The Other McCain

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

Poised on the Brink of the Abyss

If you have not yet subscribed to The American Spectator, I’ll urge you to do so now, so that you’ll get our upcoming print edition in which I spend more than 3,000 words contemplating the prospects of another civil war in America. Permit me to say what should not need to be said, namely that […]

Good News: Democrats Are Worried

People keep telling me their predictions about the election, and I don’t want to hear them. I have done the Electoral College arithmetic and know that it is easily possible for President Trump to win, even if it’s going to be close and we might have to wait for late returns. More than that, however, […]

Biden and the ‘White Supremacy’ Smear

  There is exactly zero evidence that Kyle Rittenhouse is a “white supremacist,” but the absence of evidence did not prevent the Joe Biden campaign from smearing the teenager who defended himself against an Antifa mob during the Kenosha riots. Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyer Lin Wood is not happy about this: After last night’s debate, the […]

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 […]

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