The Other McCain

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

On Da Campaign Trail

After my extensive campaign travels during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles, I’ve been more of a stay-at-home blogger the past couple of years. However, our old friend Pete Da Tech Guy has been on the scene in New Hampshire where he recently caught a campaign stop by Dr. Ben Carson at Mike Rogers’s house […]

In The Mailbox, 05.06.15

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM EBL: Questions About The Clinton Family Foundation Louder With Crowder: Avengers – Age Of Political Correctness First Street Journal: As Usual, Hillary Clinton Gets It Wrong Doug Powers: Looks Like Baltimore Already Received A Substantial “Urban Investment” Twitchy: “Painfully Dumb Tweet!” Chris Cuomo Gets Schooled On Hate Speech […]

In The Mailbox, 04.30.15

— compiled by Wombat-socho Ugh. So easy to screw things up by eating the wrong food. Anyway, here’s some linkagery in lieu of Live at Five; there will also be a book post later today (or maybe Friday) with some updates on the Hugo Awards kerfluffle. OVER THE TRANSOM EBL: GoFundMe? Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: A […]

In The Mailbox, 04.21.15

— compiled by Wombat-socho Oops. OVER THE TRANSOM EBL: 420 Clinton Lies Bastion of Liberty: Cage, Convert, Or Kill (h/t Loyal Reader Brian E.) Michelle Malkin: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Poverty Voyeurism Twitchy: Oberlin Feminists Freak Out Over Christina H. Sommers Speech, Accuse Her Of Supporting Rapists Shark Tank: Fiorina Says Woman-On-Woman Dynamic “Game Changer” Against Hillary […]

‘People Who Are Joined in Collective Hate’

Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) has a smart take on Ron Jonson’s book about social-media shaming: If I have one complaint about the book, it’s that he doesn’t dive deep enough into what shaming is good for and why we like it so much. . . . Shame is, after all, a force for good as well […]

In The Mailbox: 04.20.15

— compiled by Wombat-socho ADMINISTRIVIA Now that tax season is over, I’ll be taking the time I used to spend in the tax mines and splitting it between blogging and getting ready for the move to Las Vegas. So Live at Five will be back tomorrow, a book post that’s been stewing for a while […]

The Crazy Is Always There

Bill Schmalfeldt ranting, 2011. (Image via Thomas Anderson at Vimeo) Deranged cyberstalker Bill Schmalfeldt was in court today in Carroll County, Maryland, facing charges of violating the peace order that prohibited him from contacting John Hoge. Reports that Bill would be representing himself in this case inspired much mirth online. It’s strange how, from a […]

It Seems As Though @KurtSchlichter Doesn’t Hold Her Majesty In High Regard

by Smitty Great outing from the Colonel at Townhall: . . .let the liberals solve this problem for us with their bizarre determination to nominate that glass-jawed, email-deleting cuckoldette. Yeah, non-coastal America is dying to elect someone who reminds everybody of their first wife, including women and the never-married. The main thrust of Schlichter’s piece, […]

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