The Other McCain

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

More Thoughts on the ‘Red Pill’

“When he saw me at the beginning of the day and when he called me on the telephone, his first words were always, ‘Hello, Baby.’ . . . He was my mentor, my teacher and the love of my life.” — Lauren Bacall, on Humphrey Bogart Until Monday, I never realized that “Rollo Tomassi” (the […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Totalitarians Try to Suppress Dissent

Morning shift at the National Affairs Desk. LAKELAND, Florida Just as I finished my breakfast here at Burger King and was checking around the ‘net, Professor Glenn Reynolds called attention to the latest outrage from the Thought Police at Google: The Claremont Institute has been banned for “wrongthink,” as Ryan Williams explains: What Google is […]

Intersectional History

  On my drive down here to Florida, I realized I’d be passing through Valdosta, where a long-time reader just moved, and so I stopped by, and was pleased to discover that her beautiful home is at the intersection of Toombs and Gordon streets. Students of Georgia history will smile at this serendipity, but for […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Crazy People Are Dangerous

Working the free wifi at Krystal here on U.S. 441. MADISON, Georgia After 10 hours on the road, I got five hours of sleep Thursday night on the sofa at my brother’s house in Barrow County, the headed south to avoid Atlanta-area traffic, so that my route via Macon will get me to Orlando in […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: 1,071 Miles to Orlando — How About $30?

  Billed as “The World’s Ultimate Event for Fathers,” the 21 Convention in Orlando begins Friday, and I’m leaving this morning to drive there in a rental car — 1,071 miles one-way, 2,142 round-trip. So far as I know, I’m one of only two journalists — along with Mike Cernovich — invited to cover this […]

A Sunday Blessing in South Carolina

“May this pittance help as you go to look madness in the face. It should make for some very interesting reading. Remember, as a wise man hath said, crazy people are dangerous. Be careful out there and God be with you.” — Roger C., who hit the tip jar this morning GEORGETOWN, South Carolina To […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Who’s Heading to the Cornbread Festival?

  COLUMBIA, South Carolina Rolled into town at 11:30 a.m. after an eight-hour drive, and after I post this, I’ll be heading to the South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting where Marianne Williamson will make an appearance before her visit to the Cornbread Festival downtown. Apparently, this street festival is a big deal, because […]

Just Got Off the Phone . . .

. . . with the press spokeswoman for Marianne Williamson’s presidential campaign, to whom I found it necessary to explain: How I managed to pick not one, but two dark-horse candidates (first Herman Cain and then Rick Santorum) who became contenders in the 2012 Republican primary campaign; and I don’t do “gotcha” journalism. I’m not […]

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