Daniel Greenfield


Daniel Greenfield is a New York City writer and columnist. He is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and his articles appears at its Front Page Magazine site.

Most Recent Articles by Daniel Greenfield:

Why the Left hates Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

Why the Left hates Thanksgiving
Senator Schumer wants to argue about tax reform at Thanksgiving dinner. And he has a handy chart for lefties to take along and wave at their more conservative relatives while screeching about the 1 percent. In an article titled, “The Case for Ruining Thanksgiving,” GQ Magazine urges its readers to punish their parents who voted for Trump by staying away, insulting them, or ranting about police brutality.

The Scientific American wants readers to push Global Warming over mashed potatoes. The organizers of the Women’s March want you to accuse your uncle of having “white privilege.” Desperate lefties can text Standing Up for Racial Justice at the dinner table and get anti-Trump talking points. “You Should Absolutely Fight About Politics With Your Relatives This Thanksgiving,” Quartz insists.


The Luxury Hotel from Leftist Hell

Nov 24, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

The Luxury Hotel from Leftist Hell
The world’s first leftist anti-Trump hotel is here. You won’t be surprised to learn that it’s opening in Washington D.C. (with additional locations in Seattle, Hong Kong and San Francisco.)

And you’ll be even less surprised to hear that it’s a luxury hotel with organic mattresses and crystal healing. Instead of a Bible, there’ll be a United Nations pamphlet. The minibar will have an activist toolkit. Staffers will be hired for their commitment to leftist social justice. (That’s technically discrimination, but it’s not as if leftists live by the laws that they impose on the rest of us.)


Why the Democrats Really Turned on Bill Clinton

Nov 21, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

Why the Democrats Really Turned on Bill Clinton
In the winter of ’56, Khrushchev told the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that Stalin may not have been a very nice guy. In the fall of ’17, the media began to concede that maybe Bill Clinton did abuse a whole bunch of women. And maybe those women weren’t really part of a vast right-wing conspiracy to make a bloated piggish progressive hero seem like he might not be a very nice guy.

Why are Democrats turning on the Clintons? Same reason Khrushchev turned on Stalin. They’re purging the Clintons for the same reasons that they defended them. They’re calling out Bill Clinton for his sexual assaults for the same reasons that they covered them up. It’s about power and money.


News nanny: The race to censor Internet new

Nov 14, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

News nanny: The race to censor Internet new
How can you tell that Internet censorship is really taking off? Easy. It’s becoming a business model.

Steven Brill is raising $6 million to launch News Guard. This new service will rate news sites on their trustworthiness from green to red. Forget politically unbiased algorithms. The ratings will be conducted by “qualified, accountable human beings” from teams of “40 to 60 journalists.” Once upon a time, journalism meant original writing. Now it means deciding which original writing to censor.


When Clinton donors prosecute and judge Trump associates

Nov 10, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

When Clinton donors prosecute and judge Trump associates
In May, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed a lawsuit by the families of the victims of Benghazi against Hillary Clinton. Judge Jackson decided that the families couldn’t sue Hillary either for wrongful death or for defamation. That isn’t too surprising as Jackson is a former Clinton donor who had been appointed by Obama. And a Clinton donor should never have been ruling on a Clinton case.

But now Judge Jackson will be presiding over the Paul Manafort case.


Allahu Akbar is Why Muslims Kill

Nov 10, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

Allahu Akbar. You hear it everywhere these days.

Allahu Akbar is Why Muslims Kill
Special agent Scott Wickland said that he heard cries of “Allahu Akbar” before the Benghazi attack. And then the guards ran for their guns.

In Nice, France, the Islamic terrorist who killed 86 people and wounded over 400 by running them over with a truck, shouted, “Allahu Akbar”. In New York, the Islamic terrorist who was trying to imitate him, also shouted, “Allahu Akbar.” The 9/11 hijackers had the same message, “Allahu Akbar”.


A Jihad Grows in Florida

Nov 8, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

A Jihad Grows in Florida
“The racist president who is a supremacist — white, who does not like Blacks, does not like the Chinese, he does not like the Muslims, he doesn’t like the Hispanics,” Vicente Adolfo Solano declared in Spanish, standing in front an ISIS flag. “In the name of Allah and our leader, Abu, we are going to defeat you.”

Solano, a 53-year-old Honduran living in Miami, seemed like an unlikely candidate to join ISIS.


White House marks National Day for the Victims of Communism

Nov 8, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

White House marks National Day for the Victims of Communism
Collusion is all the rage now.

But long before the left’s current obsession, its leaders were collaborating with Russia. They were the ones who flew to Moscow to receive their awards and who wrote fan letters to the butchers in red.


Our Taxpayer Funded Saddam

Nov 5, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

Our Taxpayer Funded Saddam
A tree may grow in Brooklyn, but a Saddam Hussein memorial has grown in Qalqilya.

Qalqilya is one of those ancient, historic “Palestinian” cities. So it dates back all the way to 1893. The population of Qalqilya more than quadrupled under Israeli rule. That’s typical of Zionist genocide which somehow vastly increases the number of Arab Muslims and their shrill accusations of genocide.


