This Train Is Not Bound for Glory
Jay: I’ll see your prudishness, and raise you.
Several months ago, I spotted this ad during my morning commute:
I’d say, “Don’t miss the disclaimer at the bottom” — but you couldn’t miss it if you tried; ...
Inside Higher Education sets the stage:
In 1934, Ann Rice O’Hanlon painted a fresco — then the largest one ever painted by a woman — in the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall. Ever since, thousands of students have walked past it ...
More Evidence that Democrats Are the Party of Geezers . . .
This new DNC ad suggests a serious hearing impairment:
President Obama Demonizes Dissent – Again
Admitting Syrian refugees into the United States presents two concerns — one over security, and one over identity. The first is urgent and concrete, and failure will be measured in bodies; the second is long-term and, though more difficult to assess, ...
There Are Serious, Unbigoted Reasons to Be Wary of a Flood of Syrian Refugees
Among politicians and their clingers-on, journalists, nothing takes hold like a bad historical analogy. Thus as politicians — 29 governors chief among them — call for a halt to our Syrian-refugee-resettlement program on the grounds that it might be exploited as a conduit ...
Rubio's Refugee Reversal Is Good -- but Long Overdue
Marco Rubio has reversed his support for resettling Syrian refugees in the United States. In an appearance on Sunday’s This Week, Rubio explained:
The problem is we can’t background check them. You can’t pick up the phone ...
Memo to GOP Candidates: Be Realistic
Great expectations preface great disappointments, as the students at Yale and Vanderbilt and the University of Missouri, currently dismantling their institutions in a fit of inchoate rage, remind us. Writing in City Journal, Matt Hennessey fills out the context of ...
'Genocide Is Not a Joke' — but Social-Justice Warriors Are
Below, David notes the nonsense currently under way at Yale over, yes, a Halloween e-mail. I thought I’d add a personal anecdote, since I happened to be at Yale on Friday for the William F. Buckley Jr. Program’s ...
LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT'S . . . zzzzz . . .
I spotted this near Manhattan’s Columbus Circle on Saturday night, just across from Trump Tower —
— but that may have been the most exciting part of Trump’s evening hosting Saturday Night Live. The show was tame to the point ...
New, Vulgar Anti-Trump Ad Exploits Children for Political Attack
Donald Trump has made a career erecting phallic monuments to his own ego, and yet his is still not the most vulgar presence in the 2016 campaign so far.
That “honor” goes to the makers of a new anti-Trump ad that ...
Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Defense: It Depends on What the Meaning of ‘Lied’ Is
Bill Clinton’s famous defense, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” was not a Heideggerian musing. It was the most obvious example of the linguistic trapdoors that the Clintons regularly install to slither out of ...
GOP Demands Fair Debates, Media Outraged (Updated)
After CNBC’s dismal moderating last week, Republicans are trying to avoid having their debates run by other Larrys, Curlys, and Moes — and, naturally, the mainstream media is in full-on histrionics. Over at the Washington Examiner, T. Becket Adams chronicles ...
All Frills — The NYT Reviews RBG
At the New York Times, Jennifer Senior has written a forced smile of a book review, and who can blame her? The volume at hand: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” by Irin Carmon and Shana ...
The Calcification of Climate Science
According to Lord Christopher Monckton, Thomas R. Karl’s much-feted paper refuting “the Pause,” the inexplicable 19-year standstill in the earth’s average global surface temperature, has a small problem: To disappear the warming hiatus as Karl and his co-authors ...
Over on the homepage, my colleague David French calls on low-polling Republican candidates to think hard about their prospects — and, if they can muster the humility, to drop out. I second that call, with a few caveats.
First (and here ...
'The White Boy Thinks It's Scooter Time'
It’s here. A “Bad Lip Reading” of the first Democratic debate:
And, in case you missed it: “I will drink a sorority’s goldfish” — or, a bad lip reading of the first GOP debate.
New Planned Parenthood Video: Fetal Hearts Are 'Amazing' -- That's Why I Destroy Them As My Day Job!
After a long delay, the Center for Medical Progress is out with a new, typically ghastly, Planned Parenthood video:
The eleventh video release from The Center for Medical Progress in the ongoing Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal shows ...
