The Other McCain

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

How #StickToSports Became the New #LearnToCode — Deadspin Is Dead

  “There was a time, about ten years ago, when I could write like Grantland Rice. Not necessarily because I believed all that sporty bullshit, but because sportswriting was the only thing I could do that anybody was willing to pay for. And none of the people I wrote about seemed to give a hoot […]

Back on the Bisexual Democrat Beat

Bidding good-bye to a pathetic quitter: The Gods of the Copybook Headings always have the last laugh, and those familiar with Rudyard Kipling’s poetry must have smiled at the sudden downfall of California Rep. Katie Hill. On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended […]

How Newsweek Became a Clickbait Farm

Daniel Tovrov tells the sad story of a once-great journal’s decline: The system is a remnant of the International Business Times’ ownership of Newsweek, which began in 2013 and formally ended in 2018, though the outlets still share executives. Many senior editors at Newsweek were promoted from IBT’s click-addicted breaking-news or culture desks. IBT, launched in 2006, is a […]

Trump Country

  In 2016, Donald Trump got 84% of the vote in Johnson County, Kentucky. And you may ask, “Why does this matter?” Because there’s a tiny community in Johnson County called Butcher Hollow, which is the birthplace of Loretta Lynn, the First Lady of Country Music. If you start looking up the hometowns of Grand […]

Ace Is Sick and Tired of Jim Swift

One of the amazing things about Ace of Spades is that he will use some of his best material as just throwaway stuff. Like, he’s got a sidebar item now pointing out that Jim Swift, formerly of the Weekly Standard, and currently with the Bulwark, is still ax-grinding against Salena Zito. OK, I know Salena […]

Democrats: No More Heterosexuals!

  Longtime readers may remember Dr. Marcie Bianco. Three years ago, the Harvard-educated lesbian professor inspired me to write this: Two traits are necessary to become a successful feminist: 1.Hate; and 2. Dishonesty. So long as a woman (a) despises men and (b) is willing to tell shameless lies in support of feminism’s anti-male agenda, […]

NBC/MSNBC Smears the Epoch Times

  Nothing more displays the left-wing media’s devotion to propaganda than the way in which they use their influence to attack any journalistic endeavor which contradicts the liberal narrative. They have done this to Rush Limbaugh and every other successful talk-radio host, they have done it to Fox News, they have done it to Breitbart, […]

‘Revenge of the Nerds,’ IRL?

  After our podcast Saturday night, John Hoge and I went out to dinner and he was telling me about his latest engineering project. He does very important work for NASA, but the way he talks about it is so low-key you aren’t likely to realize exactly how important his work is. So we’re sitting […]

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