University: The Phrase ‘Politically Correct’ Is Politically Incorrect
According to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, the phrase “politically correct” is now politically incorrect.
The school’s “Just Words” campaign declares that the phrase is offensive because although it has been “typically used surrounding issues of social identities ...
Of Course the Benghazi Committee Had to Get Testimony from Hillary’s Closest Aide
Democratic lawmakers on the Benghazi Committee went into last Friday’s Huma Abedin testimony smelling blood. After Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s regrettable boast that the committee had driven down Hillary Clinton’s polling numbers, GOP congressman Richard Hanna’s ...
Is Reince Priebus’s GOP Ready for Battle?
On a sunny Friday morning in January 2015, Reince Priebus stood inside the main ballroom of an elegant Southern California resort wearing a conqueror’s smile. The 42-year-old Wisconsinite, a placid-looking lawyer, had earlier that morning been elected to a historic ...
The Twitterverse Strikes Back against the Phantom Menace of Anti–Star Wars Racists!
According to my Twitter feed, gullible people are complaining —
I should just stop right there and wrap it up, right? After breaking news like that, where could I possibly go? But to be clear, they were complaining about people complaining ...
Crime is back up in California. Los Angeles reported a 20.6 percent increase in violent crimes over the first half of 2015 and nearly an 11 percent increase in property crimes.
Last year, cash-strapped California taxpayers voted for Proposition 47, which so far has ...
Republicans’ Judicial Nominees Should Defend the Lockean Conception of Liberty
A supremely important presidential issue is being generally neglected because Democrats have nothing interesting to say about it and Republicans differ among themselves about it. Four Supreme Court justices are into the fourth quarters of their potential centuries — Stephen Breyer (77), ...
The Failure of the Family Widens America’s Economic and Cultural Divides
There is no longer a common American living experience. There is no longer even the possibility of consensus around the the proper role of government in American lives. The decline of the family is altering American life so profoundly that ...
Student Who Complained About Sombreros at a Mexican Dinner Treasurer of Group That Used Sombreros to Advertise Mexican Food Event
The Clemson University student who got so upset about the way the school cafeteria used sombreros in its Mexican-themed food night was treasurer of a campus group at the time it used sombreros to advertise its own Mexican-themed food event.
Congress, Ready to Drive a Stake through the Climate Vampire’s Heart
It’s nearly Halloween again, the time of year when little monsters roam the streets begging for goodies. All in good fun. Scary!
What’s really scary about October is that it’s nearly time for another round in the ...
The Return of Politics as Usual in Canada
The victory of Canada’s Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau in Monday’s election was only surprising to those who were keen to present the election as a close horse race. Writing a few days ago, I foresaw a Liberal ...
Why Hillary Will Likely Win the White House
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is adapted from one that ran in the November 2, 2015, issue of National Review.
Hillary Clinton has glaring weaknesses as a candidate. The historical odds are against her goal: getting a third term in the ...
What Democrats Mean by ‘Paying Your Fair Share’
At the recent televised debate among candidates for the Democrats’ nomination for president, Hillary Clinton declared that “the wealthy pay too little” in taxes and “the middle class pays too much.”
Some people might wish to argue about whether that ...
Boehner Floats Debt-Limit Fight
Congressional Republicans itching for a fight over increasing the debt limit might get their wish, outgoing House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) suggested on Tuesday.
Boehner acknowledged the difficulty of getting the 218 votes needed to pass a bill that would ...
Trump’s Far-Fetched 9/11 Comments
As usual, Donald Trump’s latest comments are rankling at least one of his opponents.
“When you talk about George Bush,” Trump said on Bloomberg TV on Friday morning, “I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came ...
Jim Webb Drops Out of Democratic Presidential Race, Hints at Independent Run
Former Virginia senator Jim Webb abandoned his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, but left the door open for an independent White House run.
“I fully accept that my views on many issues are not compatible with the ...
Rand Paul Takes a Shot At Paul Ryan as Leadership Suspense Builds
Senator Rand Paul took a shot at Paul Ryan last night, just as the former vice presidential candidate was returning to D.C. to decide if he will run for House speaker.
The Kentucky Republican faulted Ryan for cutting a 2013 ...
