The Other McCain

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

But … ‘Progressive’!

Unacknowledged irony: South Africa is still home to high levels of violence against women and children, despite a constitution widely regarded as the most progressive in the world . . . In fact, South Africa is widely reputed to be “The Rape Capital of the World,” and one wonders whether this is truly “despite” its […]

Netanyahu Wins, Obama Loses

It was profoundly weird to watch coverage of the Israeli elections Tuesday. At one point, I saw CNN’s John King doing exit poll results as if this was a U.S. presidential election and I was like, “What the hell is this?” What it was, of course, is that American Democrats (including members of President Obama’s […]

An Honest Headline

Canadian gay activist S. Bear Bergman (@sbearbergman) writes an article at the Huffington Post with this headline: I Have Come to Indoctrinate Your Children Into My LGBTQ Agenda (And I’m Not a Bit Sorry) . . . I am here to tell you: All that time I said I wasn’t indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs […]

The World Keeps Getting Weirder

In Guildford, England, a 55-year-old transsexual named “Dawn Love” took her Blackberry for repairs. Staff of the store “found images of people having sex with horses” on the phone: During a search of her home and a camper van, officers also found a DVD showing women having sex with dogs. A jury took just half […]

Welfare for Terrorists

He repaid British taxpayers by becoming an ISIS killer: Jihadi John and his asylum-seeking family have milked the British benefits system for 20 years, the Mail can reveal today. Housing the Islamic State executioner and his relatives in affluent parts of London has cost taxpayers up to £400,000. One landlord said Mohammed Emwazi’s family were ‘parasites’ […]

Bibi Speaks, Pelosi Weeps

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of the U.S. Congress today, over the objections of Democrats who said . . . Well, what, exactly? The basis of their objection was something like, “The Republicans didn’t ask nice and Bibi’s just two weeks away from re-election.” And I’m like, “So?” It is […]

ISIS Killer Identified as Computer Science Major Mohammed Emwazi

Don’t tell @MarieHarf this, but middle-class Muslims from England with university degrees become radical Islamic terrorists: The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State and who taunts audiences in videos circulated widely online. But his real name, according to […]

You Had Me at ‘Pansexual’

Kathy Shaidle on Twitter called my attention to this video, shot at a protest Tuesday in Toronto about a proposed new sex education curriculum in Ontario schools. Critics of the curriculum are criticizing the province’s Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne (who is a lesbian, as Canadian Liberals usually are), and there was a rally Tuesday that […]

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