New York Times: Wounded Warrior Project Spending Big — on Itself
The New York Times, in a front-page story, is reporting that the Wounded Warrior Project — “the nation’s largest and fastest-growing veterans charity” — has been spending lavishly and wastefully on itself while failing to provide some of the …
Feds Halt New Coal-Mining Leases — Toss Out-of-Luck Miners a Worthless Bone
Remember when those crazy Republicans in Congress were accusing the Obama administration of waging a make-believe “War on Coal”? Well, the New York Times has an update, buried on page A17:
The Obama administration announced on Friday a halt to …
The New York Times has written a foolish editorial on the issue of President Obama’s executive-fiat gun-control agenda.
Consider first these sentences: “There may be an interesting argument over whether having more civilians walking around with guns and empowered …
The New York Times Overstates the Case For Stricter Gun Laws
Stricter gun laws lead to a lower rate of “gun homicides.” Or at least so hints the New York Times today in a piece titled “In Missouri, Fewer Gun Restrictions and More Gun Killings”:
In the past decade, Missouri has …
The New York Times has an interesting story about how the State Department missed the bus on Tashfeen Malik’s Islamist and anti-American social-media posts during her immigration background check. Though we aren’t permitted to read directly what she …
The New York Times and President Obama Indulge their Inner Jekyll and Hyde
What a difference a year makes. Here are the editors of the New York Times in 2014, in an editorial titled “Terror Watch Lists Run Amok.”
After eight years of confounding litigation and coordinated intransigence, the Justice Department this week grudgingly …
Returning to the Copy Desk, Briefly
MEMO FROM: Copy desk
TO: New York Times Foreign desk
RE: Diaa Hadid for AM international; mark-up attached
HEAD: Jewish Man Dies as Rocks Pelt His Car in East Jerusalem [ED: “As rocks pelt his car”? How exactly did the …
David Brock to NYT: Hie Thee to Hell, Foul Demons!
Apparently David Brock has a new book coming out taking dead aim at the New York Times. That’s not surprising. Brock’s whole shtick at Media Matters has been to work the refs for Hillary Clinton. Sure, they’ve expended some effort …
Bob Bork once told me that he could not give up the New York Times obits. The rest of the paper, yes. But not the obits. I know just what he means.
I enjoyed the following, from Sunday’s obit …
The New York Times —Still Denying Vaping’s Benefits?
Never comfortable when today’s neo-Puritan orthodoxies come under fire, the New York Times editorializes on an inconvenient report by Public Health England (“an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health” and no bastion of libertarian thinking).
Further Thoughts on Free Tuition at Harvard
In a post here late last week, my colleague Roger Clegg drew our attention to a recent New York Times article that discussed an effort to compel Harvard to use part of its $37 billion endowment to make Harvard tuition free …
The Deleterious Effects of Koch Addiction (UPDATED)
Yesterday, I noted a new book that details how Fred C. Koch, father of the notorious Koch BrothersTM, helped construct an oil refinery in Hitler’s Germany, thus making his sons the legatees of filthy Nazi coin and probably Nazis …
Rising Tuition Costs Due to Higher Faculty Salaries? Hardly
The New York Times regularly presents what its editors regard as a “just-the-facts-ma’am” analysis of a controversial issue, in a column they call the Upshot.
On December 18, Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw attempted to explain three reasons why college …
The Ugly Attempt to Paint Cruz and Rubio as Traitors to Their Ethnicity
Illustrating once again its well-deserved reputation for pointing out the bleeding obvious, the New York Times today informs its readers that people who share a common ancestry often take different approaches to life.
The paper’s case study du choix …
LGBT Lobby: How Dare Christian Colleges Exercise Their Right to Religious Liberty!
Today the New York Times reports that a growing number of Christian colleges are exercising their statutory rights to opt out of Title IX, partly because the Obama administration is lawlessly expanding its scope — stretching a statute designed to …
The Most Pressing Issue in 95 Years
The Peace of Versailles, Buck v. Bell, the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor,* the Hitler-Stalin Pact, the Ukrainian famine, the internment of Japanese-Americans, the Tuskegee experiments, the Holocaust, McCarthyism, the Marshall Plan, Jim Crow, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy Assassination, …
The Human Side of Trophy Hunting
I am no fan of trophy hunting. But the recent hysteria that has seen bans instituted in a few African countries is causing real harm to humans.
That is the gist of the (surprising) New York Times story about how …
Republicans in Worst Possible Light
New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall has a piece up today that defames the entire Republican party as racist and xenophobic. Edsall had sent me some questions as he was preparing his piece. I responded, but none of my comments …
Sleight of Hand in the New York Times
In today’s New York Times, Nick Kristof runs through some of the old gun-control clichés. “We regulate toys and mutual funds, ladders and swimming pools,” Kristof writes. “Shouldn’t we regulate guns as seriously as we regulate …
New York Times Supports Secret Videos — Against Animal Industries
The New York Times has editorialized in favor of secret video taping of animal industries and the overturning of a law that made surreptitious video-taping of ag industries a crime. From “Exposing Abuse on the Factory Farm”:
In a country …