The Other McCain

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

Living Well Is the Best Revenge

Friday morning I went to the airport to pick up my 18-year-old son, who was returning from a trip to our oldest daughter’s house. She lives in a crucial swing state, near the beach, and the high temperature there today is forecast at 74°F. Our youngest daughter, who recently turned 16, accompanied me to the […]

Emergency Tip-Jar Rattle: $557

OK, I just learned that I need to come up with $557 ASAP, and it’s embarrassing to explain why, so I won’t. But if readers could make some small contribution — $5, $10, $20, whatever — I would be most grateful. The Five Most Important Words in the English Language are: HIT THE FREAKING TIP […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Gilmore v. Jones, et al., Hearing

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia Defendants in a major First Amendment case today urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by former State Department official Brennan Gilmore, who claims he was defamed by Alex Jones and others who criticized his activities at the August 2017 riot where a woman was killed. Attorneys for Jones and […]


No time now to explain where I’m going this evening, another one of those UNDISCLOSED LOCATION missions, but before I rattle the tip jar for the Shoe Leather Fund, let me update you on Wombat. Our fearless co-blogger, wielder of the Mighty Troll Hammer, was hospitalized last week as the result of a serious infection […]

NY Times Reporter and Senate Staffer Caught in Sex-for-Leaks Scandal

Ali Watkins worked for Politico before joining the New York Times. The former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee has been arrested after lying to the FBI about illegally leaking classified information to a young reporter he dated for three years. The arrest exposed James A. Wolfe as the source of multiple leaks of […]

Tumblr Feminism: Is It Worth $3?

  As a digital property, Tumblr is “effectively worthless,” according to financial analysts. The site’s lack of commercial value, however, does not prevent it from being a major platform for the dissemination of feminist ideology. This quote from Gail Dines, for example, was liked and reblogged nearly 3,000 times, and no one inside this online […]

$400 in 24 Hours (UPDATE: Thanks!)

Not much time to explain this, but I’m rattling the tip jar today because I need $400 by Friday morning. My youngest daughter has a school trip coming up and I promised my wife I’d raise the $200 needed by Friday. Then the cable company — our Internet service provider — demanded more than $200 […]

Emergency Tip-Jar Appeal

Going gonzo on the campaign trail in Iowa, January 2012. Y’know, sometimes, I can almost sympathize with the socialist Bernie Sanders/Occupy Wall Street crowd — almost, I say, because it is morally wrong to scapegoat “the rich” (however one defines that term) for the problems of the poor which, at the present moment, is defined […]

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