The Other McCain

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

Further Thoughts on ‘The Big Short’

My reference to The Big Short and the housing bubble in my post about Tuesday’s special election prompted an email from a reader: I was reading your discussion of the Big Short and you are exactly right about the people who got mortgages they could not pay being just as “guilty”, however you define it, […]

Social Justice vs. Heterosexuality (and the Problem With ‘Male Feminists’)

“We must recognize that heterosexuality is also part of the structure of the oppression of women. Sexual repression is one of the ways in which women are oppressed and one of the ways in which patriarchy is maintained.” — Jane Flax, “Women Do Theory,” 1979, in Feminist Frameworks: Alternative Theoretical Accounts of the Relations Between […]

Oh, @Jack Dorsey and @SarahSilverman Sharing Coup d’Etat Fantasies?

  Further evidence Twitter is being run by a delusional megalomaniac: The CEO of Twitter seemingly believes America is currently experiencing civil unrest comparable to the Arab Spring, a series of revolutionary protests, coups and civil wars in the Arab world a few years ago. While the social media company appears to be treading water after […]

Since @Jack Put SJWs in Charge, @Twitter Has Lost $457 Million

  A year ago, my @rsmccain account was banned from Twitter because I had been criticizing feminists. I’d been on Twitter since 2009 and my account had tens of thousands of followers, but the claim that I was “participating in targeted abuse” was offered to justify my banishment, even though Twitter never said what the […]

Great Again: Dow Hits Record High

Thank you, Mister President: Dow 20,000 is finally here. After weeks of close calls, the Dow made history on Wednesday by blowing past that key level for the first time ever. The historic milestone leaves the Dow up a stunning 1,667 points since President Donald Trump’s victory in November. The achievement is evidence of how […]

Amid Dow Boom, Liberal Media Gloom

In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 8 election, Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) warned of economic disaster if Donald Trump won. “Economists: A Trump win would tank the markets,” was the Oct. 21 headline at Politico, and on Nov. 6 — two days before the election, when some polls showed […]

Gay Marxists Hate Donald Trump

      Who hates Donald Trump? Communist homosexuals, that’s who! Two separate Marxist groups — the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) and the Workers World Party (WWP, a/k/a ANSWER Coalition) — have been prominent in anti-Trump protests since the election. “Don’t collaborate” with the president-elect, RCP tells Americans. The RCP is a Maoist cult led […]

The Error of Comparing Group Averages

One of the basic tricks of Lying With Statistics is to use certain characteristics — age, race, sex, etc. — to define a group, and then report some data about the group as an average. CNN does this: Working class white men saw their income drop 9% between 1996 and 2014, according to a new […]

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