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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Let the Hate (and Love) Flow Through: Notes from Politicon 2018

 

Fox, CNN, MSNBC, and the alphabets are entertainment. Watch these channels with the sound off, maybe after a whiskey, and you will see it clearly. These are trained actors who have perfected outrage by reading political lines under the guise of informing. Cable news benefits from dividing us, continually. This has led to folks on both sides to become more intransigent, more entrenched. Our anger is palpable. It’s cancer. However, once we leave our tv’s, and are removed from the Twitter-verse, facebook and other social media, people are people. We all live and breath the same air, send our kids to the same schools and root the same home team (Go Dodgers!) Yet at cocktail parties, or events where mixed political company attend, many of us head to toward like-minded souls where we can vent our frustrations about whatever outrage the other side did today.

Case in point: Politicon 2018. Charlie Kirk told me “Politicon is Twitter in real life.” It’s an annual event held in Southern California (the last three years in Pasadena and this year in downtown Los Angeles at the sprawling LA Convention Center). The two days of panels, debates, and raucous main events feature the leading politicos from both Left and Right. Where else in America can people come and watch (deep breath) Tucker Carlson, Touré, Dennis Rodman, Ben Shapiro, Alyssa Milano, Adam Carolla, Ben Rhodes, Charlie Kirk, Hasan Piker, Joy Reid, Ann Coulter, James Carville, Michael Steele, Cenk Uygur, Dan Bongino, Sally Kohn, Andrew Klavan, Ana Kasparian, Michael Knowles, Elisha Kraus, and even a handful of Never Trumpers like Bill Kristol, David Frum, Jennifer Rubin, and Ana Navarro. By the way, this is probably not even a tenth of the speaker’s list.

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The big weekend at the LA Convention Center has come and gone. I was incredibly blessed and surprised with a VIP pass, which got me access to a comfortable and much needed lounge to relax and grab a glass of wine, as well as quick and easy access to anywhere I wanted or needed to […]

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Punditry is neither new nor is the star-power of those whose profession it is to tell you what to think. Many readers of this post remember William F. Buckley’s superb Firing Line, CNN’s middling Crossfire and McLaughlin’s curmudgeonly growls. But whereas these vanguards of the medium were relegated to bargain basement time slots, today’s pundit […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Dennis Prager: The Left has Intellectuals, But It’s Not Intellectual

 

Dennis PragerDennis Prager sits down with Dave at #Politicon to discuss Jews on the Left, free speech on the college campus, why it’s not enough to prevent conservatives from speaking; it is now necessary to prevent conservatives from appearing even when not speaking (the Left’s effort to not allow Dennis to make music in Los Angeles). We also discuss how Leftist intellectuals are in fact not intellectual and Dennis responds to the young ‘man’ who called him a “Nazi” right before our interview. Follow Dennis on Facebook, Twitter and PragerU for their must see videos (500 million viewers can’t be wrong!)

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It’s not everyday you visit an artist sitting on a Tyrannosaurus Rex sized poop. We see political art in different forms; Michael Ramirez‘s devastating cartoons, Roman Genn‘s insightful National Review cover art, and there’s what’s been called ‘street’ or ‘guerilla’ art by Sabo. Good political artists can take controversial or divisive issues and cause people of all ideological […]

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The Skilled Labor Crisis ‘It’s a little known fact’: The average mechanics age is now 58. As America’s ivory towers harbor snowflakes in bubble-wrapped gender studies safe spaces, the tenured decided long ago our kid’s didn’t need tangible real world skills beyond organizing diversity drum circles. More

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If you’re lucky enough to be in Pasadena this weekend be sure to check out Politicon and stop by to visit Roman Genn of National Review. He’ll be exhibiting some work, along with others, including LA street artist, Sabo. More

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