The Other McCain

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

On @DKThomp, Trumpism and the Misunderstood Crisis of White America

  Derek Thompson (@DKThomp on Twitter) is not a stupid knee-jerk liberal, despite “Donald Trump and the Twilight of White America,” an article at The Atlantic that at first glance might seem like yet another knee-jerk liberal smear of the presumptive Republican nominee. “Gleeful-sounding headlines announcing the end of white America may play a role […]

The Despicable David Brooks

  Once upon a time, David Brooks Fisking Day was celebrated here every Tuesday. The New York Times‘ token “conservative” column was so predictably wrong about nearly everything — his political instincts are so bad — that I had to lash him around every week just to relieve my system of the excess bile generated […]

Cruz, Sanders Win Wisconsin

Tuesday was a bad night for front-runners in both parties: Senator Ted Cruz soundly defeated Donald J. Trump in the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, breathing new life into efforts to halt Mr. Trump’s divisive presidential candidacy and dealing a blow to his chances of clinching the Republican nomination before the party’s summer convention. With more […]

Email From @BernieSanders: ‘Phenomenal News’ in Michigan Primary

  Years ago, while covering a story, I clicked a box on a liberal website to “get email updates.” Lists of email addresses are bought and sold as commodities by left-wing groups, so if you ever sign up for one list, eventually you will be on all the lists. Today I got this email: We […]

Those Danged Voters!

  Donald Trump scored huge victories in the Super Tuesday primaries and is now “unstoppable” in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, according to veteran GOP campaign strategist Ed Rollins: Game over! This was a rout, America. Winning seven states and the vast majority of delegates is a landslide. Donald Trump and the millions […]

Democrat Armageddon

Top headlines at the Drudge Report, as of 6:30 a.m. ET today:   CORRUPTION: SHE HAS EQUAL DELEGATES AS SANDERS… JAY CARNEY: OBAMA WANTS HILLARY TO WIN… O ON DEFENSE: ‘I AM PROGRESSIVE’… HILLARY ALLIES INTENSIFY RACE ATTACKS… CBC leaders to endorse her — at the DNC! Sanders woos the black vote… Ta-Nehisi Coates Backs […]

N.H.: Hillary Will Lose, But What Difference, at This Point, Does It Make?

  Polls forecast a defeat for Clinton tonight: Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican race in New Hampshire on the eve of the vote, the final CNN/WMUR tracking poll finds. On the Democratic side of the race, it remains Bernie Sanders’ primary to lose, with the Vermont senator holding a 26-point lead over Hillary […]

The Iowa Caucus Is Rape Culture

Does that headline make sense? Of course not, but I’ve been reading so much feminist literature lately, I’ve come to realize that expecting headlines to make sense is patriarchal oppression. “Shut the f–k up! Because patriarchy!” To a feminist, everything is rape culture, and so the Iowa caucus must be part of it somehow. When […]

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