The Other McCain

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

#OccupyResoluteDesk Totally Knows Him Some Foreign Policy

by Smitty Look at Obama just mop up the floor with Romney during the 2012 debates: The president is so witty and cool. Look at him own this guy. — Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 1, 2014 Five years of observing BHO, from Zelaya in Honduras, to Chavez in Venezuela, to the Green […]

Palin Vindicated on Russia, Ukraine: ‘I Could See This One From Alaska’

She who laughs last: Sarah Palin may be having a bragging rights moment. In 2008, when she was the GOP vice presidential nominee, Palin questioned in a speech whether then-Sen. Barack Obama would have the foreign policy credentials to handle a scenario in which Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. “After the Russian army invaded […]

The UK Left’s Pro-Pedophile Past

You might think polyester bell-bottoms, disco music and shag haircuts were the worst thing about the 1970s. WRONG! The links that left Harriet Harman being forced to deny support for paedophiles date back nearly four decades when the Labour deputy leader was an official in the National Council for Civil Liberties. Miss Harman, along with […]

Nickel-and-Dime Ukraine Scandal: Foreigners Bought Bloggers Cheap

It’s MalaysiaGate all over again: Several conservative bloggers repeated talking points given to them by a proxy group for the Ukrainian government — and at least one writer was paid by a representative of the Ukrainian group, according to documents and emails obtained by BuzzFeed. The Ukrainian campaign began in the run-up to high-stakes Ukrainian […]

Ukraine Unravels

Unimaginable scenes from #Kyiv. 22 new images from deadliest day yet in #Ukraine. @mashable — Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 20, 2014 The news out of Kiev is troubling: At least 50 protesters reported killed, and the protesters say the number of dead is actually more than 100. The conflict is essentially one between […]

Olympic Pussy Riot

Tabloid Headline of the Day: "Whip-wielding Russian Cossacks attack Pussy Riot" #Olympics #Sochi #Russia — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) February 19, 2014 Some days, the news is like an acid hallucination or a scene from a science fiction dystopia, and you feel as if you’re a Jeopardy contestant in an alternative-universe: “I’ll take ‘Headlines […]

Venezuela: ‘The Government Is Taking Us into the Slaughterhouse’

In Hugo Chavez, the peasants at least had a demagogic “hero” they believed in. Chavez’s successor lacks that dictatorial charisma, and people are starting to notice that socialism sucks: Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, the target of a police manhunt for allegedly inciting violence that left three dead at anti-government protests, said Sunday that he […]

Australia Worries About Racial Tension After Six Men Gang-Rape Girl, 14

The failures of multiculturalism are a global problem: Community leaders have warned of possible reprisal attacks by Blacktown’s Pacific Islander community targeting young African-Australian men in the wake of the gang-rape attack on a 14-year-old Islander girl. . . . Blacktown Uniting Church Reverend Liva Tukutama said it was vital he and other Pacific Islander […]

Islam’s Terrorist African Caliphate

Will America stand idle while this happens? Islamist militants stormed a village in remote northeast Nigeria on Monday, torching houses and spraying them with bullets in an attack that killed 18 people, witnesses said. The latest Boko Haram assault, on Sunday night, came hours before Nigeria’s four top military chiefs handed over to fresh commanders […]

Mexican Murder Suspect Is Finally Deported After 13-Year U.S. Crime Spree

Mexican criminal Fabian Godinez-Oseguera deported by ICE. This case “ought to make your blood boil,” indeed: Fabian Godinez-Oseguera was wanted on a warrant in Mexico for a 2000 murder. He fled to the United States and — despite multiple felony convictions here and having been repeatedly deported to Mexico — was still running around loose […]

Their Propaganda, and Ours

Michael Moynihan has a splendid piece at the Daily Beast: In the bad old days of the Cold War, those Americans sympathetic to Moscow could purchase clumsy Kremlin propaganda at various radical bookstores, stocked with glossy magazines and turgid tracts about collective farms and Stakhanovite iron output. . . . But the spread of capitalist […]

News from South Africa

And by “news,” of course I mean, horror stories: In 2004 when Mali was 12 years old, she was raped for the first time by an elderly man that her mother brought home from church. He raped Pearl in her own bedroom, which he did daily until she was 16. “My mother didn’t want me […]

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