The Other McCain

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

Former NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment

  Linda Vester was a 28-year-old NBC News correspondent — the youngest at the network — when she said she was first targeted for sexual harassment by the man who was NBC’s prime-time anchor for decades: In a series of interviews with Variety conducted over several months, Vester alleged that Brokaw physically tried to force […]

No, ‘Incel’ Is Not an ‘Ideology’

  After it emerged that Toronto mass murderer Alek Minassian referred to himself as an “incel” (involuntary celibate), my natural instinct was to make a joke: If Canadian guys who can’t get laid are a terrorist threat, there could be millions of them! The guy was a pathetic loser, and I find it impossible to […]

Hillary, Democrats and the Blame Game

November 8, 2016: The best night in American history. Haunted by the ghost of her Nixonian paranoia: [Campaign manager Robbie] Mook eventually delivers the news of impending defeat to Clinton. “I knew it. I knew this would happen to me,” she answers. “They were never going to let me be president.” Winners win and losers […]

Another ‘Hate Crime’ Hoax

Are fake “hate crimes” now more common than actual hate? Sometimes it seems so, e.g., a recent incident in the Virginia suburbs of D.C.: A 13-year-old Woodbridge area girl is accused of falsely reporting a hate crime to Prince William police. The teen had told police that she was walking home Friday afternoon when a […]

Zuckerberg and the Trump Exception

  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was “grilled” in front of a Senate committee Tuesday about his company’s violations of privacy, and Toni Williams at the Victory Girls blog reminds us that Facebook’s role in electing Barack Obama president was not controversial. In fact, Obama’s use of Facebook was celebrated by the media: U.S. News & […]

The #BlackLivesMatter Angle in Lesbian Couple’s Murder-Suicide Mystery

  We may summarize the Hart family story in a single sentence: Two white lesbians adopt six black children, abuse them for a decade, parade them around as mascots, and then kill them in a murder-suicide. A brutal summary perhaps, but accurate. My conservative readers will, I suppose, read this as a cautionary tale about […]

The ‘Controversial’ Kevin Williamson

  If you want to know what excellent journalism looks like, go read “The White Ghetto,” Kevin D. Williamson’s 2014 travelogue of Appalachia: There used to be two movie theaters here — a regular cinema and a drive-in. Both are long gone. The nearest Walmart is nearly an hour away. There’s no bookstore, the nearest […]

What Is ‘Hate Speech’?

Left to right: Tamin Rahmani, Shersha Muslimyar and Rafiullah Hamidy. In September 2016, a 16-year-old girl was gang-raped in Ramsgate, England, by three men and a 17-year-old boy: Throughout the trial, prosecutor Simon Taylor told grim details of how “every single orifice had been penetrated by the group of men, while others watched, laughed and […]

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