2016 Officially Begins: Hillary Clinton Calls Critic Sexist
Republicans, gird your loins. Via the New York Times, a sneak peak of the next 12 months (at least):
Hillary Rodham Clinton has seized on remarks Senator Bernie Sanders made in the first Democratic debate that “all the shouting in the ...
MSNBC Airs Propaganda Map of Palestinian 'Land Loss'
Apparently unsatisfied with merely skewed coverage, MSNBC went for out-and-out propaganda during last Thursday’s Live with Kate Snow, airing a map of Palestinians’ “loss of land” since 1946:
Obviously, it shows no such thing. But the image accompanied an interview ...
Rahm Emanuel: Police Going 'Fetal' for Fear of Ending Up on Evening News
Via the Washington Post:
When more than 100 of the nation’s top law enforcement and elected officials met for a private meeting last week in Washington, there were some pointed — and controversial statements — made. . . .
In an exchange with Attorney General ...
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 ...
Planned Parenthood: ‘We Haven’t Done Anything Wrong, But . . . ’
Joel: So, let me see if I understand: Planned Parenthood maintains that what it has been doing is completely and totally legal, but it is going to stop doing that completely and totally legal thing because of “highly/selectively/deceptively ...
U.S. Spox: 'Too Much Energy Spent Trying to Cast Blame' for Bombing of Passenger Jet
According to Dutch officials, a 15-month investigation has determined that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was destroyed by a Russian-made Buk antiaircraft missile, bolstering the notion that the plane was shot down by Russia-backed separatists or the Russian government itself. All 298 people ...
Abortion or Alzheimer's?: The Nation's False Choice
Over at The Nation, Katha Pollitt (author of Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights) offers what she apparently thinks is a near-insurmountable argument for the continuation of fetal-tissue research:
If you think fetal-tissue research is wrong and should be banned, would you ...
Deray Mckesson and Piers Morgan Chat on Twitter, and It's Everything You Wanted It to Be
Even with the slobbering lovefest between Edward Snowden and Neil deGrasse Tyson in the running, this may be my favorite Twitter exchange of 2015. From Thursday:
In Deray’s defense, though: If “whiteness” means “Piers Morgan,” then I suppose I’m ...
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 ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday demanded Amazon suspend its subway advertising campaign for its new show, “The Man in the High Castle,” which has plastered Nazi and Imperial Japanese iconography all over the 42nd Street Shuttle.
Clock Boy — Not a Bombmaker, Just a Blackmailer
In case there was any doubt that the Ahmed “Clock Boy” Mohamed-episode was an extended exercise in fraud and extortion, the family has now made it explicit. Via Fox 4 News:
Give us $15 million – or else.
That’s the demand from ...
Want 'Power' in College? Read a Book.
A Columbia University undergraduate is on the super-super-senior track to graduation because of, you guessed it, Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, et al. From the Daily Caller:
Columbia students and faculty gathered Wednesday night for a panel discussion on “Race, Ethnicity, and ...
Report: Turkey Arrests Eight ISIS Terrorists Posing as Refugees
Via the Express:
Eight people have been arrested at Istanbul’s main airport amid fears they are Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists posing as refugees after they were found clutching a hand-drawn map plotting the route to Germany. . . .
The Anadolu Agency ...
The Most Ironic Tweet Ever Written?
Courtesy of Planned Parenthood, of course:
Every child deserves the opportunity to live up to their God given potential. @HillaryClinton #blacklivesmatter
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) November 15, 2015
Meanwhile, at Salon . . .
Real terror unfolds in Paris. Perhaps this will convince the right to done down their incessant violent rhetoric https://t.co/1C0U19lw0Q
— Salon.com (@Salon) November 14, 2015
. . . a short film by Australian filmmaker Neel Kolhatkar. Sit in on Math class in the Social Justice Warrior future:
And don’t miss Kolhatkar’s previous film, #Equality.
One other thought on Trump’s SNL gig.
Measuring by the online response, the exception to a fairly lackluster evening seems to have been Trump’s appearance in a parody of rapper Drake’s new song, “Hotline Bling,” the awkward ...
