The Other McCain

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

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 […]

Lynching America: Jussie Smollett and the Prejudice of Anti-Trump Hatred

“The media have summoned into existence a Hate-Hoax Industrial Complex that keeps manufacturing fake ‘incidents’ …” — Robert Stacy McCain, Jan. 28 Americans nowadays consider “racist” the worst thing you could call someone, but I’m old enough to remember a time and place where quite the opposite was true. There is an 11-letter hyphenated compound […]

Prejudice and Error

If the basis of your investigation is a belief that witchcraft is the source of social problems, you’ll probably find some witches soon: Mistaken identity is always a risk when a witch-hunt hysteria takes hold, and the hunt for “hate” in the Trump era has produced a mob mentality that rivals 17th-century Salem. Just ask […]

‘This Tragic Epidemic’

One of the things I used to do when I was on the campaign trail was to use my blog as a sort of notebook, where I’d pile up stuff during the day and then, in the evening, cannibalize this raw product to produce my American Spectator column. So after Thursday’s “Transgender Victimhood Narrative Update,” […]

‘The Truth About Who Kills Women’

  It is probably unwise for a feminist to employ the word “truth,” which may provoke someone familiar with the relevant facts: Jessica Valenti is a feminist and a liar, but I repeat myself. A couple of weeks ago, Valenti invited scrutiny of her truthfulness by responding to the murder of a young woman in […]

Victims of ‘Cissexist Heteropatriarchy’

  Let me state clearly what should be obvious to longtime readers: I don’t like it when kids at elite colleges claim to be victims of oppression. Self-pity as a basis for political activism is a very bad idea and should be discouraged. Generally speaking, young people are ignorant and foolish. Being highly intelligent is […]

The Standards of Liberal Journalism Are Every Bit as Real as ‘Haven Monahan’

How about we start speaking some blunt truths? Rolling Stone magazine perpetrated a hoax against the University of Virginia, doing “journalism” about an alleged gang rape that evidently never happened. The source of the dramatic tale Rolling Stone published last November, “A Rape on Campus,” was a UVA student named Jackie who has been proven to […]

The American Spectator Folds Like A Cheap Tent, And Other Signs Of The End Times

— compiled by Wombat-socho One of the more disagreeable things I saw on Facebook this week (and, having a number of acquaintances who report crap from ThinkProgress and similar founts of stupidity, that’s saying something) was this post by Ken White at Popehat pointing out that the American Spectator had surrendered, horse and foot, to […]

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