Unable to address Texas senator Ted Cruz’s questions about “the Pause” — the apparent global-warming standstill, now almost 19 years long — at Tuesday’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Sierra Club president Aaron Mair, after an uncomfortable pause ...
Finally, a Fake ID Democrats Care About
Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are asking committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah — who grilled Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards about her organization’s finances last week — to call [Center for Medical Progress filmmaker David] Daleiden ...
Is It Hot in Here? Or Am I Just a Profiteering Climate Scientist?
I wrote yesterday about George Mason University professor Jagadish Shukla. Besides being the lead signatory of a now-vanished letter recommending the federal government use RICO laws to prosecute skeptics of anthropogenic climate change, Dr. Shukla is also the head of ...
Planned Parenthood: Salaries Up, Cancer Screenings Down
It’s far from clear to me that focusing on Planned Parenthood’s finances, as House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) chose to do at Tuesday’s hearing, was the best course. But a report released by Chaffetz ...
Planned Parenthood Chief Whines to MSNBC about Republican 'Sexism'
The martyrdom of Cecile Richards continues. On MSNBC on Tuesday night, the Planned Parenthood executive complained about Republicans’ “sexist” comments:
In Richards’ defense, she is only parroting the line of congressional Democrats. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.) called Republicans’ ...
Getting Rich off Climate Extremism
It would seem to go without saying, but: Before accusing myriad individuals and organizations of defrauding the American people, it’s advisable to make sure you are not currently doing the same.
With that in mind, meet Jagadish Shukla, professor ...
Putin Orders U.S. Out of Syrian Airspace, Starts Bombing
Via the Daily Beast:
A Russian general asked the U.S. to remove its planes from Syrian airspace Wednesday, just hours before Russian airstrikes began. In Moscow, lawmakers had earlier approved Vladimir Putin’s request to use armed forces abroad. . . .
Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose White House Plan to Accept 10K Syrian Refugees
Americans are hardly thrilled with the Obama administration’s plan to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees, according to a new Quinnipiac poll:
American voters oppose 53 – 41 percent admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. over the next year. Democrats support admitting refugees 60 – 33 ...
California Student Defends 'Visually Impaired' Friend from Bully -- Gets Kicked Off Football Team (UPDATED)
Update: Via KCAL-9:
Reports that a Huntington Beach High School student who intervened in the campus beating of a visually impaired classmate had been suspended were not accurate, school officials said Friday. . . .
Erroneous reports had also circulated that Pine had ...
The Return of Wendy Davis
Wendy Davis — remember her? — is back.
Davis, you’ll recall, became a national celebrity for wearing pink sneakers onto the Texas senate floor to fight for the “right” of mothers to kill their unborn children at will. She managed to ...
Abortion Survivors and the Barbara Boxer Democrats
On Friday the House passed H.R. 3504, the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” The bill passed along party lines, except for five Democrats who voted Yea. Now Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse, with support from 21 cosponsors, has introduced the bill in ...
Many ‘Syrian Refugees’ Are Neither Syrian nor Refugees
Over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated the Obama administration’s commitment to taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next fiscal year and announced that the federal government would be increasing its annual total refugee cap from 70,000 to 100,000 ...
A Skinny Bear, and People of Very Little Brain
Wildlife photographer Kerstin Langenberger snapped the following now-viral picture in August —
— and posted it to her Facebook page with an impassioned plea for, you guessed it, action on climate change.
It’s a saddening photo, to be sure. But Elizabeth ...
Media Lash Out at Carly Fiorina for Telling Truth about Planned Parenthood in Debate
Planned Parenthood took it on the chin at Wednesday night’s GOP debate. In the undercard debate, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal worked into his very first answer the Center for Medical Progress videos (which he recently broadcast at the state ...
'Marco Rubio: Catching Footballs, Fielding Questions'
Set aside questions of policy for a moment. For winsomeness, this Marco Rubio ad will be hard to beat:
Yes, the base is roiling. Yes, he’s a young, one-term senator. Yes, his immigration bill was a Frank Gifford-style fumble (...
Latest Planned Parenthood Video: 'The Headlines Would Be a Disaster'
Via the Center for Medical Progress:
The fourth episode in a new documentary web series and 10th video by The Center for Medical Progress features several top-level Planned Parenthood executives discussing the organization’s secretive practices around aborted fetal parts ...
Ben Carson's Immigration Plan
Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson criticized Donald Trump’s proposal to deport America’s illegal immigrant population, then proposed an alternative of his own.
