David Marcus
David Marcus
David Marcus

David Marcus is a New York-based writer. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, National Review Online, The Weekly Standard, and City Journal. David is the former Artistic Director of Blue Box World, a Brooklyn-based theater project, and also a former president of the Bat acting company at the Flea Theater. He also was a participant in the 2018 National Security Seminar at the Army War College.

Joe Biden’s Disappearing Act Is Not New. It’s How He Became President

Joe Biden’s voters wanted a less all-present president than Donald Trump had been. They got that, but they also got a president who is essentially irrelevant.

It’s Time To Bring Back Prayer In Public Schools

For several decades now, American society has operated under a false assumption that banning prayer in public schools is irrevocable settled science.

With New Mask Guidance, CDC Once Again Needlessly Punishes Children

As American adults breathe free without that little sting behind the ears, our children remain needlessly constrained by symbolic fabric face coverings.

To Fight Racism, Should White Children Be Made ‘Uncomfortable’?

If part of ‘doing the work’ to ‘dismantle systemic racism’ is to endure discomfort, how does that apply to teaching ‘antiracism’ to small children?

Biden’s Unfair Menthol Ban Is Bad For Black Smokers

The Biden administration is taking aim at menthol cigarettes. Under a new proposal, the minty tobacco product could be outright banned by the federal government.

Jordan Peterson Was A Victim Of Vicious Critics — And He Still Is

Jordan Peterson is back, and already the left has their pitchforks out.

Why I Was Wrong A Year Ago About Closing Schools

Closing the schools seemed like the obvious right choice, but I was wrong and now I know why.

Why Cancel Culture May Only Make Racism Worse

Could cancel culture actually stunt our society’s strides towards better race relations?

CPAC Is Still Trump’s, But Something Has Changed

Four years on, even in defeat, this is still Donald Trump’s party and seems set to be for some time. For now, Trump’s populism is here to stay.

New York Attorney General Tells Cuomo To Pound Sand On Harassment Investigation

New York Attorney General Letitia James will not play ball with embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo on investigations into accusations of improper conduct.

Liz Cheney Must Explain Why She Thinks The GOP Is A White Supremacist Party

Liz Cheney has defamed tens of millions of Republicans as white supremacists. I want to see her evidence.

Senate Hearing On The Capitol Riot Exonerated Trump

Tuesday’s testimony made perfectly clear that Donald Trump did not incite the Capitol riot.

One Year Later Our Answer To Lockdowns Must Be ‘Never Again’

America must learn the lessons of the past year and change our course drastically.

There Is No GOP Civil War

The supposed schism in the Republican Party is a media fantasy. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Liz Cheney’s hopes that voters would abandon Trump have been dashed on the cliffs of reality.

The Reform Party Roots Of The New GOP Are Its Future

Republican voters will not go back to the neoliberal GOP of the past 30 years, and if that means losing some elections, it means losing some elections.

When Progressives Say ‘Whiteness’ They Mean ‘White People’

Don’t let progressive’s fool you. They aren’t talking about ideas; they’re talking about people.

Bill de Blasio Is Now Producing Terrible Art

De Blasio is right that New York needs its culture back, but NYC Is set to create art nobody wants — and that’s no way to do it.

Lent In The Time Of Pandemic

So this year, the year of deadly pandemic, I am giving myself up for Lent. I want to spend more time looking outward and less time looking in.

An American ‘Truth Commission’ Is A Truly Stupid Idea

Although the idea of an American Truth Commission on racism deserves ridicule, the reason we don’t need it is that America is not a racist country.

Whataboutism Is A Nonsense Word That Defends Hypocrisy

When someone accuses you of whataboutism, you can be pretty certain you are right and they can’t refute it.