NYT: We Stand by Our Fake News
Over on the homepage, I have a piece about the New York Times’ hit job on Rick Perry. America’s paper of record claims that Trump’s nominee for Energy secretary “knew almost nothing” about DOE’s responsibility for the ...
Be Skeptical of the Conflict-of-Interest Charges Being Thrown at Tom Price
With Obamacare in the balance, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has not been coy about his plans to make confirmation difficult for Georgia congressman Tom Price, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Now, ...
Milo Yiannopoulos’s Critics Play Right into His Hands
Sarah Silverman and Judd Apatow would do well to shut up.
Comedian Silverman (last seen stumping for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention) and movie director Apatow (present at the after-parties) both recently tweeted their support for a campaign ...
GW’s Decision to Ditch U.S. History Exemplifies How Elite Schools Fail Their Students
The George Washington University is named for:
a) America’s first president
b) the president of the 1787 Constitutional Convention
c) the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army
d) all of the above
If you struggled to answer that question, you may ...
Newt: 'Drain the Swamp' Was Just a 'Cute' Thing Trump Said
President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington of corruption, but now that he’s preparing to move into the White House, Newt Gingrich said the Manhattan real estate mogul is looking to ...
Repent, Wicked White Guys
Russell Kirk, that conservative sage, referred frequently in his work to “the moral imagination.” It was an idea taken from his muse, the English statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke. “By this ‘moral imagination,’” Kirk wrote in a 1981 essay, “Burke signifies ...
No, Scott Pruitt at the EPA Will Not Be a Threat to the Planet
On Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that he will nominate Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is a Republican from an energy-rich state, so his opinions on the EPA are about what one might expect — ...
More Boeing for Your Buck
There seems to be a great deal of harrumphing at Donald Trump’s tweet about Boeing and Air Force One, but I’m struggling to figure out why.
By way of background, this morning Donald Trump tweeted: “Boeing is building ...
America Needs a Sane Left
The Left is not going to learn any lessons from 2016, apparently.
Democrats in the House just crushed an upstart challenge to Nancy Pelosi’s decade-long leadership, rejecting Tim Ryan, a 43-year-old congressman who represents a swath of post-industrial Ohio from ...
Green Day, 2016, about Trump:
No KKK, No fascist USA, No Trump! pic.twitter.com/Lv2pRgOJJX
— Green Day Authority (@GDA) November 21, 2016
Green Day, 2004, about Bush:
Sieg heil to the president gasman!Bombs away is your punishment!Pulverize the Eiffel TowersWho ...
Twitter Says Richard Spencer Is Beyond the Pale. They’re Right This Time.
I’m supposed to be angry at Twitter, I realize. But I’m finding it difficult.
On Wednesday, the social-media giant went on a “purge,” removing white-nationalist Richard Spencer and the account for his “think tank,” the National Policy Institute; ...
Of Course Donald Trump Supports Same-Sex Marriage
Some conservatives seem to be dismayed at Donald Trump’s comments on 60 Minutes last night — see the video above — that he is “fine” with same-sex marriage. Said Trump: “It’s done. . . . These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’...
This Is Not James Comey’s Fault, Democrats
Judging by Democrats’ reactions, you’d think James Comey had endangered classified national-security information or something.
“Apocalyptic” is the only adequate description of the Left’s reaction to Comey’s recent letter to Congress announcing new information in the Hillary ...
Trump's National Political Director 'Steps Back' from Campaign
Jim Murphy, Donald Trump’s national political director, is no longer playing an active role on the campaign, according to three sources briefed on the move – a troubling development for the Republican nominee coming just 19 days before the ...
A New, Credible Bill Clinton Accuser
In a surprising development, Breitbart News appears to have done some actual by-God journalism. On the site’s homepage currently, Aaron Klein has a long piece about a heretofore-unknown victim of Bill Clinton:
Speaking publicly for the first time in ...
Dan: I’m afraid not as avant-garde as you. Call me unsophisticated, but isn’t Bob Dylan a songwriter? To my mind, the achievement of a great song is that words and music are seamlessly integrated, and you’d ruin ...
Trump’s Campaign against the GOP
On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump announced that “the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.” What constitutes unshackled fighting “for America”? Apparently, going hammer-and-tongs after the sitting Republican speaker ...