Blood on the Left’s Hands in Manhattan

Nov 3, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

Blood on the Left's Hands in Manhattan
Earlier this year, a final settlement was reached in the war on the NYPD’s counterterrorist Islamic surveillance. The Manhattan courtroom where the lawfare effort to dismantle the NYPD’s ability to stop terrorist attacks was heard is blocks away from the site of the latest Islamic terrorist attack in New York.

Walk two blocks down to City Hall. And then head down Chambers to the West Side Highway. That’s where the terrorist attack that killed eight people ended when an NYPD officer shot the terrorist. If he had kept going down the West Side Highway, instead of crashing into a school bus, he would have eventually been within attack range of the 9/11 Memorial. And maybe that was his original plan.


We Didn’t Beat ISIS, It’s Here

Nov 3, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

We Didn't Beat ISIS, It's Here
ISIS has been beaten. It’s been forced out of city after city. Its fighters are dying or have run away. Its resources are exhausted.

It’s over.

And yet once again, there’s blood on the pavement and screams filling the air of a Western city. And the note in the bloodied truck links the attack to ISIS.


The Personalization of the Political

Oct 31, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

The Personalization of the Political
Much has been said about the politicization of the personal. Politics is no longer about Washington D.C. It’s about the movies you watch, the brands you buy, who your friends are and where you live. Everything from your choice of shoes to the car you drive is political. And if it isn’t political to you, it is very political to the college student next door or the political activist running for city council.

But the politicization of the personal is the flip side of the personalization of the political. The intrusion of politics into the pettiest and most personal aspects of human life is a manifestation of the same trend that has personalized politics so thoroughly that even the biggest issues are reduced to the pettiest common denominators of personal animosity.


The Global Failure of Globalization

Oct 29, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

The Global Failure of Globalization
“We cannot allow to fall back into pre-globalization times,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned.

Merkel was welcoming Obama back to Berlin for the last time. The election had been fought and won nine days earlier. And Obama and Merkel were defending globalism against President-elect Trump.

To Merkel and Obama, returning to pre-globalization times was every bit as mad as going back to the caves. Globalization had become synonymous with civilization. And its prophets, like Thomas Friedman, traced back its rise to the fall of the Berlin Wall in the city where Merkel and Obama were chatting.


Obama too busy giving paid speeches to help bankrupt DNC

Oct 25, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

Obama too busy giving paid speeches to help bankrupt DNCHope. Change. Cash.

The DNC needs it. And Obama wants it.

The DNC is none too popular with donors because apparently when you waste $40 million on a doomed bid, you lose credibility. And so the DNC is having trouble getting cash.


It’s Obama’s fault American soldiers died in Niger

Oct 24, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

It’s Obama’s fault American soldiers died in Niger
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson has come up with a new gimmick for getting invited on CNN. After exploiting the death of one soldier killed in an attack in Niger, she decided that if exploiting one soldier made her famous, exploiting the deaths of all the soldiers would make her even more famous.

Wilson has taken to calling the attack, “Mr. Trump’s Benghazi.” And she’s close. American soldiers died in Niger for the same reasons that Americans died in Benghazi. Both were fallout from the Arab Spring.


Europe’s Next World War Begins in France

Oct 22, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

Europe's Next World War Begins in France, Islam

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb made it official. France is “in a state of war”.

It’s not just rhetoric. Bombs turn up in a posh Parisian suburb. Two young women are butchered at a train station. And it’s just another week of an Islamic World War III being fought in France.

From the November attacks in 2015 that killed 130 people and wounded another 400+, to the Bastille Day truck ramming attack last year that killed 86 and wounded 458, the war is real.


The Puerto Rican Genocide That Wasn’t

Oct 21, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

The Mayor of San Juan recently took a break from her tour of every cable news network on the planet to text an accusation of genocide aimed at President Trump.

“WE WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE,” Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz texted. “I ask the United Nations, UNICEF and the world to stand with the people of Puerto Rico and stop the genocide.”


Bernie Sanders can’t define difference between Democrats and Socialists

Oct 20, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz have become the most visible exponents of their respective ideologies, socialism for Sanders and free enterprise conservatism for Cruz. The CNN debates are a circus. But they’re still far better than the miserable spectacle of the actual presidential debates in which the GOP candidates were encouraged to launch petty personal attacks at each other and the Dems were encouraged not to get in Hillary’s way. And an actual debate about issues is now so exotic that it actually qualifies as entertainment.


Harvey Weinstein’s Victims Were Collateral Damage in the Left’s Culture War

Oct 18, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

In the spring of his final year as a movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein was doing what he always did. Or rather what he always did in public view: as opposed to what he has been accused of doing in hotel rooms and deserted office storage rooms. He was fighting a ratings war over a movie with adult content.

The movie was 3 Generations. It had been made two years earlier to cash in on the transgender boom.  Back then it was called About Ray. But the reviews were bad and the movie was pulled a few days before it was supposed to be released. What do you do with a bad politically correct movie that you paid $6 million for? You start a culture war. And that’s exactly what Harvey Weinstein did.


Even in Trump’s border wall stops 10 percent of illegal aliens, it’ll easily pay for its

Oct 13, 2017 — Daniel Greenfield

One of the sillier arguments against securing the border is cost.

Vastly inflated estimates are presented. But they leave out what failing to secure the border is costing us.