The Other McCain

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

How @ClaireShipman Ironically Proves Phyllis Schlafly Right About the ‘Pay Gap’

The Left has been going nuts over an argument veteran conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly made about the “pay gap” between men and women. Schlafly referred to the pervasive phenomenon of hypergamy, i.e., “women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does.” Sociologists would say it is not merely higher income, but […]

77 Cents on the Dollar?

President Obama’s repetition of feminist “pay gap” lies — the false claim that women earn only 77 cents for every dollar men earn in the same jobs — has come back to haunt him, Jennifer Rubin says: I’m betting the White House staffer who thought up the equal pay initiative is getting some fairly icy […]

Krugman Arsemageddon

by Smitty We had one of “those” incidents that you don’t document in detail, but can trigger a neologism, the other night at Schloss Smitty: Arsemageddon (n): The toddler has a soupy delivery. You think he’s merely wet through & blow away half the house getting to the change table — Keynesian Meanwich (@smitty_one_each) April […]

Yes, ObamaCare Kills Jobs

File this under “Not Exactly News.” Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of basic economics understood that the complex and burdensome system of mandates in ObamaCare would impede job creation. But nothing is true until the “experts” say so, I guess: The Republicans just got a big gift from the Congressional Budget Office: It’s going to […]

Obama’s Part-Time Proletariat

Victims of Obamanomics: Having worked as a nurse’s aide for 15 years, Ms. McCurdy has been among the nearly 25 million workers in the United States who make less than $10.10 an hour — the amount to which President Obama supports increasing the minimum wage. Of those workers, 3.5 million make the $7.25 federal minimum […]

‘Fairness’ and Feminism

Just to refresh my memory, I’ve spent the past few days re-reading Susan Brownmiller’s feminist memoir In Our Time. You have to be a hard-boiled, strong-minded conservative not to be outraged by Brownmiller’s account of the extreme workplace inequality that once typified her own field, journalism. And the implicit assumption — this is one of […]

Liberals Hate Books They Don’t Read

Eugene Volokh: Last week, E.J. Dionne Jr. penned a column in the Washington Post that blamed adherence to the tenets of the Austrian school of economics for gridlock in Washington. Well, sort of. He seemed to say that Austrian economics simultaneously was an obscure set of ideas of which no one has heard (except Ron […]

Intellectuals and the Total State: @JAMyerson’s Dilettante Marxism

Left to right: Leon Trotsky, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Lavrenti Beria. “Lenin, at every passing opportunity, emphasized the absolute necessity of the terror. . . . “We heard such tirades from him a dozen times a day and they were always aimed at some one among those present who was suspected of ‘pacifism.’” – Leon Trotsky, Lenin […]

The Renegade Jesse Myerson

Jesse Myerson (@JAMyerson) in a March 2012 cable TV appearance. “Dictatorship is rule based directly upon force and unrestricted by any laws. “The revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat is rule won and maintained by the use of violence by the proletariat against the bourgeoisie, rule that is unrestricted by any laws. . . . “One […]

Teach Your Children Well

Jesse Myerson (@JAMyerson) seems to believe he is so clever that the “points” he makes in advocating communism deserve a detailed rebuttal, and I suppose there may be people who have nothing better to do with their time than to supply such a response. In which communist @JAMyerson briefly demonstrates his deficiency of reading comprehension. […]

How Much Do You Hate Commies?

Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Vietcong terrorist, February 1968. Salon.com’s Jesse Myerson (@JAMyerson) says “misconceptions” about Communism are the real problem, although survivors who escaped Communist regimes might beg to disagree. Personally, I think the main problem with Communism is that we haven’t shot enough evil lying Commie scum: Five years after the Bolshevik Revolution, […]

Failure Is Not a Public-Relations Problem: The Brutal Economics of ObamaCare

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail) The Congressional Budget Office report about the economic impact of ObamaCare is out, and it paints an ugly picture. The Hill: The new healthcare law will slow economic growth over the next decade, costing the nation about 2.5 million jobs and contributing to a $1 […]

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