The Other McCain

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

‘A Society of Emasculated Liars’

In his 2001 book, Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass, the British psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple observed: In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded […]

Trump Was RIGHT: Chloroquine Works Against Coronavirus, Doctor Says

  An Orthodox Jewish doctor in New York has become internationally famous after announcing that the anti-malarial drug chloroquine, touted as a coronavirus treatment by President Trump, has proven effective in treating hundreds of patients. Dr. Vladimir Zelenko publicized his trial of the drug in an unusual manner — by emailing Sean Hannity. Dr. Zelenko […]

‘Chinese Bat Soup Flu’ Update

  Hat-tip to Kurt Schlicter for giving this pandemic a memorable name. It’s going to get worse — perhaps a whole lot worse — before it gets better, but in the meantime, we can figure out what went wrong, and caution about what’s still going wrong. The first and most important thing President Trump needs […]

Warren Plans to Win Brokered Convention

  Delusional? Yes. Perfect from a GOP perspective? Absolutely: Elizabeth Warren can win debates, but not states: There’s a chance she will walk away from Super Tuesday having not carried any of the first 18 contests, including her home state of Massachusetts. Yet she, her campaign and their close allies say she’s in the race […]

The Backlash of ‘Hate’

For several months, here and at The American Spectator, I have occasionally addressed the theme of “hate” — how Democrats insist that racism or “white nationalism” or some other species of bigotry explains opposition to the liberal agenda in the Trump era. If you are a white male heterosexual Christian, you are are by definition […]

Trump Does Impeachment Victory Dance, Slams Democrats, Media as Liars

Like he just won the Super Bowl: President Trump, commanding a triumphant scene at the White House complete with the playing of “Hail to the Chief,” railed against what he called an “evil” impeachment process on Thursday hours after his historic acquittal in the Senate. Greeted by thunderous applause and a standing ovation by his […]

Trump Acquitted, Romney Guilty

  Why the hell did any Republican ever vote for Mitt Romney? He is to the GOP what Carlo Rizzi was to the Corleone family. And after the Mormon rat sold out on the impeachment vote, I find myself feeling like Don Vito: “I never knew, until this day, that it was Barzini all along.” […]

Nancy Pelosi Is Tearing Apart America

  Everybody — and I do mean everybody — is talking this morning about Nancy Pelosi’s shocking gesture at the end of last night’s State of the Union Address, when she tore up the text of President Trump’s speech. It was rude and childish. My wife, a very polite Christian grandmother who generally doesn’t pay […]

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