The Other McCain

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

‘If You Experience an Erection Lasting More Than Four Hours …’

. . . blame the latest New York Times poll: Are you pumped, or what? There hasn’t been this much sorrow among Democrats since Hillary Clinton cratered in 2016: “It’s going to be a very tough decision — I’m seriously thinking about not voting,” said Mamta Misra, 57, a Democrat and an economics professor in […]

Michelle Goldberg, After Lying Down With Jew-Hating Dogs, Expresses Chagrin About Waking Up With Jew-Hating Fleas

Liberalism is many things, including a job qualification for journalists. Is there anyone who thinks Michelle Goldberg would be working for the New York Times if she were anything but a liberal? It’s not just that she writes badly, but rather that she cannot think clearly. If your stock in trade is bad writing in […]

NY Times Publishes Human-Interest Feature About Infamous Fraudster

You remember Elizabeth Holmes, right? A Stanford University dropout, she raised $700 million in startup capital for a medical testing company, Theranos, and by 2014, when the company’s value had soared to $9 billion, Forbes magazine “recognized Holmes as the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire.” It was all a scam. The scam involved a blood-testing […]

For Crying Out Loud! ‘The Paramilitary Wing of the American Right,’ Ma’am?

Michelle Goldberg lives in Brooklyn and writes for the New York Times, and I doubt she has ever actually spoken to any member of “The American Right.” In a column that endeavors to connect the Uvalde massacre to the 2021 Capitol riot, she seems utterly unhinged: It will be impossible to do anything about guns […]

What Counts as ‘Russian Disinformation’?

Everybody’s having a laugh at the New York Times which, attempting to smear conservatives as purveyors of “Russian disinformation,” prompted Candace Owens to point to how often the Times (and other liberal outlets) have reported on the same facts that are now called “disinformation.” (Hat-tip: Instapundit.) Just the other day, for example, I noticed that […]

‘The Negro Problem,’ Then and Now

For about four decades, Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1841-1906) was among the leading professors of science at Harvard University. In 1884, Professor Shaler published in The Atlantic Monthly a lengthy article entitled “The Negro Problem,” which begins with this paragraph: When the civil war determined by its result the political position of the black people in […]

N.Y. Times Doxxes Scott Alexander Because They Hate Free Speech

Once upon a time — young people may imagine that I’m speaking of an antique, mythical era — liberals believed in the First Amendment. Or at least, that’s what liberals said at the time. Liberals once insisted that the First Amendment protected everything from the right of Communists to teach in public schools to the […]

‘Something for Everyone to Hate’

It would be interesting to know how many high-school students in Loudon County, Virginia, would be able to identify Col. Edward D. Baker. If you are a student of the Civil War, you know that Baker’s death in the Battle of Ball’s Bluff was the chief inspiration for the creation of the Joint Committee on […]

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