Hillary’s Smearing of Women Matters
Having no aversion to rolling about in the slop-heaps of our politics, Donald Trump has spent the last two weeks dangling before voters the prospect that he will use the second presidential debate as an opportunity to dilate on Hillary ...
These Aren't the Jews Politico Is Looking For
It’s not clear whether Ben Wofford and his superiors at Politico Magazine were lazy, ignorant, or malicious. But one of the three is to explain for Wofford’s most recent essay, “In a Time of Trump, Millennial Jews Awaken ...
Tonight’s Presidential Debate Will Not Be Epic
At 9 p.m. EST tonight, the two major-party presidential candidates will take the stage for the season’s first general-election debate. One candidate is a pathological liar and egomaniac. The other is Donald Trump.
Whether their sparring match will actually ...
Now That's a Family Health-care Plan . . .
Today in crony capitalism:
After Gayle Manchin took over the National Association of State Boards of Education in 2012, she spearheaded an unprecedented effort that encouraged states to require schools to purchase medical devices that fight life-threatening allergic reactions.
Codias, a New Social Network for Conservatives
To the great consternation of conservatives, the Obama years have demonstrated, if there was any doubt, where the political sympathies of social-media giants such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter really lie.
Cody Brown wants to do something about that.
Fiction Writer Defends Writing Fiction; SJWs Outraged
Who says literary festivals can’t be dramatic? Via the New York Times:
Officials in charge of an Australian writers festival [the Brisbane Writers Festival, which ended Sunday] were so upset with the address by their keynote speaker, the American ...
Tired of anti-regime jokes, North Korea has forbidden sarcasm. That’ll solve the problem, for sure.
The 2016 Political Event Horizon
Christopher Nolan’s 2015 blockbuster Interstellar did something either fiendishly clever or aesthetically unfair, depending on your tolerance for suspending disbelief: He set the key to the story inside a black hole. As all-purpose plot devices go, the inside of a ...
UK: Abortions for Cleft Lip, Palate Up in Past Five Years
Grim news out of the United Kingdom:
Abortions of babies with a minor facial deformity have nearly tripled in the past five years, official figures show. . . .
New government figures show 30 babies were aborted in the past three years because they ...
State Dept: HRC Failed to Turn Over 30 Benghazi Emails
The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently closed investigation into her ...
When Did Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’ Become So Insufferable?
Bill Nye — “the Science Guy” — thinks that the recent deadly flooding in Louisiana is a result of climate change.
That’s not surprising. Bill Nye thinks everything is the result of climate change. Flooding in Missouri is climate change. Tornadoes ...
Colin Powell: HRC 'Trying to Pin Email Scandal on Me'
On Friday, the New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton told FBI investigators that former secretary of state Colin L. Powell had advised her to use a personal email account — which was true, but hardly exculpatory, as I noted.
HRC: Colin Powell Made Me to Do It
We’ve come full circle. Hillary Clinton’s decision to risk national security to avoid transparency requirements is — once again — Colin Powell’s fault. The New York Times reports:
Pressed by the F.B.I. about her email practices at ...
Sometimes we wingnuts are overeager when it comes to liberal media bias. But sometimes you get pieces like this, from the Washington Post:
The Abortion Rights Movement Is Bolder than It’s Been in Years. That’s Cecile Richards’s ...
Fmr Defense Secretary: Time to 'Move On' from Incriminating Hillary Clinton Stories
For the “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” file:
Clinton supporter and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called on the public to “move on” from Hillary Clinton’s emails and instead focus on the “real issues.”
The GOP’s Best Hope for Picking Up a Senate Seat: Joe Heck
On January 3, 2017, Harry Reid will officially retire from the United States Senate, bringing to an end 30 years of his unique brand of political skullduggery, which ranged from using the Senate floor to attack private citizens’ political speech to lying about ...
The Supreme Court Is Not a Sufficient Reason to Vote for Trump
The Supreme Court has become Donald Trump’s trump card.
In a recent Washington Examiner column entitled “It’s the Supreme Court, Stupid,” Hugh Hewitt declared:
If Hillary Clinton wins, the Left gavels in a solid, lasting, almost certainly permanent ...
