The Other McCain

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

Why Doesn’t the SPLC Just Go Ahead and Call the Republican Party a ‘Hate Group’?

Both the American Family Association and Concerned Women for America — and four other groups that generally oppose the gay-rights agenda — have now taken notice of the “hate” tag placed on them by the Southern Poverty Law Center. But why stop there? Why not the entire GOP? Why not the U.S. Marine Corps and the Boy Scouts of America? […]

Keith Olbermann Now Becoming a Satire of a Parody of the Left-Wing Kook He Is

“Julian Assange Exposed Thousands Of Sensitive US Documents, So The Worst Person In The World Is Obviously Bristol Palin,” says Rob Port at Say Anything, and who can argue with that perverse logic? Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

The Endless Delaware Post-Mortem

The day after the Delaware primary, I asked, “Is this really about 2012?” It seemed to me that many ruling-class Republicans — especially those aboard the Mitt Romney 2012 bandwagon — were attacking Christine O’Donnell as a proxy for Sarah Palin. Given the extraordinarily good news on the House side, with the GOP gaining 63 […]

The Perils of Presidential Oratory

After yesterday’s epic rant against Obama’s pay-freeze speech, I still had lots of snark left over, so I wrote a 1,700-word column for The American Spectator: President Obama gave a speech Monday, which isn’t particularly newsworthy in itself, as part of the president’s job is to be Speechgiver-in-Chief. But this speech was different, at least for […]

Muslim Columnist: U.K. Rape Gang Case Exposes ‘Disgusting Cultural Beliefs’

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a founding member of British Muslims for Secular Democracy. A native Ugandan of Indian ancestry, she came to England in 1972, shortly before the ruthless dictator Idi Amin officially expelled Uganda’s Asian population. She married a British man, Colin Brown, and is a popular author, journalist and lecturer. Alibhai-Brown is a woman of […]

LIVE AT FIVE – 11.30.10

TOP NEWS U.S. Fears Iran Has Nork IRBMs, Russians Call BS Wikileaks document dump reveals disagreement over Iranian missile program Assange To Be Indicted Under Espionage Act? WW1-era law doesn’t apply just to U.S. citizens U.S., Japan Reject PRC Calls For Resumption of Six-Power Talks Foreign Minister Maehara: “It’s unacceptable for us to hold six-party […]

Student Takes Hostages in Wisconsin; UPDATE: 15-Year-Old Gunman Commits Suicide; Hostages Freed Unharmed

Marinette High School, about 50 miles north of Green Bay: A student armed with a handgun burst into a high school classroom in eastern Wisconsin on Monday, taking nearly two dozen students and a teacher hostage at the end of the school day, authorities said. Five hostages were released by mid-evening. . . . Police […]

FMJRA 2.1, or, Two Days Late & A Dollar Short

Oy, what an inept Unpaid Blog Intern I am. Not only did I spend a long weekend away from the Internets, on my return Sunday, I attempted to whip the FMJRA together only to end up staring at the emacs control panel much like the Apes gazed upon the Slab, only without any flash of […]

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