Moral Equivalence in the Middle East
In the current epidemic of Palestinian violence, scores of Arab youths are attacking, supposedly spontaneously, Israeli citizens with knives. Apparently, edged weapons have more Koranic authority, and, in the sense of media spectacle, they provide greater splashes of blood. Thus ...
Is It Possible to Speak about Culture?
Another populist anti-immigration party in Europe has made a very strong showing in a national election — the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) just won a third of the seats in parliament — and polite society is as always scandalized.
I’m taking a direct flight from Denver to Austin. To a travel agent, I expressed surprise, or at least pleasure, at the fact of a direct flight. He chuckled. “Jay,” he said, “there’s a direct flight from London ...
Stop and Think about Police Shootings
In recent months there have been a series of cases reported in the media, where some teenage thug — white, black, or Hispanic in different cases — has been stopped by a policeman for some routine violation of the law and, instead ...
Notes on a Ridiculous Meme
A specter is haunting social media — the specter of witless tosh. All the powers of ignorance and bewilderment have entered into an unholy alliance to share it far and wide. It reads:
Socialist programs in the U.S.:
The Department ...
English Schools Instructed to Ban ‘Sexist’ Words Like ‘Cupcake’
England’s Department of Education is having guidelines sent to every school in the country on Tuesday instructing them to ban “sexist” language — such as “man up” and “cupcake” — in the hopes that these terms will start to be considered ...
Senator Vows to Block Top HHS Nominees over Obamacare Co-Op Collapses
Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) promised on Monday to block the confirmation of two key Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) nominees until the cabinet agency explains the sudden collapse of nine state health-insurance co-ops set up under Obamacare.
Citizens United Urges Congress to Back Independent Counsel for Clinton E-mail Investigation
Conservative watchdog group Citizens United sent a letter to Congress on Monday, exhorting lawmakers to back the growing push for a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail account while she was secretary of state.
Iran and Obama’s Ballistic Delusion
Yesterday, President Obama signed off on sanctions relief for Iran. The relief will take effect when the International Atomic Energy Agency verifies Iran has cut its enriched-uranium stocks, restructured its heavy-water facility at Arak, and dismantled its centrifuges. In a ...
The Liberal Party Hopes for a Trudeau Dynasty in Canada
October 19 was fixed as the date for Canada’s election under legislation passed in 2007. The principal players have been known for years. Stephen Harper became prime minister in February 2006. Tom Mulcair became leader of the leftist New Democratic party in ...
A New App Emerges for Small-Minded Peeple
In the darkly comic 1995 movie To Die For, an ambitious small-town weatherwoman named Suzanne Stone-Maretto (Nicole Kidman) manipulates three troubled teenagers into killing her husband. At one point, the female of the trio recalls what Maretto once told her: “You’...
Clearwater, Fla. — For the past few days I have been in quasi-hiding here. (No, it’s not exactly a hardship.) I’m at a place called the Cenacle of Divine Providence, and just about all roads here are summed up ...
Employer Paternalism: Making It Easy for the Risk-Averse to Say ‘Yes’ to a Job
The company town gets a bad rap. Tennessee Ernie Ford lamented that he owed his soul to the company store, and the abuses associated with company towns — artificially high rents on company housing, high prices at those company stores, the ...
John Kerry: Global Warming Played a Role in Syrian Civil War
Appearing today at the Milan Expo 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the role he believes global warming played in the Syrian civil war.
“It is not a coincidence that immediately prior to the civil war in Syria, the ...
Six hundred years ago this weekend, a wet and battered English army was fleeing France. King Henry V of England had invaded, hoping to press a claim to the French throne — a weak claim that was made stronger by the ...
The Essence of Pope Francis, Caught in a Master’s Portrait
Somehow a touching episode in the pope’s visit to the United States went unreported in the mainstream media.
On his last day in Washington, Pope Francis hosted world-famous portraitist Igor Babailov for the unveiling of his latest portrait — of ...
Resistance Then and Now, According to Dietrich von Hildebrand
Editor’s Note: The following article is adapted from one that ran in the September 21, 2015, issue of National Review.
German opposition to Hitler, though it never enjoyed mass support, drew on three main sources: the Communists and Social Democrats, the ...
