The Other McCain

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

The Externalization of Responsibility: Monica Lewinsky’s Personal Shame

Today’s headlines via Drudge: Monica Lewinsky: I was ‘in love’ with President Clinton — New York Post Monica Lewinsky: Drudge Ruined My Life — Truth Revolt This raises a subject long overdue for discussion. The Internet is merely a tool — a very powerful tool, but still just a tool. For Monica Lewinsky to depict […]

Higher Education Bubble-Head Update: Sweet, Sweet Progressive Dark Age

by Smitty As we know, the hallmark of the liberal ascendancy in the universities is the “celebration of diversity,” except when it comes to challenging secular humanism. The celebration ends where diversity of thought begins. This blog is so diverse, and the threat to diversity so great, that we’ll cheerfully quote anyone telling it like […]

In Summary, It’s About Control

by Smitty Jonah Goldberg: I’m coming to the position that every issue is a cultural issue. According to the Thomas Frank view, there are two kinds of issues: real issues and cultural (or social) issues. And, if he had his way, all elections would hinge on “real issues.” He writes in What’s the Matter with […]

“How Would Making Donald Trump Less Rich Make Anybody Else Better Off?”

by Smitty . . .asks Kevin D. Williamson, with the following self-response: There is, obviously, one direct answer to that question, which is that making Trump less rich by seizing his property and giving it to somebody else would make the recipients better off, and that is true. But the Left does not generally make […]

Midweek Open Thread

– Wombat-socho This may be one of the few posts this week that has no lesbian content. In unrelated news, while the pulled pork sandwich at Wendy’s isn’t going to make you forget your local BBQ joint, it doesn’t completely suck either. I had the slaw on the side instead of atop the pulled pork, […]

Now That Is A Subtle Lie

by Smitty Isn’t this rich? An article on the “Focus on the Family” website written by evangelical author Chip Ingram says, “The Bible’s word on discipline clearly demands that parents be responsible and diligent in spanking.” I grew up in the evangelical South in a pro-spanking family. When my fellow Christians talked about protecting parents’ […]

Is Scotland A Symptom?

by Smitty Pravda on the Hudson notes: From Catalonia to Kurdistan to Quebec, nationalist and separatist movements in Europe and beyond are watching the Scottish independence referendum closely — sometimes more so than Britons themselves, who seem to have only just woken up to the possibility that Scotland might vote next Thursday to bring to […]

GamerGate And Why It Matters To Conservatives

– compiled by Wombat-socho “Politics is downstream from culture.” -Andrew Breitbart I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that with regard to entertainment, conservatives and libertarians find science fiction and videogaming to be the most attractive options offered by pop culture these days, mainly because there’s a lot of SF that doesn’t try and […]

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