The Other McCain

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

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, […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous

Deborah E. Frisch, Ph.D., is due in court Monday: The former University of ­Oregon professor released from jail [March 30] after pleading guilty to making a false report against a Eugene police officer is again behind bars on similar charges. Deborah Ellen Frisch, 53, is facing a charge of initiating a false report and a […]

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

by Smitty King Korbill at Valley Myzods Sky brooding: doom of the gods, King Korbill surveys the field, where destiny would soon drink. “Ten-to-one odds. Perhaps yield?” inquires Marshall Kornods, indulging in common-think. “A final trump we will wield, ere River Myzods runs pink,” the monarch he grimly nods. Enemy horde on the brink, and […]

Lunch With Noah Rothman

by Smitty You may have seen this a few years back: That ad comes to mind reading Noah Rothman over at Hot Air as he surveys a few recent URLs concerning the Convention of States notion. Rothman makes a fair point: there is no risk-free way to revisit our founding document: For conservatives who ostensibly […]

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