Of Trump’s plan, said Carson, “The logistics of ...
Yale Divinity School Abandons Actual Messiah, Invites Fake One for Lecture Series
Only the Ivy League could come up with something so stupid. Take note of Lecturer #1:
Yes, that Deray Mckesson. According to Yale Divinity School’s blog:
YDS is launching its new program in Transformational Leadership for Church and Society this ...
Trump Backpedals on Syrian Refugee Policy, Because It's Thursday
Another day, another Trump flip-flop — this time on taking Syrian refugees. Trump on Tuesday, to Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly:
I hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis, with what’s happening, you have to [take ...
Notorious Racial Grievance-monger Accuses Sheriff of Murdered Cop of Grievance-mongering
Your daily dose of irony: According to Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman is using the murder of one of his deputies “to politicize his grievance against a movement centered on ending violence and holding ...
Houston Cop Executed in Cold Blood -- Why?
Houston authorities have not announced any motive in the shooting death — execution, more properly — of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, but a certain scenario does seem plausible, given the facts. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson chronicled the events at ...
Planned Parenthood’s Commissioned Video Review Proves the Authenticity of Its Employees’ Ghoulish Statements
The New York Times was conspicuously silent about the latest Planned Parenthood video, which charges the nation’s foremost abortion provider with the murder of a born-alive infant. But the Gray Lady is all over the Planned Parenthood-commissioned study that ...
Catholic Hospital Caves to ACLU, Agrees to Perform Sterilization
“Here I stand . . . but I can also move, if you like.” Via SFGate:
Facing a possible sex-discrimination lawsuit, a Catholic hospital in Redding reversed its position Monday and agreed to let a woman’s doctor sterilize her after she gives ...
Jorge Ramos Is an Immigration Activist Posing as a Reporter
Donald Trump might not have paid for that microphone, but he sure as hell owned it.
At a press conference in Iowa on Tuesday, Trump had barely reached the podium before Jorge Ramos, superstar anchor for Spanish-language network Univision, began ...
John Oliver Presumes to Separate the Chaff from the Wheat
If John Oliver has a reputation for destroying his opponents, perhaps it’s because he picks such easy targets.
Last Sunday, on his popular HBO show Last Week Tonight, Oliver devoted 20 minutes to the “prosperity gospel,” a greasy theology that ...
Ted Cruz Rebuffs Actress Ellen Page on Charges of LGBT 'Discrimination' at Iowa State Fair
Alternative headline: “Actress from That One Movie about Roller Derby Confronts Princeton Debate Champ — Goes about as You Might Expect.”
In preparation for his religious liberty rally in Des Moines this evening, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz spent a few ...
The Martyrdom of Khaled Asaad
Earlier this week, Khaled Asaad, an 82-year-old Syrian archaeologist, was beheaded by the Islamic State. His body was hanged from a column in the main square of Palmyra. For more than 50 years Asaad worked at Palmyra, the site of Roman-era ...
The Media Stays Shamefully Silent about the Most Shocking Planned Parenthood Video Yet
The seventh Planned Parenthood video is a bombshell.
It features former StemExpress technician Holly O’Donnell, who has appeared in several of the other videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, describing an average day at Planned Parenthood Mar ...
Latest Planned Parenthood Video: 'She Just Taps the Heart, and It Starts Beating'
I did not think it possible, but the latest Planned Parenthood video is the worst yet. Via the Center for Medical Progress:
[Former StemExpress technician Holly] O’Donnell describes the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term ...
To My Alpha Phi Sisters . . .
David: Your willingness to suffer through the Alpha Phis’ recruitment video is truly selfless journalism. I had, myself, jotted down a thought or two on the subject, but you beat me to them. I confess, it’s probably because I ...
Donald Trump's Immigration Plan -- A First Impression
Donald Trump made his first circuit of the Sunday shows today, giving NBC’s Meet the Press an extended face-to-face interview, and calling in to ABC’s This Week. The former included the above segment, about Trump’s official immigration ...
To mark the reopening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C. (O frabjous day), The Spectator has reprinted a letter from May 4, 1961, penned by the late historian Robert Conquest (who served as The Spectator’s literary editor from 1962 to 1963, ...
Funny or Die's Planned Parenthood Propaganda
The “comedic” short film site reveals “The Shocking Truth about Planned Parenthood,” and it is exactly what you’d expect. Cecile Richards is not so transparently propagandistic.
So What Do I Call People from California Now?
