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:

Democrats and the Antisemitism Trap

Mar 18, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

Every few weeks, some political or national figure demands a national conversation about race. (Most recently, Senator Kamala Harris insisted, “We have not had these honest discussions about race.”)

What does a conversation about race mean? Invariably, an indictment of the fundamental unfairness of our country, the historical roots of racism in white supremacy, and the national guilt of white people.


2020 Dems Prove More Women in Politics Won’t Fix Sexual Harassment

Mar 15, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

2020 Dems Prove More Women in Politics Won't Fix Sexual HarassmentIt’s no secret that the top ranks of the Democrat 2020 field have a #MeToo problem.

Joe Biden is a walking #MeToo outrage. And one of his presidential campaign leftovers was recently dumped by Schumer’s office for “inappropriate encounters”. Bernie Sanders once wrote, “A woman enjoys intercourse with her man as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously.” His campaign was a swamp of sexism, sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by staffers and political allies.

And Beto O’Rourke’s former political outreach director has been accused of rape.


The Post Child Democrat Party

Mar 13, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

The Post Child Democrat Party'“Is it okay to still have children?” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wondered while making a salad.

“It’s basically like, there is a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult and it does lead, I think young people, to have a legitimate question.”

It’s easy to dismiss her, but the loudest proponent of a Green New Deal doesn’t come up with original ideas, she just snatches extreme lefty ideas already being mainstreamed, and dumbs them down into a ridiculous and easily digestible form. Cortez hadn’t come up with the idea of cracking down on air travel or cows. And she hadn’t invented environmentalist proposals for human extinction on her own.


The Narcosocialist Republic of California

Mar 7, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

The Narcosocialist Republic of CaliforniaIn California, history, like everything else, repeats itself as farce.

Governor Gavin Newsom came into office announcing that he was canceling high-speed rail to nowhere, doubling down on high-speed rail to nowhere, and pulling the National Guard from, what he called, Trump’s “manufactured crisis” at the border to deal with the greatest threat to California.

Pot.


What Taxing the Rich Did to Warren and Ocasio Cortez’s States

Mar 5, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

What Taxing the Rich Did to Warren and Ocasio Cortez's StatesTax time is usually an unhappy time for taxpayers, but a joyous time for government employees and the welfare class that gets more in “refunds” than it ever pays in taxes.

But this year, tax time is a depressing time for the taxmasters in the big blue states.

Blue states use high taxes to finance their frivolous spending. But this year, the money just isn’t there even as House and Senate lefties from big blue states tout new plans to soak the rich.


The Media’s Tribal War on Americans

Feb 25, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

Why did the media fall so swiftly for the Jussie Smollett hoax right after falling for the Covington Catholic hoax? The easy answer is bias. And that might have even been the right answer a generation ago.

These days the media isn’t biased. It’s tribal.

Bias leads us to make mistakes. But the media wasn’t making a mistake when it loudly broadcast false claims with plenty of red flags about Trump supporters wearing red hats. Just as the media wasn’t making a mistake when it spread fake news about attacks on Muslim women by Trump supporters after the election. This wasn’t an error due to prejudice, but an active effort to reinforce tribal prejudices.


The Political Blackface of Senator Kamala Harris

Feb 20, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

The Political Blackface of Senator Kamala HarrisIf Senator Elizabeth Warren wins in 2020, the millionaire class warrior will break the glass ceiling as the first fake American Indian to become the President of the United States. But Senator Kamala Harris is outdoing Warren as the first 2020 fake black candidate who actually is black.

It’s easy to fake being a member of a minority group that your DNA test says you can lay 1/1,024th claim to, but what’s really challenging is being a fake member of a minority group you actually do belong to.

But Kamala Harris is making being fake look easy.


Ice Busts Millionaire Obama Donors

Feb 19, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

Another scandal for the “scandal-free” Obama administration.

Not all ICE targets work construction or smuggle drugs. Some are key figures in the Dem machine. But the era of Obama corruption is over. There’s a new sheriff in town.—More…


Senator Elizabeth Warren Calls for Coup Against President of the United States

Feb 18, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

It’s 2019 and we need some sort of law against public officials plotting coups.

After revelations that the FBI’s McCabe, a Clinton loyalist, and other DOJ officials had plotted a coup against the White House, Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed a coup.—MORE…


What’s Bad for the Media is Good for America

Feb 15, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

What's Bad for the Media is Good for AmericaThe winter freeze might have shut down entire cities, but it couldn’t slow down job growth as the economy roared through the cold and shattered projections with 304,000 non-farm jobs in January.

There were job gains everywhere from transportation (27,000) to health care (42,000) to hospitality (74,000). Under Trump, construction gained 338,000 jobs in 12 months while manufacturing picked up 261,000 jobs in that same period. There was good news for many industries, but bad news for one.

The media is freezing colder than the polar vortex with thousands of lost jobs in January and February.


“Coalface” and the Left’s Betrayal of the Working Class

Feb 13, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

Coalface and the Left's Betrayal of the Working ClassWhen I was growing up, the man who delivered coal to our school jokingly warned me that if I didn’t study hard and get good grades, I would also end up delivering coal.

