The Other McCain

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

Dear Feminists: You Think Too Much

Not everything has meaning. Not everything requires critical analysis. Not everything is in need of a theory to explain it. Some things are really simple. They are what they are, and the temptation to intellectualize everything should be resisted. Consider, for example, a New York Times column by Emily Witt: Who could be cynical about […]

The Motives of Moody Loners

Last month’s shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., sparked a raging online argument over whether it was (a) an anti-Muslim hate crime or (b) a dispute over a parking space. The insistence that the motive for the crime was either one or the other omits the possibility that it was (c) both or (d) neither. The victims […]

Gail Collins Can’t Erase The Irony

by Smitty Instapundit misses the bigger gag: THIS MORNING I MENTIONED THAT GAIL COLLINS STILL HADN’T CORRECTED HER COLUMN. Now it bears this update: An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that teacher layoffs in Milwaukee in 2010 happened because Gov. Scott Walker “cut state aid to education.” The layoffs were made by the […]

Cop-Hater Kills Two Cops in Brooklyn Ambush; NY Times Obfuscates Motive

Michelle Malkin: “Sickos on the Left have been stoking hatred against cops for months now in the wake of Ferguson and explicitly calling for their murder.” They finally got what they wanted Saturday when a cop-hater named Ismaaiyl Abdulah Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend near Baltimore, posted anti-cop messages on social media and drove to New […]


— compiled by Wombat-socho Beating on the agitprop outlet formerly known as the National Newspaper of Record is a favorite pastime in the conservative blogosphere, and you could make a compelling argument that some blogs do little else. Which is not a criticism, mind you; it’s necessary work, and God bless the people that read […]

Krugman, Did You Just Argue Against People Exercising Basic Liberty?

by Smitty . . .polling suggests that support for [Scottish] independence has surged over the past few months, largely because pro-independence campaigners have managed to reduce the “fear factor” — that is, concern about the economic risks of going it alone. At this point the outcome looks like a tossup. Well, I have a message […]

Shorter Krugman: ‘Kool-Aid, Anyone?’

Delusional partisan cheerleading: Several times in recent weeks I’ve found myself in conversations with liberals who shake their heads sadly and express their disappointment with President Obama. Why? I suspect that they’re being influenced, often without realizing it, by the prevailing media narrative. The truth is that these days much of the commentary you see […]

Dateline: Fort Leavenworth

If you believe that federal prisoners serving time for multiple felonies are fit to deliver moralistic sermons to law-abiding American citizens, you should apply for a job as an editor at the New York Times, where the traitor Bradley “Chelsea” Manning is considered deserving of status as an op-ed columnist about “media freedom.” Al-Qaeda doesn’t […]

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