Author Archives: Larry Horist

HORIST: Culinary racism … and other stupid left-wing diet plans

The radical left sees culinary malfeasance in a lot of our traditional habits. Vegetarians and vegans have long sought to end the eating of any sort of meet. They claim that it’s bad for human health, bad for our environment and – with the support of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) – bad for the animals. I ...

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HORIST: Trump’s speech is all about credibility

As a person who has been evaluating and working on politicians’ credibility for more than a generation – and teaches a course on that subject – I know that it is not what a person says, but who says it. President Trump’s State of the Union Speech is a prime example of the problem. If you were to read or ...

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The weaponizing of fact-checking

For most of American history, it has been the role of the news media to report on the five classic questions – who, what, when, where and how. Opinion – and they all have them – was left to the editorial department and named columnists … period. And even among editorial writers and columnists, it was expected that various opinions ...

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HORIST: Trump scores in Argentina

Even as the #NeverTrump media picks at minutia to continue to spin stories to fill their pipeline of negative news narratives, the President has come out of the G20 summit in Argentina with some commendable outcomes. Tremendous wins. The Trump/Xi tête-à-tête was not only the most important face-to-face discussion in Argentina, it may be the most important negotiation between the ...

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HORIST: Millennials embrace socialism … at their own risk

This past midterm election was not only a win for the Democratic Party, but, more ominously, a gain for the dangerous and discredited doctrine of socialism. It has been widely reported that socialism has had its greatest appeal among the younger generation – the Millennials. If that is true, they will suffer the consequences to a much greater degree than ...

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HORIST: MEMO: To the left-wing media (a Thanksgiving message?)

For more than half a century, I have been more than just a consumer of news. I have been the subject of thousands of news articles and interviews. At times in my life, I have been part of the Fourth Estate as a talk show host and columnist. In my business, I have represented individuals, companies, associations and candidates in ...

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HORIST: Do voters really want to kill off the booming economy?

One of the first bits of advice I give to political candidate clients is that an election will be decided on what voters decide to decide upon. For the upcoming midterm elections, the Democrats want voters to make their version of healthcare the major deciding issue. Republicans want voters to be thinking about immigration as they go to the polls. ...

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HORIST: Is Trump in trouble?

Those with a visceral hate for Donald Trump go on the attack against anyone who disagrees with them on any point for any reason.  Despite their pompous claims to the contrary, that have little interest in facts, truths and rational objectivity.  Lynch mobs have little interest in laws and justice.  I do. The people who form the #NeverTrump resistance movement ...

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Can Democrats survive socialism?

In astrophysics, we learn that any body that comes into the gravity field of a black hole is doomed to be drawn into the abyss that lies beyond the “event horizon” – the point at which the gravitational pull of the black hole is so great that even light cannot escape. That bit of science may serve as a metaphor ...

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HORIST: Trump Derangement Syndrome crisis

The irrational hatred of everything about President Trump has spread throughout the left-wing’s hermetically sealed media sphere like a plague. I have tried to explain that for many, President Trump’s pugnacious personality is trumped (pun intended) by his appointments, policies and successes. I even did a column entitled “Stop making me defend Trump,” but they either did not read it ...

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