The Other McCain

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

A Modern Love Story

On Valentine’s Day, Lenore Skenazy at Reason told the story of Zachary, who was 17 years old when he met a girl who was 13, who had a friend, also a 13-year-old girl, who “shared Zachary’s love of dragons and videogames.” An online romance flourished via Skype between Zachary and the dragon-loving girl and — […]

Democrat Commits Violence Against Women That Feminists Will Ignore

  You won’t see any feminist blogs discussing this story: Embattled Louisiana State Senator Troy Brown has resigned from office he announced Thursday afternoon. At Thursday’s announcement, Brown stated, “In both criminal manners, the judges issued a punishment that is commensurate to the offense. If we did a parallel for what the Senate body is […]

Sri Lankan Immigrant, 22, Stabbed to Death in Germany by Nigerian Refugee

  Death by “diversity”: A 22-year-old woman, only identified as Soopika P, died from her injuries early on Saturday morning after she was attacked in the early hours in the German town of Ahaus, close to the border with the Netherlands in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. . . . Chief Prosecutor Martin Botzenhardt said: […]

A Murder in Cleveland

Police say Alianna DeFreeze (left) was murdered by Christopher Whitaker (right). Christopher Whitaker, 44, is a convicted sex offender. In April 2005, a woman let Whitaker into her apartment in the Cleveland suburb of Bedford Heights because he said he needed to use the restroom: Whitaker went into the restroom and emerged with a pair […]

‘She Told Me Her Teacher Was Molesting Her,’ Says Mother of Teenage Victim

Camryn Zelinger molested a 14-year-old girl, police say. Disturbing news from California: The mother of a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly molested by a former teacher at a performing arts high school in California is speaking out. “I’m a nosy mother, and I grabbed her phone, and I looked at texts from this teacher, sexting […]

Canada: Psycho Who Beheaded Man Does Not Pose ‘Significant Threat’ to Public

  In July 2008, 22-year-old Tim McLean Jr. boarded Greyhound Bus 1170 in Edmonton, Alberta, on his way back home to Winnipeg, Manitoba. He never made it, because six hours into the trip, another passenger boarded the bus: Weiguang “Vince” Li, a 40-year-old Chinese immigrant. Li had immigrated from Beijing to Canada in 2001. Although […]

Woman Pretends to Be Man? OK. Woman Pretends to Be War Hero? Not OK.

Not a hero. Not a man. Just another crazy weirdo: A transgender woman accused in a case of stolen valor has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. The defendant, Kelsie Hoover, was accused of posing as a member of the military and using several aliases. Judge Patrick Flanagan sentenced her [Jan. 26] […]

Detroit Criminals Took Over Motel for Prostitution and Drug Dealing

Bryant Daugherty (left) and Michael Randol (right). Criminals took over a motel in Detroit, using it for their prostitution and drug-dealing operations, police say. Bryant Daugherty, 45, and Michael Randol, 41, were two of the criminals arrested when a task force of more than 200 law-enforcement agents raided the Victory Inn last month. Daugherty and […]

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