Gary Johnson, First Amendment Scholar
Last week, Libertarian party candidate told the Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney that “religious freedom, as a category, [is] a black hole.” Another overlooked gem from that interview, in the same vein:
I mean under the guise of religious freedom, ...
Calling the Next Great American Author . . .
Novelist? Essayist? Short-story writer? From our friends at Taliesin Nexus, for creative types who love liberty:
Calling the next great American author! If that’s you, then September 9 – 11, 2016, have us fly you out to New York City, put you up ...
Calling the Next Great American Author . . .
From our friends at Taliesin Nexus, for creative types who love liberty:
Calling the next great American author! If that’s you, then September 9 – 11, 2016, have us fly you out to New York City, put you up in a hotel, and ...
If Mike Pence’s acceptance speech this evening was any indication, Trump was wise to submit his VP judgment to Paul Manafort and the “professionals.” The Indiana governor delivered a well-written, if overlong, speech that did what it needed to ...
Paul Ryan gave two speeches in Cleveland tonight. The first was a half-hearted attempt to put a positive sheen on the nomination Ryan himself gaveled in two hours earlier. The GOP, he said, remains “the party of Lincoln,” and this ...
Paul Ryan’s Ground-Level Anti-Poverty Effort
When Antong Lucky was growing up, his South Dallas neighborhood was dominated by Crips. But in his teens, he decided to try something different: He became a Blood, the first in Dallas. What followed — drugs, money, violence, prison — is a ...
Racist Baristas Responsible for Surge in U.S. Soccer Fandom
This is a downright doozy of a lede:
For the stunted American male, frustrated with the changing demographics of the country and gripped by the belief that his days on top are coming to an end, there may be no ...
More Hypocrisy from Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter began as a movement about ending fear — the fear that many black Americans feel when it comes to interacting with law enforcement. That fear may or may not be justified, but it’s real, and a society ...
Hillary Clinton Lied about Her E-mail — The FBI Proved It
On March 10, 2015, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton held a press conference at the United Nations to address questions surrounding her use of a private e-mail account during her tenure at the State Department. The relevant portion of that speech ...
No, Loretta Lynch Is Not 'Recusing Herself' from Emailgate
Big News, via the New York Times: “Lynch to Accept Guidance of F.B.I. in Clinton Email Inquiry”:
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch plans to announce on Friday that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the F....
Liberal Cosmopolitans Lash Out at the Shattering of Their Worldview
If Brexit’s critics are right, the European Union should be glad to be rid of the United Kingdom.
In the wake of the U.K.’s decision to withdraw from the EU, the anti-Brexit crowd has leaped to explain ...
House Democrats Throw Tantrum, Eat Granola Bars
More than 40 Democrats are currently staging a “sit-in” in the House chamber. “Staging” is the appropriate term, because this is not political “action”; it’s political theater. The refusal of the House’s Republican leadership to bring up a gun-control ...
What Was Scrubbing Mentions of ISIS from the Orlando 911 Transcript Supposed to Accomplish?
It’s almost like they think we’re idiots.
On Monday, the Department of Justice released a (very) partial transcript of Omar Mateen’s call to 911 during his attack in Orlando. It read like something from An American Carol:
Early Sunday morning, a deplorable man massacred 49 people in an Orlando gay club in what, it is universally accepted, was an “act of hate.” Perhaps that’s true. It’s also irrelevant.
At First Things, editor Rusty Reno explains why “...
Did Angela Corey Pull a Fast One in Her Campaign for State Attorney in Florida?
No one sweated the long, hot summer of 2013 more than George Zimmerman — except, perhaps, the state attorney from Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, Angela Corey, who had been handpicked by state attorney general Pam Bondi to prosecute the case. That ...
Libertarians Let It All Hang Out in Florida
Orlando, Fla. — It’s a big weekend for the Libertarian party, supposedly. The two major American political parties have nominated as their candidates for president a crook and a clown, a chunk of each party is in revolt, and there’...
Anatomy of a Hit Job: The NYT’s Disgraceful Attack on Rick Perry
On Wednesday, on the eve of Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing to head the Department of Energy, the New York Times published: “‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood.” The headline is intended to summarize the ...
Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Need Our Taxes
What the government giveth, the government almost never taketh away, and that’s what Planned Parenthood has been counting on.
Planned Parenthood is an industrial-scale baby abattoir responsible for more than 300,000 American deaths annually and a degradation of human dignity ...
Progressives’ Plan B: Violent Protest or Principled Opposition?
The dawn of a new year, and of a new administration, has progressives rediscovering their Dickens. Jelani Cobb, scrying the signs of the coming year (or four) for the latest issue of the New Yorker, might as well have written: “...
Children Don’t Exist to Advance Your Politics
Polly Dunning has managed to compose perhaps the creepiest sentence ever written: “By having sons, we do feminism a great service.”
The line appears in Wednesday’s Sydney Morning Herald, in a piece entitled “Having a Son Went from a ...
YouTube Hoaxer Claims He Was Kicked Off Delta Flight for 'Speaking Arabic'
It’s almost like our collective “fake news” freakout never happened.
This morning, “YouTube celebrity” Adam Saleh tweeted video showing him being kicked off a Delta flight purportedly for speaking to his mother over the phone in Arabic, and it’...
Celebrities Rallying to Overturn Trump’s Election Are Not Helping the Democratic Party
Unite for America, a “multi-partisan movement of concerned citizens and volunteers, united against the unprecedented threat of an unqualified candidate taking our nation’s office,” has enlisted a group of celebrities to appear in a two-and-a-half-minute YouTube PSA. The video ...
The Folly of Trump’s Command Economy
If you’re a business, Donald Trump is making it hard to plan for the future.
Last week, President-elect Trump intervened to keep the Carrier air-conditioner company from moving part of its operation to Mexico and shutting down its plant ...
Why Trump’s Phone Conversation with Taiwan’s President Is a Good Sign
When the president-elect of the U.S. took a phone call last week with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen, he may not have known that he was breaking a four-decades-old precedent and potentially disrupting the delicate state of affairs that prevails ...
‘Fake News’ Isn’t Just a Rightwing Problem
Following Donald Trump’s upset victory earlier this month, the media has suddenly grown deeply troubled about the proliferation of “fake” news — gossip-mongering and fabrication and “news” reports devoid of a factual basis. Naturally, this brings us to Vox.com.
Trump U Fraud Lawsuits Settled for $25M
Donald Trump has agreed to pay $25 million to settle three lawsuits against Trump University.
The deal will keep the president-elect from having to testify in a trial in San Diego that was set to begin November 28.
The settlement ...
Steve Bannon Is Not a Nazi—But Let’s Be Honest about What He Represents
Let’s start with some sense: Steve Bannon is not Josef Goebbels.
That is how Bannon was described recently by French cable news network La Chaîne Info (The Info Channel), and American media have taken up the comparison, particularly ...
My colleagues, and the editors, have struck a tone of graciousness and hopefulness in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, and I co-sign what they have written.
However, Donald Trump’s ascent has brought with it an undeniable strain ...
Evan McMullin against the Leviathans
Bountiful, Utah — El Matador Mexican Restaurant in Bountiful, Utah, is an odd place to be thinking about Thomas Hobbes, but here we are.
“We” is David Evan McMullin, independent candidate for president, and his running mate, Mindy Finn, who are ...
The Most Despicable Accusation Yet against 'Never Trump'
Disgusting, just disgusting. Via the Washington Examiner:
Talk radio host Laura Ingraham claimed Thursday morning that conservatives who refuse to vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump explicitly support abortion.
“They’re standing with the woman who stood up there today ...
Will Hurd, Homeland-Security Heavyweight
Will Hurd has put serious miles on his car.
Hurd, a freshman Republican congressman, represents Texas’s 23rd congressional district, which wraps itself most of the way around San Antonio, then spreads out westward, covering 29 counties out to the eastern ...
Liberty U. Students: 'Donald Trump & Jerry Falwell Jr. Don't Represent Us'
Liberty University students want to be free — of their president’s surrogacy for Donald Trump. On Wednesday, a group of students calling themselves “Liberty United Against Trump” released a letter dissociating themselves from the Republican nominee and his chief Evangelical ...
Keep Congress, and Let Trump Self-Fund His Campaign, as He Promised
It’s all about Congress now.
