By Jonathon Van Maren A couple of weeks ago, I attended a public lecture by Dr. Jordan Peterson at the University of Western Ontario. For those of you who don’t know, Dr. Peterson has found himself the target of transgender activists, some of whom actually claim that his refusal to use recently-invented “transgender pronouns” constituted…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren One of the most tiresome things about being a social conservative is the constant, sanctimonious lecturing by those who are now loud and proud advocates for gay marriage. Most of these people, of course, hopped on the rainbow bandwagon rather late in the game—Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton included, to name…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren For those of you wondering why I’m writing another column about the alt-right, the reason is simple: Every time I do, people comment to explain why I’m wrong. Those people, some of whom I used to know, are starting to buy what the alt-right is peddling. Some of them are brazen…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Yesterday, braying protestors at McMaster University managed to shut down an event titled “Drawing the Line: Political Correctness and Free Speech,” featuring apparently controversial University of Toronto psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. The disrupters screamed slurs, blocked exits, blew air horns, threw glitter at Dr. Peterson’s face, and actually assaulted one…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Gavin McInnes is not a Holocaust-denier, and he is not a neo-Nazi. It’s necessary to make clarifying statements like that due to a video released a couple of days ago, which rapidly attracted the attention and approval of alt-right neo-Nazis such as David Duke and Richard Spencer, which resulted in McInnes…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren The last time CNN’s Reza Aslan stirred up controversy, it was because he wrote a terribly-researched book on Jesus Christ. Now, hosting a series called Believer with Reza Aslan, focusing on religious beliefs from around the world, he’s back in the spotlight—this time for meeting with a tiny Hindu sect called…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren There has rarely been a career implosion so swift and so spectacular as that of Milo Yiannopoulos. On February 17, he appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” where he did what he does best: tried to come off as a lovable but incorrigible rapscallion while flattering the host without…Details
Nancy Jo Sales is a journalist for Vanity Fair, and recently published a book titled American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. She examines how social media, sexting, and pornography are changing teen culture, and joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss her dire findings.
By Jonathon Van Maren I just noticed that five years ago today, I published (on my first blog, which no longer exists) a short eulogy to Andrew Breitbart. I often wonder what he would make of everything in the crazy media landscape he helped launch. Anyway, here’s the short column from five years ago: Andrew…Details
Danish journalist Iben Thranholm–recently blacklisted by the European Union–joins Jonathon Van Maren to discuss religious liberty and the future of Christian Europe.