The Other McCain

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

Saturday Scenes from South Carolina

Marianne Williamson talks to a supporter Saturday in Columbia, S.C. MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina The National Affairs Desk is located at a McDonald’s on Kings Highway today because the wifi at the hotel was down, and I’ve got about an hour to put this together before I head down to Bethel AME Church in Georgetown, […]

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 […]

#Marianne2020: Let’s Make This Happen

  Lawrence Person has a roundup on the emerging Democrat 2020 presidential field and, buried deep down in his massive linkfest is the news that Hillary Clinton’s former “spiritual adviser” Marianne Williamson has launched a campaign for president. He links this news article from the Keene (N.H.) Sentinel Source: Hoping to bring “a massive infusion […]

Transgender Professor in South Carolina Attacks Feminists as ‘Cockroaches’

  Until a few years ago, Professor Rachel McKinnon was a Canadian, and was also a male. Rhys McKinnon attended the University of Victoria in British Columbia, where he got a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 2005. Sometime thereafter, Rhys McKinnon decided he was a “she,” so that by the time he/“she” received his/“her” Ph.D. […]

Ray Moore Is Right!

Ray Moore is a candidate in the South Carolina Republican primary for lieutenant governor. He is also a courageous Christian patriot whom I first interviewed in 2002 when he published a book (and accompanying documentary video) called Let My Children Go. Moore is an advocate of Christian education and a supporter of the homeschooling movement […]

Sen. Lindsey Graham May Try Out New Look To Fend Off Tea Party Challenger

by Smitty Let’s face it: life is tough in RINO-land, and the growing backlash against political deadwood cannot be denied. The Blaze reports: It’s official: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will face a Tea Party challenger in 2014. A spokesperson for Republican Nancy Mace, who is already being billed as a Tea Party favorite, confirmed to […]

The Russians Call South Carolina’s Media Trajectory A Molniya Orbit

by Smitty Twitter was awash in SC-1 Jubilation about Sanford’s win over Colbert-Bush: So Mark Sanford won?yay, I guess. — Wodeshed (@Wodeshed) May 8, 2013 IowaHawk captures the depth of the opportunity SC-1 has missed for redeeming itself in the eyes of our mainstream media betters: South Carolina: bellwether of new progressive South to hellhole […]

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