The Other McCain

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

CPAC: The Final Wisdom

  NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Another year, another CPAC, more liberal media lies, and now another Sunday afternoon hotel checkout. I’ve been doing this annual ritual since 2006 — my 14th conservative CPAC — and there’s a certain familiarity about the routine now. However, there’s a difference in recent years. President Bush never spoke at CPAC, […]

CPAC 2019: Wednesday Scenes — Don’t Hate Me, I’m Only the Media

The National Affairs Desk for the next four days. NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Just after 2:30 p.m. today my son dropped me off in front of the hotel and I checked into my room, unloaded my luggage and immediately went over to pick up my media credentials for CPAC. Even though the sign said check-in wouldn’t […]

WHOA! PayPal Working With SPLC to Enforce Ideological Conformity?

  This is very troubling in many ways: PayPal CEO Dan Schulman admitted during an interview with the Wall Street Journal that PayPal works with the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) when it considers blacklisting conservatives. , , , PayPal has blacklisted WikiLeaks, Infowars, conservative commentator and Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, political activist Tommy […]

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 […]

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