The Other McCain

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

Mask Fetishists Mourn End of an Era

Joe Biden was having a terrible week and, I suspect, James Carville must have advised the White House that it was a bad look for them to be insisting that people keep wearing masks even after they’d been vaccinated against COVID-19. Also, what else could explain why the American Federation of Teachers — the radical […]

Of Course, Evolution Is Racist

Our friends at Breitbart are having a point-and-laugh carnival about the fact that England’s Sheffield University has made Charles Darwin the latest historical figure to be “cancelled” because, it is alleged, his theory of evolution was used to “justify white male supremacy.” While we may enjoy the fun — “Hahaha! Crazy academic radicals!” — I […]

‘15 Days to Slow the Spread’

Yes, today is a memorable anniversary. Jim Geraghty reminds us: On Monday, March 16, 2020, the White House advised all Americans to avoid gathering in groups of more than ten and urged older people to stay at home in a set of new guidelines designed to fight the coronavirus outbreak, labeling the effort “15 Days […]

Why Isn’t Manhattan Underwater Yet?

Nearly five years ago — it was September 2016 — New York magazine featured the above article, illustrated by a “speculative rendering showing what a hundred-year storm could briefly do to the Meatpacking District decades from now, when sea levels have risen several feet.” “Global warming” alarmists have learned to place their dire predictions decades […]

Yes, China Caused This Pandemic

Everybody knows this, but you’re not supposed to say it: A new study from renowned University of Hamburg researcher Roland Wiesendanger concludes the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the “cause” of COVID-19. The February study argues against two prevailing theories that COVID-19 was transmitted to humans either via a wet market or a lab accident. […]

COVID-19 Update

For the past few months, I’ve been ignoring the news about COVID-19 because who cares? Once we got over the original lockdown hysteria — first two weeks to “slow the spread,” then another month to “flatten the curve” — the pandemic ceased to be newsworthy. Medical science developed effective therapeutic regimes that substantially lowered the […]

‘Climate Scientist Explains …’

When I was in school, back in Ye Olde Ancient Tymes, we were taught that skepticism was necessary to science. That is to say, our teachers emphasized the distance between theory and proof, teaching an experimental approach to the scientific method — trial and error, etc. During the past several decades, however, the emphasis on […]

Remember How Everybody Was Going to Die Because Georgia Ended Lockdowns?

  The headlines last month were scary: Georgia’s dangerous coronavirus experiment — Joel Mathis, The Week April 21 Georgia’s Kemp neglected to warn people about his dangerous gamble — Steve Benen, MSNBC, April 22 Kemp poised to lift restrictions, despite warnings of renewed outbreak — Alan Judd and Greg Bluestein, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 29 It […]

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