The Other McCain

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

Rush Limbaugh Is Right: The Academic Pro-Pedophile Movement Is a Real Danger

Rush Limbaugh sparked criticism this week by pointing to an article in the British Guardian newspaper as evidence of “a movement to normalize pedophilia.” Limbaugh’s liberal critics are ridiculing his contention, but the movement he described is very real. In 2002, Judith Levine published Harmful to Minors, a book which stirred a massive controversy because of […]

Doggy Style: Delaware Couple Arrested, Now Facing Felony Bestiality Charges

Police say Samantha L. Golt had sex with a dog. A 24-year-old Delaware mother had sex with a dog while her boyfriend took pictures, according to officials who arrested the couple this week. Samanth L. Golt and 25-year-old boyfriend James P. Crow were arrested Tuesday and charged with felony bestiality and felony second-degree conspiracy for the alleged sex act […]

Friday News Dump: D.C. Won’t Prosecute David Gregory’s Clear Violation of Law

District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin Nathan won’t prosecute David Gregory “despite the clarity of the violation of this important law” — the city’s ban on high-capacity magazines — and as Professor Glenn Reynolds says, “you can tell how proud they are of this decision by the fact that it came out on a Friday […]

NYT Has Bum Strapped To Column, Plus, Introducing: ‘The Krugmanerrand’

by Smitty Emphasis mine: Finally, just consider the vileness of that G.O.P. threat. If we were to hit the debt ceiling, the U.S. government would end up defaulting on many of its obligations. This would have disastrous effects on financial markets, the economy, and our standing in the world. Yet Republicans are threatening to trigger […]

A Lesson from Lindsay Lohan

Last weekend I remarked that I’ve had several long conversations with Ali Akbar about plans for his Viral Read news site. One of the things I’ve repeatedly stressed is how important it is in the news business to be task-oriented and mission-focused. People must be judged strictly on their ability to get the job done. It […]

@Gabby_Hoffman Strangely Uncomfortable With Federal Ponzi Scheme

by Smitty Gabby Hoffman seems uncertain about whether the additional money the government is extracting is going toward anything useful: Hoffman, a 21-year-old Virginian who works at a nonprofit, estimates her paycheck will be roughly $30 less this biweekly pay period, or about $780 annually, thanks to the end of a two-year cut on payroll taxes, […]

You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught

“In the hands of a skillful indoctrinator, the average student not only thinks what the indoctrinator wants him to think . . . but is altogether positive that he has arrived at his position by independent intellectual exertion. This man is outraged by the suggestion that he is the flesh-and-blood tribute to the success of […]

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) to Retire

This news creates a huge opportunity for Republicans in 2014 in an increasingly GOP-leaning state: Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller will not run for reelection in 2014, passing up a bid for a sixth term and putting in play a Senate seat in deep red West Virginia. (Via Memeorandum.) The big question, of course, is whether […]

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