Via SF Gate:
Unless it’s a reference to interplanetary travelers, the term “alien” will no longer be part of the state Capitol lexicon, or at least the California Labor Code, as Gov. Jerry Brown effectively banned the word with ...
Donald Trump's Planned Parenthood Pander
Planned Parenthood officials and White House spokesman Josh Earnest (but I repeat myself) have been sanctimoniously reminding America that by law federal funds cannot be used to fund abortion (“Hyde Amendment,” &c.). Which is true — and meaningless (more on that ...
The Ridiculous New York Gun Law that Turns Tourists into Terrorists
Elizabeth Elderli is not your typical felon. The 31-year-old Houstonian is a wife, a stay-at-home mom, an honorably discharged Iraq War veteran (U.S. Marine Corps) — and now the latest tourist to run afoul of New York State’s unforgiving ...
The great historian of Soviet terror, dead at 98.
The H-1B Visa Program Gives American Workers a Raw Deal
In 2013, when it was revealed that a developer was planning to purchase one of the four properties next to Mark Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto, Calif., home, and pitch potential buyers on the idea of living next-door to the founder of ...
Setting aside just for a moment the enormous questions raised by the Center for Medical Progress’s latest exposé (note Jim’s comments below), the new video is a bombshell on account of one sentence alone, courtesy of Dr. Savita ...
Evidence Doesn’t Seem to Matter to #BlackLivesMatter Conspiracy Theorists
What happened to Sandra Bland?
That question has animated national news coverage and social-media outrage since July 13, when 28-year-old Illinois native Sandra Bland, arrested outside Prairie View, Texas, was found dead in her cell at the Waller County Jail. Local ...
Planned Parenthood Has Handed GOP Candidates a Gift — They’re Running with It
Abortion is back in the news in a big way, thanks to two harrowing videos from the Center for Medical Progress. It turns out there is such a thing as bad publicity — for example, the revelation that your taxpayer-subsidized “women’...
The Moral Rot at the Core of Planned Parenthood Is on Full Display
Forget Limousine Liberals. Mary Gatter is a Lamborghini Liberal. Or wants to be.
Gatter, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, is the subject of a second video exposé, released Tuesday morning, by the Center for Medical Progress. At ...
It Wasn’t a ‘Lack of Opportunity for Jobs’ That Motivated the Chattanooga Shooter
“We need in the medium- to longer-term to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether . . . ”
— Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson, U.S. State Department, Hardball with Chris ...
America Is a House Divided on Abortion. Can It Stand?
In 1829, a jury of twelve white men convicted John Mann of Chowan County, N.C., of the battery of a slave, a woman named Lydia, hired out to him by her owner. Such a verdict was hardly unprecedented in the ...
The 'Right to Die' Is Wrong: A Reply to The New Republic (Updated)
Those not familiar with the literal slow-motion suicide taking place in the Netherlands and Belgium would do well to read up on the harrowing tale in Rachel Aviv’s “The Death Treatment,” from the June 22, 2015, issue of The New Yorker. ...
‘Disappearing’ the Confederacy
Like quill pens and Bull Moose campaign buttons, the Confederate battle flag is destined for the museum. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who for honorable reasons earlier this week called upon the state legislature to remove the flag from the ...
Is BuzzFeed Blaming the Charleston Shooting on Gentrification?
BuzzFeed’s Joel Anderson finds an odd angle on the Charleston shooting. Reporting from a local vigil that took place on Thursday, he says that attendees “wondered if Wednesday’s massacre was a tipping point in a decades-long demographic shift ...
Trey Gowdy Expels Darrell Issa from Benghazi Hearing -- Rightly
Kudos to South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy. The Hill reports:
Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) tried to crash former Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal’s deposition before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Tuesday.
Issa marched ...
Gay Hotelier Who Hosted Ted Cruz Expelled from Gay Bar
“Tolerance” in action. Via the NY Post:
The backlash continues to rage in the gay community over OUT NYC Hotel owners Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass meeting with GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, who is strongly opposed to same-sex marriage.
Fox News's GOP Debate Woes: A Modest Proposal
The Fox News GOP debate, the first sparring match of the primary season, has been much discussed here on the Corner, but a development today prompts an additional thought. Via New Hampshire’s Union Leader:
On the same August night ...
Occasionally a member of the chattering classes writes something that is not just wrong, that is not just irritating, but that is genuinely dangerous. Matthew Yglesias’s latest essay at Vox is just such a piece. Writes Yglesias:
From her ...