On Friday evening, America discovered that Donald Trump is exactly the person everyone thought he was. It turns out that the same man who bragged about his adultery in his books, advertised his affair ...
Tim Kaine’s Claim that Clinton Destroyed Iran’s Nuclear Program Is Preposterous
On a night awash in lies — offensive lies and defensive lies, primitive lies (“He never said that!”) and sophisticated lies (“The Clinton Foundation . . . ”) — perhaps the boldest lie was this: Hillary Clinton “eliminated the Iranian nuclear-weapons program without firing a shot.”
Trump’s Communication Problem
Donald Trump could learn a lesson from Pope Francis.
The current pope, unlike his predecessor, has the gift of gab. But he has discovered, in his new role, that there is such a thing as talking too much. The secular ...
Who Is Terrorist Bomber Ahmad Rahami?
Lo and behold, it turns out that Ahmad Rahami, the 28-year-old naturalized citizen of Afghan descent who detonated bombs in New Jersey and New York City over the weekend, is exactly who you thought he was.
On Wednesday, authorities released ...
An interesting tidbit from the NY Post:
A Manhattan photographer was the first person to find the second explosive device in Chelsea on Saturday night — and almost didn’t report the contraption to cops because she thought it was a ...
Hillary Clinton just had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.
Last Friday night, speaking at a private fundraiser, Clinton said that “half of Trump supporters” could be put in a “basket of deplorables.” They are, she said, “racist, ...
Regensburg: Ten Years Later
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Regensburg Address. Delivered by a 79-year-old Joseph Ratzinger, then 18 months into his papacy, the lecture is primarily remembered for the garment-rending it occasioned in the Muslim world, and among Christianity’s cultured despisers ...
Cyberdisaster: How the Government Compromised Our Security
Last year, John McCain told National Review that “the most disturbing briefing that I have ever received” had to do with cyberwar, adding: “We better start doing a helluva lot better job” addressing cybersecurity threats.
Given the current presidential prospects, ...
If Hillary Wins, What Should Conservatives Do?
A new Washington Post/ABC poll, released on Tuesday, shows that Hillary Clinton’s post-convention era of good feelings lasted approximately three weeks. Despite months of relentless media coverage of Donald Trump, his endless string of campaign calamities (including a ...
Fla. Republicans Strike Blow for Criminal-Justice Reform, Oust Angela Corey
Last night’s primary elections in Florida included one not-to-be-missed shakeup at the state level: State attorney Angela Corey, who came under scrutiny for her handling of the prosecution of George Zimmerman in 2013, lost her re-election bid.
Via the Florida ...
U. of Chicago Chooses to Give Students an Education
All glory and honor to the University of Chicago, which has issued a letter to incoming freshmen reiterating the university’s traditional “commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression,” and de facto barring “safe spaces,” “trigger warnings,” and the host ...
At a glance, it would seem a lousy time to be a politician with ideas. Republican voters tossed aside thoughtful conservative candidates in favor of an entertainer with no particular governing philosophy, whose campaign is pitching a range of policies ...
In Florida, a Blow to the Pro-Life Movement — & the Law
Florida citizens familiar with the way their state government works might be confused. Before Thursday, the budget was administered by the legislature, as is designated by the state’s constitution. But as of Thursday, the budget is apparently run by ...
Did the entire editorial staff at The Hill have a stroke yesterday?
That’s about the only explanation I can fathom for the way they’ve handled this piece – ”Can the 2016 Election Be Rigged? You Bet.” – by Roger Stone. Yes, ...
Trump’s the Wrong Man to Attack the Media
‘If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn’t put false meaning into the words I say,” Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday, “I would be beating Hillary by 20%.” “My rallies are not covered properly by the media. ...
AP Reporter Rips State Dept. Spox: 'Am I Speaking English?'
Courtesy of “the most transparent administration in history,” this gem of an exchange, between State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau and Associated Press reporter Matt Lee:
The notion that there might have been an “improper relationship” between the State Department and ...
EEOC Treads on 'Don't Tread on Me'
It was only a matter of time, really. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that displaying the Gadsden Flag in the workplace — the yellow flag with the words Don’t Tread on Me below a coiled rattlesnake — may be ...
