American entrepreneurship is actually on the decline, and has been for decades. As the economists Ian Hathaway and Robert Litan documented in a 2014 Brookings Institution paper, the percentage of U.S. firms that were less than a year old fell by almost half between 1978 and 2011, declining precipitously during the recession of 2007-’09 with only a slow recovery after. According to the Commerce Department, the number of new businesses started by Americans has fallen sharply since 2000, and so too has the percentage of American workers working for companies that are less than a year old.
NYT uses the words of young Muslims to tell us that Ramadan is not a time for killing, but the NYT does little to refute the obvious loathing of gays embedded in the Koran, a hatred reiterated by Omar Mateen’s father. This hatred is preached in mosques across the globe and is the reason that simply being gay is punishable by death in a number of Muslim countries. If Ramadan is a time for peace, how does one explain that the prophet of Islam fought battles during Ramadan?
When news broke a young man tried to assassinate Trump, liberals had a truly repulsive reaction. (As Glenn Reynolds notes, malignant narcissism is an ugly thing. In the South, there is an old saying "If a man keeps telling you how honest he is, he will rob you blind. When people tell you how compassionate and sensitive they are, they are really crude, vulgar and cruel.)