Roger L. Simon Commentary Feed

Roger L. Simon is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, award-winning novelist and blogger, and the co-founder of PJ Media. After fifteen years, he is leaving the company he co-founded to write exclusively (for journalism) for The Epoch Times.

  • American Politics and the Corrupt Road to Riches
    by Roger L. Simon on September 23, 2023 at 5:04 pm

    Commentary I’m almost embarrassed to quote journalist H.L. Mencken’s famous remark once again: “When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.” But how could one think otherwise when confronted by the news […]

  • Election 2024: Halftime Report
    by Roger L. Simon on September 18, 2023 at 11:38 pm

    Commentary It’s hard to say when halftime actually is for Election 2024—when did this all start?—but I’m going to go ahead and weigh in anyway. After all, it’s football season. At the start, it has to be said that this election […]

  • The War on Marriage Must End
    by Roger L. Simon on September 14, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    Commentary I woke up earlier this week to two depressing articles that, on the surface, seem unrelated but are actually connected. They both speak to the existence of a war on marriage in our culture that will destroy the fabric of our […]

  • On Impeachment, What Goes Around Comes Around
    by Roger L. Simon on September 12, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Commentary After having been bandied about for some time, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has finally directed a House committee to open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Some things are obvious, including the hoary […]

  • Novak Djokovic for Director of the World Health Organization
    by Roger L. Simon on September 11, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Commentary Myriad posters on X, formerly Twitter, late on Sept. 10 noted (36-year-old!) Novak Djokovic’s 24th Grand Slam championship. Extending his own men’s record—Margaret Court won as many when tennis was as Tiddlywinks to […]

  • Time to Make Dr. Anthony Fauci Go Away
    by Roger L. Simon on September 5, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    Commentary If we can’t put him in prison for crimes against humanity, as some would argue, it’s high time to make Dr. Anthony Fauci go away. Considering his love affair with the media and vice-versa, this won’t be easy, even in the […]

  • Tennis, Anyone? Michelle Obama Sounds Like a Candidate at US Open
    by Roger L. Simon on August 30, 2023 at 12:15 am

    Commentary Tennis fanatic that I am, I stayed up late on Aug. 28 to watch my hero Novak Djokovic play his first-round match in the U.S. Open, even though I knew the result would be a foregone conclusion. Along the way, however, I would […]

  • Trump Receives Support From Unexpected Corner
    by Roger L. Simon on August 28, 2023 at 11:26 pm

    Commentary One of the true glimmers of hope in these gloomy times is the spontaneous pro-Donald Trump movement among black people. We don’t know how big it is, but it’s there and it’s growing. Watching social media videos of […]

  • Republican Debate 1: After-Action Report
    by Roger L. Simon on August 24, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    Commentary It’s obvious who won the first Republican presidential debate—former President Donald J. Trump in a landslide. As of 7 a.m. Washington time on Aug. 24, Tucker Carlson’s interview with President Trump on X, formerly known […]

  • Ramaswamy Reacts to DeSantis Memo
    by Roger L. Simon on August 21, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    Commentary I reached out to Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy about the debate preparation memo before we all learned that Ron DeSantis had distanced himself from it, claiming “I haven’t read it. … It’s just […]

  • Trump and Tucker Gang Up on Fox News
    by Roger L. Simon on August 19, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    Commentary The big buzz on X (né Twitter) on the evening of Aug. 18—other than complaints that Elon Musk’s newly appointed CEO is taking the site back to square one in free speech suppression—and elsewhere in the media, for that […]

  • Tennessee’s Invaluable 8-Year Man
    by Roger L. Simon on August 17, 2023 at 12:43 am

    Commentary I had interviewed Tennessee’s Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti before and learned several things—among them that states’ attorneys general are known as “Generals,” as in General Skrmetti, and that Tennessee’s […]



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