How We Ended Up with Two Manifestly Unfit Candidates
In 1992, Ross Perot, running on no party’s ticket, managed to capture 19 percent of the national vote, and who knows what he would have received had he not withdrawn from the race in July only to capriciously re-enter in October. ...
The Fool’s Gold of Justifying Trumpism
Donald Trump has an almost alchemical capacity for turning smart people into fools. One such transformation is currently on display at the New York Post’s website, where F. H. Buckley, a conservative professor at George Mason University’s Scalia ...
Love in the Ruins at the DNC
At the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, three dozen Broadway stars sang “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” creating a spectacle so nauseatingly saccharine that Pepto-Bismol sales spiked nationwide.
It was the culmination, but hardly the only invocation, of “...
Cruz & the Trump Trap: A Lesson to Conservatives
A tiny observation, to add to the pile: After Wednesday night, Trump supporters hate Ted Cruz. They hated him before, but now they really hate him. But they also hate Paul Ryan. Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan took basically opposite ...
Last night, Paul Ryan wrapped up his speech at the RNC with this: “What do you say that we unify this party?” It was the one line that garnered real, enthusiastic applause. But I cannot help spying some sleight-of-hand here.
Dear ACLU: Trump Isn't the Only Candidate Who Doesn't Respect the Constitution
Give Donald Trump this: He’s single-handedly got the ACLU rushing to the defense of the Constitution. Last week, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero published: “Donald Trump: A One-Man Constitutional Crisis.” Now today appears “The Trump Memos,” a 27-page “...
NARAL: Isn't Abortion Just Hilarious?
If you’ve ever wondered what a “culture of death” looks like, NARAL Pro-Choice America is here to help. On Wednesday, the group released a parody of Jerry Seinfeld’s popular web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” entitled, yes, “...
No, Baton Rouge Was Not Tiananmen Square
A viral photo of a Black Lives Matter protester standing in front of a police barricade in Baton Rouge is being hailed as “iconic” and “legendary,” and the Huffington Post, among many others, says that the image “evokes Tiananmen Square”:
Comey and the Expansion of Cynicism
It turns out that, in an election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, James Comey’s lies are the worst of them all.
On Monday, the director of the FBI laid out an ironclad case that the former U.S. ...
A quick question. The relevant law in Hillary Clinton’s case — the law she broke, but, hey, #YOLO (to paraphrase Jim Comey) — is 18 U.S. Code § 793(f). That section reads, in full:
Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession ...
Loretta Lynch & Bill Clinton Meet Secretly, but Swear They're Totally Trustworthy
Hillary Clinton is currently the subject of the highest-profile national-security investigation in recent memory. She is also the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. She is also the wife of a former president (a Democrat). She is also a former member ...
Well, that’s convenient:
Three days after being ousted from the Donald Trump campaign, Corey Lewandowski is becoming a political commentator for CNN. [Via CNN Money]
CNN acknowledges that Lewandowski’s hiring “is bound to be controversial” — you know, given ...
Trump’s Fundraising Report Exposes His Scam Campaign
In the wake of Donald Trump’s apocalyptically bad fundraising report, a new word seems in order to describe the exercise in grift being played out on the national stage. Call it a scampaign.
The presumptive Republican nominee’s FEC ...
Conservatives Are Going to Have to Build a Better Internet
In the beginning, many conservatives believe, there was a free Internet. A paradise of forums unfettered by content guidelines or curators was available to anyone, of any opinion, and all day and all night robust dialogue flourished. But then came ...
Trump’s Outrageous Attack on Judge Curiel
It turns out that Donald Trump’s legal philosophy, such as it is, is like his philosophy of everything else: Donald Trump likes judges who like Donald Trump.
That’s the simplest way to explain his ongoing rhetorical savaging of ...
The Liberal Hypocrites Fighting the Koch Brothers on Campus
The success of America’s institutions of higher learning is thanks in no small part to the largesse of America’s most generous citizens — persons with names such as Rockefeller and Carnegie. That tradition continues today. But one of the ...
The Tom Wolfe novel-in-waiting that is the saga of Nicholas and Erika Christakis has come to a disgraceful close.
The Christakises, whose opposition to micromanaging students’ Halloween costumes launched a month of protests at Yale University last fall, will step ...