The Other McCain

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

The Internet Never Forgets

And by “the Internet,” of course, I mean, Ed Driscoll: Politico has numerous journalists who during the campaign in 2008 were on the infamous “JournoList,” which dubbed itself the “non-official campaign” for Obama’s election bid. The JournoList was created by Ezra Klein, who is now with the Washington Post. . . . Another self-admitted member of the JournoList is Ben Smith, who is […]

Obama’s Syrian Dilemma

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail) President Gutsy Call promised serious consequences if Syria’s Assad regime crossed a “red line” by using chemical weapons against anti-government rebels. Now that there is clear evidence that Assad used chemical weapons? Well, it’s nuanced, Chuck Todd explains: “I can tell you there is regret […]

‘A History of Psychiatric Problems’

The California math teacher was arrested last summer: The charges against 36-year-old Amber Lee Failla include unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation with minors and contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, according to Kern County Superior Court records. . . . California City police said their investigation into Failla began when […]

Have You Heard the One About the President Who Was a Miserable Failure?

We could laugh at the jokes, but of course, the joke is really on us: This incompetent bumbler is in fact President of the United States! Ba-dah-BOOM!    

Syria: Another Casualty of ‘Hope’

Reading a long New York Times article about the prevalence of Islamic extremism among Syrian rebels fighting the Assad regime in a two-year civil war, I was struck by this paragraph: The religious agenda of the combatants sets them apart from many civilian activists, protesters and aid workers who had hoped the uprising would create […]

World’s Youngest Blogger: What Are These Congressional Clowns Doing?

Is Rubio’s “la pandilla de los ocho” a good idea? Have there been any good ideas in Congress in my 21 long months since launch? Oh, well, whaddaya gonna do? Eat; drink; be merry, and brace for economic shock as these clowns run us all hard aground.

FEATURE: McCain Jauntily Raked Again

by Smitty The bad news is that the Wombat has had an extended stay in a Minnesota. He tries to claim it was something medical, and I guess being buried in anime groupies can have medical implications. Regardless of the actual details, we bid him Godspeed in recovery. This week’s FMJRA celebrates at least one […]

Where Were You in 2002?

In congratulating the Overlawyered blog on moving under the Cato Institute umbrella, Professor Bainbridge used the phrase “take the Boeing,” which in turn prompted Glenn Reynolds to flashbacks on the origins of that phrase in the misty dawn of the blogospheric age when the commercial value of the medium was scarcely understood. And, of course, […]

Still No Confirmation of ‘Sleeper Cell’ Connection in Boston Marathon Bombing

On April 21, Chris Bucktin and Andy Lines wrote a story at the British Mirror tabloid about the Boston bombing investigation: Boston bombers: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers. . […]

University Logo as Rorschach Inkblot

Instapundit calls our attention to the case of a feminist student at the University of Connecticut who saw rape in the school’s revamped logo for its Huskies sports program. And to understand just what this reaction means, you really should read the “open letter” that Carolyn Luby wrote to UConn president Susan Herbst: Dear President […]

Army Plans to Cut Eight Brigades by 2017

COLUMBUS, Georgia At graduation ceremonies for my son’s infantry training unit this morning, the speaker was a retired general who sounded dire warnings about the threats facing the United States. The old man’s speech was sufficiently remarkable as to constitute actual news, so I pulled a scrap of paper out of my pocket and took […]

Why Is This Idiot on National TV?

The enduring mystery of Chris Matthews: Matthews insisted that he opposes intervention into Syria and said that America spends too much of its energy intervening in Arab nations. . . . “As long as Syrians are fighting Syrians, that’s better than us fighting Syrians,” Matthews continued. “If we don’t stop killing Arabs on international television […]

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