One Ridiculous Regulation Is Killing American Maritime Commerce — and American Mariners
What happens when you attack a powerful industry’s golden goose? They get mad. Suffice it to say our article on the Jones Act and the sinking of the El Faro elicited quite a lot of pushback. Most of the ...
Pro-Growth Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton Echoes JFK
The Democratic presidential debate ironically took place the same week that a Princeton University professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics. Why ironic? Because Professor Angus Deaton is a strong advocate of economic growth. Today’s Democrats are not.
A Note to Entitled Millennials in the Workplace: Give Humility a Try
Imagine for a moment that you’re a middle-level manager, mentoring and leading an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of young employees. Some stay. Some go. But as is typically the case with entry-level positions, turnover is a constant problem. You want to ...
Pelosi Skeptical Of Obama Plan to Leave Troops in Afghanistan
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) expressed skepticism Friday about President Obama’s plan to leave 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016.
“I look forward to a high-level briefing on what will be accomplished by doing this,” Pelosi said ...
Apparently, ‘Skoliosexual’ Is an Orientation Now
According to an article in the Huffington Post, there are a whole host of sexual orientations that socially uneducated people like you probably don’t know about — including “skoliosexual,” “demisexual,” “demiromantic” and “graysexual.”
Now — not to cis-plain or anything! — but ...
Criminal-Justice Reform Is a Conservative Cause
If you are a conservative and you are not behind major reforms to the criminal-justice system, you are terribly late to the party. But we wouldn’t blame you — Washington is finally catching up to years of successful reforms in ...
Seven Pieces of Halloween Advice From the PC Police
1. Put “hamburger buns on your butt” to protest the objectification of women in hamburger advertisements. After all, those advertisements contribute to rape.
An article in Bustle — titled “8 Feminist Concepts To Dress As For Halloween, Because You Can Have Fun And ...
Florida’s Abortion Industry Breaks the Law as a Matter of Course
The regulation of abortion providers has historically been a thorny, bitterly contested issue in Florida. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, politicians began scrutinizing the sordid and illicit practices of the state’s abortion clinics. Then as now, pro-choice ...
Obama’s New Afghanistan Strategy: Right for Four Reasons, and Problematic for One Reason
Yesterday, President Obama announced that the 9,800 U.S. military personnel deployed in Afghanistan will remain there for most of 2016, and that 5,500 will remain into 2017. This new strategy is welcome for four reasons.
First, it will enable the continued development of ...
On the Marine Le Pen Trial
Welcome to an only-in-France controversy.
Marine Le Pen is, without a doubt, the most interesting figure on the French political stage today. Amid France’s persistent economic and cultural malaise and the unpopularity of Socialist president François Hollande, the ...
In Afghanistan, Obama Starts to Face Reality
‘Ending the wars” has been at the top of this president’s foreign-policy goals since he took office in 2009, without regard for the consequences. His reversal of his pledge to liquidate our presence in Afghanistan and decision to leave 5,500 American ...
The Media Tossed Softballs at the Democratic Debate
Democrats and their supporters in the media are congratulating themselves for a job well done in the first Democratic debate. Both Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton included in their closing remarks canned celebrations of how civil and morally superior ...
How Bernie Sanders Became the Conscience of the Democratic Party
Think of today’s Democratic party as the little village of Hamelin. A piper called Bernie Sanders toots his socialist tune, and all the little Democrats skip along behind him to . . . where exactly? According to the medieval legend, the Pied ...
The Comeuppance of an Obama Crony
The fit finally hit the shan for Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. His latest troubles are a stark reminder of the despicable White House role in railroading a vigilant government watchdog who red-flagged Johnson’s corruption years ...
Has Hillary Already Secured the Nomination?
I repeat: Unless she’s indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. I wrote that six weeks ago, amid fevered dreams of a Clinton collapse and a Joe Biden rescue. That those were a mirage is all the more ...
Killing without Due Process: It’s Called War
In a morally sane world, the headlines accompanying the latest leak of classified information about America’s drone war would read something like this: “Leaked Documents Demonstrate American Military Takes Unprecedented Care to Avoid Civilian Casualties.” Or: “American Drone Targeting ...
The Media's Shameful, Shameless Bias against Israel
On Sunday, October 11, the Los Angeles Times ran the headline “6 Palestinian Teens Die Amid Mideast Unrest.” It was, technically, true. But it left out a few key details.
