The Other McCain

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

Is @MaxBlumenthal on the Kremlin Payroll? (And Other Ukraine Questions)

We’ll get to the Max Blumenthal-as-Putin-puppet angle in just a minute, but first, Ace of Spades notices a shift in Bidenland: White House Stenographer Tom Friedman Throws Zelenskyy and Ukraine Under the Bus, Calling Both Corrupt. What Does It Mean? That question — “What does it mean?” — involves some reading of the tea leaves […]

Feds: Russian Agent Funded Radical Fringe Groups, Including Black Hammer

Remember our friend Augustus Romain Jr. a/k/a “Gazi Kodzo”? Well, his Black Hammer group is one of three organizations identified by federal prosecutors as under Russian influence: An indictment was unsealed today in Tampa, Florida, charging a Russian national, working on behalf of the Russian government and in conjunction with the Russian Federal Security Service […]

Academic Stasi Protecting Students From White Supremacist Menace of (Checks Notes) 18th-Century Scottish Philosopher

“Don’t worry,” they told us, “it’s just a few Confederate statues.” Next thing you know, the woke mob has come for . . . David Hume? The University of Edinburgh has seen its donations slump by almost £2 million after it “cancelled” the philosopher David Hume over his slavery links. The institution said that 24 […]

Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Assassinated With ‘Improvised Firearm’

The suspect’s motive is not yet known: Police on Friday raided the home of the man suspected of using an improvised firearm to assassinate former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said they seized multiple weapons that also appeared to be homemade. The discovery followed the arrest of the suspect — identified by officials as […]

Good-Bye, Severodonetsk!

Was this Ukrainian defeat unavoidable? Weeks of intense fighting has finally led to a full Russian occupation of the Eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, according to the local mayor on Saturday. Russian forces have gained control and forced Ukrainian defenders to retreat the city that’s pretty much completely destroyed. “The Russians have fully occupied Severodonetsk, […]

Max Boot and Allahpundit Are Very Worried About Our Friends in Ukraine

Allahpundit’s headline at Hot Air: Ukraine is running out of ammo and taking heavy casualties Max Boot’s headline at the Washington Post: We can’t let Ukraine lose. It needs a lot more aid, starting with artillery. These alarming headlines are at least three weeks too late, really, and part of the reason is that Ukraine […]

Vox Day and Chairman Xi?

In a Thursday press conference, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian declared the belief of the Chinese Communist Party: “The country is the people and the people are the country.” Vox Day wonders why he gets called a Nazi for believing the same thing.  

Ukraine: Bad Week in the Donbas

You can click on that map to view it full-size, but the story it tells is of Russian success in its attempt to cut off and encircle Sievierodonetsk, the linchpin of Ukraine’s attempt to maintain a foothold the eastern (or northern) bank of the the Siverskyi Donets river. The Ukrainian supply line for Sievierodonetsk, running […]

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