Of This

This week, during a flight back from Europe to the United States, an otherwise friendly stewardess approached me and my row mates on multiple occasions to make us fix our face masks. She took to the intercom to remind us that federal law demands that we comply with the mask mandates lest we imperil our […]

KNOWLES: Adam Kinzinger Is A Namby-Pamby Clown

If Andrew Cuomo gets an Emmy, Adam Kinzinger deserves an Oscar. Whether motivated by a pin prick in his pocket or mere imaginary circumstance, the Illinois congressman gave a waterworks performance that might have put Shamu to shame during Tuesday’s opening hearing of the “January 6th Commission,” on which Kinzinger and his colleague Liz Cheney make […]

KNOWLES: How The Looters Got Away With It

Prosecutors in Manhattan and the Bronx have recently liberated hundreds of justice-involved youths who faced potential legal consequences for their participation last year in mostly peaceful protests aimed at dismantling systems of oppression. If you don’t speak “woke” — the new name for the same old scourge of political correctness — all that piffle means […]