Try the opening sentence, instead: “Two Palestinian teenagers were shot to death ...
The Season of U.S. Discontent
The peculiarity of the American political scene now is a profound revulsion against the more than 20 years of misgovernment the country has suffered, from both parties and in all three branches. For the first time in living memory, and probably ...
The Real Congressional Immigration Showdown Will Happen in 2017
Immigration politics remain a deep source of friction in the House Republican caucus. One of the reasons for this friction is that immigration touches on a host of issues central to debates about conservatism in the 21st century. Among these ...
Help Refugees, but Stop Feeding the Refugee-Resettlement Industry
The mass-migration spectacle unfolding in Europe in recent months, preceded by news of destruction and mayhem committed by ISIS in Syria, has touched the hearts and consciences of Americans. Images of desperate, weary people trudging into Europe have prompted demands ...
Make Obama, and Democrats, Agree to a Short-Term Hike on the Debt Ceiling
One of the issues that will greet the next House speaker, who is now all but certain to be Paul Ryan, will be the debt ceiling. The Treasury Department says that it is running out of cash faster than it ...
How Paul Ryan Got from 'Never' to 'All In' for Speaker
It all started with a call from Kevin McCarthy.
Paul Ryan was holed up in his office on a crisp Thursday morning, making final revisions to a speech nominating McCarthy as the next speaker of the House, when his phone ...
Republicans Map Out Battle Plan for Clinton's Benghazi Hearing
Hillary Clinton will make her only appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday, and her Republican interrogators are determined to make the most of it.
Public congressional hearings have a tendency to dissolve into empty theater, but the ...
CIA Director's Hacked E-mails Could Provide 'Classified Picture' to Foreign Spies
CIA director John Brennan’s personal e-mails may soon be released to the public by the hackers:
ANNOUNCE: We have obtained the contents of CIA Chief John Brennan’s email account and will be releasing it shortly.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 21, 2015
The Iran Nuclear Deal Just Keeps Getting Worse
The Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action, or JCPOA) reached an important milestone on October 18, a day designated by the agreement as “Adoption Day.” Under the JCPOA, this date was when all parties to the nuclear deal ...
Democrats vs. the Facts on Inequality
Inequality was a big topic in last week’s Democratic debate. Of course, it was no surprise that self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders decried the “casino capitalist process by which so few have so much and so many have so ...
The Koch Brothers: Selling Freedom, Collecting Data
Las Vegas, Nev. — For years, Ronnie Najarro was a sports anchor at the local Univision affiliate in Las Vegas. He joined the station as a college intern and rose to become sports anchor and then host of the news special “8 ...
Stop Obama’s War on Watchdogs
In the sadistic era of fraudulent Hope and Change, inspectors general inside the federal government have been kicked, neutered, and starved of the authority and information they need to do their jobs.
It’s transparently clear: President Obama loathes and ...
Hillary Clinton’s Enabler-in-Chief
It’s an ancient story: An innocent idealist sets out to change the world and in the process becomes what he hates most. “He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster,” Friedrich ...
Were an alien visitor to these United States to have picked up a newspaper this morning, he would presumably have been surprised to see which political topics were at present under discussion. There are just twelve months until the United ...
Lawsuit: Obama Administration Withholding Draft of Clinton Whitewater Indictment
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to obtain copies of a 20-year-old draft indictment against Hillary Clinton for her role in the Whitewater scandal.
In a press release sent to reporters late ...
A Clear Choice on National Security
In the latest episode of the reality show that is Donald Trump’s campaign, he has blamed my brother for the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation.
That Trump echoes the attacks of Michael Moore and the fringe Left against my ...
San Francisco School Withholds Student-Council Election Results Because They Weren’t Diverse Enough
The principal of Everett Middle School in San Francisco has decided to withhold the results of the school’s student-council elections because the group of students elected wasn’t diverse enough.
Local news source KTVU reports that the election was ...
A Look at the Facts on Gun-Free Zones
Some have a hard time accepting that criminals can be deterred from committing crimes. They don’t believe that potential mass shooters have second thoughts when faced with the prospect of armed citizens who can fight back. They seem to ...
The Democrats’ Preoccupation with Inequality
If you want to understand today’s Democratic party, a word search of the Democrats’ debate last week provides a pretty clear picture.
