The Other McCain

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

Dead Men Tell No Tales

  GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA News of Jeffrey Epstein’s “suicide” reached me Saturday morning in the parking lot of a Hardee’s in South Carolina. After driving all night, I’d stopped in for some breakfast, then took a brief nap in the car before resuming my journey. When I woke up, I called my brother Kirby to check […]

Barr Testifies, Democrats Attack

  The low moment of Wednesday’s Senate hearing: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) shut down Sen. Mazie Hirono’s (D-HI) line of questioning Wednesday against Attorney General William Barr, saying that she “slandered” Barr “from top to bottom.” During Barr’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s report which concluded […]

Syria, Afghanistan, and the #NeverTrump Problem of Jonah Goldberg

Glenn Reynolds has an excellent round-up of reaction to President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria and reduce the force in Afghanistan by half, which was apparently the reason that General James “Mad Dog” Mattis resigned as Secretary of Defense. Ace headlines it, “Trump Has Succeeded Where George W. Bush Failed: He […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Gilmore v. Jones, et al., Hearing

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia Defendants in a major First Amendment case today urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by former State Department official Brennan Gilmore, who claims he was defamed by Alex Jones and others who criticized his activities at the August 2017 riot where a woman was killed. Attorneys for Jones and […]

At the Edge of the Abyss

  When you are a professional trafficker in politically incorrect thoughts — which is about the best description of my trade I can come up with — a certain amount of caution is necessary to the craft. It’s a tightrope act, and you’re walking a wire suspended high above a dark abyss. Having seen a […]

Who Is Lisa H. Barsoomian?

  Keep the question in the headline in your mind. Early this morning, I received a PayPal contribution from a frequent commenter here, who urged me “in the name of all that’s holy” to pay attention to a long and complicated story posted at Reddit. It seems kind of crazy, but it all makes sense […]

The ‘Deep State’ Is Real: Whistleblower Punished for Pentagon Spy Complaint

Rowan Scarborough reports at The Washington Times: A Trump-supporting Pentagon analyst was stripped of his security clearance by Obama-appointed officials after he complained of questionable government contracts to Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump presidential campaign. Adam Lovinger, a 12-year strategist in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, complained to his […]

Dear @Alyssa_Milano: Perhaps Try Reducing Your Media Kool-Aid Intake

  What does Trump Derangement Syndrome look like? A popular actress who is convinced that the only explanation for third-party votes in a special congressional election is Russian meddling. What causes this kind of dangerous paranoid lunacy? A constant diet of one-sided partisan media. It’s likely that Ms. Milano never watches any “news” except CNN […]

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