It was a joke. But it also wasn’t.

Working with coal was hard and dirty. Even if all you had to do was deliver it. And, there, far removed culturally and geographically from America and its old minstrel shows, coal dust meant hard work.


Stop Medieval Diseases With a Medieval Wall

Feb 12, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

Stop Medieval Diseases With a Medieval WallThe media recently reported that Los Angeles County’s ongoing typhus epidemic had infected Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood.

“Who gets typhus? It’s a medieval disease that’s caused by trash,” she wondered.

Greenwood is partially correct. The typhus outbreak, like the hepatitis outbreak, was directly caused by social justice policies that legalized public vagrancy, and leaving trash and human waste on sidewalks. The piles of trash, human waste and people combine to create horrifying diseased conditions. Before Greenwood, many Los Angeles patients who had been diagnosed with typhus were indeed homeless.


REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ FALSELY CLAIMS TO BE NATIVE AMERICAN

Feb 10, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed to be a girl from the Bronx, when she was actually an architect’s daughter from Westchester. Then she decided to claim Jewish ancestry and now, joins Senator Elizabeth Warren in claiming to be Indian.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that America needs to allow illegal immigrants, who are Latino, to stay in the country because they are descendants of Native Americans, and the United States is on native lands. She made the remarks during a press conference in which she called for the abolishment of ICE on Thursday.—More…




The Best Place for a Sexual Harasser is in a 2020 Dem’s Office

Feb 8, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was forced to dump Communications Director Matt House for “inappropriate encounters” with staffers.

House had been Schumer’s press secretary after working on Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

Biden isn’t the only Democrat in the 2020 race with sexually creepy staffers.


The Worst Mayors in America are Running for President

Feb 4, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

The Worst Mayors in America are Running for PresidentNewark is the most dangerous city in New Jersey, Tallahassee is the most dangerous city in Florida, and South Bend is the most dangerous city in Indiana. But instead of fixing their failed cities, the current mayor of South Bend, and the former mayors of Newark and Tallahassee want to run for president.

Mayor Peter Buttigieg has announced that he’s forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 run. Media reports have focused on the possibility that he might become America’s first gay millennial president, instead of on the fact that he’s headed a city since 2011 which has double the national and statewide violent crime rates. And a city where Hispanic poverty rates are 10% higher than the national average, African-American households have double the poverty rate, and Asian-American incomes are halved.


The Fall of the Media Temple

Feb 4, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

The Fall of the Media TempleThe media sold off its own temple last week and no one noticed.

A decade ago, a 643,000 square foot shrine to the media went up off the Washington Mall. The media funded organization behind it boasted that its Great Hall of News atrium was taller than the Sistine Chapel. The pseudo-religious metaphor continued with 50 tons of Tennessee marble being used to “create the First Amendment tablet on the building’s Pennsylvania Avenue façade”.


2,000 Muslim Immigration Child Marriage Cases in 10 Years

Feb 1, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

2,000 Muslim Immigration Child Marriage Cases in 10 YearsNaila Amin was only thirteen years old when she was married off to her Pakistani first cousin twice her age who beat and raped her. “He dragged me about twenty feet - the whole length of the house - by my hair,” she relates. “He began kicking me in the head and it was so hard I saw stars.”

She described how, “My mother would watch my husband and my father kick me together in the head.”

Even though Nalia was a United States citizen, she was engaged to be married when she was eight years old. And at thirteen, her application to bring her rapist to the United States was approved by USCIS.


How the Wall Became America’s Dividing Line

Jan 25, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

How the Wall Became America's Dividing LineAmerica is full of visible and invisible walls. In the first half of the last century, our politics had been dedicated to tearing down the walls between classes, races and genders. And then in the second half of the century, radicals terrified of what that meant for their plans, began building them up again while adding new divisions until every city, workplace and even family is divided by many invisible walls.

Walls represent divisions. Whether you support or oppose a particular wall depends on whether you believe a division is legally, morally or philosophically legitimate. The walls that the radicals want to tear down are the walls distinguishing and defining concepts that they don’t believe in, such as nations and genders, while building walls of segregation to separate races and classes.


Journalism Doesn’t Exist

Jan 23, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

Scrolling through my feed, I see the title of a New Yorker piece, “Does Journalism Have a Future?” And then I keep on going, knowing exactly what’s in it without having to read it.

That’s true of most media products.

Journalism doesn’t have a future. It doesn’t even have a present.


Why No One Likes Elizabeth Warren

Jan 21, 2019 — Daniel Greenfield

“Is ‘Likability’ in Politics Sexist? Yes. It’s Also Outdated,” the New York Times blared. “The issue with Elizabeth Warren isn’t likability. It’s sexism,” The Guardian bleated. “Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton and the sexist hypocrisy of the ‘likability’ media narrative,” NBC wailed. “Talking About Elizabeth Warren’s Likability is a Way to Tell Women to Sit Down and Shut Up,” the Daily Beast ranted.

Lefties like to believe that the essential elements of human nature, economics, aspiration and biology are outdated, having been disproven by some professor in an obscure TED talk or Marxist tract. Likability was apparently discredited in a panel discussion, but we went on liking people and never realized it.