The Other McCain

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

Texas Bomber Identified

  “Nice kid from a great family”: The suspected Austin serial bomber who apparently killed himself early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him was Pflugerville resident Mark A. Conditt, local and federal law enforcement sources told the American-Statesman and KVUE. As the sun rose, neighbors of the 23-year-old, who was home-schooled growing up and […]

Will Democrats Self-Destruct?

  When former Sex in the City actress Cynthia Nixon announced that she would challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democrat Party primary, I was delighted. What could be more perfect, in a year when Republicans are defending their House majority in the midterm elections, than for a left-wing Democrat to attack an […]

UPDATE: Austin Bomber Reportedly Dead After Shootout in Round Rock

Breaking news: An officer-involved shooting on Interstate 35 in Round Rock near Old Settlers Boulevard is related to the Austin bombing suspect, a source tells KXAN’s Sally Hernandez. The source says the bomber blew up a device during the incident. Round Rock police say while northbound I-35 is open, Southbound I-35 will be closed for […]

In The Mailbox: 03.20.18

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM First Street Journal: Philadelphia Inquirer Editors Want to Keep Policy That Allowed Nikolas Cruz To Buy Guns EBL: Where In The World Is Mark Zuckerberg? Twitchy: Sports Writer Takes Insane Swipe At Dana Loesch After Hero SRO Stops Great Mills Shooter Louder With Crowder: “Count Dankula” Convicted Of […]

‘Social Justice’ Indoctrination Is Now Mandatory for Future K-12 Teachers

What is “social justice”? Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich Hayek famously called it a mirage, a delusion of an impossible “equality.” This radical ideology has become the agenda of the Democrat Party in the 21st century, however, and because Democrats control the education system, indoctrination into “social justice” ideology has become mandatory in university teacher-training programs: […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous

Texas: The San Antonio Texas Fire Department said a package bomb apparently bound for Austin exploded at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas, hurting one person, a FedEx employee who apparently suffered a non-life-threatening “percussion-type” injury from the blast. An FBI agent told CBS News “it’s more than possible” the package is related to […]

‘Consciousness-Raising’ as Advertisement

  The Miami Herald did a story about a would-be transgender teenager who committed suicide at age 17. Rod Dreher examined the ideological issues involved, which prompted this reader comment: All this consciousness-raising of trans issues functions like an advertisement for a product. . . . The product we see today, a transformation of body […]

Our So-Called ‘Allies’

If you’re old enough to remember the debates that preceded the Iraq War, a key point was the posture of our so-called “allies” in Europe. Many liberals argued that if European countries didn’t support the U.S., we couldn’t go to war against Saddam Hussein. In effect, liberals wanted to give Europe a veto over U.S. […]

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