The Other McCain

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

How Much Did Her Life Matter?

  Tessa Majors made the mistake of attending Barnard College. If your child ever expresses an interest in attending Barnard College, you probably should have them committed to a psychiatric institution, because you’d have to be crazy to go to Barnard, one of the worst colleges in America. The cost of attendance is $75,524 a […]

‘Protester’ Who Made Terroristic Threats on Live TV Is a Brooklyn Lawyer

  New York’s legal profession attracts top-quality people: A George Floyd protester was arrested after he made a threat on live television to burn down Manhattan’s ritzy Diamond District, cops said Sunday. Israel Burns, 34, of Bath Beach, Brooklyn, was arrested about 8 p.m. on Saturday after he was interviewed on Fox News earlier in […]

U.S. Coronavirus Daily Deaths Have Decreased 43% in the Past Four Weeks

  Since peaking April 21, the daily number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 have decreased from an average of more than 2,000 per day to fewer than 1,200. This decrease has been mainly due to sharp reductions in the rate of death in the two hardest-hit states of New York and New Jersey. During the […]

New York’s ‘Curve’ Has Been Bent

  Look very closely at that image from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press briefing Sunday. The daily peak of new COVID-19 hospitalizations — 3,177, based on three-day rolling averages — was three weeks ago. The latest number, 1,087 on Saturday, represents a 66% reduction. Think about this, and remember that the whole point of […]

Gov. Cuomo: ‘You Can Go to Work and You Can Be an Essential Worker’

Are you currently unemployed because your governor declared your employment to be “non-essential” and you can’t get a job working for a cable news channel? Don’t worry, says the governor: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that protesters calling for the state to reopen the economy so they can go back to work could […]

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Is the ‘Hero of the Fascist Lockdown Lobby’

  So dubbed by Ace of Spades: John Ekdahl has been on a helluva tear on Twitter. He wonders why it is that the New York-based media is scolding Floridians for visiting the beaches in small numbers, but yet all of New York City’s parks remain open. He wonders why people are being told they can’t drive but New […]

Jan. 30: ‘We Still Believe the Immediate Risk to the American Public Is Low’

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield. The first five known cases of COVID-19 in the United States were all patients who had recently traveled to Wuhan, China. Case No. 1 was in Snohomish County, Washington. Case No. 2 was in Chicago. Cases No. 3 and 4 were in Orange County, California, and Case No. 5 was […]

Worse Before It Gets Better: Statistical Risk and the Wuhan Coronavirus

  For three consecutive days, Italy has reported declining numbers of new coronavirus cases, so that Monday’s number (4,050 new cases) was the lowest they have reported since March 17. At the same time, however, Italy reported 812 deaths from the virus Monday. This was the 10th consecutive day with more than 600 coronavirus deaths […]

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