No, Jeb Bush Did Not 'Shrug Off' the Oregon Shooting
Even for those of us who track it on a daily basis, the rank dishonesty of the press can be astonishing. Friday’s leftwing feeding-frenzy comes courtesy of Jeb Bush’s Q&A at the Conservative Leadership Project in Greenville, ...
Good author, bad politics. Via the New York Daily News:
Author Daniel Handler — better known by his pen name, Lemony Snicket — announced this week that he and his wife, Lisa Brown, will donate $1 million to Planned Parenthood.
The generous author, ...
Iranian Women's Soccer Team a Manly Bunch . . .
For anyone who still maintains that Iran would never cheat:
Iranian soccer fans were left reeling earlier this week after eight members of the women’s national team were found to be men, the Al-Arabiya website reported on Monday.
Donald Trump, Fashion Icon?
Yes, that is New York City mayor Bill de Blasio wearing a hat that says, “Make America Fair Again”:
God help us.
Fraud and Fistfights -- Germany Reaping the Fruits of Its Migrant Policy
Contain your surprise: It’s not strictly a “refugee” crisis after all. Via the Telegraph:
Germany estimates that 30 per cent of incoming migrants claiming to be citizens of war-torn Syria are in fact from other countries, an interior ministry spokesman ...
Deep thoughts, from the comedian-cum-religious scholar:
I do not believe in a God who would consider abortion a sin. God created abortion. As he did all of us. God created choice for all to DECIDE
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) September 29, 2015
Perspective on Boehner's Resignation . . .
Perspective on Boehner: Tried to explain it to our Colombian au pair. Her response “So what now? A revolution?”
— Nicole Kaeding (@NKaeding) September 25, 2015
Trump: Reading Is Overrated
“I know more about Syria than Marco Rubio knows about Syria,” Trump boasted. “I know about us beating ISIS and us trying to knock out ISIS, and them wanting to go against [Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad], and Assad ...
One More Thing about Ahmed's Clock . . .
Cataloguing yesterday the list of Ahmed Mohamed–related oddities, I missed this one, reported by the Daily Beast’s Randy Potts last week:
[Ahmed’s oldest sister] Eyman and I sit down in the hallway where she says the same ...
Ahmed Mohamed Didn't Build a Clock -- and Other Niggling Problems in the Story of Dallas's Whizkid-of-the-Week
When I wrote about Ahmed Mohamed last week, I chalked up the affair to a few overzealous authority figures — who have peers all over the country. Just ask Josh Welch.
That criticism stands. But as Ahmed enjoys his newfound celebrity — ...
Carly Fiorina Has Forced the Mainstream Media to Cover the Planned Parenthood Videos -- Finally
Watch and wonder:
Here’s the transcript of the exchange between ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and Carly Fiorina:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Another powerful moment last night was when you talked about those Planned Parenthood tapes. But analysts who’ve watched all 12-plus ...
As no one has been reticent about pointing out, last night’s debate was long — Peter Jackson-in-Middle-Earth, Peter O’Toole-in-deep-eye-shadow long. And while we heard plenty that was instructive (and plenty that was not; sorry, Governor Huckabee, your wife is ...
#IStandWithAhmed -- Against Authoritarian Idiocy
Someone’s been watching too much Jeff Dunham. Via the Associated Press:
A 14-year-old Muslim boy has been arrested in North Texas after a high school teacher decided that a homemade clock he brought to class could be a bomb.
Miss Tennessee Peddles Planned Parenthood Myths
Free Planned Parenthood advertising, courtesy of the Miss America pageant:
Here’s the transcript of the Q&A with “Miss Tennessee,” Hannah Robison:
Vanessa Williams: Hello. Take a breath. It’s a tough one. Some legislators are threatening to shut ...
Kentucky Trooper Shot Dead; Killer Reportedly a Ferguson Protester
The Washington Post reports:
The man accused of fatally shooting a rookie Kentucky State Police trooper Sunday night has been shot and killed, according to authorities.
Kentucky State Police Sgt. Michael Webb told The Washington Post that Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, 25 — ...
Before Welcoming Thousands of Syrian Refugees, We Should Consider What Somali Immigrants Have Brought the U.S.
With apologies to Golden Gopher fans, Minneapolis, Minn., is probably not most people’s idea of a destination city. Unless, that is, the traveler in question is Somali, in which case Minneapolis is the closest thing this side of the ...
