The Other McCain

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

We Are So Doomed

If you’re an optimist, you obviously don’t have young children, especially daughters. To be a parent in 2014 is to know for a certainty that the social fabric of our civilization is rapidly unraveling: An 11-year-old girl from Arkansas gave her family the scare of their lives last week when she ran away from home […]

On the Encroaching Gloom: ‘We Are Permanently and Irretrievably Screwed’

GAHANNA, Ohio Sitting here sorting through the debris of last night’s utter catastrophe, I saw an e-mail from a friend in Colorado, who wrote to say that he shared my dark mood. So I sent him a brief reply: Yeah. The full implementation of ObamaCare — how can we possibly recover from that? And it […]

Department of Unfortunate Analogies

Perhaps you remember a fellow named Todd Akin. You may wish you could forget having ever heard the name, but I think you probably remember. Think back to the morning of Sunday, Aug. 19. The Republican National Convention was still eight days away, and Isaac wasn’t even a tropical depression yet. And then came the […]

Tampa, Here I Come

Driving to Tampa today, after a restless night haunted by the helpless feeling tbat we are doomed beyond all hope of redemption. Todd Akin had the chance to do the right thing Tuesday, and selfishly refused. Now, with the encouragement and support of Mike Huckabee, Akin is digging deeper the grave in which the Democrat-Media […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Time to Quit Whining and Get to Work

This will be brief, but expect additions to follow in updates. Rick Santorum is now urging his supporters to get behind Mitt Romney: Rick Santorum has officially endorsed Mitt Romney, and notified his supporters in an email sent Monday night. In the email, the former presidential candidate cited his Friday meeting with Romney in his […]

Want America To Fail? Heed Van Jones

by Smitty An excellent video from Free Market America (a project of Americans for Limited Government). This is of Bill Whittle caliber:About the only turn left un-stoned here is the point that the Federal Reserve has been the source of $ to support the entire politics of failure. Moving from reality to the surreal, Hot […]

Narrative Arc: Second-Guessing Palin, Santorum’s Story and Romney’s Doom

Sarah Palin speaks in Manchester, N.H., Sept. 5, 2011 Yesterday, Ross Douthat engaged in a “counterfactual” what-if about the 2012 primary campaign: Could Sarah Palin have won? Speculation unmoored from actual facts is one of those games intellectuals love to play. It’s light work for brainy people to imagine what might have been in an […]

Further Omens of Impending Doom

It’s Romney 47%, Obama 45% in the first Gallup Daily Tracking Poll of the 2012 general election campaign, and I’m sure everybody’s happy at this apparent falsification of the claim that a bitterly contested fight for the nomination was bad for GOP prospects. Having foresworn any actual optimism, however, I regard this as a false […]

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