The Other McCain

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

Objectively Worse: Democrats to Blame for the Hyper-Partisanship They Decry

NYPD arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge, Oct. 1, 2011 Commenting on the post-election rancor — e.g., Log Cabin Republicans targeting Chuck Hagel — Professor Glenn Reynolds observes: You know, somebody — Dave Weigel or Matt Yglesias, I think — was tweeting the other day that the GOP was doing worse post-election than […]

Civility, He Says: Steny Hoyer Compares Republicans to Hostage-Takers

You stay classy, Democrats! Less than two weeks after one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings, the No.2 Democrat in the U.S. House, Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing with the nation’s debt limit to someone threatening to shoot a child hostage. “It’s somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, […]

Needed: HR 824–House Select Committee On Benghazi

by Smitty Tonight at the Northern Virginia Tea Party meeting, there was discussion of a group scheduling a meeting in the near future with Rep. Frank Wolf, to make sure that minor event a few months back doesn’t slip the gentleman’s mind, and find out how to help advance the cause for HR 824, to […]

Further Tales of ‘Heroic Hatred’: Down the Rabbit Hole With Neal Rauhauser

Neal Rauhauser was a speaker at the 2010 Netroots Nation conference “I’ve been all over Patterico for the last several weeks, as he looks to be a pretty good candidate for the planner/operator behind Weinergate . . .” — Neal Rauhauser (“Stranded Wind”), Daily Kos, “Weinergate Perps Pay Dearly,”July 27, 2011 Patterico comments on the […]

Ironic Headline of the Day

NARAL President Quitting, Cites Lack of Young Abortion Activists —

The Truth and Its Enemies

Last Friday, Pope Benedict gave a Christmas address, in which he raised serious issues about the role of marriage in society: So it became clear that the question of the family is not just about a particular social construct, but about man himself — about what he is and what it takes to be authentically […]

The Winners Write the History Books

“People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.” — Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) “In the hands of a skillful indoctrinator, the average student not only thinks what the indoctrinator wants him to think . . . but is altogether positive that he has arrived […]

The Problem With Piers Morgan Is That Americans Don’t Hate Him Enough

If you haven’t yet signed the petition to deport Piers Morgan, what are you waiting for? Both the Constitution and the Bible are so “inherently flawed,” the CNN host says, that they must be amended to take away the right to keep and bear arms, and to legitimize homosexuality: “Both the bible and the Constitution […]

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