The Other McCain

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

Whither the ‘Ahoy’ Coalition?

“Questions of policy — is Bill Kristol in favor of enforcing our immigration laws, or not? — were ultimately less important to the fate of the Weekly Standard than their intellectual pride. Neoconservatives decided in 2015 that Donald Trump should not be the Republican nominee and, when their advice was rejected by GOP primary voters, […]

The Anti-‘Anti-Racist’ Professor

Donald Douglas has been a professor of history and political science at California’s Long Beach City College for 20 years, and for the past decade or so he has been besieged by leftist trolls because he is a conservative who blogs at American Power. Under the terms of identity politics, Professor Douglas counts toward his […]

‘The Vision of the Anointed’ Returns

One of the most predictable consequences of a Joe Biden presidency — assuming the Democrats get away with this obvious fraud — will be an astonishing increase in violent crime. Recall that in the five or six months prior to the election, riots occurred across America in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, dedicated […]

Oh, Please, Give Me Another Unnecessary Lecture About Classical Liberalism

Nothing annoys me quite so much as people who presume me to be so ignorant of political philosophy that they must tutor me. Sometimes this happens in the comments (you know who you are) whenever I use the word “liberal” to mean, roughly, whatever Democrats believe this week. Conservatism, in the American sense, is opposition […]

‘Properly Evolved’: How Pseudo-Eugenic Tropes Foretold Bob Chipman’s Doom

Ace of Spades has a brief rundown of how “MovieBob” Chipman became a casualty of cancel culture, i.e., another “male feminist” exposed as a problematic creep. This non-surprising exposure triggered a memory of a time a few years ago — September 2017 –when I’d researched Chipman because of something Ian Miles Cheong said on Twitter: […]

The Haughty Pride of the Elite

  If you are familiar with the story of Whittaker Chambers, you know that when he left the Communist Party in the 1930s, he told his wife he was “leaving the winning side for the losing side.” So powerful was the Soviet apparatus, it seemed that evil was certain to triumph and yet, by his […]

‘Climate Scientist Explains …’

When I was in school, back in Ye Olde Ancient Tymes, we were taught that skepticism was necessary to science. That is to say, our teachers emphasized the distance between theory and proof, teaching an experimental approach to the scientific method — trial and error, etc. During the past several decades, however, the emphasis on […]

‘Cognitive Partitioning’: The Real Reason Elizabeth Warren Never Had a Chance

  The news broke this morning that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will quit the presidential campaign. I’m sure everybody is sad about this, and by “everybody,” of course I mean Jessica Valenti:   I knew going into Super Tuesday that Elizabeth Warren was unlikely to win big. I had prepared myself for that. What did […]

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