Here is how many times certain key words were spoken:
Wall Street: 23
The Pseudoproblems and Non-Solutions in the Democratic Debate
You may not have noticed, but Lincoln Chafee, the erstwhile Republican U.S. senator and independent-turned-Democratic governor, had one penetrating comment at the Democrats’ debate Tuesday night. “But let me just say this about income inequality,” he said toward the ...
Why Socialists Shouldn’t Cite Sweden as Success
Scandinavia is the American Left’s Shangri-La. It is the land of social democracy and of all good things. It is the answer to any objection that new welfare benefits can’t be adopted here: But look how well they ...
Jim Webb Ponders Independent Presidential Run
After expressing displeasure over how was treated in the first Democratic presidential debate last week, former Virginia senator Jim Webb is now openly mulling an independent run for the White House.
“Jim Webb to Consider Independent Run,” read a press ...
Bush Failed on 9/11, but Trump Would Have Done No Better
It is a simple and undeniable fact that the American national-security apparatus failed on September 11, 2001. How do we know? Because al-Qaeda succeeded in carrying out the bloodiest, most devastating attack on American soil in our nation’s history. The military, ...
In Alabama, Hillary's Fake Southern Accent Returns
Campaigning over the weekend at the Alabama Democratic Conference in Hoover, Ala., Hillary Clinton argued America’s economy always performs better under Democratic presidents. More notable, however, is that the event featured the return of Clinton’s Southern accent.
Social Inequality Matters as Much as — or More Than — Economic Inequality
By one measure, opportunity and mobility are thriving in America. Children born into the lowest income quintile have almost exactly equal chances of arriving in any of the five income quintiles as adults. There is only one catch: Their parents ...
The Establishment Thinks the Unthinkable: Trump Could Win the Nomination
It began as whispers in hushed corners: Could it ever happen? And now, just three months from the Iowa caucuses, members of the Republican establishment are starting to give voice to an increasingly common belief that Donald Trump, once dismissed ...
Using Biden to Block the Clintons from Regaining the White House
As he approaches the end of his career in elected office, Barack Obama is in a truly precarious position: He is going to exit the White House having accomplished almost nothing substantive on the policy front — his health-care program is ...
A few weeks ago, I tweeted, “If ever I’m sentenced to death, I want my last meal to be a grilled-cheese sandwich and a vanilla custard shake from Northpoint in M’waukee.”
A different tweeter made a good point: ...
Clinton Coronation Back on Track? Not So Fast
In the Perils of Pauline–like cliffhanger serial that is Hillary Clinton’s career, she has once again escaped and is declaring herself safe.
A strong debate performance — aided by chief rival Bernie Sanders’s dismissal of her e-mail scandal — ...
A Philosopher Takes On the Left’s Obsession with Income Inequality
America is more distant from the 1933 beginning of the New Deal (82 years) than that beginning was from the 1865 end of the Civil War (68 years). Both episodes involved the nation’s understanding of equality: The war affirmed equality of natural rights, ...
Doctor Zhivago and American Conservatism
In November 1958, at the height of the Cold War, National Review revealed the CIA’s involvement in disseminating the Russian-language edition of a new novel, Doctor Zhivago, to Soviet citizens. The culmination of the successful CIA operation took ...
The Easy Way to Entitlement Reform: Simply Assume Massive Cuts
The Nation’s Ari Rabin-Havt highlights a new progressive argument designed to push off cost-saving reforms to Social Security and Medicare: that these entitlement programs cannot possibly cause a “debt crisis,” as has been projected by the Congressional Budget Office. ...
Andrew Jackson May Have Been a Scoundrel, but He Saved the Nation
In his long life (1767–1845), Andrew Jackson fought one duel (in which he took a bullet), one armed brawl (in which he took two), and several pitched battles. But now he is in the fight of his afterlife. Several states’ Democratic ...
The One-State Solution, Cont’d
The next intifada is on, and the Obama administration, as one would expect, is on the wrong side.
There has been a spike in Palestinian terrorism over the past few weeks. One has to call it a spike because Palestinian ...
More than 30 dead in Israel as Palestinians armed with knives attack innocents. What’s responsible? A campaign of incitement, which slanderously accuses Jews of intruding on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and murdering Arab children in cold blood.
