The Other McCain

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

Have The Dutch Torn Down All Their Statues and Renamed All Their Streets?

Obviously it’s just a matter of time: Dutch King Willem-Alexander has apologized for his country’s historic involvement in slavery and its ongoing repercussions, as the Netherlands on Saturday begins an official event to mark 150 years since the end of slavery in Dutch colonies. The king issued his apology during a speech marking the event. […]

Dutch Stabbing Attack Update

Having updated readers earlier on the London stabbing attack, we now have more information about the attack in the Netherlands: Police in the Dutch city of The Hague have arrested a man aged 35 over a stabbing attack on a shopping street on Friday, in which three teenagers were injured. The suspect, who has no […]

The Dutch Trump Is Awesome

  Nowadays, whenever you see the media label a politician “far-right,” you figure he must be awesome, and this rule appears to be valid in the case of Thierry Baudet, a Dutch politician who is being compared to Donald Trump after his Forum for Democracy (FvD) party won provincial elections. This makes Baudet’s party a […]

Dutch Police Seek Turkish Suspect in Utrecht Shooting That Killed Three

  The latest story: Police have named the suspect in a shooting attack on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht which has left three people dead and nine injured. Officers identified Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, 37, in connection with the incident. The public have been urged not to approach him. Authorities immediately raised […]

First-Person Plural Pronouns: Steve King and the Problems of ‘Our Civilization’

  Rep. Steve King is the most influential conservative in Iowa and, because of its first-in-the-nation caucuses, Iowa is one of the most influential states in presidential politics. The road to the White House goes through Iowa and, if you’re a Republican, you want Steve King on your side. It is therefore important to pay […]

Some Creepy People Get Arrested, and Speaking of Brett Kimberlin …

. . . John Hoge reports something interesting about how certain Web domains are hosted in the Netherlands: Of course, using an off-shore ISP allows Team Kimberlin to avoid having the actual identity of the person or organization responsible for the domain being identified through a subpoena to the ISP. The Netherlands, huh? That struck […]

Geert Wilders Not Guilty of Hate Speech

A big victory for free speech in Europe. The courageous Dutchman’s most enthusiastic American admirer Pamela Geller is celebrating. I trust commenters will alert us when Charles Johnson tries to rationalize this latest defeat for his “Eurofascist” smear campaign. UPDATE: Could he possibly be more predictable? Let’s pause first to ask whether anyone did more […]

Death by Political Correctness

“The lights are going out all over Europe. Anyone who thinks or speaks individually is at risk. Freedom loving citizens who criticize Islam, or even merely suggest that there is a relationship between islam and crime or honour killing, must suffer and are threatened or criminalized. Those who speak the truth are in danger. … […]

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