Category: lies

So Many Lies From the CCP

Commentary When asked about the lessons of the Russian invasion, China’s Ministry of Defense put out a bold statement filled with lies that need to be refuted before they gain currency. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is extremely good at manipulating language, using spin, and inducing Western guilt. Its latest attempt is a March 24 statement…


The Mist, How a Book’s Theme Can Mimic Society

In the Percy Jackson book series (by Rick Riordan and which I have been reading alongside my daughter) the mortals can’t see all the crazy that happens with the gods, demigods and monsters because of a hazy mist. The mist distorts their perception of events so that they can remain within their comfortable concept of…


China’s 6th Plenum Communique Lies About the CCP’s ‘Achievements’ (Part 2)

Commentary Beijing issued a communique on Nov. 11, during the conclusion of the sixth plenum of the 19th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The plenum praised the Party’s “major achievements and historical experience” over its 100-year history. However, upon close inspection, the communique is just a propaganda campaign. The communique claims that socialism…


China’s 6th Plenum Communique Lies About the CCP’s ‘Achievements’ (Part 1)

Commentary China concluded its four-day 6th plenum of the 19th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party on Nov. 11. The plenum issued a communique, which praised the Party’s “major achievements and historical experience” over its 100-year history. Upon close inspection, the communique is just a propaganda campaign. The plenary session is the last meeting…


Media No Longer Capable of Catching Some Lies

Commentary “Joe Biden just got caught in a lie about Afghanistan,” headlined the Washington Examiner on Sept. 29. I know, I know. So this is news? What the paper was referring to was of course the testimony of two top-ranking generals and President Biden’s own Secretary of Defense to the effect that they had all…


News Flash: Trump Was Right

On Saturday, June 12, former President Donald Trump released a statement that, in tone, will have his opponents rolling their eyes. “I told you so,” they will say, because Donald Trump told them so and managed to get in a bit of signature Trump braggadocio along the way. Under the legend “Statement by Donald J….


Lies That Democrats Tell

Commentary Writing for the website of the UK Guardian newspaper, Robert Reich, who served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, recently took up the rhetorical cudgels on behalf of H.R. 1, known to its supporters as the For the People Act. To its Republican detractors, H.R.1 is a blatant attempt to remove long-established,…


Where Are All These ‘Lies’ Coming From?

“In a country with two major parties, democracy is safe only if both care more about preserving the political system than about beating their opponents.” If, without knowing who wrote those words, or in what publication they appeared, you had read them a year ago, just after the failed first attempt to impeach President Trump,…


Opinion: Where Are All These ‘Lies’ Coming From?

Commentary “In a country with two major parties, democracy is safe only if both care more about preserving the political system than about beating their opponents.” If, without knowing who wrote those words, or in what publication they appeared, you had read them a year ago, just after the failed first attempt to impeach President…


Trip to Vietnam Reconfirmed My Hatred of Communism

Commentary Ten years ago, I wrote a column reflecting on my reactions to visiting Vietnam. Given the lack of revulsion to, and even flirtation with, communism (or its more mildly named version, socialism) among many young Americans, it is worth revisiting. It was difficult to control my emotions—specifically, my anger—during my visit to Vietnam. The…