The Other McCain

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

‘Wearing Murdoch’s Leash’

Thus does Vox Day headline this troubling media news: Blogger Mickey Kaus has resigned as a blogger at The Daily Caller “after the conservative site’s editor-in-chief, Tucker Carlson, pulled a critical column about Fox News from the site”: “It’s pretty simple,” Kaus said in an interview, “I wrote a piece attacking Fox for not being the […]

Three Totally Unrelated News Items

ITEM ONE: Samra Kesinovic, 17, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, left their families in Vienna, Austria, earlier this year. “Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah — and we will die for him,” the girls wrote in a note to their parents in April. The Austrian teenagers are now “believed to be married, pregnant and […]

The Amnesty Fine Print

by Smitty Mickey Kaus, emphasis mine: Cautionary note for hopeful Latino activists: A legislative compromise always seems within reach. There is vast DC lobbying/media complex that depends for its survival on “comprehensive” reform always seeming within reach — to keep the corporate clients paying the bills, to keep the grantmakers granting, to keep reporters on […]

Obama’s Border Game, and Why Republicans Are Doomed to Lose It

President Obama has deliberately provoked the current crisis along our nation’s southwestern border in an effort to force House Republicans to pass the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” amnesty plan. Illegal immigrants are pouring in by the trainload, and the violent MS-13 gang is recruiting in detention centers. Polls show that voters strongly disapprove (58%) of […]

Obama Fails Again: Are We Surprised?

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail) The escalating mess at Murietta and the general bankruptcy of President Obama’s “immigration policy” — the scare-quotes necessitated by its haphazard and improvised nature, so that it isn’t actually a policy at all — isn’t something I’ve said a lot about, because the disaster is […]

They’re Not Going Back

Rush Limbaugh: Thanks to the New York Times, of all places, we now know (get ready) that 300,000 illegal aliens have come into our country just since April. Now, I want to put that number in perspective. It’s not the 65,000 we originally were told about in January in the onslaught of unaccompanied children. It’s […]

Crisis or Opportunity

The flood of illegal immigrants across the border is a crisis, says President Obama, who will reportedly request $2 billion to help stop the influx and deport the illegals. But no, says Democrat congressional leader Nancy Pelosi, it’s not a crisis, it’s an opportunity . . . for what? To blame Republicans maybe?  

Massachusetts Mayor Complains About Influx of Somali Refugees

The flood of illegal aliens into Texas isn’t the only immigration problem making headlines lately: A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the population lives below the […]

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