The Other McCain

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

Neal Rauhauser Goes Dark?
UPDATE: Law Enforcement?

UPDATE 4:45 p.m. ET: At least two people who have been following this story tell me they suspect the unexplained disappearance of Neal Rauhauser’s blog may be a consequence of a criminal investigation. While these explanations are merely speculative at this point, one possibility is that Rauhauser has attracted FBI attention because of his involvement […]

The Media’s Weird Silence on Soros

The Free Beacon’s Matthew Continetti observes how little attention was paid to the recent meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a left-wing fundraising network backed by billionaire George Soros: More likely the media simply ignore data that complicate their preferred narrative. When it comes to the fraught relationship between money and politics, that narrative is as follows: Money […]

The Fiscal Cliff Rub

by Smitty Fiscal Cliff Rub: this has nothing to do with $. This is the last gasp of separation of powers and the House of Reps. @thekingdude — Preservative (@smitty_one_each) November 30, 2012 The Fiscal Cliff Rub: if Boehner can’t show the Constitution meaningful, he should open a massage parlor called ‘Fiscal Cliff’ and give […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 11.30.12

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Obama’s Unbalanced Approach: All Tax Hikes, Zero Spending Cuts Doesn’t understand that he can’t have his revenue enhancement pudding until he eats his spending cuts meat UN General Assembly Votes Non-Member State Status For Palestine Haaretz blames the JooooosIsraeli FM Lieberman Egyptian Islamists Fast-Track Draft Constitution Enshrines Sharia law […]

Auto-Marginalization: @BrooksBayne Decides to Jew-Bait (!) Aaron Walker

Did I ever mention that I was friends with the late Sam Francis? That I have shaken hands with Pat Buchanan and once interviewed the late Joe Sobran? I’m bringing this up — doing “guilt-by-association” against myself, as it were – to make the point that I’ve hung out with Thought Criminals of the Dreadnaught class, the kind […]

Benghazi => ‘High On A Mountaintop’

by Smitty I’ve been waiting to see this video. Stevens, Smith, Doherty and Woods did their part. Cassone has done his. Now, you know what to do for your part: make this viral. All over twitter, blogs, and inboxes. “Who gave the order to let his son die?” indeed. I think we need to get […]

World’s Youngest Blogger: I May Have To Get Medieval On Boehner

Were these United States not begun as a tax revolt? Was taxation without representation not a cause célèbre ~250 years ago? Are Congresses on about not binding future Congresses? So what’s the big deal here? Why is it blatantly obvious to someone in their second year of life that binding future generations with a ridiculous […]

Boehlert’s Nemesis @BethanyBowra Now Takes Sandra Fluke to the Woodshed; UPDATE: Pwnage Complete After Boehlert Blocks Bowra on Twitter

Bethany Bowra is a 16-year-old high school student who has already achieved remarkable success. And by “remarkable success,” of course I mean, she got denounced on Twitter by Eric Boehlert. Of all the obnoxious bozos on the Left who hated Andrew Breitbart, none hated him more than Eric Boehlert, so it’s sort of like a Pulitzer Prize […]

Speaker Of The House Shocked That President Who Likely Left Two Heros High And Dry In Benghazi Proves Incapable Of Keeping Phone Call Secret

by Smitty For crying out loud in the dark, Boehner: Republicans believe the administration leaked details of the 30-minute Wednesday night phone call to Politico, which is causing them to question whether they can trust the White House to keep details private, a sentiment that has caused progress in the negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” […]

Science, Progress, Consensus and Doubt: Darwinism and Reason in the Balance

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” – G.K. Chesteron, 1923 “God has given us plenty of evidence of who he is.” – Dr. Ben Carson, 2012 It seems that Rand Simberg doesn’t include Dr. […]

Neologism: Glenren

by Smitty I’d like to propose ‘glenren’, a contraction of ‘Glenn Reynolds’, as a special term for the blend of faux naïveté, weapons-grade sarcasm, and systematic understatement so brutally employed by The Blogfather: You know, I’m beginning to wonder if they tried to fake the numbers upward for the election or something. Usage: “That there […]

Libya’s Lingering Questions

“Who changed the Benghazi talking points?” asks Sharyl Atkisson of CBS News, and I’m grateful that she’s still asking it. Much of the national press corps is trying to make us forget the Sept. 11 incident that resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and four other Americans, and we should praise the […]

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