Trump’s White-Nationalist Fans Discredit His Candidacy
Those unfortunate enough to follow the right-wing Twittersphere will likely have a passing familiarity with the label “cuckservative,” coined in the Web’s feverish backwaters, but brought into vogue this summer with the ascendance of Donald Trump. The term is ...
Deadly Environmentalism in Alaska
Editor’s Note: A version of this article appeared in the June 22, 2015, issue of National Review.
The 950 residents of King Cove, Alaska, have been trying to build an emergency road to nearby Cold Bay. They have been trying to build ...
Well, this is awkward:
Donald Trump Gets Burned By Ronda Rousey After Claiming She Likes Him!
Posted by Official WorldStarHipHop on Monday, August 24, 2015
Consider it a blow to Donald Trump’s bid to be “The Fighter” among 2016 GOP primary candidates. ...
Ben Carson, the GOP’s Long Shot
Editor’s Note: The following article is adapted from one that ran in the July 20, 2015, issue of National Review.
Corning, Iowa — There are 40 chairs set out in the foyer of the Corning Opera House. For the record, Corning, Iowa, does ...
Margaret Sanger's National Portrait Gallery Bust Should Go -- But Not (Merely) because She Was Racist
Via the Washington Examiner:
About two dozen anti-abortion leaders and pastors, most of them black, gathered in front of the National Portrait Gallery Thursday morning to protest its display of a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.
Chanting “you ...
MSNBC Demotes Al Sharpton to Sunday Morning
Soon it really will be the Rachel Maddow Network. Via Hollywood Reporter:
MSNBC is moving reverend and talk-show host Al Sharpton’s PoliticsNation to Sundays, network president Phil Griffin said in a memo on Wednesday. Its last weekday airing will ...
Latest Planned Parenthood Video: 'Planned Parenthood Is a Volume Institution'
Like Dr. Lecter, StemExpress can’t get enough livers. Via the Center for Medical Progress:
The eighth video in the ongoing controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal body parts shows the CEO of StemExpress, LLC, a major ...
Did Facebook Intentionally Block Posts from
Via the Washington Examiner:
Facebook temporarily banned users from posting reports by an immigration watchdog analyzing federal statistics that show immigrants in general, and illegal immigrants specifically, are taking a big share of new jobs that come open in America, ...
Conservative Immigration Think Tank?
The Very Real Economic Costs of Birthright Citizenship
‘Peter and Ellie Yang,” the subjects of Benjamin Carlson’s fascinating new Rolling Stone essay, “Welcome to Maternity Hotel California,” paid $35,000 to have their second child in the United States. In 2012 Chinese state media reported 10,000 “tourist births” by Chinese couples ...
St. Louis in Flames -- Again
In St. Louis, it’s déjà vu all over again:
The killing of an 18-year black man by St. Louis police in the city’s Fountain Park neighborhood once again ignited protests Wednesday, with an angry crowd disputing police ...
IAEA to Allow Iran to Inspect Own Nuclear Site
The Associated Press reports:
An unusual secret agreement with a U.N. agency [IAEA] will allow Iran to use its own experts to inspect a site allegedly used to develop nuclear arms, according to a document seen by The Associated ...
'Like, With a Cloth or Something?'
In case Charlie had you feeling badly for Hillary Clinton, this:
Via The Hill:
Hillary Clinton dismissed the controversy surrounding her private e-mail server and defended her conduct as legal during a press conference in Las Vegas.
A visibly aggravated ...
Relax. Ben Carson Is Not Pro-Abortion.
In the same Fox Business interview during which he (rightly) noted Planned Parenthood’s unsavory history with regard to minorities, Ben Carson gave a curious answer to host Neil Cavuto’s question about abortion in the event of rape or ...
StemExpress Cuts Ties with Planned Parenthood
This seems significant. Via Politico:
StemExpress, one of the tissue companies that works with Planned Parenthood, is cutting its ties with the women’s health organization after a series of sting videos that have prompted congressional inquiries, sources tell POLITICO.
What Ben Carson Knows about Planned Parenthood
It’s an irony surely lost on the Black Lives Matter crowd that whatever the perils of life in Democrat-controlled cities, nowhere is as dangerous to black Americans as the womb.
That is not a matter of chance, as Republican ...
Planned Parenthood and (Very) Perverse Incentives
According to the latest video from the Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood employees have “donated” fetal remains to biomedical companies such as Stem Express without, or explicitly against, maternal consent. These employees, according to CMP’s whistleblower, do not ...
