The Other McCain

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

Wes Pruden, R.I.P.

  He was 83 years old, and died after spending a full workday in the offices of the Washington Times. He was the last of the old-time newspapermen, and the word “journalist” was prohibited from appearing in the pages of the Times during his tenure as editor-in-chief. That rule was one of several variations from […]

Kathryn Narcisi (a/k/a ‘KC Hill’) Wins Injunction in Bogus Defamation Case

Kathryn Cahill Narcisi is allegedly a singer, who seems to have spent years trying to Be Somebody on the Internet, with such a lack of success that the blogger Turtleboy has dubbed her “Failure Swift.” She evidently has a pattern of marrying and divorcing men, and also of claiming to be sick to get attention […]

New Left-Wing Website Is Doomed

The story is about former Fox News correspondent “Campaign Carl” Cameron joining a website called Front Page Live, but that’s not the real story. Instead, what caught my eye is that the site is run by Joseph Romm, a former Clinton administration official who has spent more than a decade at John Podesta’s Center for […]

A Politically Incorrect Journey

Portrait of R. Emmett Tyrrell in The American Spectator office. ALEXANDRIA, Virginia Because I have a story to cover tonight in D.C., I decided to beat Washington’s notorious rush-hour traffic and drove down to the offices of The American Spectator in the historic Old Town section of Alexandria. Along the way, it occurred to me […]

S.F. Police Raid Reporter’s Home

In February, San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi decided to spend Sunday with his mistress. He told his wife he was going to the gym, but instead went to a vacant Telegraph Hill apartment, which a friendly real estate agent, Susan Kurtz, had permitted him to use. There, Adachi spent the day with a woman […]

Learning the Lessons of History

  What are we actually arguing about? Willoughby Run is a stream too small to be called a creek. Trickling southward through the hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania, it runs between two low ridges and crosses U.S. Highway 30 east of what is now a golf course, but which on the morning of July 1, […]

Google Is Lying, Again

  Gosh, it’s almost as if they’re being evil, or something: The American Spectator is on a list of sites “blacklisted” in Google search results, according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller. Google created an “XPA news blacklist” to suppress “fake news, hate speech [and] conspiracy theories” in its search results, the Daily Caller’s J. […]

Is the Bible ‘Hate Speech’?

  Trigger warning: Homophobia and slut-shaming. “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.” — Deuteronomy 23:17 (KJV) What would happen if a student started quoting the King James Bible in an American university classroom nowadays? It’s frightening to imagine the riots that would probably […]

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