Meet the Press: Carson Defends against Claims of Dishonesty; Trump Pounces
On Sunday morning’s Meet the Press, Donald Trump seized on Ben Carson’s recent troubles to cast doubt on his opponent’s honesty. “I feel badly for Ben. I’ve gotten to like Ben,” said Trump. But he quickly ...
How to Put Climate Alarmism on Ice
When it comes to civilization’s end, Al Gore’s theory was simple and elegant: Increased heat (a product of the Greenhouse Effect, the Koch Brothers, the hole in the ozone layer, etc.) leads Earth’s great swaths of ice ...
From IJ Review, the greatest Tom Wolfe-bait I’ve seen in a long time:
Every year, photos of Halloween revelers donning blackface trickle out to the daylight of the internet. But they rarely feature people like Terry Rambler, chairman of ...
Almshouses are out of fashion, as are, for the most part, alms — the former having been supplanted by alliances, foundations, and the like, and the latter having taken the form of “giving opportunities” to said foundations. “Charity” has become “philanthropy.” ...
Rep. Murphy's Mental Health Bill Set for Markup
After months of delays, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health is set to mark up Pennsylvania congressman Tim Murphy’s Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) on Tuesday afternoon.
Last month, National Review’s editors ...
Jeb's Coriolanus Syndrome
I have been trying for a while to formulate what it is about Jeb Bush that has caused me, unexpectedly, to prickle. Below, Rick helps. Comparing Jeb to Ted Kennedy, he observes:
Each third guy seems to have felt an ...
Raif Badawi, Imprisoned Saudi Blogger, Wins EU Human Rights Prize
Occasionally, even the European Union gets it right. The New York Times reports:
Raif Badawi, a blogger and activist who has been imprisoned and publicly flogged for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s religious establishment, was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom ...
Marco Rubio Needs to Address His H-1B Visa Support
In August, I wrote about the use and abuse of the H-1B visa program. Employers in technology industries maintain that the visa program enables them to fill IT positions for which there are no qualified American workers. In fact, ...
All That's Missing Is an 'Amen'
John Kerry, preaching to the choir at last week’s Secretary’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum:
Did skeptics of Mendelian inheritance or wave–particle duality have to be “converted”? Or was allowing them to freely weigh the evidence ...
Clocking Out: Ahmed and Family Moving . . . to Qatar
And so the traveling circus takes its show abroad, permanently. Via the Dallas Morning News:
After finally meeting President Obama last night, Ahmed Mohamed and his family plan to leave the United States for the foreseeable future. . . .
The Mohameds announced ...
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, ...
Probably Just Faulty Wiring . . .
Exhibiting the reverence for holy sites that we have come to expect from Islamic extremists, Palestinian rioters (“protesters” seems a bit tame, at this point) set fire to Joseph’s Tomb overnight, badly damaging the ancient West Bank shrine.
Hillary Clinton: A 1990s Democrat in a Netroots Nation Party
Being the tallest of the pygmies may prove a winning strategy for Hillary Clinton, but last night’s debate was a reminder of just how out of step Clinton is with her party — and thus how fortunate she is that ...
Did Jeb Bush Plant a Questioner at Trump's 'No Labels' Event? (Probably Not.)
The curious tale of the Jeb Bush “plant” at Donald Trump’s “No Labels” appearance yesterday cries out for the application of common sense.
Speaking at the New Hampshire convention on Monday, Trump faced a hostile audience questioner by the ...
Oregon Eighth Grader Suspended for Battlefield Cross T-Shirt
Another day, another story of overzealous public-school administrators. Via KPTV:
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) – A Gresham eighth grader has been suspended for an image on his t-shirt that his family says simply shows his patriotism.
Alan Holmes was wearing a shirt ...
Meet the Press Panel Makes Case for Switching to Decaf
Making the rounds today is this kerfuffle between Representatives Dave Brat (R., Va.) and Charlie Dent (R., Penn.), being jointly interviewed by radio host Hugh Hewitt and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson on Sunday morning’s Meet the Press. There’...
Re: Get Ready for NBC's Drama Series Based on Wendy Davis
Jim: I’ve been trying to come up with a fitting title for Wendy’s new show. But I guess “Desperate Housewives” is already taken.
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?