The Other McCain

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

‘Austere Religious Scholar’

  In the carnival of #FakeNews self-ownage, the hits just keep coming: The Post’s obituary briefly acknowledges the circumstances of al-Baghdadi’s death before painting, at length, a rather sympathetic portrait of al-Baghdadi’s “canny pragmatism.” This is how the Post describes his background: From his teens, he was fascinated with Islamic history and the intricacies of […]

Al-Baghdadi ‘Died Like a Coward’

Trump’s announcement this morning about the death of the ISIS leader: Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization in the World. The United States has been searching for […]

Report: U.S. Special Operations Raid Kills ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

  The identification is still tentative: A “high value ISIS target” believed to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by U.S.-led forces in Idlib, Syria, a well-placed military source told Fox News on Saturday night. The U.S. military cannot yet confirm the identity of the deceased target. But at 9:23 p.m. Saturday, President Trump […]

Eighteen Years Ago Today

  My wife woke me up and handed me the phone. My brother Kirby was calling: “Stacy, it’s terrorism. They hit the World Trade Center.” What the hell? I was an assistant news editor at The Washington Times, and my workday didn’t usually begin this early, especially on a Monday* after I’d worked the late […]

‘Special Needs’: Autistic Neo-Nazi Killers

  The first thing you need to know about Nicholas Giampa — besides the fact that he murdered two people — is that he had been diagnosed with autism, depression and a social anxiety disorder, according to his mother. From an early age, Giampa was “troubled,” and was a target of bullying. He attended five […]

Democrats Embrace Pro-Terrorist Group That Recycled Blood Libel Against Jews

  Yeah, 2020 is gonna be lit, y’all: Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are ramping up their criticism of Israel’s decision to block them from entering the country, where according to Tlaib “racism and the politics of hate” are “thriving.” But in defending its decision, the Israeli government is citing the radical history of […]

Texas Psycho Killer’s Parents Claim They Taught Him ‘Love, Kindness … Tolerance’

  The emerging profile of the accused El Paso gunman shows him to be the spoiled and incompetent offspring of clueless parents: The family of accused El Paso mass shooter Patrick Crusius has released a statement that says he was raised to love and accept others. “Patrick’s actions were apparently influenced and informed by people […]

8/8 = Hitler? ‘Remember, These Are the People Who Tell Us Trump Is Crazy’

  So says Professor Reynolds, referring to the conspiracy theorists who babble lunatic gibberish on an obscure cable networks: MSNBC analyst Frank Figliuzzi drew a numerical connection on Monday between neo-Naziism and the Trump administration’s decision to fly flags at half-mast until Aug. 8 in honor of the victims of a pair of mass shootings. […]

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