Trump Earns Planned Parenthood Endorsement (of Sorts)
Donald Trump’s economically illiterate proposal for funding Planned Parenthood (just the “good aspects”!) has earned a quasi-endorsement from the nation’s abortion provider. Via the Daily Beast:
“Donald Trump seems to have realized that banning all abortions, shutting down ...
Liberals Pounce on Bobby Jindal’s Immigration Line in Debate, but He’s Right
‘Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.” It’s a snappy line Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal lobbed onto the early-bird debate stage last night. It has the cadences of the colonists’ “No taxation without representation,” and, unlike its historical antecedent, it ...
Why No One at the White House Can Find the Time to Watch the Planned Parenthood Videos
Josh Earnest is a busy man, apparently. Busy morning, noon, and night. Busy before sunup, busy after sundown. Josh Earnest, the busiest bee.
Nothing else could explain how, a full two weeks after the release of the Center for Medical ...
No one around these parts has taken the bait on this past weekend’s Biden-mania (thanks, Maureen), but I’ll bite. Despite the chatter, I don’t think the vice president is going to run — but that doesn’t keep ...
Cecil the Lion and the Cultural Perils of Internet Outrage
Walter Palmer, it turns out, is far from the only American who enjoys bloodsport. That irony is, of course, lost on the hordes to whom it applies — the thousands of Twitter users and Yelp posters and (non-digital) protesters who have ...
'Nobody, Not Even the Rain, Has Such Small Hands'
At the 10:22 mark of the Center for Medical Progress’s latest video, released today, there is a picture of a hand. By the curve of the thumb and the articulation of the fingers, one can see that it is a ...
Duh: Hillary Sent Classified Emails from Personal Server, According to IG Investigation
Via the Wall Street Journal:
An internal government review found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent at least four emails from her personal account containing classified information during her time heading the State Department.
In a letter to ...
De Blasio and the Uber-Menschen
From the Thursday edition of the pinch-hit “Morning Jolt”:
De Blasio and the Uber-Menschen
Bill de Blasio, 60 to 0 in . . .:
The de Blasio administration has backed away from its fight with the app company Uber, agreeing on Wednesday to drop for ...
Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s ‘Mad as Hell’ Moment
For a 78-year-old elder statesman, John McCain seems at times not to have advanced beyond the second grade. Two years ago, McCain labeled Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Justin Amash “wacko birds” for their aggressive opposition to CIA director John ...
Honest Abe and the Iran Deal
It’s nice to see that even CNN recognizes the president’s deal with Iran for what it is: “another legacy-making item on his checklist.” Indeed, only the president’s determination to round out his tenure with his own Nixon-in-China ...
Hillary's Economic Problem Is Not 'Fate' -- It's Freedom
It’s hard not to revel in the delicious irony of Hillary Clinton’s skepticism toward Uber. On one side is a hip on-demand, app-operated, cab-sharing service that solves the problems of hailing a taxi in rush hour and paying ...
Shock: Federal Student Aid Programs Lead to Increased Tuition Costs
Contain your surprise: Increases in federal student aid appear to lead to higher college tuition costs, according to a new study published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York:
In this paper, we . . . identify the effect of increased loan ...
Step Aside, Reverend Al: The Next Generation of Race-Baiters Has Arrived
Hours after last week’s shooting in Charleston, S.C., Al Sharpton announced plans to travel to the Charleston peninsula. “The Rev” never showed. But DeRay did.
Meet DeRay McKesson: Bowdoin ’07, a former Minneapolis-area school administrator — and now the public ...
The 'Blood-Stained Banner' in Charleston
To follow up on David’s post below, leftwing reactions to today’s horrors are keen to identify as the symbol of Dylann Roof’s hatred — or, in Chauncey DeVega’s reckoning, of “white America” — the flag of the Army ...
What Tim Hunt’s Excommunication Tells Us about the Culture of the Modern Academy
Sir Tim Hunt has lab coats in a twist.
Addressing the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea on Monday, Hunt — at the time Honorary Professor with the University College London School of Life and Medical Sciences — reportedly said: “...
The Fallout from McKinney
Eric Casebolt is no longer a police officer in the city of McKinney, Texas. The now-viral video of Casebolt’s unprofessional conduct at a pool party run amok in a north Texas neighborhood all but guaranteed that he would not ...
Costas Questions ESPN’s Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner
Like the proverbial macular-degenerative squirrel, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas occasionally stumbles into a bit of sense — most recently on Monday’s The Dan Patrick Show, when, during the course of an eleven-minute interview, Costas (beginning eight minutes in) offered a ...