The Other McCain

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

‘A History of Psychiatric Problems’

The California math teacher was arrested last summer: The charges against 36-year-old Amber Lee Failla include unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation with minors and contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, according to Kern County Superior Court records. . . . California City police said their investigation into Failla began when […]

The Little Girl Was Kidnapped and Raped — Thank You, Governor Jerry Brown!

Chandler’s Ghost reminds me of a story I’d really rather forget: The kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl in Northridge, California, by two career criminals who never should have been out on the street. There are layers and layers of horror in this story. First of all, the girl was kidnapped at knifepoint […]

Unenforced Laws, Preventable Crimes: California Still Circling the Drain

Law-abiding taxpaying citizens are fleeing California, an increasingly ungovernable bankrupt disaster, but hey, they’ve got a good-looking attorney general and Paul Krugman thinks the state is making a “comeback,” so why worry? Well, among other things, they can’t afford to keep criminals in prison: He was released from custody in July 2012 because of a new law that […]

‘Evolution,’ Complete

You knew this was coming, right? Completing what President Obama called his “evolution” on the question of gay marriage, the administration late Thursday called on the Supreme Court to strike down California’s voter-passed initiative invalidating same-sex marriages. In the new brief, the Justice Department argues that the ban on gay marriage violated same-sex couples’ constitutional […]

It’s Time to Play ‘Name That Party!’

San Diego’s former mayor, Maureen O’Connor, is a liberal Democrat. But now that she’s been charged in a massive scandal — she stole more than $2 million from a charity established by her late husband, in order to fund a decade-long gambling binge — the New York Times somehow can’t bring itself to mention her partisan affiliation. […]

UPDATE: Crazed Ex-Cop Chris Dorner Believed Dead After Cabin Catches Fire

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. ET: A single gunshot was reportedly heard from inside the cabin inside which fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner had barricaded himself. The cabin caught fire and burned out of control. Dorner is believed to be dead. * * * PREVIOUSLY (5:04 p.m. ET) * * * Doug Sanders of the San Bernardino Sun […]

Crazed Ex-Cop Kills 3 People After Quoting Mia Farrow in Bizarre Manifesto

ABC News reports: The rage-filled “manifesto” written by former police officer Christopher Dorner before he went on an alleged cop killing spree around the Los Angeles area was dismissed by the head of the Los Angeles Police Department today as “self-serving” and “ramblings on the Internet.” Dorner is believed to have killed one police officer […]

AR-15 Saleswoman of the Year?

Patterico nominates Sen. Dianne Feinstein for an NRA Lifetime Achievement Award: Perhaps no single American in the country’s history has done more to put high-powered rifles and high capacity magazines in the hands of United States citizens. The irony — it burns!

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