Ahmed ‘Clock Kid’ Mohamed Visits the Butcher of Darfur
Is anyone saving Darfur these days?
You might remember Darfur. Just a few years ago, it was all the rage. There were t-shirts, postcards, and tote bags. There was an Amnesty International compilation album with songs by U2, Jackson Browne, ...
Feminists Invent ‘Selfie Stick Aerobics’ and Claim It’s ‘Political Empowerment’
Two feminist artists have invented a thing called “Selfie Stick Aerobics” — where you work out using a selfie stick while taking pictures of yourself — which they claim promotes body positivity and “can be a radical act of political empowerment.”
Death and Other Scandals of Surrogate-Mother Contracts
On October 8 2015, a young mother died of complications from childbirth.
If we can believe the GoFundMe page put up under the name of Kathleen McRoberts, an Idaho and Utah fertility lawyer, this woman’s name was Brooke: “She was a ...
Huma Abedin Flouted Financial-Disclosure Requirements Before Starting Consultant Work
Long after her request for dual employment as a private consultant was approved by the State Department, Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin failed to report financial transactions, gifts, and future employment information as required by law.
New federal documents ...
The Dark Days of Spielberg
The dark, creepy murk of Steven Spielberg’s 2011 Lincoln also seeps into his new film, Bridge of Spies, an account of the 1957 exchange between the U.S. and the Soviet Union of captured espionage agents, the Russian Colonel Rudolph Abel ...
Restore Principle to the House of Representatives
A good widget maker knows that if flawed widgets are produced, a change will be necessary. But what if the change the maker selected was offering additional colors, new packaging, and special pricing? Or employing new marketing techniques like Facebook, ...
Bankruptcy Is Our Only Hope
It’s an ill financial wind that blows no one some good. A very nice and very rich old lady once explained to me that, in her view, the golden age of the American economy happened in the first years ...
Assisted Suicide and the Need to Reaffirm the Worth of Life
With a legislative vote under the intense lobbying of assisted-suicide advocates, California earlier this month legalized assisted suicide. I asked Dr. Eric M. Chevlen, M.D., who publicly opposed the move and works in the field of palliative care, to ...
An Iraq Veteran and House Freshman Works to Stop Obama’s Iran Deal
Lee Zeldin speaks softly and carries a big stick.
The freshman Republican congressman from New York’s First District sits in a banquette at The Fourth restaurant in Manhattan, sips a cappuccino, and says things at just above a whisper. ...
Democratic Candidates Are out of Touch with the Broader Electorate
Going into the Democrats’ first presidential debate Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton seems to have banked on one thing: that far fewer Americans would be watching than watched the Republican debates in August and September.
That assumption proved correct. Early Nielsen ...
Jim Webb Is an American Hero, But Democrats Aren’t Interested
When Democratic party presidential hopefuls were asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper to list the enemies they have made during their careers that they are most proud of, the only candidate who didn’t include any fellow Americans was Jim ...
Hillary’s Hollow Debate Victory
Hillary Clinton’s laugh is so often transparently forced and insincere that it is a staple of Kate McKinnon’s impression of her on Saturday Night Live.
At the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, though, the former secretary of state ...
Playboy’s decision to stop publishing nudes would be surprising if it had not always been America’s most prudish magazine. I do not mean that it has strong religious beliefs or moral scruples, for prudes never really do. Nor, ...
John Kerry: ‘Read the Scriptures’ to Learn About Climate Change
Secretary of State John Kerry declared the scientific debate surrounding climate change “over” today, claiming the mantle of religious authority for his stance on the issue.
“The scientific debate may have had legitimacy once upon a time, but it is ...
Thousands of Obamacare Enrollees Lose Their Plans, Again
Another health-insurance co-op created through Obamacare is closing next year, putting thousands of enrollees in the position of having to find new health-insurance plans or face fines under the law’s individual mandate.
Tennessee’s co-op, which allows 27,000 people to ...
Ellen DeGeneres Accused of Racism for Joking About Nicki Minaj's Butt
Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres is being accused of racism for doing a bit on her show about rapper Nicki Minaj’s big butt.
The sketch was a satire “preview” of what an episode of Minaj’s upcoming ABC comedy show ...