The Other McCain

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

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 […]

Bungling, Inc.: Yahoo Sold to Verizon

Yahoo is arguably the worst-run major company in the history of high tech. In 1998, Yahoo could have bought Google for a mere $1 million. Four years later, after Google was already crushing Yahoo’s search-engine business, Yahoo offered $3 billion for Google, and was turned down. Google wanted $5 billion, but Yahoo wouldn’t pay that […]

Are Women Paid Less? Try This: Supply, Demand, Some Assembly Required

Good news! “Progress” is “stalling”: Women’s median annual earnings stubbornly remain about 20 percent below men’s. Why is progress stalling? It may come down to this troubling reality, new research suggests: Work done by women simply isn’t valued as highly. . . . A new study from researchers at Cornell University found that the difference […]

What Do Student Tantrums Mean?

Keely Mullen (@kjmspeaks) of #MillionStudentMarch. The protests this week that forced the resignation of two top officials at the University of Missouri came on the heels of earlier protests at Yale University that forced an apology from Nicholas Christakis. Meanwhile, students at California’s Claremont McKenna College have staged their own mob action: A CMC student […]

If These United States Are Exceptional. . .

by Smitty There is a looming domestic test of American exceptionalism. Case in point, the Commerce Department: . . .how Commerce got to that 1.5 percent number is truly amazing. Of the 1.5 percent, 0.45 of a percentage point came from increased health care spending. In other words, mandatory ObamaCare payments caused about one-third of […]

Greece Closes Banks in Crisis

It was first announced that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras debt-ridden left-wing government would close banks Monday, but now they’ve decided the banks will remain closed all week: Greek banks are to remain closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says. Speaking after the European Central Bank (ECB) said it was not […]

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