The Other McCain

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

Why White Lives Don’t Matter

  No, I’m not talking about this — not yet, maybe later today — but rather about an interesting fact you probably haven’t noticed: Nobody cares how many white suspects get shot by cops. And I mean absolutely nobody cares. Certainly no black person has ever bothered to investigate how often the police shoot white […]

‘I Also Hope to Keep a Steady High’

  Worrying about politics is a waste of time, and nobody who knew me when I was in college could ever have imagined that I would grow up to become a political journalist, wasting my time this way. My perspective on the political scene is idiosyncratic, simply because most people in this racket have been […]

Targeted for Destruction

  When I was a road warrior on the campaign trail years ago, I got into the habit of using the blog as a sort of notebook — three or four posts a day, with photos, quotes, etc. — which I would then cannibalize in the evening for my American Spectator column. Sometimes I still […]

The Usual Suspects

  There is no problem in the world that cannot be blamed on racism, and therefore we know how to solve all the world’s problems: Tear down statues of Christopher Columbus; Loot the local Walgreen’s during a “mostly peaceful” protest; Hold a CNN Town Hall with Greta Thunberg; and Vote Democrat. Perhaps you might criticize […]

Death of a White Man

Probably no one will mourn the passing of Sean Ruis, who flipped out last week in a Michigan convenience store when the clerk refused him service because he wasn’t wearing a mask. Ruis reacted by stabbing a 77-year-old man, and was subsequently gunned down by a sheriff’s deputy: For her part, Gov. Whitmer said she […]

Democrats Celebrate Their Heritage

  And by “their heritage,” of course, I mean, slavery: Tuesday at USA Today there was a fascinating “fact check” article covering that idiotic spectacle put on by Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and several other congressional Democrats last week in which they donned African kente cloth scarves and knelt on the floor of Emancipation Hall for some eight minutes […]

A Reason to Riot, or a Pretext?

  Heather Mac Donald explains the relevant facts: In 2019 police officers fatally shot 1,004 people, most of whom were armed or otherwise dangerous. African-Americans were about a quarter of those killed by cops last year (235), a ratio that has remained stable since 2015. That share of black victims is less than what the […]

Hallowed Ground

  Try to imagine a row of men, standing shoulder to shoulder, all of them armed with rifles. Picture those men standing on a hill, a few hundred yards in the distance, with their guns aimed at you. Now imagine yourself, standing amid a similar group of armed men, ordered to march across that distance […]

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