The Other McCain

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

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 […]

Trust the Health Experts!

  Last week, I was shocked to hear that Los Angeles was planning to be on coronavirus lockdown until August. Even if that was your plan, why would you announce more than two months of onerous restrictions so far in advance? Just extend it by two weeks now, see what happens and, if the number […]

Georgia on My Mind

  “It seemed like a good idea at the time” is not a strong defense in a murder trial, and the question everybody seems to be asking in regard to the death of Ahmaud Arbery is why Gregory McMichael and his son thought it was a good idea to grab their guns, jump in their […]

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