The Other McCain

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

Crazy People Are Dangerous

Everyone agrees that the late James Windale Lanier had “been dealing with mental health issues,” as WCTI-TV put it. But despite the relevance of this information to Lanier’s untimely demise earlier this year, I’ve been unable to find any media account that specifies how these “issues” had been diagnosed or treated. Because I’m not a […]

Andrew Brown Was a Career Criminal

The shooting of Andrew Brown by sheriff’s deputies in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, has gotten a lot of national media attention, but I’ve avoided comment on the controversy because we haven’t seen video of the shooting, and therefore cannot evaluate assertions by activists that the shooting was unjustified. Based entirely on descriptions of the shooting, […]

‘Black Lives Matter’ Rioter Charged With Murder in N.C. Home Invasion

On June 2, police in Charlotte, North Carolina, used tear gas to disperse a “Black Lives Matter” protest that turned into a riot: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says what started as “a lawful protest” took a turn shortly before 9 p.m., when CMPD says several officers became targets for protesters “bent on turning a lawful […]

States Joe Biden Won’t Win

One of the ways the media mislead America is with polls. The old phrase, “Lies, damned lies, and statistics” should be amended to include public opinion polls, especially national polls in presidential campaigns. To state the fact as simply as possible, national polls are irrevelant in terms of projecting the final result, because what actually […]

The Case of the Non-Compliant Motorist

  “Step out of the car.” This is a simple sentence. You don’t need a Ph.D. in linguistics to understand the meaning of “step out of the car.” When this sentence is spoken by a man with a badge and a pistol, the driver of a motor vehicle has a legal obligation to comply with […]

Black People Celebrate ‘Juneteenth’ Weekend by Shooting Each Other

You can’t blame racist police for this: Three people were killed and at least 11 hurt early Monday after a multi-day street party erupted in lots of gunfire in northwest Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. Five of the injured people were struck by cars as they began scrambling across streets away from the chaotic scene, […]

‘Crimes Against Nature’

  Say hello to Emma Ogle, a North Carolina teacher who was suspended Oct. 31 from her job teaching at Garinger High School: She was charged on Halloween with three felony counts, including having sex with a student, indecent liberties with a student, and crimes against nature with a student. The 63-year-old educator supposedly began […]

UPDATE: GOP’s Dan Bishop Wins Special Election in North Carolina’s 9th District

UPDATE 11:25 p.m. ET: In addition to Bishop’s win in the Ninth District, the GOP also picked up a victory in a special election in the Third District, where Republican Greg Murphy beat Democrat Allen Thomas by 19 points, 59%-40%. What went wrong for Democrats? As the Daily Caller notes: “McCready came under fire after […]

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