The Other McCain

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

The New Crimean War

Ukraine's Acting President Puts All Armed Forces On Full Combat Alert http://t.co/AuS07Ock5u #Ukraine #Russia — Joy Keller (@JoyKeller1) March 1, 2014 The latest headlines via Memeorandum: Putin’s War in Crimea Could Soon Spread to Eastern Ukraine – The New Republic Condemnation isn’t enough for Russian actions in Crimea – Washington Post Explainer: The Budapest Memorandum […]

Open Letter To Mike Church, aka @TheKingDude On The Military

by Smitty Dear Mike Church, I enjoyed your remarks earlier this week on the U.S. military. I’m a retired Navy Reservist, and find your ideas in keeping with the main strain of historical American thought, at least up to the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. While Teddy Roosevelt’s early 20th-century Great White […]

Up Through the Ranks, Under the Bus

Have you heard about Clint Lorance? In 2002, the Texan enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday, and was promoted to sergeant in two years. In 2005, he earned his Airborne wings at Fort Benning. Sgt. Lorance was deployed to Iraq with the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team from September 2006 to November 2007. […]

If He’s Lost Lawrence O’Donnell …

. . . Edward Snowden’s status as progressive hero is over: MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell skewered Edward Snowden’s Christmas address on Thursday, saying the National Security Agency leaker’s claims are “wildly overblown.” “Every time he speaks, every time, he will say things that are absurdly, wildly overblown,” O’Donnell said. “He says that the government is, […]

‘Discrimination,’ Arguing by Exceptions, and the Obvious Insanity of Androgyny

Liberalism’s obsession with equality requires us to pretend that such distinctions as “male” and “female” are ultimately meaningless, and that any policy which recognizes these categories as significant must be abolished in order to prevent discrimination. This is where the rhetoric of liberalism is exposed as a species of madness. While proclaiming their devotion to […]

#SouthSudan 3 U.S. Troops Wounded as Rebels Fire on Transport Plane UPDATE: Four U.S. Casualties; Rebels Claim Overthrow of Oil Region Capital

Hey, @BarackObama: Sorry to interrupt your vacation … http://t.co/qjakck55cH #p2 #tcot #SouthSudan @AmPowerBlog — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 21, 2013 Damn. Just . . . damn. KAMPALA, Uganda — Rebel fire hit two U.S. military aircraft responding to the outbreak in violence in South Sudan on Saturday, wounding three U.S. service members and heavily damaging at […]

Today’s Ray Of Hope

– Wombat-socho Yesterday’s Washington Times featured an article by Rowan Scarborough indicating that the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. was going to be removing portraits of Confederate generals such as Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and hinted that this was more political correctness run wild, as in the case of Duval County, […]

Christian Groups Ask Pentagon to End Connection to ‘Anti-Christian’ SPLC

Domestic terrorism has consequences: The Thomas More Law Center with the Family Research Council (FRC) and 14 other organizations announced yesterday the submission of a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel requesting that the Department of Defense (DOD) ensure that future training materials do not rely on information from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) […]

Ask NY Times Who Deserves More Pay: America’s Troops or Fast-Food Workers?

In an editorial Sunday, the New York York Times argued that America’s troops are being paid too much: Big-ticket weapons like aircraft carriers and the F-35 fighter jet have to be part of any conversation about cutting Pentagon spending to satisfy the mandatory budget reductions known as the sequester. But compensation for military personnel has […]

‘Gender Integration’ = FAIL

This is both hysterically funny and pathetically sad: The Army colonel who wrote an internal email suggesting public affairs officers use photos of “average-looking women” when they need to illustrate stories about female soldiers has stepped down as the leader of an Army study on gender integration. Army spokesman George Wright confirmed on Saturday that […]

Conor Friedersdorf’s Grassy Knoll

Conor Friedersdorf is the Lee Harvey Oswald of journalism — an alienated young man consumed by irrational hatred of his own country. Fortunately, the Secret Service need not worry about Friedersdorf purchasing a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle just now. The focus of his manic obsession is not the current president, but his predecessor. Bush Derangement Syndrome — […]

The Old ‘Ongoing Investigation’ Trick Is Being Used to Hide Benghazi Truth

The Lonely Conservative: The cover up continues. The State Department and the DOJ are blocking Congress from having access to survivors of the Benghazi attack. They blame it on the ongoing investigation. This is a very familiar method of truth-suppression in D.C.: “I can’t comment because of the ongoing investigation.” Understand that when the federal government […]

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