The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and Don’t Go Messing With the U.S. Marine Corps

The Pentagon issues a study on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”  A military veteran points out that “opposition and skepticism is highest, a majority, among those in the Marine Corps, Army and combat units,” and adds: [T]he report also represents a rather cavalier attitude at the top toward those troops who either have […]

Good-Bye, Harry and Maggie

When your Big Three morning show has got ratings in the cable-TV range, something’s got to give: CBS News’ “The Early Show” ousted long-time anchors Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez on Tuesday to rescue the low-rated, third-place finisher among morning talk shows. Starting on January 3, Erica Hill and Chris Wragge, who have been co-anchors of the […]

Asking Tip-Jar Hitters to Send Me to Cancun? Probably Not Worth Trying

Chris Horner at The American Spectator calls to our attention the fact that the latest effort to coerce us into adopting the Kyoto protocols — the holy writ of the global-warming cult — involves bringing 15,000 participants to the Mexican beach resort of Cancun for two entire weeks. (Video via Instapundit.) The overwhelming majority of these […]

‘Roman Polanski Has a Rival as the World’s Most Notorious Fugitive Pervert’

That was a friend’s reaction on Twitter to the news that Interpol has issued a warrant for Julian Assange on sex-crimes charges: The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is tonight facing growing legal problems around the world, with the US announcing that it was investigating whether he had violated its espionage laws. Assange’s details were also […]

Best. Cable. Movie. Evah!

Maybe you had plans for Monday, Dec. 6, at 9 p.m. ET. Jets vs. Patriots, or whatever. But whatever your plans were, cancel them now! It’s an epic television event of global importance!

‘Most of the Miseries of the World Were Caused by Wars . . .’

” . . and, when the wars were over, no one ever knew what they were about.” – Ashley Wilkes, Gone With the Wind Captain Wilkes might well have added that, the further wars recede from memory, the more difficult it becomes to explain them to people who only know what they were taught in school. Why, […]

From ‘Blame Bush’ to ‘It’s All Rigged’

Wherein a Democratic senator complains that the agenda of Senate Democrats is un-democratic: Via Hot Air and the Daily Caller. Sen. Bennett has discovered Hall’s Iron Law of Leadership: There are people who make lists, and there are people who are on lists. Bennett’s not a list-maker, so he’ll vote the way he’s told and […]

She’s Certainly Making the Right Enemies

Congratulations, Governor Palin: You can add the hatred of Charles Johnson, next to the pathological obsession of Andrew Sullivan, in your trophy case. As to Joe Scarborough’s accusation that Palin is a “cultural icon” of “anti-intellectualism” . . . Hey, let’s go to the video: “To all you people who want to send me e-mails: Don’t waste […]

Why Doesn’t the SPLC Just Go Ahead and Call the Republican Party a ‘Hate Group’?

Both the American Family Association and Concerned Women for America – and four other groups that generally oppose the gay-rights agenda – have now taken notice of the “hate” tag placed on them by the Southern Poverty Law Center. But why stop there? Why not the entire GOP? Why not the U.S. Marine Corps and the Boy Scouts of America? […]

Keith Olbermann Now Becoming a Satire of a Parody of the Left-Wing Kook He Is

“Julian Assange Exposed Thousands Of Sensitive US Documents, So The Worst Person In The World Is Obviously Bristol Palin,” says Rob Port at Say Anything, and who can argue with that perverse logic? Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

The Endless Delaware Post-Mortem

The day after the Delaware primary, I asked, “Is this really about 2012?” It seemed to me that many ruling-class Republicans — especially those aboard the Mitt Romney 2012 bandwagon — were attacking Christine O’Donnell as a proxy for Sarah Palin. Given the extraordinarily good news on the House side, with the GOP gaining 63 […]

The Perils of Presidential Oratory

After yesterday’s epic rant against Obama’s pay-freeze speech, I still had lots of snark left over, so I wrote a 1,700-word column for The American Spectator: President Obama gave a speech Monday, which isn’t particularly newsworthy in itself, as part of the president’s job is to be Speechgiver-in-Chief. But this speech was different, at least for […]

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