The Other McCain

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

Rayshard Brooks’ Girlfriend Arrested

  Her lawyer denies she burned down the Wendy’s: The woman named as a suspect in the Wendy’s restaurant fire that broke out during protests over Rayshard Brooks’ death in Atlanta has been arrested and is facing charges of first-degree arson, authorities said Tuesday. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a tweet that Natalie […]

Surprising Plot Twist in Atlanta: ‘Girlfriend’ Is Suspect in Wendy’s Arson

  Absolutely did not see this coming: Atlanta police issue arrest warrant for Rayshard Brooks’ ‘girlfriend’, 29, for burning down the Wendy’s where he was shot and killed by cops That’s the Daily Mail headline (via Ed Driscoll at Instapundit). When I first saw this angle tipped yesterday by Wayne Dupree, I couldn’t believe it. […]

Violence Against Women Update

Derrick Lashun Hobbs was probably an honor student. Not all murders of black people make national news. Despite their devotion to #BlackLivesMatter, CNN will never mention this crime: DOUGLASVILLE, GA — A Douglasville man who authorities say murdered his mother and niece is in the Douglas County Jail as of Thursday afternoon. Derrick Lashun Hobbs, […]

‘It’s Table-Tossing Time’

  The decision of the Fulton County District Attorney to charge Officer Garrett Rolfe with felony murder in the shooting of Rayshard Brooks has driven many conservatives to the point of despair. How could anyone looking at the facts of the case think this charge was appropriate? As a native of Atlanta, this case has […]

‘Suicide by Cop’: Why Did They Burn Down Wendy’s Over This Bulls**t?

  The Rayshard Brooks Memorial Bonfire: An Atlanta Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks, 27, was fatally shot by police Friday night was set on fire. The restaurant caught fire Saturday after protesters broke windows at the restaurant and threw fireworks inside.Cortez Stafford, a spokesman for Atlanta fire, said the blaze grew because it wasn’t safe to […]

Pray for Atlanta

Most people who say they’re “from Atlanta” are actually not. They’re from Cleveland or Pittsburgh or somewhere, and live in Marietta or Forsyth. The vast sprawl of metropolitan Atlanta has attracted millions of people, but I was actually born in Atlanta in 1959, at what was then called Georgia Baptist Hospital on Boulevard, not far […]

Trust the Health Experts!

  Last week, I was shocked to hear that Los Angeles was planning to be on coronavirus lockdown until August. Even if that was your plan, why would you announce more than two months of onerous restrictions so far in advance? Just extend it by two weeks now, see what happens and, if the number […]

Remember How Everybody Was Going to Die Because Georgia Ended Lockdowns?

  The headlines last month were scary: Georgia’s dangerous coronavirus experiment — Joel Mathis, The Week April 21 Georgia’s Kemp neglected to warn people about his dangerous gamble — Steve Benen, MSNBC, April 22 Kemp poised to lift restrictions, despite warnings of renewed outbreak — Alan Judd and Greg Bluestein, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 29 It […]

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